When the time drew near for David to die,1 he gave a charge to Solomon his son.
"I am about to go the way of all the earth,"2 he said. "So be strong,3 show yourself a man,
and observe4 what the LORD your God requires: Walk in his ways, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and requirements, as written in the Law of Moses, so that you may prosper5 in all you do and wherever you go,
and that the LORD may keep his promise6 to me: 'If your descendants watch how they live, and if they walk faithfully7 before me with all their heart and soul, you will never fail to have a man on the throne of Israel.'