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1 Kings 3:7

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3:7 Now, O Lord my God, you have made your servant king in my father David’s place, even though I am only a young man and am inexperienced. 1 

1 Kings 3:9

Context
3:9 So give your servant a discerning mind 2  so he can make judicial decisions for 3  your people and distinguish right from wrong. 4  Otherwise 5  no one is able 6  to make judicial decisions for 7  this great nation of yours.” 8 

1 tn Heb “and I do not know going out or coming in.”

2 tn Heb “a hearing heart.” (The Hebrew term translated “heart” often refers to the mental faculties.)

3 tn Heb “to judge.”

4 tn Heb “to understand between good and evil.”

5 tn Heb “for”; the word “otherwise” is used to reflect the logical sense of the statement.

6 tn Heb “who is able?” The rhetorical question anticipates the answer, “no one.”

7 tn Heb “to judge.”

8 tn Heb “your numerous people.”



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