Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

"You have demonstrated abundant gracious love to your servant David, my father, as he lived in your presence truthfully, righteously, and uprightly in his heart. In addition, you have kept on showing this abundant gracious love by giving him a son to sit on his throne today. Now, LORD my God, you have set me as king to replace my father David, but I'm still young. I don't have any leadership skills.

New American Standard Bible

"Now, O LORD my God, You have made Your servant king in place of my father David, yet I am but a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in.

King James Version

And now, O LORD my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in.

Holman Bible

Lord my God, You have now made Your servant king in my father David’s place. Yet I am just a youth with no experience in leadership.

A Conservative Version

And now, O LORD my God, thou have made thy servant king instead of David my father. And I am but a little child; I know not how to go out or come in.

American Standard Version

And now, O Jehovah my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child; I know not how to go out or come in.

Amplified

Now, O Lord my God, You have made Your servant king instead of David my father, and I am but a lad [in wisdom and experience]; I know not how to go out (begin) or come in (finish).

Bible in Basic English

And now, O Lord my God, you have made your servant king in the place of David my father; and I am only a young boy, with no knowledge of how to go out or come in.

Darby Translation

And now, Jehovah my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father; and I am but a little child: I know not to go out and to come in.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And now, O LORD my God, thou hast made thy slave king instead of David my father; and I am but a tender young man; I do not know how to go out or come in.

Julia Smith Translation

And now, Jehovah my God, thou madest thy servant king instead of David my father and I a little boy, shall not know to go out and come in.

King James 2000

And now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in.

Lexham Expanded Bible

So then, O Yahweh, you are my God. You have made your servant king in place of David my father [though] I [am] a young boy. I do not know going out or coming in.

Modern King James verseion

And now, O Jehovah my God, You have made Your servant king instead of David my father. And I am a little child; I do not know to go out or come in!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And now LORD, my God, it is thou that hast made thy servant king instead of David my father. And I am a young lad and know not how to order myself.

NET Bible

Now, O Lord my God, you have made your servant king in my father David's place, even though I am only a young man and am inexperienced.

New Heart English Bible

Now, LORD my God, you have made your servant king instead of David my father. I am but a little child. I do not know how to go out or come in.

The Emphasized Bible

Now, therefore, O Yahweh my God, thou, hast made thy servant king, instead of David my father, - and, I, am but a little child, I know not how to go out and come in.

Webster

And now, O LORD my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in.

World English Bible

Now, Yahweh my God, you have made your servant king instead of David my father. I am but a little child. I don't know how to go out or come in.

Youngs Literal Translation

And now, O Jehovah my God, Thou hast caused thy servant to reign instead of David my father; and I am a little child, I do not know to go out and to come in;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And now, O Lord

Usage: 0

my God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

עבד 
`ebed 
Usage: 800

מלך 
Malak 
Usage: 350

דּויד דּוד 
David 
Usage: 1074

and I am but a little
קטן קטן 
Qatan 
Usage: 101

נער 
Na`ar 
Usage: 239

not how to go out
יצא 
Yatsa' 
....out, ....forth, bring, come, proceed, go, depart,
Usage: 1068

References

Context Readings

Solomon Requests Wisdom From God

6 So Solomon said: 7 "You have demonstrated abundant gracious love to your servant David, my father, as he lived in your presence truthfully, righteously, and uprightly in his heart. In addition, you have kept on showing this abundant gracious love by giving him a son to sit on his throne today. Now, LORD my God, you have set me as king to replace my father David, but I'm still young. I don't have any leadership skills. 8 Your servant lives in the midst of your people that you have chosen, a great people that is too numerous to be counted.



Cross References

Numbers 27:17

who will go in and out before them, and who will lead them out and bring them in so that the LORD'S community won't be like a flock without a shepherd."

1 Chronicles 29:1

Then King David addressed the entire assembly: "My son Solomon, the one whom God alone has chosen, is still young and inexperienced, and the task is great, since this structure will be a citadel to the LORD God and not for human beings.

Jeremiah 1:6

I replied, "Ah, LORD God! Look, I don't know how to speak, because I'm only a young man."

Deuteronomy 31:2

Then he concluded, "I'm now 120 years old. I'm not able to get around anymore,

1 Samuel 18:16

But all Israel and Judah loved David because he led them in battle.

2 Samuel 5:2

Even back when Saul was our king, it was you who kept on leading Israel out to battle and bringing them back again. The LORD told you, "You yourself will shepherd my people Israel and serve as Commander-in-Chief over Israel.'"

Job 32:6-8

Barachel's son Elihu from Buz responded and said: "I'm younger than you are. Because you're older, I was terrified to tell you what I know.

Psalm 121:8

The LORD will guard your goings and comings, from this time on and forever. A Davidic Song of Ascents

Ecclesiastes 10:16

Woe to the land whose king is a youth and whose princes feast in the morning.

Daniel 2:21

It is God who alters the times and seasons, and he removes kings and promotes kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.

Daniel 4:25

You'll be driven from people, and you'll live among wild animals of the field. You'll eat grass like cattle and be soaked with the dew of the sky while seven years pass you by until you realize that the Most High is sovereign over human kingdoms and grants them to whomever he desires.

Daniel 4:32

"The kingdom has been taken from you! You're to be driven away from people. You're to live with the wild animals of the field. You are to be made to eat grass like cattle, and seven years will pass you by until you realize that the Most High is sovereign over human kingdoms and grants them to whomever he desires.'"

Daniel 5:18

Your majesty, the Most High God gave your grandfather Nebuchadnezzar sovereignty, as well as greatness, glory, and splendor.

Daniel 5:21

He was driven away from human society and given the mind of an animal. He lived with wild donkeys, ate grass like cattle, and his body was soaked with dew from the sky until he realized that the Most High God is sovereign over human kingdoms and places over them whomever he desires.

Matthew 18:3-4

Then he said, "I tell all of you with certainty, unless you change and become like little children, you will never get into the kingdom from heaven.

John 10:3-4

It's to him the gatekeeper opens the gate, and it's his voice the sheep hear. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.

John 10:9

I'm the gate. If anyone enters through me, he will be saved. He'll come in and go out and find pasture.

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