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Only the LORD give thee wisdom and understanding, and give thee charge concerning Israel, that thou mayest keep the law of the LORD thy God.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

22:12 give thee wisdom. David knew that, although Solomon would need strength and courage to build the temple and govern the nation, his greatest need would be true wisdom. Solomon was quite young at this time (probably about eighteen years old), and he did remember this counsel when he finally became king (note II Chronicles 1:7-10).

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