1 Kings 11:12

12 Nevertheless, for the sake of David your father, I will not do it during your lifetime. I will tear it out of the hand of your son.

Read 1 Kings 11:12 Using Other Translations

Notwithstanding in thy days I will not do it for David thy father's sake: but I will rend it out of the hand of thy son.
Yet for the sake of David your father I will not do it in your days, but I will tear it out of the hand of your son.
But for the sake of your father, David, I will not do this while you are still alive. I will take the kingdom away from your son.

What does 1 Kings 11:12 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Kings 11:12

Notwithstanding in thy days I will not do it for David thy
father's sake
Not for the merits of David, but the promises made to him, ( 2 Samuel 7:12 2 Samuel 7:13 ) ,

but I will rend it out of the hand of thy son;
and immediate successor, Rehoboam.

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