2 "I am about to go the way of all the earth," he said. "So be strong, act like a man,

Other Translations of 1 Kings 2:2

King James Version

2 I go the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and shew thyself a man;

English Standard Version

2 "I am about to go the way of all the earth. Be strong, and show yourself a man,

The Message

2 "I'm about to go the way of all the earth, but you - be strong; show what you're made of!

New King James Version

2 "I go the way of all the earth; be strong, therefore, and prove yourself a man.

New Living Translation

2 "I am going where everyone on earth must someday go. Take courage and be a man.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Kings 2:2

Commentary on 1 Kings 2:1-4

(Read 1 Kings 2:1-4)

David's charge to Solomon is, to keep the charge of the Lord. The authority of a dying father is much, but nothing to that of a living God. God promised David that the Messiah should come from his descendants, and that promise was absolute; but the promise, that there should not fail of them a man on the throne of Israel, was conditional; if he walks before God in sincerity, with zeal and resolution: in order hereunto, he must take heed to his way.