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1 Kings 3:9

Context
NET ©

So give your servant a discerning mind 1  so he can make judicial decisions for 2  your people and distinguish right from wrong. 3  Otherwise 4  no one is able 5  to make judicial decisions for 6  this great nation of yours.” 7 

NIV ©

So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?"

NASB ©

"So give Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?"

NLT ©

Give me an understanding mind so that I can govern your people well and know the difference between right and wrong. For who by himself is able to govern this great nation of yours?"

MSG ©

"Here's what I want: Give me a God-listening heart so I can lead your people well, discerning the difference between good and evil. For who on their own is capable of leading your glorious people?"

BBE ©

Give your servant, then, a wise heart for judging your people, able to see what is good and what evil; for who is able to be the judge of this great people?

NRSV ©

Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, able to discern between good and evil; for who can govern this your great people?"

NKJV ©

"Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?"


KJV
Give
<05414> (8804)
therefore thy servant
<05650>
an understanding
<08085> (8802)
heart
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to judge
<08199> (8800)
thy people
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that I may discern
<0995> (8687)
between good
<02896>
and bad
<07451>_:
for who is able
<03201> (8799)
to judge
<08199> (8800)
this thy so great
<03515>
a people
<05971>_?
{understanding: Heb. hearing}
NASB ©
"So give
<05414>
Your servant
<05650>
an understanding
<08085>
heart
<03820>
to judge
<08199>
Your people
<05971>
to discern
<0995>
between
<0996>
good
<02896>
and evil
<07451>
. For who
<04310>
is able
<03201>
to judge
<08199>
this
<02088>
great
<03515>
people
<05971>
of Yours?"
HEBREW
hzh
<02088>
dbkh
<03515>
Kme
<05971>
ta
<0853>
jpsl
<08199>
lkwy
<03201>
ym
<04310>
yk
<03588>
erl
<07451>
bwj
<02896>
Nyb
<0996>
Nybhl
<0995>
Kme
<05971>
ta
<0853>
jpsl
<08199>
ems
<08085>
bl
<03820>
Kdbel
<05650>
ttnw (3:9)
<05414>
LXXM
kai
<2532
CONJ
dwseiv
<1325
V-FAI-2S
tw
<3588
T-DSM
doulw
<1401
N-DSM
sou
<4771
P-GS
kardian
<2588
N-ASF
akouein
<191
V-PAN
kai
<2532
CONJ
diakrinein
<1252
V-PAN
ton
<3588
T-ASM
laon
<2992
N-ASM
sou
<4771
P-GS
en
<1722
PREP
dikaiosunh
<1343
N-DSF
tou
<3588
T-GSN
suniein
<4920
V-PAN
ana
<303
PREP
meson
<3319
A-ASN
agayou
<18
A-GSM
kai
<2532
CONJ
kakou
<2556
A-GSM
oti
<3754
CONJ
tiv
<5100
I-NSM
dunhsetai
<1410
V-FMI-3S
krinein
<2919
V-PAN
ton
<3588
T-ASM
laon
<2992
N-ASM
sou
<4771
P-GS
ton
<3588
T-ASM
barun
<926
A-ASM
touton
<3778
D-ASM
NET © [draft] ITL
So give
<05414>
your servant
<05650>
a discerning
<08085>
mind
<03820>
so he can make judicial decisions
<08199>
for your people
<05971>
and distinguish
<0995>
right
<02896>
from wrong
<07451>
. Otherwise
<03588>
no one
<04310>
is able
<03201>
to make judicial decisions
<08199>
for this
<02088>
great
<03515>
nation
<05971>
of yours.”
NET ©

So give your servant a discerning mind 1  so he can make judicial decisions for 2  your people and distinguish right from wrong. 3  Otherwise 4  no one is able 5  to make judicial decisions for 6  this great nation of yours.” 7 

NET © Notes

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

tn Heb “to judge.”

tn Heb “to understand between good and evil.”

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

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

tn Heb “to judge.”

tn Heb “your numerous people.”



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