1 Kings 8:41
New International Version
"As for the foreigner who does not belong to your people Israel but has come from a distant land because of your name--

New Living Translation
"In the future, foreigners who do not belong to your people Israel will hear of you. They will come from distant lands because of your name,

English Standard Version
“Likewise, when a foreigner, who is not of your people Israel, comes from a far country for your name’s sake

Berean Study Bible
And as for the foreigner who is not of Your people Israel but has come from a distant land because of Your name—

New American Standard Bible
"Also concerning the foreigner who is not of Your people Israel, when he comes from a far country for Your name's sake

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

Christian Standard Bible
Even for the foreigner who is not of your people Israel but has come from a distant land because of your name--

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Even for the foreigner who is not of Your people Israel but has come from a distant land because of Your name--

International Standard Version
"Now concerning the foreigner who is not from your people Israel, when he comes from a land far away for the sake of your name

NET Bible
"Foreigners, who do not belong to your people Israel, will come from a distant land because of your reputation.

New Heart 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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"People will hear about your great name, mighty hand, and powerful arm. So when people who are not Israelites come from distant countries because of your name

JPS Tanakh 1917
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--

New American Standard 1977
“Also concerning the foreigner who is not of Thy people Israel, when he comes from a far country for Thy name’s sake

Jubilee Bible 2000
Likewise concerning a stranger, that is not of thy people Israel, but comes out of a far country for thy name's sake

King James 2000 Bible
Moreover concerning a stranger, that is not of your people Israel, but comes out of a far country for your name's sake;

American King James Version
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
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;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And for the stranger who is not of thy people,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Moreover also the stranger, who is not of thy people Israel, when he shall come out of a far country for thy name's sake, (for they shall hear every where of thy great name and thy mighty hand,

Darby Bible Translation
And as to the stranger also, who is not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy name's sake

English Revised Version
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;

Webster's Bible Translation
Moreover, concerning a stranger, that is not of thy people Israel, but cometh 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

Young's Literal Translation
'And also, unto the stranger who is not of Thy people Israel, and hath come from a land afar off for Thy name's sake --
Study Bible
Solomon's Prayer of Dedication
40so that they may fear You all the days they live in the land You gave to our fathers. 41And as for the foreigner who is not of Your people Israel but has come from a distant land because of Your name— 42for they will hear of Your great name and mighty hand and outstretched arm—when he comes and prays toward this house,…
Cross References
Acts 8:27
So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official in charge of the entire treasury of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians. He had gone to Jerusalem to worship,

1 Kings 8:40
so that they may fear You all the days they live in the land You gave to our fathers.

1 Kings 8:42
for they will hear of Your great name and mighty hand and outstretched arm--when he comes and prays toward this house,

Treasury of Scripture

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

a stranger

1 Kings 10:1,2
And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to prove him with hard questions…

Ruth 1:16
And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:

Ruth 2:11
And Boaz answered and said unto her, It hath fully been shewed me, all that thou hast done unto thy mother in law since the death of thine husband: and how thou hast left thy father and thy mother, and the land of thy nativity, and art come unto a people which thou knewest not heretofore.

cometh out

1 Kings 10:1,2
And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to prove him with hard questions…

Exodus 18:8-12
And Moses told his father in law all that the LORD had done unto Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, and all the travail that had come upon them by the way, and how the LORD delivered them…

2 Kings 5:1-7,16,17
Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honourable, because by him the LORD had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valour, but he was a leper…







Lexicon
And
וְגַם֙ (wə·ḡam)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

as for
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the foreigner
הַנָּכְרִ֔י (han·nā·ḵə·rî)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5237: Foreign, alien

who
אֲשֶׁ֛ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

is not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

of Your people
מֵעַמְּךָ֥ (mê·‘am·mə·ḵā)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

but has come
וּבָ֛א (ū·ḇā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

from a distant
רְחוֹקָ֖ה (rə·ḥō·w·qāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7350: Remote, of place, time, precious

land
מֵאֶ֥רֶץ (mê·’e·reṣ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

because of
לְמַ֥עַן (lə·ma·‘an)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4616: Purpose -- intent

