47 After him Nathan rose up
to prophesy in the days of David.
2 As the fat is set apart from the offering of well-being,
so David was set apart from the Israelites.
and with bears as though they were lambs of the flock.
and take away the people’s disgrace,
when he whirled the stone in the sling
and struck down the boasting Goliath?
and he gave strength to his right arm
to strike down a mighty warrior,
and to exalt the powera of his people.
and praised him for the blessings bestowed by the Lord,
when the glorious diadem was given to him.
and annihilated his adversaries the Philistines;
he crushed their powerb to our own day.
to the Holy One, the Most High, proclaiming his glory;
he sang praise with all his heart,
and he loved his Maker.
to make sweet melody with their voices.c
and arranged their times throughout the year,d
while they praised God’se holy name,
and the sanctuary resounded from early morning.
and exalted his powerf forever;
he gave him a covenant of kingship
and a glorious throne in Israel.
12 After him a wise son rose up
who because of him lived in security:g
because God made all his borders tranquil,
so that he might build a house in his name
and provide a sanctuary to stand forever.
You overflowed like the Nileh with understanding.
and you filled it with proverbs having deep meaning.
and you were loved for your peaceful reign.
and the answers you gave astounded the nations.
who is called the God of Israel,
you gathered gold like tin
and amassed silver like lead.
and through your body you were brought into subjection.
and defiled your family line,
so that you brought wrath upon your children,
and they were grievedi at your folly,
and a rebel kingdom arose out of Ephraim.
or cause any of his works to perish;
he will never blot out the descendants of his chosen one,
or destroy the family line of him who loved him.
So he gave a remnant to Jacob,
and to David a root from his own family.
23 Solomon rested with his ancestors,
and left behind him one of his sons,
broad inj folly and lacking in sense,
Rehoboam, whose policy drove the people to revolt.
Then Jeroboam son of Nebat led Israel into sin
and started Ephraim on its sinful ways.
until they were exiled from their land.
until vengeance came upon them.
Other ancient authorities add and daily they sing his praises
Gk to completion
Heb: Gk in a broad place
Heb: Gk a river
Other ancient authorities read I was grieved
Heb (with a play on the name Rehoboam) Syr: Gk the people’s