New International Version
then hear from heaven their prayer and their plea, and uphold their cause.
King James Bible
Then hear thou in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.
Darby Bible Translation
then hear thou in the heavens their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their right.
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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If thy people go out to battle - The Sixth case refers to wars undertaken by Divine appointment: whithersoever thou shalt send them; for in no other wars could they expect the blessing and concurrence of the Lord; in none other could the God of truth and justice maintain their cause. There were such wars under the Mosaic dispensation, there are none such under the Christian dispensation: nor can there be any; for the Son of man is come, not to destroy men's lives, but to save them. Except mere defensive war, all others are diabolic; and, query, if there were no provocations, would there be any attacks, and consequently any need of defensive wars?
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cause. or, right
Library'The Matter of a Day in Its Day'
'At all times, as the matter shall require.'--1 KINGS viii. 59. I have ventured to diverge from my usual custom, and take this fragment of a text because, in the forcible language of the original, it carries some very important lessons. The margin of our Bible gives the literal reading of the Hebrew; the sense, but not the vigorous idiom, of which is conveyed in the paraphrase in our version. 'At all times, as the matter shall require,' is, literally, 'the thing of a day in its day'; and that is …
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1 Kings 8:44
"When your people go to war against their enemies, wherever you send them, and when they pray to the LORD toward the city you have chosen and the temple 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 give them over to their enemies, who take them captive to their own lands, far away or near;
I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.
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