8:1 1 Then Solomon convened in Jerusalem 2 Israel’s elders, all the leaders of the Israelite tribes and families, so they could witness the transferal of the ark of the Lord’s covenant from the city of David (that is, Zion). 3
1 Kings 8:47Context
8:47 When your people 4 come to their senses 5 in the land where they are held prisoner, they will repent and beg for your mercy in the land of their imprisonment, admitting, ‘We have sinned and gone astray; 6 we have done evil.’
3 tn Heb “Then Solomon convened the elders of Israel, the heads of the tribes, the chiefs of the fathers belonging to the sons of Israel to King Solomon [in] Jerusalem to bring up the ark of the covenant of the
4 tn Heb “they”; the referent (your people) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
5 tn Or “stop and reflect”; Heb “bring back to their heart.”
6 tn Or “done wrong.”