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David Picks Solomon as His Successor

28 King David responded,[a] “Summon Bathsheba!”[b] She came and stood before the king.[c] 29 The king swore an oath: “As certainly as the Lord lives (he who has rescued me[d] from every danger), 30 I will keep[e] today the oath I swore to you by the Lord God of Israel: ‘Surely Solomon your son will be king after me; he will sit in my place on my throne.’”

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 1:28 tn Heb “answered and said.”
  2. 1 Kings 1:28 sn Summon Bathsheba. Bathsheba must have left the room when Nathan arrived (see 1:22).
  3. 1 Kings 1:28 tn Heb “she came before the king and stood before the king.”
  4. 1 Kings 1:29 tn Or “ransomed my life.”
  5. 1 Kings 1:30 tn Or “carry out, perform.”

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