1 Kings 1:48

48 and went on to pray thus, "Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who today has granted one of my offspring [a] to sit on my throne and permitted me to witness it.' "

1 Kings 1:48 Meaning and Commentary

1 Kings 1:48

And also thus said the king
Being in a proper posture for an address to God:

blessed [be] the Lord God of Israel, which hath given [one] to sit on
my throne this day, mine eyes seeing [it];
he ascribes this whole affair to God, and his kind providence, though all things were done according to his own orders; and gives thanks to him, who had directed him to take such steps as these were, and that the business was finished without any obstruction, and to the great joy and satisfaction of the people; and that there was such a prospect of Solomon's having a happy and peaceable reign.

1 Kings 1:48 In-Context

46 Solomon now sits on the royal throne.
47 Moreover the king's servants came to congratulate our lord King David, saying, "May God make the name of Solomon more famous than yours, and make his throne greater than your throne.' The king bowed in worship on the bed
48 and went on to pray thus, "Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who today has granted one of my offspring to sit on my throne and permitted me to witness it.' "
49 Then all the guests of Adonijah got up trembling and went their own ways.
50 Adonijah, fearing Solomon, got up and went to grasp the horns of the altar.

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