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1 Kings 1:47

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1:47 The king’s servants have even come to congratulate 1  our master 2  King David, saying, ‘May your God 3  make Solomon more famous than you and make him an even greater king than you!’ 4  Then the king leaned 5  on the bed

1 tn Heb “to bless.”

2 tn The plural form is used in the Hebrew text to indicate honor and authority.

3 tc Many Hebrew mss agree with the Qere in reading simply “God.”

4 tn Heb “make the name of Solomon better than your name, and make his throne greater than your throne.” The term שֵׁם (shem, “name”) is used here of one’s fame and reputation.

5 tn Or “bowed down; worshiped.”



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