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1 Kings 3:9

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 

1 Kings 3:28

3:28 When all Israel heard about the judicial decision which the king had rendered, they respected 8  the king, for they realized 9  that he possessed supernatural wisdom 10  to make judicial decisions.

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

2 tn Heb “to judge.”

3 tn Heb “to understand between good and evil.”

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

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

6 tn Heb “to judge.”

7 tn Heb “your numerous people.”

8 tn Heb “feared,” perhaps in the sense, “stood in awe of.”

9 tn Heb “saw.”

10 tn Heb “the wisdom of God within him.”

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