David was very old,
As the time of David's death approached,
he gave his kingship to his son Solomon.
"I am going where my fathers all went.
Have courage and be a man.
Observe carefully the laws of God,
and follow all his ways,
then you will be successful in all you do
and wherever you go.
Never fail to
have your descendants to do the same,
then the throne will never be taken away
from this family."
Solomon succeeded David as king,
Solomon was firmly established on the throne.