1 Kings 8:25

25 “Now LORD, the God of Israel, keep for your servant David my father the promises you made to him when you said, ‘You shall never fail to have a successor to sit before me on the throne of Israel, if only your descendants are careful in all they do to walk before me faithfully as you have done.’

Read 1 Kings 8:25 Using Other Translations

Therefore now, LORD God of Israel, keep with thy servant David my father that thou promisedst him, saying, There shall not fail thee a man in my sight to sit on the throne of Israel; so that thy children take heed to their way, that they walk before me as thou hast walked before me.
Now therefore, O LORD, God of Israel, keep for your servant David my father what you have promised him, saying, 'You shall not lack a man to sit before me on the throne of Israel, if only your sons pay close attention to their way, to walk before me as you have walked before me.'
“And now, O LORD, God of Israel, carry out the additional promise you made to your servant David, my father. For you said to him, ‘If your descendants guard their behavior and faithfully follow me as you have done, one of them will always sit on the throne of Israel.’

What does 1 Kings 8:25 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Kings 8:25

Therefore now, Lord God of Israel, keep with thy servant David
my father that thou promisedst him
That as he had fulfilled one part of his promise respecting himself, his immediate successor, so that he would fulfil the other respecting his more remote offspring:

saying, there shall not fail thee a man in my sight, to sit on the
throne of Israel;
one of David's posterity to inherit his throne and kingdom, but with this proviso:

so that thy children takes heed to their way;
in what way they walk, and how they walk in it:

that they walk before me as thou hast walked before me;
meaning as David walked, see ( Psalms 132:11 Psalms 132:12 ) .

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