Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

But it was not the Lord's purpose to send destruction on Judah, because of David his servant, to whom he had given his word that he would have a light for ever.

New American Standard Bible

However, the Lord was not willing to destroy Judah, for the sake of David His servant, since He had promised him to give a lamp to him through his sons always.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

The Lord was unwilling to destroy Judah because of His servant David, since He had promised to give a lamp to David and his sons forever.

International Standard Version

But the LORD remained unwilling to destroy Judah for the sake of his servant David, since he had promised to keep David's lamp burning brightly through his descendants every day.

A Conservative Version

However LORD would not destroy Judah, for David his servant's sake, as he promised him to give to him a lamp for his sons always.

American Standard Version

Howbeit Jehovah would not destroy Judah, for David his servant's sake, as he promised him to give unto him a lamp for his children alway.

Amplified

Yet for the sake of His servant David the Lord was not willing to destroy Judah, since He had promised to give him a lamp (enthroned descendant) through his sons always.

Darby 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.

Julia Smith Translation

And Jehovah Would net destroy Judah on account of David his servant,:as he said to give to him a light for his sons all the days.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

Yet Yahweh was not willing to destroy Judah, for the sake of David his servant, as he had promised to give him a lamp for his sons always.

Modern King James verseion

Yet Jehovah would not destroy Judah for David His servant's sake, as He promised him to give him a light to his sons forever.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Neverthelater, the LORD would not destroy Judah because of David his servant, as he promised him to give him a light in his children always.

NET Bible

But the Lord was unwilling to destroy Judah. He preserved Judah for the sake of his servant David to whom he had promised a perpetual dynasty.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

Yet was not Yahweh willing to destroy Judah, for the sake of David his servant, - even as he promised him to give him a lamp for his sons all the days.

Webster

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

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.

Youngs 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.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Yet the Lord

Usage: 0

H14
אבה 
'abah 
Usage: 54

not destroy
שׁחת 
Shachath 
Usage: 146

יהוּדה 
Y@huwdah 
Usage: 648

דּויד דּוד 
David 
Usage: 1074

עבד 
`ebed 
Usage: 800

sake, as he promised

Usage: 0

him to give
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

a light
נרה נר ניר נר ניר 
Niyr 
Usage: 48

References

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Morish

Context Readings

Joram Reigns In Judah

18 He went in the ways of the kings of Israel, as the family of Ahab did: for the daughter of Ahab was his wife; and he did evil in the eyes of the Lord. 19 But it was not the Lord's purpose to send destruction on Judah, because of David his servant, to whom he had given his word that he would have a light for ever. 20 In his time, Edom made themselves free from the rule of Judah, and took a king for themselves.


Cross References

1 Kings 11:36

And one tribe I will give to his son, so that David my servant may have a light for ever burning before me in Jerusalem, the town which I have made mine to put my name there.

2 Samuel 7:12-13

And when the time comes for you to go to rest with your fathers, I will put in your place your seed after you, the offspring of your body, and I will make his kingdom strong.

2 Samuel 7:15

But my mercy will not be taken away from him, as I took it from him who was before you.

2 Samuel 21:17

But Abishai, the son of Zeruiah, came to his help, and, turning on the Philistine, gave him his death-blow. Then David's men took an oath, and said, Never again are you to go out with us to the fight, so that you may not put out the light of Israel.

1 Kings 15:4-5

But because of David, the Lord gave him a light in Jerusalem, making his sons king after him, so that Jerusalem might be safe;

2 Kings 19:34

For I will keep this town safe, for my honour, and for the honour of my servant David.

2 Chronicles 21:7

But it was not the Lord's purpose to send destruction on the family of David, because of the agreement he had made with David, when he said he would give to him and to his sons a light for ever.

Isaiah 7:14

For this cause the Lord himself will give you a sign; a young woman is now with child, and she will give birth to a son, and she will give him the name Immanuel.

Isaiah 37:35

For I will keep this town safe, for my honour, and for the honour of my servant David.

Jeremiah 33:25-26

The Lord has said, If I have not made day and night, and if the limits of heaven and earth have not been fixed by me,

Hosea 11:9

I will not put into effect the heat of my wrath; I will not again send destruction on Ephraim; for I am God and not man, the Holy One among you; I will not put an end to you.

Luke 1:32-33

He will be great, and will be named the Son of the Most High: and the Lord God will give him the kingdom of David, his father:

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