2 Chronicles 7:18
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New International Version
I will establish your royal throne, as I covenanted with David your father when I said, 'You shall never fail to have a successor to rule over Israel.'

King James Bible
Then will I stablish the throne of thy kingdom, according as I have covenanted with David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man to be ruler in Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
then will I establish the throne of thy kingdom, according as I have covenanted with David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man to rule over Israel.

World English Bible
then I will establish the throne of your kingdom, according as I covenanted with David your father, saying, 'There shall not fail you a man to be ruler in Israel.'

Young's Literal Translation
then I have established the throne of thy kingdom, as I covenanted with David thy father, saying, There is not cut off a man to thee -- a ruler in Israel;

2 Chronicles 7:18 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

There shall not fail thee a man - This promise was not fulfilled, because the condition was not fulfilled; they forsook God, and he cut them off, and the throne also.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

stablish

2 Samuel 7:13-16 He shall build an house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever...

as I have

Psalm 89:28-40 My mercy will I keep for him for ever more, and my covenant shall stand fast with him...

Psalm 132:11,12 The LORD has sworn in truth to David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of your body will I set on your throne...

shall not

1 Kings 9:5 Then I will establish the throne of your kingdom on Israel for ever, as I promised to David your father, saying...

Jeremiah 33:20,21,25,26 Thus said the LORD; If you can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night...

fail thee [heb] be cut off to thee

2 Chronicles 6:16 Now therefore, O LORD God of Israel, keep with your servant David my father that which you have promised him, saying...

Library
November the Twenty-Fifth after the Prayer the Fire!
"When Solomon had made an end of praying the fire came down from heaven." --2 CHRONICLES vii. 1-11. And the fire is the symbol of the Holy God. Pure flame is our imperfect mode of expressing the Incorruptible. This burning flame is heat and light in one. And when Solomon had prayed, the holy Flame was in their midst. But not only is the flame the symbol of the Holy; it also typifies the power which can make me holy. We have no cleansing minister to compare with fire. Where water fails fire succeeds.
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

Hezekiah
In sharp contrast with the reckless rule of Ahaz was the reformation wrought during the prosperous reign of his son. Hezekiah came to the throne determined to do all in his power to save Judah from the fate that was overtaking the northern kingdom. The messages of the prophets offered no encouragement to halfway measures. Only by most decided reformation could be threatened judgments be averted. In the crisis, Hezekiah proved to be a man of opportunity. No sooner had he ascended the throne than he
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
1 Kings 2:4
and that the LORD may keep his promise to me: 'If your descendants watch how they live, and if they walk faithfully before me with all their heart and soul, you will never fail to have a successor on the throne of Israel.'

2 Chronicles 6:16
"Now, LORD, the God of Israel, keep for your servant David my father the promises you made to him when you said, 'You shall never fail to have a successor to sit before me on the throne of Israel, if only your descendants are careful in all they do to walk before me according to my law, as you have done.'

2 Chronicles 7:17
"As for you, if you walk before me faithfully as David your father did, and do all I command, and observe my decrees and laws,

Jeremiah 33:21
then my covenant with David my servant--and my covenant with the Levites who are priests ministering before me--can be broken and David will no longer have a descendant to reign on his throne.

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