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1 Kings 8 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:1 - Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel and all the heads of the tribes, the leaders of the fathers’ households of the sons of Israel, to King Solomon in Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD from the city of David, which is Zion.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:2 - All the men of Israel assembled themselves to King Solomon at the feast, in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:3 - Then all the elders of Israel came, and the priests took up the ark.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:4 - They brought up the ark of the LORD and the tent of meeting and all the holy utensils, which were in the tent, and the priests and the Levites brought them up.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:5 - And King Solomon and all the congregation of Israel, who were assembled to him, were with him before the ark, sacrificing [fn]so many sheep and oxen they could not be counted or numbered.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:6 - Then the priests brought the ark of the covenant of the LORD to its place, into the inner sanctuary of the house, to the most holy place, under the wings of the cherubim.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:7 - For the cherubim spread their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim made a covering over the ark and its poles from above.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:8 - But the poles were so long that the ends of the poles could be seen from the holy place before the inner sanctuary, but they could not be seen outside; they are there to this day.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:9 - There was nothing in the ark except the two tablets of stone which Moses put there at Horeb, where the LORD made a covenant with the sons of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:10 - It happened that when the priests came from the holy place, the cloud filled the house of the LORD,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:11 - so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:12 - Then Solomon said,
“The LORD has said that He would dwell in the thick cloud.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:13 - “I have surely built You a lofty house,
A place for Your dwelling forever.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:14 - Then the king [fn]faced about and blessed all the assembly of Israel, while all the assembly of Israel was standing.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:15 - He said, “Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who spoke with His mouth to my father David and has fulfilled it with His hand, saying,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:16 - ‘Since the day that I brought My people Israel from Egypt, I did not choose a city out of all the tribes of Israel in which to build a house that My name might be there, but I chose David to be over My people Israel.’

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:17 - “Now it was [fn]in the heart of my father David to build a house for the name of the LORD, the God of Israel.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:18 - “But the LORD said to my father David, ‘Because it was [fn]in your heart to build a house for My name, you did well that it was [fn]in your heart.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:19 - ‘Nevertheless you shall not build the house, but your son who [fn]will be born to you, he will build the house for My name.’

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:20 - “Now the LORD has fulfilled His word which He spoke; for I have risen in place of my father David and sit on the throne of Israel, as the LORD [fn]promised, and have built the house for the name of the LORD, the God of Israel.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:21 - “There I have set a place for the ark, in which is the covenant of the LORD, which He made with our fathers when He brought them from the land of Egypt.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:22 - Then Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the assembly of Israel and spread out his hands toward heaven.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:23 - He said, “O LORD, the God of Israel, there is no God like You in heaven above or on earth beneath, keeping covenant and showing lovingkindness to Your servants who walk before You with all their heart,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:24 - who have kept with Your servant, my father David, that which You have [fn]promised him; indeed, You have spoken with Your mouth and have fulfilled it with Your hand as it is this day.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:25 - “Now therefore, O LORD, the God of Israel, keep with Your servant David my father that which You have [fn]promised him, saying, ‘[fn]You shall not lack a man to sit on the throne of Israel, if only your sons take heed to their way to walk before Me as you have walked.’

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:26 - “Now therefore, O God of Israel, let Your word, I pray, be confirmed which You have spoken to Your servant, my father David.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:27 - “But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the [fn]highest heaven cannot contain You, how much less this house which I have built!

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:28 - “Yet have regard to the prayer of Your servant and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to listen to the cry and to the prayer which Your servant prays before You today;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:29 - that Your eyes may be open toward this house night and day, toward the place of which You have said, ‘My name shall be there,’ to listen to the prayer which Your servant shall pray toward this place.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:30 - “Listen to the supplication of Your servant and of Your people Israel, when they pray toward this place; hear in heaven Your dwelling place; hear and forgive.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:31 - “If a man sins against his neighbor and is made to take an oath, and he comes and takes an oath before Your altar in this house,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:32 - then hear in heaven and act and judge Your servants, condemning the wicked by bringing his way on his own head and justifying the righteous by giving him according to his righteousness.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:33 - “When Your people Israel are [fn]defeated before an enemy, because they have sinned against You, if they turn to You again and confess Your name and pray and make supplication to You in this house,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:34 - then hear in heaven, and forgive the sin of Your people Israel, and bring them back to the land which You gave to their fathers.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:35 - “When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain, because they have sinned against You, and they pray toward this place and confess Your name and turn from their sin when You afflict them,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:36 - then hear in heaven and forgive the sin of Your servants and of Your people Israel, indeed, teach them the good way in which they should walk. And send rain on Your land, which You have given Your people for an inheritance.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:37 - “If there is famine in the land, if there is pestilence, if there is blight or mildew, locust or grasshopper, if their enemy besieges them in the land of their [fn]cities, whatever plague, whatever sickness there is,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:38 - whatever prayer or supplication is made by any man or by all Your people Israel, [fn]each knowing the [fn]affliction of his own heart, and spreading his [fn]hands toward this house;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:39 - then hear in heaven Your dwelling place, and forgive and act and render to each according to all his ways, whose heart You know, for You alone know the hearts of all the sons of men,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:40 - that they may [fn]fear You all the days that they live [fn]in the land which You have given to our fathers.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:41 - “Also concerning the foreigner who is not of Your people Israel, when he comes from a far country for Your name’s sake

