1 Chronicles 28:4

4 “Yet the LORD, the God of Israel, chose me from my whole family to be king over Israel forever. He chose Judah as leader, and from the tribe of Judah he chose my family, and from my father’s sons he was pleased to make me king over all Israel.

1 Chronicles 28:4 in Other Translations

KJV
4 Howbeit the LORD God of Israel chose me before all the house of my father to be king over Israel for ever: for he hath chosen Judah to be the ruler; and of the house of Judah, the house of my father; and among the sons of my father he liked me to make me king over all Israel:
ESV
4 Yet the LORD God of Israel chose me from all my father's house to be king over Israel forever. For he chose Judah as leader, and in the house of Judah my father's house, and among my father's sons he took pleasure in me to make me king over all Israel.
NLT
4 “Yet the LORD, the God of Israel, has chosen me from among all my father’s family to be king over Israel forever. For he has chosen the tribe of Judah to rule, and from among the families of Judah he chose my father’s family. And from among my father’s sons the LORD was pleased to make me king over all Israel.
MSG
4 God chose me out of my family to be king over Israel forever. First he chose Judah as the lead tribe, then he narrowed it down to my family, and finally he picked me from my father's sons, pleased to make me the king over all Israel.
CSB
4 "Yet the Lord God of Israel chose me out of all my father's household to be king over Israel forever. For He chose Judah as leader, and from the house of Judah, my father's household, and from my father's sons, He was pleased to make me king over all Israel.

1 Chronicles 28:4 Meaning and Commentary

1 Chronicles 28:4

Howbeit, the Lord God of Israel chose me before all the house
of my father to be king over Israel for ever
Passing by all his brethren who were elder than he, he pitched upon him, and ordered him to be anointed king of Israel, see ( 1 Samuel 16:10 1 Samuel 16:12 ) , and that for ever, for a long time, as long as he lived; or rather in his posterity for many years to come, and best of all in his antitype Christ, the son of David, see ( Luke 1:32 Luke 1:33 )

for he hath chosen Judah to be the ruler;
the tribe of Judah to be the seat of government, and one out of that tribe to be the chief ruler, see ( 1 Chronicles 5:2 ) ( Genesis 49:10 )

and of the house of Judah, the house of my father;
out of that tribe he chose his father's family, to take from thence one to be king of Israel:

and among the sons of my father he liked me to make me king over all
Israel;
though the youngest of them, ( 1 Samuel 16:11 ) , this was his will and pleasure.

1 Chronicles 28:4 In-Context

2 King David rose to his feet and said: “Listen to me, my fellow Israelites, my people. I had it in my heart to build a house as a place of rest for the ark of the covenant of the LORD, for the footstool of our God, and I made plans to build it.
3 But God said to me, ‘You are not to build a house for my Name, because you are a warrior and have shed blood.’
4 “Yet the LORD, the God of Israel, chose me from my whole family to be king over Israel forever. He chose Judah as leader, and from the tribe of Judah he chose my family, and from my father’s sons he was pleased to make me king over all Israel.
5 Of all my sons—and the LORD has given me many—he has chosen my son Solomon to sit on the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel.
6 He said to me: ‘Solomon your son is the one who will build my house and my courts, for I have chosen him to be my son, and I will be his father.

Cross References 4

  • 1. 1 Chronicles 17:23,27; 2 Chronicles 6:6
  • 2. 1 Samuel 16:1-13
  • 3. S Genesis 49:10; Numbers 24:17-19; 1 Chronicles 5:2
  • 4. 1 Chronicles 11:1