Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

1 Kings 3:9


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 


Ex 3:11,12; Ex 4:10-13; 2Sa 14:17; 1Ki 3:28; 1Ch 22:12; 1Ch 29:19; 2Ch 1:10; Ps 72:1,2; Ps 119:34,73,144; Pr 2:3-9; Pr 3:13-18; Pr 14:8; Pr 16:16; Pr 20:12; Ec 7:11,19; Ec 9:15-18; Isa 11:2-4; Jer 1:6; Mt 3:11,14; Joh 5:30; 1Co 2:14,15; 2Co 2:16; 2Co 3:5; Eph 5:17; Php 1:10; Heb 5:14; Jas 1:5; Jas 3:17

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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