And of all my sons, for the Lord hath given me many sons
Whose names, and the order of their birth, may be read in ( 1 Chronicles 3:1-9 )
he hath chosen Solomon my son to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of
the Lord over Israel;
to be his successor in it: this he says to observe to them, that this was not merely his own will and choice, nor the fruit and effect of a fond affection to Solomon; nor was it barely in pursuance of a promise made to Bathsheba, she had obtained of him; but it was according to the will and appointment of God, and therefore to be the more regarded.