CHAPTER 47 Nathan, David, and Solomon 47   1After him came NATHAN[L] who served in David’s presence. 2Like the choice fat of sacred offerings, so was DAVID in Israel. 3He played with lions as though they were young goats, and with bears, like lambs of the flock. 4As a youth he struck down the giant and wiped out the people’s disgrace; His hand let fly the slingstone that shattered the pride of Goliath. 5For he had called upon the Most High God, who gave strength to his right arm To defeat the skilled warrior and establish the might of his people. 6Therefore the women sang his praises and honored him for “the tens of thousands.” When he received the royal crown, he battled 7and subdued the enemy on every side. He campaigned against the hostile Philistines and shattered their power till our own day. 8With his every deed he offered thanks to God Most High, in words of praise. With his whole heart he loved his Maker 9and daily had his praises sung; 10He added beauty to the feasts and solemnized the seasons of each year 9bWith string music before the altar, providing sweet melody for the psalms 10bSo that when the Holy Name was praised, before daybreak the sanctuary would resound. 11The LORD forgave him his sins and exalted his strength forever; He conferred on him the rights of royalty and established his throne in Israel.   12Because of his merits he had as successor a wise son, who lived in security: 13SOLOMON reigned during an era of peace, for God brought rest to all his borders. He built a house to the name of God, and established a lasting sanctuary. 14How wise you were when you were young, overflowing with instruction, like the Nile in flood! 15Your understanding covered the whole earth, and, like a sea, filled it with knowledge. 16Your fame reached distant coasts, and you were beloved for your peaceful reign. 17With song and proverb and riddle, and with your answers, you astounded the nations. 18You were called by that glorious name which was conferred upon Israel.[M] Gold you gathered like so much iron; you heaped up silver as though it were lead. 19But you abandoned yourself to women and gave them dominion over your body. 20You brought a stain upon your glory, shame upon your marriage bed, Wrath upon your descendants, and groaning upon your deathbed. 21Thus two governments came into being, when in Ephraim kingship was usurped. 22But God does not withdraw his mercy, nor permit even one of his promises to fail. He does not uproot the posterity of the chosen, nor destroy the offspring of his friends. So he gave to Jacob a remnant, to David a root from his own family.   Rehoboam and Jeroboam 23Solomon finally slept with his ancestors, and left behind him one of his sons, Broad[N] in folly, narrow in sense, whose policy made the people rebel. Then arose the one who should not be remembered, the sinner who led Israel into sin, Who brought ruin to Ephraim 24and caused them to be exiled from their land.   Elijah and Elisha 25Their sinfulness grew more and more,   and they gave themselves to every evil[O]  
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