1 Kings 3:8
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New International Version
Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number.

New Living Translation
And here I am in the midst of your own chosen people, a nation so great and numerous they cannot be counted!

English Standard Version
And your servant is in the midst of your people whom you have chosen, a great people, too many to be numbered or counted for multitude.

New American Standard Bible
"Your servant is in the midst of Your people which You have chosen, a great people who are too many to be numbered or counted.

King James Bible
And thy servant is in the midst of thy people which thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your servant is among Your people You have chosen, a people too numerous to be numbered or counted.

International Standard Version
Your servant lives in the midst of your people that you have chosen, a great people that is too numerous to be counted.

NET Bible
Your servant stands among your chosen people; they are a great nation that is too numerous to count or number.

New Heart English Bible
Your servant is in the midst of your people which you have chosen, a great people, that can't be numbered nor counted for multitude.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I'm among your people whom you have chosen. They are too numerous to count or record.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Thy servant is in the midst of Thy people which Thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.

New American Standard 1977
“And Thy servant is in the midst of Thy people which Thou hast chosen, a great people who cannot be numbered or counted for multitude.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And thy slave is in the midst of thy people whom thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.

King James 2000 Bible
And your servant is in the midst of your people whom you have chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.

American King James Version
And your servant is in the middle of your people which you have chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.

American Standard Version
And thy servant is in the midst of thy people which thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thy servant is in the midst of the people which thou hast chosen, an immense people, which cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.

Darby Bible Translation
And thy servant is in the midst of thy people which thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.

English Revised Version
And thy servant is in the midst of thy people which thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.

Webster's Bible Translation
And thy servant is in the midst of thy people which thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.

World English Bible
Your servant is in the midst of your people which you have chosen, a great people, that can't be numbered nor counted for multitude.

Young's Literal Translation
and Thy servant is in the midst of thy people, whom Thou hast chosen, a people numerous, that is not numbered nor counted for multitude,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:5-15 Solomon's dream was not a common one. While his bodily powers were locked up in sleep, the powers of his soul were strengthened; he was enabled to receive the Divine vision, and to make a suitable choice. God, in like manner, puts us in the ready way to be happy, by assuring us we shall have what we need, and pray for. Solomon's making such a choice when asleep, and the powers of reason least active, showed it came from the grace of God. Having a humble sense of his own wants and weakness, he pleads, Lord, I am but a little child. The more wise and considerate men are, the better acquainted they are with their own weakness, and the more jealous of themselves. Solomon begs of God to give him wisdom. We must pray for it, Jas 1:5, that it may help us in our particular calling, and the various occasions we have. Those are accepted of God, who prefer spiritual blessings to earthly good. It was a prevailing prayer, and prevailed for more than he asked. God gave him wisdom, such as no other prince was ever blessed with; and also gave him riches and honour. If we make sure of wisdom and grace, these will bring outward prosperity with them, or sweeten the want of it. The way to get spiritual blessings, is to wrestle with God in prayer for them. The way to get earthly blessings, is to refer ourselves to God concerning them. Solomon has wisdom given him, because he did ask it, and wealth, because he did not.
Study Bible
Solomon's Prayer for Wisdom
7"Now, O LORD my God, You have made Your servant king in place of my father David, yet I am but a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in. 8"Your servant is in the midst of Your people which You have chosen, a great people who are too many to be numbered or counted. 9"So give Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?"…
Cross References
Genesis 15:5
And He took him outside and said, "Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them." And He said to him, "So shall your descendants be."

Genesis 22:17
indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies.

Exodus 19:6
and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.' These are the words that you shall speak to the sons of Israel."

Deuteronomy 7:6
"For you are a holy people to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.

1 Kings 4:20
Judah and Israel were as numerous as the sand that is on the seashore in abundance; they were eating and drinking and rejoicing.
Treasury of Scripture

And your servant is in the middle of your people which you have chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.

thy people

Exodus 19:5,6 Now therefore, if you will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, …

Deuteronomy 7:6-8 For you are an holy people to the LORD your God: the LORD your God …

1 Samuel 12:22 For the LORD will not forsake his people for his great name's sake: …

Psalm 78:71 From following the ewes great with young he brought him to feed Jacob …

cannot

Genesis 13:16 And I will make your seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a …

Genesis 15:5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, …

Genesis 22:17 That in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply …

1 Chronicles 21:2,5,6 And David said to Joab and to the rulers of the people, Go, number …

1 Chronicles 27:23,24 But David took not the number of them from twenty years old and under…

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