1 Kings 8:45
New International Version
then hear from heaven their prayer and their plea, and uphold their cause.

New Living Translation
then hear their prayers from heaven and uphold their cause.

English Standard Version
then hear in heaven their prayer and their plea, and maintain their cause.

Berean Study Bible
then may You hear from heaven their prayer and their plea, and may You uphold their cause.

King James Bible
Then hear thou in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.

New King James Version
then hear in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.

New American Standard Bible
then hear in heaven their prayer and their pleading, and maintain their cause.

NASB 1995
then hear in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.

NASB 1977
then hear in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.

Amplified Bible
then hear in heaven their prayer and their pleading, and maintain their right and defend their cause.

Christian Standard Bible
may you hear their prayer and petition in heaven and uphold their cause.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
may You hear their prayer and petition in heaven and uphold their cause.

American Standard Version
then hear thou in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you will hear from Heaven their prayer and their cry and you will perform their justice.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
then shalt thou hear from heaven their supplication and their prayer, and shalt execute judgment for them.

Contemporary English Version
Answer their prayers from heaven and give them victory.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And then hear thou in heaven their prayers, and their supplications, and do judgment for them.

English Revised Version
then hear thou in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.

Good News Translation
listen to their prayers. Hear them in heaven and give them victory.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
then hear their prayer for mercy in heaven, and do what is right [for them].

International Standard Version
then hear their prayer and their request in heaven, and fight for their cause.

JPS Tanakh 1917
then hear Thou in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.

Literal Standard Version
then You have heard their prayer and their supplication in the heavens, and have maintained their cause.

NET Bible
then listen from heaven to their prayers for help and vindicate them.

New Heart English Bible
then hear in heaven their prayer and their petition, and maintain their cause.

World English Bible
then hear in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.

Young's Literal Translation
then Thou hast heard in the heavens their prayer and their supplication, and hast maintained their cause.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Solomon's Prayer of Dedication
44When Your people go to war against their enemies, wherever You send them, and when they pray to the LORD in the direction of the city You have chosen and the house I have built for Your Name, 45then may You hear from heaven their prayer and their plea, and may You uphold their cause. 46When they sin against You—for there is no one who does not sin—and You become angry with them and deliver them to an enemy who takes them as captives to his own land, whether far or near,…

Cross References
1 Kings 8:44
When Your people go to war against their enemies, wherever You send them, and when they pray to the LORD in the direction of the city You have chosen and the house I have built for Your Name,

1 Kings 8:46
When they sin against You--for there is no one who does not sin--and You become angry with them and deliver them to an enemy who takes them as captives to his own land, whether far or near,

Psalm 140:12
I know that the LORD upholds justice for the poor and defends the cause of the needy.


Treasury of Scripture

Then hear you in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.

cause.

Genesis 18:25
That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

Psalm 9:4
For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.

Jeremiah 5:28
They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge.









Verse 45. - Then hear thou in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause. [Heb. do their judgments, i.e., secure them justice, defend the right. Same words, Deuteronomy 10:18; cf. Psalm 9:5, Heb.] The last petition - the second of those which speak of prayers addressed towards the temple, or the Holy Presence which dwelt there, from a foreign land - contemplates as possible the captivity of the Hebrew nation. It has hence been too readily inferred that this portion of the prayer, at least, if not the preceding petition also, has been interpolated by a post-captivity writer. But there is really no solid reason for doubting its genuineness. Not only is it the seventh petition (see on ver. 31), but the captivity of Israel had been denounced as the punishment of persistent disobedience long before by Moses, and in the chapters to which such constant reference is made (Leviticus 26:33, 44; Deuteronomy 28:25, 36, 64; cf. 4:27) - a fact which is in itself an indirect proof of genuineness, as showing that this petition is of a piece with the rest of the prayer. And when to this we add that the carrying of a conquered and refractory race into captivity was an established custom of the East, we shall be inclined to agree with Bahr, that "it would have been more remarkable if Solomon had not mentioned it."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
may You hear
וְשָׁמַעְתָּ֙ (wə·šā·ma‘·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

from heaven
הַשָּׁמַ֔יִם (haš·šā·ma·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8064: Heaven, sky

their prayer
תְּפִלָּתָ֖ם (tə·p̄il·lā·ṯām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 8605: Intercession, supplication, a hymn

and
וְאֶת־ (wə·’eṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

their plea,
תְּחִנָּתָ֑ם (tə·ḥin·nā·ṯām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 8467: Favor, supplication for favor

and may You uphold
וְעָשִׂ֖יתָ (wə·‘ā·śî·ṯā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

their cause.
מִשְׁפָּטָֽם׃ (miš·pā·ṭām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style


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