1 KINGS 2:46



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“So the king commanded Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; which went out, and fell upon him, that he died. And the kingdom was established in the hand of Solomon.”

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1 Kings 2:46 Translation & Meaning

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So the king הַמֶּ֗לֶךְ A king king
commanded וַיְצַ֣ו (intensively) to constitute, enjoin commanded
Benaiah בְּנָיָ֙הוּ֙ Benajah, the name of twelve Israelites Benaiah
the son בֶּן A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) son
of Jehoiada; יְה֣וֹיָדָ֔ע Jehojada, the name of three Israelites Jehoiada
which went out, וַיֵּצֵ֕א To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim out
and fell וַיִּפְגַּע To impinge, by accident or violence, or (figuratively) by importunity fell
upon him, that he died. וַיָּמֹ֑ת To die (literally or figuratively); causatively, to kill upon died
And the kingdom וְהַמַּמְלָכָ֥ה Dominion, i.e., (abstractly) the estate (rule) or (concretely) the country (realm) kingdom
was established נָכ֖וֹנָה Properly, to be erect (i.e., stand perpendicular); hence (causatively) to set up, in a great variety of applications, whether literal (establish, fix, prepare, apply), or figurative (appoint, render sure, proper or prosperous) established
in the hand בְּיַד A hand (the open one [indicating power, means, direction, etc.], in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote [as follows] hand
of Solomon. שְׁלֹמֹֽה׃ Shelomah, David's successor Solomon

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  • 44  The king said moreover to Shimei, Thou knowest all the wickedness which thine heart is privy to, that thou didst to David my father: therefore the Lord shall return thy wickedness upon thine own head;

  • 45  And king Solomon shall be blessed, and the throne of David shall be established before the Lord for ever.

  • 46  So the king commanded Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; which went out, and fell upon him, that he died. And the kingdom was established in the hand of Solomon.


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