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:42 - (for they will hear of Your great name and Your mighty hand, and of Your outstretched arm); when he comes and prays toward this house,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:43 - hear in heaven Your dwelling place, and do according to all for which the foreigner calls to You, in order that all the peoples of the earth may know Your name, to [fn]fear You, as do Your people Israel, and that they may know that [fn]this house which I have built is called by Your name.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:44 - “When Your people go out to battle against [fn]their enemy, by whatever way You shall send them, and they pray to the LORD [fn]toward the city which You have chosen and the house which I have built for Your name,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:45 - then hear in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their [fn]cause.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:46 - “When they sin against You (for there is no man who does not sin) and You are angry with them and deliver them to an enemy, so that [fn]they take them away captive to the land of the enemy, far off or near;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:47 - if they [fn]take thought in the land where they have been taken captive, and repent and make supplication to You in the land of those who have taken them captive, saying, ‘We have sinned and have committed iniquity, we have acted wickedly’;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:48 - if they return to You with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their enemies who have taken them captive, and pray to You toward their land which You have given to their fathers, the city which You have chosen, and the house which I have built for Your name;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:49 - then hear their prayer and their supplication in heaven Your dwelling place, and maintain their [fn]cause,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:50 - and forgive Your people who have sinned against You and all their transgressions which they have transgressed against You, and make them objects of compassion before those who have taken them captive, that they may have compassion on them

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:51 - (for they are Your people and Your inheritance which You have brought forth from Egypt, from the midst of the iron furnace),

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:52 - that Your eyes may be open to the supplication of Your servant and to the supplication of Your people Israel, to listen to them whenever they call to You.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:53 - “For You have separated them from all the peoples of the earth as Your inheritance, as You spoke through Moses Your servant, when You brought our fathers forth from Egypt, O Lord [fn]GOD.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:54 - When Solomon had finished praying this entire prayer and supplication to the LORD, he arose from before the altar of the LORD, from kneeling on his knees with his [fn]hands spread toward heaven.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:55 - And he stood and blessed all the assembly of Israel with a loud voice, saying:

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:56 - “Blessed be the LORD, who has given rest to His people Israel, according to all that He [fn]promised; not one word has [fn]failed of all His good [fn]promise, which He [fn]promised through Moses His servant.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:57 - “May the LORD our God be with us, as He was with our fathers; may He not leave us or forsake us,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:58 - that He may incline our hearts to Himself, to walk in all His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His ordinances, which He commanded our fathers.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:59 - “And may these words of mine, with which I have made supplication before the LORD, be near to the LORD our God day and night, that He may maintain the [fn]cause of His servant and the [fn]cause of His people Israel, [fn]as each day requires,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:60 - so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the LORD is God; there is no one else.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:61 - “Let your heart therefore be [fn]wholly devoted to the LORD our God, to walk in His statutes and to keep His commandments, as at this day.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:62 - Now the king and all Israel with him offered sacrifice before the LORD.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:63 - Solomon offered for the sacrifice of peace offerings, which he offered to the LORD, 22,000 oxen and 120,000 sheep. So the king and all the sons of Israel dedicated the house of the LORD.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:64 - On the same day the king consecrated the middle of the court that was before the house of the LORD, because there he [fn]offered the burnt offering and the grain offering and the fat of the peace offerings; for the bronze altar that was before the LORD was too small to hold the burnt offering and the grain offering and the fat of the peace offerings.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:65 - So Solomon observed the feast at that time, and all Israel with him, a great assembly from the entrance of Hamath to the brook of Egypt, before the LORD our God, for seven days and seven more days, even fourteen days.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:66 - On the eighth day he sent the people away and they blessed the king. Then they went to their tents joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness that the LORD had [fn]shown to David His servant and to Israel His people.
NASB Footnotes
Literally: sheep and oxen...numbered for multitude
Literally: turned his face about
Literally: with
Literally: with
Literally: will come forth from your loins
Literally: spoke
Literally: spoken to
Literally: spoken to
Literally: There shall not be cut off to you a man from before Me
Literally: heaven of heavens
Literally: smitten
Literally: gates
Literally: who shall know each
Literally: plague
Literally: palms
Or, revere
Literally: on the face of the land
Or, reverence
Literally: Your name is called upon this house which I have built
Literally: his
Literally: in the way of
Literally: right or justice
Literally: their captors take them captive
Literally: return to their heart
Literally: judgment
Hebrew: YHWH, usually rendered LORD
Literally: palms
Literally: spoke
Literally: fallen
Literally: word
Literally: judgment
Literally: the thing of a day in its day
Literally: complete with
Literally: made
Literally: done

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