Daily Word OT

October 13, 2019

1 KINGS 8:39-53

8:39 Then hear in the heavens Your dwelling place, and forgive and act and render to each man according to all his ways, whose heart You know; for You, You alone know the hearts of all the children of men;
8:40 That they may fear You all the days that they live in the land which You have given to our fathers.
8:41 And also concerning the foreigner, who is not of Your people Israel but comes from a distant country for the sake of Your name
8:42 (For they will hear about Your great name and Your strong hand and Your outstretched arm), when he comes and prays toward this house;
8:43 Then hear in the heavens Your dwelling place, and act according to all that the foreigner calls upon You for, that all the peoples of the earth may know Your name and that they may fear You, as do Your people Israel, and that they may know that this house which I have built is called by Your name.
8:44 If Your people go out to battle against their enemy by the way which You have sent them, and they pray to Jehovah toward the city which You have chosen and the house which I have built for Your name;
8:45 Then hear their prayer and their supplication in the heavens and maintain their cause.
8:46 If they have sinned against You (for there is no man who does not sin) and You are angry with them and deliver them up to the enemy, so that they are carried away captive unto the land of the enemy, far away or nearby;
8:47 But if they take it to heart in the land where they were carried captive, and they repent and make supplication to You in the land of those who carried them away captive, saying, We have sinned and committed iniquity and acted wickedly;
8:48 And if they return to You with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their enemies, who have carried them captive, and they pray to You toward their land that You have given to their fathers, the city that You have chosen, and the house that I have built for Your name;
8:49 Then hear their prayer and their supplication in the heavens Your dwelling place and maintain their cause,
8:50 And forgive Your people who have sinned against You and all their transgressions which they have transgressed against You, and grant them compassion in the sight of those who lead them captive, that they might have compassion on them
8:51 (For they are Your people and Your inheritance, whom You brought out from Egypt, from the midst of an iron furnace);
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 upon You.
8:53 For You have separated them from all the peoples of the earth to be Your inheritance, as You spoke through Moses Your servant, when You brought our fathers out from Egypt, O Lord Jehovah.