Your name—
שְׁמֶֽךָ׃ (šə·me·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name
(41-43) Moreover, concerning a stranger.--These verses in a striking digression (perhaps suggested by the general acknowledgment in the previous verse of God's knowledge of every human heart), interpose in the series of references to Israel a prayer for the acceptance of the prayer of the "stranger" who should come from afar to confess the Lord Jehovah, and to "pray toward this house." Such recognition of the stranger, not as an enemy or even a complete alien, but as in some sense capable of communion with the true God, was especially natural in Solomon; first, because in his days many strangers came from afar, drawn by the fame of his wisdom and magnificence, so that the old exclusiveness of the Israelites must have been greatly broken down; and next, because the character of the thought and writing of his age, searching (as in the books of Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes) into the great religious problems which belong to man as man, naturally led to that wider view of the kingdom of God over all nations, which is worked out so strikingly in the writings of the prophets. That the case contemplated is probably not imaginary, is shown by the examples of King Hiram and the Queen of Sheba. Admiration of the glory of Israel would lead inevitably to some belief in, and "fear" of, the God of Israel; and it might well go on to the further result, here contemplated, of a fuller acknowledgment of the Lord Jehovah, and of the sacredness of the worship of His appointed Temple, which would tell silently on all the religions of the East. It was expressly provided for in the Law (Numbers 15:14-16): and in spite of the greater exclusiveness of the ages after the Captivity, heathen princes were often allowed to offer in the Temple. This recognition of the stranger from afar is different from the frequent recognition of the resident "stranger within their gates," as being under the protection of God, and to be "loved" by those who had been "strangers in the land of Egypt" (Deuteronomy 10:18-19). But, like it, it nobly distinguished the Law of Israel from most ancient codes; it stood out as a striking, though often unheeded, protest against the hard exclusiveness of the Jewish temper; it was a tacit anticipation of the future gathering in of all nations to enjoy the blessing which was from the beginning expressly destined for "all families of the earth."

Verse 41. - Moreover concerning a stranger, that is not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy name's sake; [Solomon takes it for granted that such will come, and not without good reason, for the house was "exceeding magnifical" and destined to be "of fame and glory throughout all countries" (1 Chronicles 22:5). And we can hardly doubt that in the visit of the Queen of Sheba we are to see one fulfilment of this anticipation. (Note the expression of ch. 10:1 "concerning the name of the Lord.") One who blessed God, as she did (ver. 9), would certainly pray towards the house. In the time of the second temple there were several instances of strangers (e.g., Alexander the Great, Ptolemy Philadelphus, and Seleucus; see Keil in loc.) worshipping the God of Jacob in Jerusalem. 8:22-53 In this excellent prayer, Solomon does as we should do in every prayer; he gives glory to God. Fresh experiences of the truth of God's promises call for larger praises. He sues for grace and favour from God. The experiences we have of God's performing his promises, should encourage us to depend upon them, and to plead them with him; and those who expect further mercies, must be thankful for former mercies. God's promises must be the guide of our desires, and the ground of our hopes and expectations in prayer. The sacrifices, the incense, and the whole service of the temple, were all typical of the Redeemer's offices, oblation, and intercession. The temple, therefore, was continually to be remembered. Under one word, forgive, Solomon expressed all that he could ask in behalf of his people. For, as all misery springs from sin, forgiveness of sin prepares the way for the removal of every evil, and the receiving of every good. Without it, no deliverance can prove a blessing. In addition to the teaching of the word of God, Solomon entreated the Lord himself to teach the people to profit by all, even by their chastisements. They shall know every man the plague of his own heart, what it is that pains him; and shall spread their hands in prayer toward this house; whether the trouble be of body or mind, they shall represent it before God. Inward burdens seem especially meant. Sin is the plague of our own hearts; our in-dwelling corruptions are our spiritual diseases: every true Israelite endeavours to know these, that he may mortify them, and watch against the risings of them. These drive him to his knees; lamenting these, he spreads forth his hands in prayer. After many particulars, Solomon concludes with the general request, that God would hearken to his praying people. No place, now, under the gospel, can add to the prayers made in or towards it. The substance is Christ; whatever we ask in his name, it shall be given us. In this manner the Israel of God is established and sanctified, the backslider is recovered and healed. In this manner the stranger is brought nigh, the mourner is comforted, the name of God is glorified. Sin is the cause of all our troubles; repentance and forgiveness lead to all human happiness.
Jump to Previous
Afar Belong Country Distant Far Foreigner Glory Israel Likewise Moreover Name's Sake Strange Stranger
Jump to Next
Afar Belong Country Distant Far Foreigner Glory Israel Likewise Moreover Name's Sake Strange Stranger
Links
1 Kings 8:41 NIV
1 Kings 8:41 NLT
1 Kings 8:41 ESV
1 Kings 8:41 NASB
1 Kings 8:41 KJV

1 Kings 8:41 Bible Apps
1 Kings 8:41 Biblia Paralela
1 Kings 8:41 Chinese Bible
1 Kings 8:41 French Bible
1 Kings 8:41 German Bible

Alphabetical: a Also As because belong but come comes concerning country distant does far for foreigner from has he is Israel land name name's not of people sake the to when who your

OT History: 1 Kings 8:41 Moreover concerning the foreigner who is not (1Ki iKi i Ki 1 Kg 1kg) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
1 Kings 8:40
Top of Page
Top of Page