Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14
Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14
Then David slept with his ancestors, and was buried in the city of
The time that David reigned over Israel was forty years; he
reigned seven years in Hebron, and thirty-three years in
So Solomon sat on the throne of his father David; and his kingdom
was firmly established.
Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of his father
David; only, he sacrificed and offered incense at the high places.
The king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there, for that was the
principal high place; Solomon used to offer a thousand burnt
offerings on that altar.
At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and
God said, "Ask what I should give you."
And Solomon said, "You have shown great and steadfast love to
your servant my father David, because he walked before you in
faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart toward
you; and you have kept for him this great and steadfast love, and
have given him a son to sit on his throne today.
And now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king in place
of my father David, although I am only a little child; I do not
know how to go out or come in.
And your servant is in the midst of the people whom you have
chosen, a great people, so numerous they cannot be numbered or
Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your
people, able to discern between good and evil; for who can govern
this your great people?"
It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this.
God said to him, "Because you have asked this, and have not
asked for yourself long life or riches, or for the life of your
enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what
I now do according to your word. Indeed I give you a wise and
discerning mind; no one like you has been before you and no one
like you shall arise after you.
I give you also what you have not asked, both riches and honor all
your life; no other king shall compare with you.
If you will walk in my ways, keeping my statutes and my
commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen
111:1 Praise the LORD! I will give thanks to the LORD with my
whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation.
Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who delight in
Full of honor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness
He has gained renown by his wonderful deeds; the LORD is gracious
He provides food for those who fear him; he is ever mindful of his
He has shown his people the power of his works, in giving them the
heritage of the nations.
The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are
They are established forever and ever, to be performed with
faithfulness and uprightness.
He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant
forever. Holy and awesome is his name.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all those who
practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever.
5:15 Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as
making the most of the time, because the days are evil.
So do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but be filled
with the Spirit,
as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves,
singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts.
giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in
the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
6:51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever
eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will
give for the life of the world is my flesh."
The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, "How can
this man give us his flesh to eat?"
So Jesus said to them, "Very truly, I tell you, unless you
eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no
life in you.
Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I
will raise them up on the last day;
for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink.
Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in
Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the
Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me.
This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which
your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eats this bread
will live forever."