1 Chronicles 28:4

4 Howbeit the LORD God of Israel chose me before all the house of my father to be king over Israel for ever: for he hath chosen Judah to be the ruler; and of the house of Judah, the house of my father; and among the sons of my father he liked 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 David the king stood up upon his feet, and said, Hear me, my brethren, and my people: As for me, I had in mine heart to build an house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and for the footstool of our God, and had made ready for the building:
3 But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build an house for my name, because thou hast been a man of war, and hast shed blood.
4 Howbeit the LORD God of Israel chose me before all the house of my father to be king over Israel for ever: for he hath chosen Judah to be the ruler; and of the house of Judah, the house of my father; and among the sons of my father he liked me to make me king over all Israel:
5 And of all my sons, (for the LORD hath given me many sons,) he hath chosen Solomon my son to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel.
6 And he said unto me, Solomon thy son, he shall build my house and my courts: for I have chosen him to be my son, and I will be his father.