2 Kings 8:19
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New International Version
Nevertheless, for the sake of his servant David, the LORD was not willing to destroy Judah. He had promised to maintain a lamp for David and his descendants forever.

King James Bible
Yet the LORD would not destroy Judah for David his servant's sake, as he promised him to give him alway a light, and to his children.

Darby Bible Translation
But Jehovah would not destroy Judah, for David his servant's sake, as he had promised him to give him always a lamp for his sons.

World English Bible
However Yahweh would not destroy Judah, for David his servant's sake, as he promised him to give to him a lamp for his children always.

Young's Literal Translation
and Jehovah was not willing to destroy Judah, for the sake of David his servant, as He said to him, to give to him a lamp -- to his sons all the days.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

To give him alway a light - To give him a successor in his own family.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

for David

2 Kings 19:34 For I will defend this city, to save it, for my own sake, and for my servant David's sake.

2 Samuel 7:12,13,15 And when your days be fulfilled, and you shall sleep with your fathers, I will set up your seed after you...

1 Kings 11:36 And to his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a light always before me in Jerusalem...

1 Kings 15:4,5 Nevertheless for David's sake did the LORD his God give him a lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him...

2 Chronicles 21:7 However, the LORD would not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had made with David...

Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Isaiah 37:35 For I will defend this city to save it for my own sake, and for my servant David's sake.

Jeremiah 33:25,26 Thus said the LORD; If my covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth...

Hosea 11:9 I will not execute the fierceness of my anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim: for I am God, and not man...

Luke 1:32,33 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give to him the throne of his father David...

light [heb] candle, or lamp

1 Kings 11:36 And to his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a light always before me in Jerusalem...

Library
The Story of Hazael
'So Hazael went to meet him, and took a present with him, even of every good thing of Damascus, forty camels' burden, and came and stood before him, and said, Thy son Ben-hadad king of Syria hath sent me to thee, saying, Shall I recover of this disease? 10. And Elisha said unto him, Go, say unto him, Thou mayest certainly recover: howbeit the Lord hath shewed me that he shall surely die. 11. And he settled his countenance stedfastly, until he was ashamed: and the man of God wept. 12. And Hazael said,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Assyrian Revival and the Struggle for Syria
Assur-nazir-pal (885-860) and Shalmaneser III. (860-825)--The kingdom of Urartu and its conquering princes: Menuas and Argistis. Assyria was the first to reappear on the scene of action. Less hampered by an ancient past than Egypt and Chaldaea, she was the sooner able to recover her strength after any disastrous crisis, and to assume again the offensive along the whole of her frontier line. Image Drawn by Faucher-Gudin, from a bas-relief at Koyunjik of the time of Sennacherib. The initial cut,
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 7

Kings
The book[1] of Kings is strikingly unlike any modern historical narrative. Its comparative brevity, its curious perspective, and-with some brilliant exceptions--its relative monotony, are obvious to the most cursory perusal, and to understand these things is, in large measure, to understand the book. It covers a period of no less than four centuries. Beginning with the death of David and the accession of Solomon (1 Kings i., ii.) it traverses his reign with considerable fulness (1 Kings iii.-xi.),
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
2 Samuel 7:12
When your days are over and you rest with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, your own flesh and blood, and I will establish his kingdom.

1 Kings 11:36
I will give one tribe to his son so that David my servant may always have a lamp before me in Jerusalem, the city where I chose to put my Name.

Psalm 132:17
"Here I will make a horn grow for David and set up a lamp for my anointed one.

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