1 Chronicles 29:25

25 The LORD highly exalted Solomon in the sight of all Israel and bestowed on him royal splendor such as no king over Israel ever had before.

1 Chronicles 29:25 in Other Translations

KJV
25 And the LORD magnified Solomon exceedingly in the sight of all Israel, and bestowed upon him such royal majesty as had not been on any king before him in Israel.
ESV
25 And the LORD made Solomon very great in the sight of all Israel and bestowed on him such royal majesty as had not been on any king before him in Israel.
NLT
25 And the LORD exalted Solomon in the sight of all Israel, and he gave Solomon greater royal splendor than any king in Israel before him.
MSG
25 Solomon rode high on a crest of popular acclaim - it was all God's doing. God gave him position and honor beyond any king in Israel before him.
CSB
25 The Lord highly exalted Solomon in the sight of all Israel and bestowed on him such royal majesty as had not been [bestowed] on any king over Israel before him.

1 Chronicles 29:25 Meaning and Commentary

1 Chronicles 29:25

And the Lord magnified Solomon exceedingly before all Israel,
&c.] By giving him such a large share of wisdom and understanding in government:

and bestowed upon him such royal majesty;
not only such wealth and riches, but such honour and reverence,

as had not been on any king before him in Israel;
not on Saul, nor even on David.

1 Chronicles 29:25 In-Context

23 So Solomon sat on the throne of the LORD as king in place of his father David. He prospered and all Israel obeyed him.
24 All the officers and warriors, as well as all of King David’s sons, pledged their submission to King Solomon.
25 The LORD highly exalted Solomon in the sight of all Israel and bestowed on him royal splendor such as no king over Israel ever had before.
26 David son of Jesse was king over all Israel.
27 He ruled over Israel forty years—seven in Hebron and thirty-three in Jerusalem.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Joshua 3:7
  • 2. 1 Kings 10:7; 2 Chronicles 1:1,12
  • 3. 1 Kings 3:13; Ecclesiastes 2:9