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2 Kings 8:19

    2 Kings 8:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Yet the LORD would not destroy Judah for David his servant's sake, as he promised him to give him alway a light, and to his children.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Yet the LORD would not destroy Judah for David his servant's sake, as he promised him to give him always a light, and to his children.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Howbeit Jehovah would not destroy Judah, for David his servant's sake, as he promised him to give unto him a lamp for his children alway.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But it was not the Lord's purpose to send destruction on Judah, because of David his servant, to whom he had given his word that he would have a light for ever.

    Webster's Revision

    Howbeit Jehovah would not destroy Judah, for David his servant's sake, as he promised him to give unto him a lamp for his children alway.

    World English Bible

    However Yahweh would not destroy Judah, for David his servant's sake, as he promised him to give to him a lamp for his children always.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Howbeit the LORD would not destroy Judah, for David his servant's sake, as he promised him to give unto him a lamp for his children alway.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 8:19

    To give him alway a light - To give him a successor in his own family.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 8:19

    The natural consequence of Jehoram's apostasy would have been the destruction of his house, and the transfer of the throne of Judah to another family. Compare the punishments of Jeroboam 1 Kings 14:10, Baasha 1 Kings 16:2-4, and Ahab 1 Kings 21:20-22. But the promises to David (marginal references) prevented this removal of the dynasty; and so Jehoram was punished in other ways 2 Kings 8:22; 2 Chronicles 21:12-19.