1 Chronicles 28:4

4 Yet the LORD God of Israel 1chose me from all my father's house to be king over Israel 2forever. 3For he chose Judah as leader, and in the house of Judah my father's 4house, and among my father's sons he took pleasure in me to make me king over all Israel.

1 Chronicles 28:4 Meaning and Commentary

1 Chronicles 28:4

Howbeit, the Lord God of Israel chose me before all the house
of my father to be king over Israel for ever
Passing by all his brethren who were elder than he, he pitched upon him, and ordered him to be anointed king of Israel, see ( 1 Samuel 16:10 1 Samuel 16:12 ) , and that for ever, for a long time, as long as he lived; or rather in his posterity for many years to come, and best of all in his antitype Christ, the son of David, see ( Luke 1:32 Luke 1:33 )

for he hath chosen Judah to be the ruler;
the tribe of Judah to be the seat of government, and one out of that tribe to be the chief ruler, see ( 1 Chronicles 5:2 ) ( Genesis 49:10 )

and of the house of Judah, the house of my father;
out of that tribe he chose his father's family, to take from thence one to be king of Israel:

and among the sons of my father he liked me to make me king over all
Israel;
though the youngest of them, ( 1 Samuel 16:11 ) , this was his will and pleasure.

1 Chronicles 28:4 In-Context

2 Then King David rose to his feet and said: "Hear me, my brothers and my people. I had it in my heart to build a house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the LORD and for the footstool of our God, and I made preparations for building.
3 But God said to me, 'You may not build a house for my name, for you are a man of war and have shed blood.'
4 Yet the LORD God of Israel chose me from all my father's house to be king over Israel forever. For he chose Judah as leader, and in the house of Judah my father's house, and among my father's sons he took pleasure in me to make me king over all Israel.
5 And of all my sons (for the LORD has given me many sons) he has chosen Solomon my son to sit on the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel.
6 He said to me, 'It is Solomon your son who shall build my house and my courts, for I have chosen him to be my son, and I will be his father.

Cross References 4

  • 1. 1 Samuel 16:12, 13
  • 2. 1 Chronicles 17:23, 27
  • 3. 1 Chronicles 5:2; Genesis 49:8; Psalms 78:68
  • 4. 1 Samuel 16:1