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1 Kings 8:47-49

8:47 When your people 1  come to their senses 2  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; 3  we have done evil.’ 8:48 When they return to you with all their heart and being 4  in the land where they are held prisoner, 5  and direct their prayers to you toward the land you gave to their ancestors, your chosen city, and the temple I built for your honor, 6  8:49 then listen from your heavenly dwelling place to their prayers for help 7  and vindicate them. 8 

1 tn Heb “they”; the referent (your people) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

2 tn Or “stop and reflect”; Heb “bring back to their heart.”

3 tn Or “done wrong.”

4 tn Or “soul.”

5 tn Heb “in the land of their enemies.”

6 tn Heb “your name.” See the note on the word “reputation” in v. 41.

7 tn Heb “their prayer and their request for help.”

8 tn Heb “and accomplish their justice.”

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