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So give your servant a discerning(A) heart to govern your people and to distinguish(B) between right and wrong. For who is able(C) to govern this great people of yours?”

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Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?

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So (A)give Your servant [a]an understanding heart to judge Your people (B)to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this [b]great people of Yours?”

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 3:9 Lit a hearing
  2. 1 Kings 3:9 Lit heavy

So give Your servant an understanding mind and a hearing heart [with which] to judge Your people, so that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge and rule this great people of Yours?”(A)

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“Here’s what I want: Give me a God-listening heart so I can lead your people well, discerning the difference between good and evil. For who on their own is capable of leading your glorious people?”

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