1 Kings 8:61
Parallel Verses
New International Version
And may your hearts be fully committed to the LORD our God, to live by his decrees and obey his commands, as at this time."

New Living Translation
And may you be completely faithful to the LORD our God. May you always obey his decrees and commands, just as you are doing today."

English Standard Version
Let your heart therefore be wholly true to the LORD our God, walking in his statutes and keeping his commandments, as at this day.”

New American Standard Bible
"Let your heart therefore be wholly devoted to the LORD our God, to walk in His statutes and to keep His commandments, as at this day."

King James Bible
Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let your heart be completely devoted to the LORD our God to walk in His statutes and to keep His commands, as it is today."

International Standard Version
Now let your heart be completely devoted to the LORD our God, to live according to his statutes and to keep his commands, as we are doing today."

NET Bible
May you demonstrate wholehearted devotion to the LORD our God by following his rules and obeying his commandments, as you are presently doing."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
May your hearts be committed to the LORD our God. Then you will live by his laws and keep his commands as you have today."

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let your heart, therefore, be perfect with the LORD our God, walking in his statutes and keeping his commandments, as at this day.

King James 2000 Bible
Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.

American King James Version
Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.

American Standard Version
Let your heart therefore be perfect with Jehovah our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let our hearts also be perfect with the Lord our God, that we may walk in his statutes, and keep his commandments, as at this day.

Darby Bible Translation
and that your heart may be perfect with Jehovah our God, to walk in his statutes and to keep his commandments, as at this day.

English Revised Version
Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.

World English Bible
"Let your heart therefore be perfect with Yahweh our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day."

Young's Literal Translation
and your heart hath been perfect with Jehovah our God, to walk in His statutes, and to keep His commands, as at this day.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

8:54-61 Never was a congregation dismissed with what was more likely to affect them, and to abide with them. What Solomon asks for in this prayer, is still granted in the intercession of Christ, of which his supplication was a type. We shall receive grace sufficient, suitable, and seasonable, in every time of need. No human heart is of itself willing to obey the gospel call to repentance, faith, and newness of life, walking in all the commandments of the Lord, yet Solomon exhorts the people to be perfect. This is the scriptural method, it is our duty to obey the command of the law and the call of the gospel, seeing we have broken the law. When our hearts are inclined thereto, feeling our sinfulness and weakness, we pray for Divine assistance; thus are we made able to serve God through Jesus Christ.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 61. - Let your heart therefore be perfect with the Lord our God [An instructive commentary on these words is found in 1 Kings 11:4, where it is said of this Solomon, "His heart was not perfect," etc. - same words. Similarly, ib. vers. 3, 9 are a comment on the prayer of ver. 58. Having preached to others, he himself became a castaway], to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, us at this day [That day the nation proved its piety by the dedication of the house. At the close of this prayer (omitted in Chronicles), according to 2 Chronicles 7:1, "fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the house," but Bahr rejects these words as an interpolation. He maintains, indeed, that the chronicler contradicts himself, for we can hardly think that the glory which we are told (1 Kings 5:14) had already filled the house, left it and then returned. It is certainly suspicious, and a much stronger argument against the words in question, that no mention of the fire is made by our author, for, brief as this history is, it is difficult to believe that so signal an interposition could have remained unnoticed, if it really occurred. SECTION IV. - The Festal Sacrifices. The ceremonial of dedication was followed, as would naturally be the case, by sacrifices on a scale of unusual grandeur. Apart from their religious use and significance, the sacrifices testified to the devotion of the giver who on this of all days must not appear before the Lord empty, and they also afforded materials for the great and prolonged feast by which this auspicious event in the history of Israel must be commemorated.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Let your heart therefore be perfect with the Lord your God,.... Sincere in their love to him, united in their worship of him, and constant in their obedience to him:

to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day: as they did that day, neither king nor people having as yet fallen into idolatry, but showing by their then present appearance a zeal for God, his house, and worship.



1 Kings 8:61 Additional Commentaries
Context
Solomon's Benediction
60so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the LORD is God; there is no one else. 61"Let your heart therefore be wholly devoted to the LORD our God, to walk in His statutes and to keep His commandments, as at this day."
Cross References
Deuteronomy 18:13
You must be blameless before the LORD your God.

1 Kings 11:4
As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father had been.

1 Kings 15:14
Although he did not remove the high places, Asa's heart was fully committed to the LORD all his life.

2 Kings 20:3
"Remember, LORD, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes." And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

1 Chronicles 28:9
"And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every desire and every thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.

1 Chronicles 29:9
The people rejoiced at the willing response of their leaders, for they had given freely and wholeheartedly to the LORD. David the king also rejoiced greatly.
Treasury of Scripture

Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.

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1 Kings 11:4 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned …

1 Kings 15:3,14 And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before …

Genesis 17:1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to …

Deuteronomy 18:13 You shall be perfect with the LORD your God.

2 Kings 20:3 I beseech you, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before you …

1 Chronicles 28:9 And you, Solomon my son, know you the God of your father, and serve …

Job 1:1,8 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man …

Psalm 37:37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.

2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves …

Philippians 3:12-16 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: …

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