1 Kings 8:34
8:34 then listen from heaven, forgive the sin of your people Israel, and bring them back to the land you gave to their ancestors.
1 Kings 8:40
8:40 Then they will obey 1 you throughout their lifetimes as 2 they live on the land you gave to our ancestors.
1 Kings 8:48
8:48 When they return to you with all their heart and being 3 in the land where they are held prisoner, 4 and direct their prayers to you toward the land you gave to their ancestors, your chosen city, and the temple I built for your honor, 5
1 Kings 8:53
8:53 After all, 6 you picked them out of all the nations of the earth to be your special possession, 7 just as you, O sovereign Lord, announced through your servant Moses when you brought our ancestors out of Egypt.”
1 Kings 8:57-58
8:57 May the Lord our God be with us, as he was with our ancestors. May he not abandon us or leave us.
8:58 May he make us submissive, 8 so we can follow all his instructions 9 and obey 10 the commandments, rules, and regulations he commanded our ancestors.
1 tn Heb “fear.”
2 tn Heb “all the days [in] which.”
3 tn Or “soul.”
4 tn Heb “in the land of their enemies.”
5 tn Heb “your name.” See the note on the word “reputation” in v. 41.
6 tn Or “For.”
7 tn Heb “your inheritance.”
8 tn Heb “to bend our hearts toward him.” The infinitive is subordinate to the initial prayer, “may the Lord our God be with us.” The Hebrew term לֵבָב (levav, “heart”) here refers to the people’s volition and will.
9 tn Heb “to walk in all his ways.”
10 tn Heb “keep.”