2 Chronicles 1:9

9 Now, LORD God, let your promise to my father David be confirmed, for you have made me king over a people who are as numerous as the dust of the earth.

2 Chronicles 1:9 in Other Translations

KJV
9 Now, O LORD God, let thy promise unto David my father be established: for thou hast made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude.
ESV
9 O LORD God, let your word to David my father be now fulfilled, for you have made me king over a people as numerous as the dust of the earth.
NLT
9 O LORD God, please continue to keep your promise to David my father, for you have made me king over a people as numerous as the dust of the earth!
MSG
9 Establish, God, the words you spoke to my father, for you've given me a staggering task, ruling this mob of people.
CSB
9 Lord God, let Your promise to my father David now come true. For You have made me king over a people as numerous as the dust of the earth.

2 Chronicles 1:9 Meaning and Commentary

2 Chronicles 1:9

(See Gill on 2 Chronicles 1:7)

2 Chronicles 1:9 In-Context

7 That night God appeared to Solomon and said to him, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.”
8 Solomon answered God, “You have shown great kindness to David my father and have made me king in his place.
9 Now, LORD God, let your promise to my father David be confirmed, for you have made me king over a people who are as numerous as the dust of the earth.
10 Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours?”
11 God said to Solomon, “Since this is your heart’s desire and you have not asked for wealth, possessions or honor, nor for the death of your enemies, and since you have not asked for a long life but for wisdom and knowledge to govern my people over whom I have made you king,

Cross References 2

  • 1. S 2 Samuel 7:25; S 1 Kings 8:25
  • 2. S Genesis 12:2