8:39 then listen from your heavenly dwelling place, forgive their sin, 1 and act favorably toward each one based on your evaluation of his motives. 2 (Indeed you are the only one who can correctly evaluate the motives of all people.) 3
1 Kings 8:43Context
8:43 Then listen from your heavenly dwelling place and answer all the prayers of the foreigners. 4 Then all the nations of the earth will acknowledge your reputation, 5 obey 6 you like your people Israel do, and recognize that this temple I built belongs to you. 7
1 tn The words “their sin” are added for clarification.
2 tn Heb “and act and give to each one according to all his ways because you know his heart.” In the Hebrew text vv. 37-39a actually contain one lengthy conditional sentence, which the translation has divided up for stylistic reasons.
3 tn Heb “Indeed you know, you alone, the heart of all the sons of mankind.”
4 tn Heb “and do all which the foreigner calls to [i.e., “requests of”] you.”
6 tn Heb “fear.”