New International Version
And now, God of Israel, let your word that you promised your servant David my father come true.
King James Bible
And now, O God of Israel, let thy word, I pray thee, be verified, which thou spakest unto thy servant David my father.
Darby Bible Translation
And now, O God of Israel, let thy words, I pray thee, be verified, which thou hast spoken unto thy servant David my father.
World English Bible
"Now therefore, God of Israel, please let your word be verified, which you spoke to your servant David my father.
Young's Literal Translation
'And now, O God of Israel, let it be established, I pray Thee, Thy word which Thou hast spoken to Thy servant, David my father.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Who has kept with thy servant David - This is in reference to 2 Samuel 7:13, where God promises to David that Solomon shall build a house for the name of the Lord. The temple being now completed, this promise was literally fulfilled.
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Library'The Matter of a Day in Its Day'
'At all times, as the matter shall require.'--1 KINGS viii. 59. I have ventured to diverge from my usual custom, and take this fragment of a text because, in the forcible language of the original, it carries some very important lessons. The margin of our Bible gives the literal reading of the Hebrew; the sense, but not the vigorous idiom, of which is conveyed in the paraphrase in our version. 'At all times, as the matter shall require,' is, literally, 'the thing of a day in its day'; and that is …
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2 Samuel 7:25
"And now, LORD God, keep forever the promise you have made concerning your servant and his house. Do as you promised,
1 Kings 8:27
"But will God really dwell on earth? The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. How much less this temple I have built!
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