8:41 “Foreigners, who do not belong to your people Israel, will come from a distant land because of your reputation. 1 8:42 When they hear about your great reputation 2 and your ability to accomplish mighty deeds, 3 they will come and direct their prayers toward this temple. 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 Heb “your name.” In the OT the word “name” sometimes refers to one’s reputation or honor. The “name” of the
2 tn Heb “your great name.” See the note on the word “reputation” in the previous verse.
3 tn Heb “and your strong hand and your outstretched arm.”
4 tn Heb “and do all which the foreigner calls to [i.e., “requests of”] you.”
6 tn Heb “fear.”