Solomon’s Prayer

Then Solomon said, “(A)You have shown great faithfulness to Your servant David my father, (B)according as he walked before You in [a]truth, righteousness, and uprightness of heart toward You; and (C)You have [b]reserved for him this great faithfulness, that You have given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day. And now, Lord my God, (D)You have made Your servant king in place of my father David, yet (E)I am like a little boy; (F)I do not know how to [c]go out or come in. And (G)Your servant is in the midst of Your people whom You have chosen, (H)a great people who are too many to be numbered or counted. So (I)give Your servant [d]an understanding heart to judge Your people, (J)to discern between good and evil. For who is capable of judging this [e]great people of Yours?”

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 3:6 Or faithfulness
  2. 1 Kings 3:6 Lit kept
  3. 1 Kings 3:7 I.e., conduct daily business
  4. 1 Kings 3:9 Or a heart that listens
  5. 1 Kings 3:9 Lit heavy