oremus Bible Browser : 1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14Psalm 111

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1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14
Death of David

10 Then David slept with his ancestors, and was buried in the city of David.
11The time that David reigned over Israel was forty years; he reigned for seven years in Hebron, and thirty-three years in Jerusalem.
12So Solomon sat on the throne of his father David; and his kingdom was firmly established.
3 Solomon loved the Lord, walking in the statutes of his father David; only, he sacrificed and offered incense at the high places.
4The 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.
5At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, ‘Ask what I should give you.’
6And 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 towards you; and you have kept for him this great and steadfast love, and have given him a son to sit on his throne today.
7And 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.
8And your servant is in the midst of the people whom you have chosen, a great people, so numerous they cannot be numbered or counted.
9Give 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?’
10 It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this.
11God 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 is right,
12I 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.
13I give you also what you have not asked, both riches and honour all your life; no other king shall compare with you.
14If you will walk in my ways, keeping my statutes and my commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your life.’

Psalm 111

Praise for God’s Wonderful Works

1 Praise the Lord!I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,   in the company of the upright, in the congregation.
2 Great are the works of the Lord,   studied by all who delight in them.
3 Full of honour and majesty is his work,   and his righteousness endures for ever.
4 He has gained renown by his wonderful deeds;   the Lord is gracious and merciful.
5 He provides food for those who fear him;   he is ever mindful of his covenant.
6 He has shown his people the power of his works,   in giving them the heritage of the nations.
7 The works of his hands are faithful and just;   all his precepts are trustworthy.
8 They are established for ever and ever,   to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.
9 He sent redemption to his people;   he has commanded his covenant for ever.   Holy and awesome is his name.
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;   all those who practise it have a good understanding.   His praise endures for ever.