3:3 Solomon demonstrated his loyalty to the Lord by following 1 the practices 2 of his father David, except that he offered sacrifices and burned incense on the high places.
3:4 The king went to Gibeon to offer sacrifices, for it had the most prominent of the high places. 3 Solomon would offer up 4 a thousand burnt sacrifices on the altar there. 3:5 One night in Gibeon the Lord appeared 5 to Solomon in a dream. God said, “Tell 6 me what I should give you.” 3:6 Solomon replied, “You demonstrated 7 great loyalty to your servant, my father David, as he served 8 you faithfully, properly, and sincerely. 9 You have maintained this great loyalty to this day by allowing his son to sit on his throne. 10
1 tn Heb “Solomon loved the
2 tn Or “policies, rules.”
3 tn Heb “for it was the great high place.”
4 tn The verb form is an imperfect, which is probably used here in a customary sense to indicate continued or repeated action in past time. See GKC 314 §107.b.
5 tn Or “revealed himself.”
6 tn Heb “ask.”
7 tn Heb “did.”
8 tn Heb “walked before.”
9 tn Heb “in faithfulness and in innocence and in uprightness of heart with you.”
10 tn Heb “and you have kept to him this great loyalty and you gave to him a son [who] sits on his throne as this day.”