SEV Biblia, Chapter 2:3 Guarda la ordenanza del SEÑOR tu Dios, andando en sus caminos, y guardando sus estatutos y mandamientos, y sus derechos, y sus testimonios de la manera que está escrito en la ley de Moisés, para que tengas entendimiento en todo lo que hicieres, y en todo aquello que emprendieres;
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 2:3 Verse 3. Keep the charge of the Lord] Keep what God has given thee to keep.
1. Walk in his ways. Not in thine own, nor in the ways of a wicked, perishing world.
2. Keep his statutes. Consider all his appointments to be holy, just, and good; receive them as such, and conscientiously observe them.
3. Keep his commandments. Whatever he has bidden thee to do, perform; what he has forbidden thee to do, omit.
4. Keep his judgments. What he has determined to be right, is essentially and inherently right; what he has determined to be wrong or evil, is inherently and essentially so. A thing is not good because God has commanded it; a thing is not evil because he has forbidden it. He has commanded the good, because it is in its own nature good and useful; he has forbidden the evil, because it is in its own nature bad and hurtful. Keep therefore his judgments.
5. Keep his testimonies. Bear witness to all to which he has borne witness.
His testimonies are true; there is no deceit or falsity in them. His testimonies refer also to future good things and good times; they are the significators of coming blessedness: as such, respect them.
That thou mayest prosper] If thou hast God's approbation, thou wilt have God's blessing. If thy ways please him, he will not withhold from thee any manner of thing that is good.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 3. And keep the charge of the Lord thy God , etc.] Which may in general respect his whole walk and conversation, and his obedience to the law and will of God; and in particular his just government of Israel committed to his charge: to walk in his ways ; directed to in his word: to keep his statutes and his judgments ; his laws, ceremonial, moral, and judicial: and his testimonies ; as the above laws, which testify of his mind, and declare what he would have done and observed: as it is written in the law of Moses ; which a king of Israel was obliged to write a copy of, keep by him, and read it, and rule according to it, ( Deuteronomy 17:18-20): that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself ; to reign in righteousness, and according to the law of God, is the only way to have a prosperous and happy reign: or “that thou mayest act wisely” f22 ; the law of God furnishing out the best rules of government and maxims of policy; (see Deuteronomy 4:6,7). Ver. 4 . That the Lord may continue his word which he spake concerning me , etc.] his word of promise concerning the kingdom of David, and the succession of it, and confirm and establish it: saying, if thy children take heed to their way ; they are directed to walk in, even the way of the Lord, and not turn to the right hand or the left: to walk before me in truth : in the sincerity and integrity of their hearts, according to the word of truth, and under the influence of the spirit of truth: with all their heart, and with all their soul ; in the most cordial manner, with the strongest affection and zeal; with all eagerness and earnestness; with their whole hearts engaged in every duty performed by them: then the Lord said, there shall not fail thee a man on the throne of Israel ; one to succeed him in the throne; this, with respect to his throne, literally considered, was conditional; but, spiritually considered, was absolute, and had its fulfilment in the Messiah, whose throne is for ever; see ( Luke 1:32,33).
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 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 livin God. God promised David that the Messiah should come from his descendants, and that promise was absolute; but the promise, that ther 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 orde hereunto, he must take heed to his way. (1Ki 2:5-11)
Original Hebrew ושׁמרת 8104 את 853 משׁמרת 4931 יהוה 3068 אלהיך 430 ללכת 1980 בדרכיו 1870 לשׁמר 8104 חקתיו 2708 מצותיו 4687 ומשׁפטיו 4941 ועדותיו 5715 ככתוב 3789 בתורת 8451 משׁה 4872 למען 4616 תשׂכיל 7919 את 853 כל 3605 אשׁר 834 תעשׂה 6213 ואת 853 כל 3605 אשׁר 834 תפנה 6437 שׁם׃ 8033