New International Version
LORD God, do not reject your anointed one. Remember the great love promised to David your servant."
King James Bible
O LORD God, turn not away the face of thine anointed: remember the mercies of David thy servant.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah Elohim, turn not away the face of thine anointed: remember mercies to David thy servant.
World English Bible
"Yahweh God, don't turn away the face of your anointed: remember [your] loving kindnesses to David your servant."
Young's Literal Translation
O Jehovah God, turn not back the face of Thine anointed, be mindful of the kind acts of David Thy servant.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Turn not away the face of thine anointed - "At least do me good; and if not for my sake, do it for thy own sake." - Jarchi.
These two last verses are not in the parallel place in 1 Kings 8:22-53. There are other differences between the two places in this prayer, but they are not of much consequence.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
turn not. That is, `reject not thine anointed;' or, `repulse him not,' agreeably to the interpretation of this phrase in the Syriac and Arabic versions.
the mercies Or, as Dr. Geddes renders, `the pious deeds of thy servant David.' The Syriac has, `the good actions of they servant.'
LibraryDecember the Eighth Judged by Our Aspirations
"Thou didst well, it was in thine heart." --2 CHRONICLES vi. 1-15. And this was a purpose which the man was not permitted to realize. It was a temple built in the substance of dreams, but never established in wood and stone. And God took the shadowy structure and esteemed it as a perfected pile. The sacred intention was regarded as a finished work. The will to build a temple was regarded as a temple built. And hence I discern the preciousness of all hallowed purpose and desire, even though it …
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
My faithful love will be with him, and through my name his horn will be exalted.
I will maintain my love to him forever, and my covenant with him will never fail.
For the sake of your servant David, do not reject your anointed one.
Give ear and come to me; listen, that you may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David.
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