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1 Kings 8:41

    1 Kings 8:41 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Moreover concerning a stranger, that is not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy name's sake;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Moreover concerning a stranger, that is not of your people Israel, but comes out of a far country for your name's sake;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Moreover concerning the foreigner, that is not of thy people Israel, when he shall come out of a far country for thy name's sake;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And as for the man from a strange land, who is not of your people Israel; when he comes from a far country because of the glory of your name:

    Webster's Revision

    Moreover concerning the foreigner, that is not of thy people Israel, when he shall come out of a far country for thy name's sake;

    World English Bible

    "Moreover concerning the foreigner, who is not of your people Israel, when he shall come out of a far country for your name's sake

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Moreover concerning the stranger, that is not of thy people Israel, when he shall come out of a far country for thy name's sake;

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 8:41

    Moreover, concerning a stranger - The Fifth case relates to heathens coming from other countries with the design to become proselytes to the true religion; that they might be received, blessed, and protected as the true Israelites, that the name of Jehovah might be known over the face of the earth.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 8:41

    Nothing is more remarkable in the Mosaic Law than its liberality with regard to strangers, both in general Exodus 22:21; Leviticus 25:35; Deuteronomy 10:19 and in religious matters Numbers 15:14-16; Deuteronomy 31:12. It is quite in the spirit of these enactments that Solomon, having first prayed to God on behalf of his fellow-countrymen, should next go on to intercede for the strangers, and to ask for their prayers the same acceptance which he had previously begged for the prayers of faithful Israelites.

    For thy name's sake - i. e. "to visit the place where Thou hast set Thy name" (Compare Deuteronomy 12:5, Deuteronomy 12:11, etc.).

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Kings 8:41

    8:41 A stranger - A proselyte. But cometh - That he may worship, and glorify thy name.