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2 Chronicles 6:42

    2 Chronicles 6:42 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    O LORD God, turn not away the face of thine anointed: remember the mercies of David thy servant.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    O LORD God, turn not away the face of your anointed: remember the mercies of David your servant.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    O Jehovah God, turn not away the face of thine anointed: remember thy lovingkindnesses to David thy servant.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    O Lord God, let him whom you have taken for yourself never be given up by you: keep in mind your mercies to David your servant.

    Webster's Revision

    O Jehovah God, turn not away the face of thine anointed: remember thy lovingkindnesses to David thy servant.

    World English Bible

    "Yahweh God, don't turn away the face of your anointed: remember [your] loving kindnesses to David your servant."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    O LORD God, turn not away the face of thine anointed: remember the mercies of David thy servant.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:42

    Turn not away the face of thine anointed - "At least do me good; and if not for my sake, do it for thy own sake." - Jarchi.

    These two last verses are not in the parallel place in 1 Kings 8:22-53. There are other differences between the two places in this prayer, but they are not of much consequence.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Chronicles 6:42

    Turn not away the face of thine anointed - i. e., make him not to hide his face through shame at having his prayers rejected (compare the 1 Kings 2:16 note).

    The mercies of David - i. e., "God's mercies toward David."

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Chronicles 6:42

    6:42 Thine anointed - Of me, who by thy command was anointed the king and ruler of thy people: do not deny my requests, nor send me from the throne of thy grace with a dejected countenance. The mercies - Those which thou hast promised to David and to his house for ever. And thus may we plead, with an eye to Christ, who is called David, Hos 3:5. Lord, remember his merits, and accept of us, on the account of them. Remember the promises of the everlasting covenant, which are called the sure mercies of David, Isa 55:3. This must be all our desire, all our hope, all our prayer, and all our plea; for it is all our salvation.