New Living Translation
"O LORD of Heaven's Armies, God of Israel, I have been bold enough to pray this prayer to you because you have revealed all this to your servant, saying, 'I will build a house for you--a dynasty of kings!'
King James Bible
For thou, O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, hast revealed to thy servant, saying, I will build thee an house: therefore hath thy servant found in his heart to pray this prayer unto thee.
Darby Bible Translation
For thou, Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel, hast revealed to thy servant, saying, I will build thee a house; therefore hath thy servant found in his heart to pray this prayer unto thee.
World English Bible
For you, Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel, have revealed to your servant, saying, 'I will build you a house.' Therefore your servant has found in his heart to pray this prayer to you.
Young's Literal Translation
For Thou, Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel, Thou hast uncovered the ear of Thy servant, saying, A house I build for thee, therefore hath Thy servant found his heart to pray unto Thee this prayer;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:27 This prayer, and c. - That prayer that is found in the tongue only will not please God. It must be found in the heart. That must be lifted up and poured out before God.
LibraryDavid Appointing Solomon
'Then king David answered and said, Call me Bath-sheba. And she came into the king's presence, and stood before the king. 29. And the king sware, and said, As the Lord liveth, that hath redeemed my soul out of all distress, 30. Even as I sware unto thee by the Lord God of Israel, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne in my stead; even so will I certainly do this day. 31. Then Bath-sheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did reverence to the king, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Dying King's Last vision and Psalm
The Song of Solomon.
The Exalted One.
And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own.
1 Samuel 2:35
"Then I will raise up a faithful priest who will serve me and do what I desire. I will establish his family, and they will be priests to my anointed kings forever.
2 Samuel 7:11
starting from the time I appointed judges to rule my people Israel. And I will give you rest from all your enemies. "'Furthermore, the LORD declares that he will make a house for you--a dynasty of kings!
2 Samuel 7:13
He is the one who will build a house--a temple--for my name. And I will secure his royal throne forever.
1 Kings 11:38
If you listen to what I tell you and follow my ways and do whatever I consider to be right, and if you obey my decrees and commands, as my servant David did, then I will always be with you. I will establish an enduring dynasty for you as I did for David, and I will give Israel to you.
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