1 Kings 8:61
New International Version
And may your hearts be fully committed to the LORD our God, to live by his decrees and obey his commands, as at this time.”

New Living Translation
And may you be completely faithful to the LORD our God. May you always obey his decrees and commands, just as you are doing today.”

English Standard Version
Let your heart therefore be wholly true to the LORD our God, walking in his statutes and keeping his commandments, as at this day.”

Berean Study Bible
So let your heart be fully devoted to the LORD our God, as it is this day, to walk in His statutes and to keep His commandments.”

King James Bible
Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.

New King James Version
Let your heart therefore be loyal to the LORD our God, to walk in His statutes and keep His commandments, as at this day.”

New American Standard Bible
Your hearts therefore shall be wholly devoted to the LORD our God, to walk in His statutes and to keep His commandments, as at this day.”

NASB 1995
“Let your heart therefore be wholly devoted to the LORD our God, to walk in His statutes and to keep His commandments, as at this day.”

NASB 1977
“Let your heart therefore be wholly devoted to the LORD our God, to walk in His statutes and to keep His commandments, as at this day.”

Amplified Bible
Therefore, your hearts are to be wholly devoted to the LORD our God, to walk in His statutes and to keep His commandments, as [you are doing] today.”

Christian Standard Bible
Be wholeheartedly devoted to the LORD our God to walk in his statutes and to keep his commands, as it is today.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let your heart be completely devoted to the LORD our God to walk in His statutes and to keep His commands, as it is today.”

American Standard Version
Let your heart therefore be perfect with Jehovah our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And let your heart be perfect with LORD JEHOVAH our God to walk in his ways and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments and his laws like today.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And let our hearts be perfect toward the Lord our God, to walk also holily in his ordinances, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.

Contemporary English Version
Obey the LORD our God and follow his commands with all your heart, just as you are doing today.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let our hearts also be perfect with the Lord our God, that we may walk in his statutes, and keep his commandments, as at this day.

English Revised Version
Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.

Good News Translation
May you, his people, always be faithful to the LORD our God, obeying all his laws and commands as you do today."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
May your hearts be committed to the LORD our God. Then you will live by his laws and keep his commands as you have today."

International Standard Version
Now let your heart be completely devoted to the LORD our God, to live according to his statutes and to keep his commands, as we are doing today."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let your heart therefore be whole with the LORD our God, to walk in His statutes, and to keep His commandments, as at this day.'

Literal Standard Version
and your heart has been perfect with our God YHWH, to walk in His statutes, and to keep His commands, as [at] this day.”

NET Bible
May you demonstrate wholehearted devotion to the LORD our God by following his rules and obeying his commandments, as you are presently doing."

New Heart English Bible
"Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day."

World English Bible
"Let your heart therefore be perfect with Yahweh our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day."

Young's Literal Translation
and your heart hath been perfect with Jehovah our God, to walk in His statutes, and to keep His commands, as at this day.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Solomon's Benediction
60so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the LORD is God. There is no other! 61So let your heart be fully devoted to the LORD our God, as it is this day, to walk in His statutes and to keep His commandments.”

Cross References
Deuteronomy 18:13
You must be blameless before the LORD your God.

1 Kings 11:4
For when Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and he was not wholeheartedly devoted to the LORD his God, as his father David had been.

1 Kings 15:14
The high places were not removed, but Asa's heart was fully devoted to the LORD all his days.

2 Kings 20:3
"Please, O LORD, remember how I have walked before You faithfully and with wholehearted devotion; I have done what was good in Your sight." And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

1 Chronicles 28:9
As for you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father and serve Him wholeheartedly and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands the intent of every thought. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.

1 Chronicles 29:9
And the people rejoiced at the willing response of their leaders, for they had given to the LORD freely and wholeheartedly. And King David also rejoiced greatly.


Treasury of Scripture

Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.

perfect

1 Kings 11:4
For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.

1 Kings 15:3,14
And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before him: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father…

Genesis 17:1
And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.









Verse 61. - Let your heart therefore be perfect with the Lord our God [An instructive commentary on these words is found in 1 Kings 11:4, where it is said of this Solomon, "His heart was not perfect," etc. - same words. Similarly, ib. vers. 3, 9 are a comment on the prayer of ver. 58. Having preached to others, he himself became a castaway], to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, us at this day [That day the nation proved its piety by the dedication of the house. At the close of this prayer (omitted in Chronicles), according to 2 Chronicles 7:1, "fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the house," but Bahr rejects these words as an interpolation. He maintains, indeed, that the chronicler contradicts himself, for we can hardly think that the glory which we are told (1 Kings 5:14) had already filled the house, left it and then returned. It is certainly suspicious, and a much stronger argument against the words in question, that no mention of the fire is made by our author, for, brief as this history is, it is difficult to believe that so signal an interposition could have remained unnoticed, if it really occurred. SECTION IV. - The Festal Sacrifices. The ceremonial of dedication was followed, as would naturally be the case, by sacrifices on a scale of unusual grandeur. Apart from their religious use and significance, the sacrifices testified to the devotion of the giver who on this of all days must not appear before the Lord empty, and they also afforded materials for the great and prolonged feast by which this auspicious event in the history of Israel must be commemorated.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So let your heart
לְבַבְכֶם֙ (lə·ḇaḇ·ḵem)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart

be
וְהָיָ֤ה (wə·hā·yāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

fully devoted
שָׁלֵ֔ם (šā·lêm)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 8003: Complete, safe, at peace

to
עִ֖ם (‘im)
Preposition
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

the LORD
יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

our God,
אֱלֹהֵ֑ינוּ (’ĕ·lō·hê·nū)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

as it is
כַּיּ֥וֹם (kay·yō·wm)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3117: A day

this day,
הַזֶּֽה׃ (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

to walk
לָלֶ֧כֶת (lā·le·ḵeṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

in His statutes
בְּחֻקָּ֛יו (bə·ḥuq·qāw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 2706: Something prescribed or owed, a statute

and to keep
וְלִשְׁמֹ֥ר (wə·liš·mōr)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

His commandments.”
מִצְוֺתָ֖יו (miṣ·wō·ṯāw)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4687: Commandment


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