2 Chronicles 1:8
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New International Version
Solomon answered God, "You have shown great kindness to David my father and have made me king in his place.

King James Bible
And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast shewed great mercy unto David my father, and hast made me to reign in his stead.

Darby Bible Translation
And Solomon said to God, Thou hast shewn unto David my father great loving-kindness, and hast made me king in his stead.

World English Bible
Solomon said to God, "You have shown great loving kindness to David my father, and have made me king in his place.

Young's Literal Translation
And Solomon saith to God, 'Thou hast done with David my father great kindness, and hast caused me to reign in his stead.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

In that night - The night following the sacrifice. On Solomon's choice, see the notes on 1 Kings 3:5-15 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Thou has shewed

2 Samuel 7:8,9 Now therefore so shall you say to my servant David, Thus said the LORD of hosts, I took you from the sheepcote...

2 Samuel 12:7,8 And Nathan said to David, You are the man. Thus said the LORD God of Israel, I anointed you king over Israel...

2 Samuel 22:51 He is the tower of salvation for his king: and shows mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for ever more.

2 Samuel 23:1 Now these be the last words of David. David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high...

Psalm 86:13 For great is your mercy toward me: and you have delivered my soul from the lowest hell.

Psalm 89:20-28,49 I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him...

Isaiah 55:3 Incline your ear, and come to me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you...

to reign

1 Chronicles 28:5 And of all my sons...

1 Chronicles 29:23 Then Solomon sat on the throne of the LORD as king instead of David his father, and prospered; and all Israel obeyed him.

In the reign of David and Solomon, Israel became strong among the nations and had many opportunities to wield a mighty influence in behalf of truth and the right. The name of Jehovah was exalted and held in honor, and the purpose for which the Israelites had been established in the Land of Promise bade fair of meeting with fulfillment. Barriers were broken down, and seekers after truth from the lands of the heathen were not turned away unsatisfied. Conversions took place, and the church of God on
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

The comparative indifference with which Chronicles is regarded in modern times by all but professional scholars seems to have been shared by the ancient Jewish church. Though written by the same hand as wrote Ezra-Nehemiah, and forming, together with these books, a continuous history of Judah, it is placed after them in the Hebrew Bible, of which it forms the concluding book; and this no doubt points to the fact that it attained canonical distinction later than they. Nor is this unnatural. The book
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
1 Kings 3:6
Solomon answered, "You have shown great kindness to your servant, my father David, because he was faithful to you and righteous and upright in heart. You have continued this great kindness to him and have given him a son to sit on his throne this very day.

1 Chronicles 28:5
Of all my sons--and the LORD has given me many--he has chosen my son Solomon to sit on the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel.

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