2 Chronicles 1:1

Solomon Asks for Wisdom

1 Solomon son of David established himself firmly over his kingdom, for the LORD his God was with him and made him exceedingly great.

Read 2 Chronicles 1:1 Using Other Translations

And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and the LORD his God was with him, and magnified him exceedingly.
Solomon the son of David established himself in his kingdom, and the LORD his God was with him and made him exceedingly great.
Solomon son of David took firm control of his kingdom, for the LORD his God was with him and made him very powerful.

What does 2 Chronicles 1:1 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Chronicles 1:1

And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom,
&c.] Well settled and established on the throne of his father, after the death of some persons, from whom he might expect trouble, see ( 1 Kings 2:46 )

and the Lord God was with him;
directing and instructing him, prospering and succeeding him: the Targum is,

``the Word of the Lord was his help:''

and magnified him exceedingly; see ( 1 Chronicles 29:25 ) .

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