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 1 Kings 8:22 - 61
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   Book of 1 Kings
   Chapter 8
8:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in front of the whole assembly of Israel, spread out his hands toward heaven
 
8:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and said: "O LORD, God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth below - you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way.
 
8:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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You have kept your promise to your servant David my father; with your mouth you have promised and with your hand you have fulfilled it - as it is today.
 
8:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Now LORD, God of Israel, keep for your servant David my father the promises you made to him when you said, 'You shall never fail to have a man to sit before me on the throne of Israel, if only your sons are careful in all they do to walk before me as you have done.'
 
8:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And now, O God of Israel, let your word that you promised your servant David my father come true.
 
8:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"But will God really dwell on earth? The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. How much less this temple I have built!
 
8:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Yet give attention to your servant's prayer and his plea for mercy, O LORD my God. Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day.
 
8:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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May your eyes be open toward this temple night and day, this place of which you said, 'My Name shall be there,' so that you will hear the prayer your servant prays toward this place.
 
8:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Hear the supplication of your servant and of your people Israel when they pray toward this place. Hear from heaven, your dwelling place, and when you hear, forgive.
 
8:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"When a man wrongs his neighbor and is required to take an oath and he comes and swears the oath before your altar in this temple,
 
8:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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then hear from heaven and act. Judge between your servants, condemning the guilty and bringing down on his own head what he has done. Declare the innocent not guilty, and so establish his innocence.
 
8:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"When your people Israel have been defeated by an enemy because they have sinned against you, and when they turn back to you and confess your name, praying and making supplication to you in this temple,
 
8:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of your people Israel and bring them back to the land you gave to their fathers.
 
8:35 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain because your people have sinned against you, and when they pray toward this place and confess your name and turn from their sin because you have afflicted them,
 
8:36 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of your servants, your people Israel. Teach them the right way to live, and send rain on the land you gave your people for an inheritance.
 
8:37 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"When famine or plague comes to the land, or blight or mildew, locusts or grasshoppers, or when an enemy besieges them in any of their cities, whatever disaster or disease may come,
 
8:38 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and when a prayer or plea is made by any of your people Israel - each one aware of the afflictions of his own heart, and spreading out his hands toward this temple -
 
8:39 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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then hear from heaven, your dwelling place. Forgive and act; deal with each man according to all he does, since you know his heart (for you alone know the hearts of all men),
 
8:40 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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so that they will fear you all the time they live in the land you gave our fathers.
 
8:41 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"As for the foreigner who does not belong to your people Israel but has come from a distant land because of your name -
 
8:42 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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for men will hear of your great name and your mighty hand and your outstretched arm - when he comes and prays toward this temple,
 
8:43 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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then hear from heaven, your dwelling place, and do whatever the foreigner asks of you, so that all the peoples of the earth may know your name and fear you, as do your own people Israel, and may know that this house I have built bears your Name.
 
8:44 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"When your people go to war against their enemies, wherever you send them, and when they pray to the LORD toward the city you have chosen and the temple I have built for your Name,
 
8:45 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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then hear from heaven their prayer and their plea, and uphold their cause.
 
8:46 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"When they sin against you - for there is no one who does not sin - and you become angry with them and give them over to the enemy, who takes them captive to his own land, far away or near;
 
8:47 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and if they have a change of heart in the land where they are held captive, and repent and plead with you in the land of their conquerors and say, 'We have sinned, we have done wrong, we have acted wickedly';
 
8:48 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and if they turn back to you with all their heart and soul in the land of their enemies who took them captive, and pray to you toward the land you gave their fathers, toward the city you have chosen and the temple I have built for your Name;
 
8:49 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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then from heaven, your dwelling place, hear their prayer and their plea, and uphold their cause.
 
8:50 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And forgive your people, who have sinned against you; forgive all the offenses they have committed against you, and cause their conquerors to show them mercy;
 
8:51 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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for they are your people and your inheritance, whom you brought out of Egypt, out of that iron-smelting furnace.
 
8:52 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"May your eyes be open to your servant's plea and to the plea of your people Israel, and may you listen to them whenever they cry out to you.
 
8:53 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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For you singled them out from all the nations of the world to be your own inheritance, just as you declared through your servant Moses when you, O Sovereign LORD, brought our fathers out of Egypt."
 
8:54 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When Solomon had finished all these prayers and supplications to the LORD, he rose from before the altar of the LORD, where he had been kneeling with his hands spread out toward heaven.
 
8:55 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He stood and blessed the whole assembly of Israel in a loud voice, saying:
 
8:56 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Praise be to the LORD, who has given rest to his people Israel just as he promised. Not one word has failed of all the good promises he gave through his servant Moses.
 
8:57 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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May the LORD our God be with us as he was with our fathers; may he never leave us nor forsake us.
 
8:58 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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May he turn our hearts to him, to walk in all his ways and to keep the commands, decrees and regulations he gave our fathers.
 
8:59 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And may these words of mine, which I have prayed before the LORD, be near to the LORD our God day and night, that he may uphold the cause of his servant and the cause of his people Israel according to each day's need,
 
8:60 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the LORD is God and that there is no other.
 
8:61 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But your hearts must be fully committed to the LORD our God, to live by his decrees and obey his commands, as at this time."
 
 

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