1 Kings 8:49
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English Standard Version
then hear in heaven your dwelling place their prayer and their plea, and maintain their cause

King James Bible
Then hear thou their prayer and their supplication in heaven thy dwelling place, and maintain their cause,

American Standard Version
then hear thou their prayer and their supplication in heaven thy dwelling-place, and maintain their cause;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then hear thou in heaven, in the firmament of thy throne, their prayers, and their supplications, and do judgment for them:

English Revised Version
then hear thou their prayer and their supplication in heaven thy dwelling place, and maintain their cause;

Webster's Bible Translation
Then hear thou their prayer and their supplication in heaven thy dwelling-place, and maintain their cause,

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The reason for the hearing of the prayers of foreigners is "that all nations may know Thy name to fear Thee," etc., as in Deuteronomy 28:10. An examination of this original passage, from which וגו על נקרא שׁמך כּי is taken and transferred to the temple, shows that the common explanations of this phrase, viz., "that this house is called after Thy name," or "that Thy name is invoked over this temple (at its dedication)," are erroneous. The name of the Lord is always used in the Scriptures to denote the working of God among His people or in His kingdom (see at 2 Samuel 6:2). The naming of this name over the nation, the temple, etc., presupposes the working of God within it, and denotes the confession and acknowledgment of that working. This is obvious from such passages as Jeremiah 14:9, where the expression "Thy name is called over us" is only a further explanation of the word "Thou art in the midst of us;" and from Isaiah 63:19, where "we are they over whom Thou hast not ruled from eternity" is equivalent to "over whom Thy name has not been called." The name of Jehovah will be named over the temple, when Jehovah manifests His gracious presence within it in such a manner, that the nations who pray towards it experience the working of the living God within His sanctuary. It is in this sense that it is stated in 2 Samuel 6:2 that the name of Jehovah is named above the ark of the covenant (see the Comm. in loc.). - There are no cases on record of the worship of foreigners in connection with Solomon's temple, though there are in connection with the temple built after the captivity (vid., Josephus, Ant. xi. 8, 5, that of Alexander the Great; xii. 2, 5ff., that of Ptolemaeus Philadelphus; and 2 Macc. 3:2, 3, that of Seleucus).

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then hear

1 Kings 8:30 And listen you to the supplication of your servant, and of your people Israel, when they shall pray toward this place...

cause. or, right

1 Kings 8:45 Then hear you in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.

2 Kings 19:19 Now therefore, O LORD our God, I beseech you, save you us out of his hand...

Zechariah 1:15,16 And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at ease: for I was but a little displeased...

Cross References
1 Kings 8:48
if they repent with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their enemies, who carried them captive, and pray to you toward their land, which you gave to their fathers, the city that you have chosen, and the house that I have built for your name,

1 Kings 8:50
and forgive your people who have sinned against you, and all their transgressions that they have committed against you, and grant them compassion in the sight of those who carried them captive, that they may have compassion on them

Psalm 140:12
I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will execute justice for the needy.

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