1 Kings 1:37
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New International Version
As the LORD was with my lord the king, so may he be with Solomon to make his throne even greater than the throne of my lord King David!"

King James Bible
As the LORD hath been with my lord the king, even so be he with Solomon, and make his throne greater than the throne of my lord king David.

Darby Bible Translation
As Jehovah has been with my lord the king, even so be he with Solomon, and make his throne greater than the throne of my lord king David.

World English Bible
As Yahweh has been with my lord the king, even so may he be with Solomon, and make his throne greater than the throne of my lord king David."

Young's Literal Translation
as Jehovah hath been with my lord the king, so is He with Solomon, and doth make his throne greater than the throne of my lord king David.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Make his throne greater than the throne of - David - A wish of this kind a king will suffer in behalf of his son, but it is never in ordinary cases considered a compliment to say, "I hope this child will make a better man than his father," because it seems to insinuate some reflections on his father's conduct or character. Many foolish people deal in such compliments, and they may rest assured, for the reasons given above, that they are far from being either welcome or agreeable.

Claudian, in his panegyric De Quarto Consulatu Honorii Augusti, ver. 428, has words something similar to those of Benaiah, when he describes a father, worn out with toils and difficulties, committing the reins of government to the hands of his son: -

Adspice, completur votum: jam natus adaequat

Te meritis; et, quod magis est optabile, vincit.

"Behold, thy desire is accomplished.

Even now thy son equals thee in worth;

and what is still more desirable, surpasses thee.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

As the

1 Kings 3:7-9 And now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child...

Exodus 3:12 And he said, Certainly I will be with you; and this shall be a token to you, that I have sent you...

Joshua 1:5,17 There shall not any man be able to stand before you all the days of your life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with you...

1 Samuel 20:13 The LORD do so and much more to Jonathan: but if it please my father to do you evil, then I will show it you, and send you away...

1 Chronicles 28:20 And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God, even my God...

2 Chronicles 1:1 And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and the LORD his God was with him, and magnified him exceedingly.

Psalm 46:7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

Psalm 46:11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

Isaiah 8:10 Take counsel together, and it shall come to nothing; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.

Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is...

Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

and make

1 Kings 1:47 And moreover the king's servants came to bless our lord king David, saying, God make the name of Solomon better than your name...

2 Samuel 24:3 And Joab said to the king, Now the LORD your God add to the people, how many soever they be, an hundred times...

2 Kings 2:9 And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said to Elisha, Ask what I shall do for you, before I be taken away from you...

Psalm 72:8,17-19 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river to the ends of the earth...

Psalm 89:27 Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.

Daniel 7:14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him...

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David Appointing Solomon
'Then king David answered and said, Call me Bath-sheba. And she came into the king's presence, and stood before the king. 29. And the king sware, and said, As the Lord liveth, that hath redeemed my soul out of all distress, 30. Even as I sware unto thee by the Lord God of Israel, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne in my stead; even so will I certainly do this day. 31. Then Bath-sheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did reverence to the king,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Whether Prayer Should be Vocal?
Objection 1: It would seem that prayer ought not to be vocal. As stated above [3025](A[4]), prayer is addressed chiefly to God. Now God knows the language of the heart. Therefore it is useless to employ vocal prayer. Objection 2: Further, prayer should lift man's mind to God, as stated above (A[1], ad 2). But words, like other sensible objects, prevent man from ascending to God by contemplation. Therefore we should not use words in our prayers. Objection 3: Further, prayer should be offered to God
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Joshua 1:5
No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.

Joshua 1:17
Just as we fully obeyed Moses, so we will obey you. Only may the LORD your God be with you as he was with Moses.

1 Samuel 20:13
But if my father intends to harm you, may the LORD deal with Jonathan, be it ever so severely, if I do not let you know and send you away in peace. May the LORD be with you as he has been with my father.

1 Kings 1:36
Benaiah son of Jehoiada answered the king, "Amen! May the LORD, the God of my lord the king, so declare it.

1 Kings 1:47
Also, the royal officials have come to congratulate our lord King David, saying, 'May your God make Solomon's name more famous than yours and his throne greater than yours!' And the king bowed in worship on his bed

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