1 Kings 8:51
New International Version
for they are your people and your inheritance, whom you brought out of Egypt, out of that iron-smelting furnace.

New Living Translation
for they are your people—your special possession—whom you brought out of the iron-smelting furnace of Egypt.

English Standard Version
(for they are your people, and your heritage, which you brought out of Egypt, from the midst of the iron furnace).

Berean Study Bible
For they are Your people and Your inheritance; You brought them out of Egypt, out of the furnace for iron.

King James Bible
For they be thy people, and thine inheritance, which thou broughtest forth out of Egypt, from the midst of the furnace of iron:

New King James Version
(for they are Your people and Your inheritance, whom You brought out of Egypt, out of the iron furnace),

New American Standard Bible
(for they are Your people and Your inheritance which You have brought out of Egypt, from the midst of the iron furnace),

NASB 1995
(for they are Your people and Your inheritance which You have brought forth from Egypt, from the midst of the iron furnace),

NASB 1977
(for they are Thy people and Thine inheritance which Thou hast brought forth from Egypt, from the midst of the iron furnace),

Amplified Bible
(for they are Your people and Your heritage, whom You brought out of Egypt, from the midst of the iron furnace [of slavery and oppression]),

Christian Standard Bible
For they are your people and your inheritance; you brought them out of Egypt, out of the middle of an iron furnace.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For they are Your people and Your inheritance; You brought them out of Egypt, out of the middle of an iron furnace.

American Standard Version
(for they are thy people, and thine inheritance, which thou broughtest forth out of Egypt, from the midst of the furnace of iron);

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because they are your people and your inheritance whom you brought out from Egypt, from the furnace of iron

Brenton Septuagint Translation
for they are thy people and thine inheritance, whom thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, out of the midst of the furnace of iron.

Contemporary English Version
Remember, they are the people you chose and rescued from Egypt that was like a blazing fire to them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For they are thy people, and thy inheritance, whom thou hast brought out of the land of Egypt, from the midst of the furnace of iron.

English Revised Version
For they be thy people, and thine inheritance which thou broughtest forth out of Egypt, from the midst of the furnace of iron:

Good News Translation
They are your own people, whom you brought out of Egypt, that blazing furnace.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
because they are your own people whom you brought out of Egypt from the middle of an iron smelter.

International Standard Version
since they are your people and your heritage, which you brought out of Egypt, from an iron fire furnace.

JPS Tanakh 1917
for they are Thy people, and Thine inheritance, which Thou broughtest forth out of Egypt, from the midst of the furnace of iron;

Literal Standard Version
for they [are] Your people and Your inheritance, whom You brought out of Egypt, out of the midst of the furnace of iron—

NET Bible
After all, they are your people and your special possession whom you brought out of Egypt, from the middle of the iron-smelting furnace.

New Heart English Bible
(for they are your people, and your inheritance, which you brought out of Egypt, from the midst of the iron furnace);

World English Bible
(for they are your people, and your inheritance, which you brought forth out of Egypt, from the midst of the furnace of iron);

Young's Literal Translation
(for Thy people and Thy inheritance are they, whom Thou didst bring out of Egypt, out of the midst of the furnace of iron) --

Additional Translations ...
Context
Solomon's Prayer of Dedication
50May You forgive Your people who have sinned against You and all the transgressions they have committed against You, and may You grant them compassion in the eyes of their captors to show them mercy. 51For they are Your people and Your inheritance; You brought them out of Egypt, out of the furnace for iron. 52May Your eyes be open to the pleas of Your servant and of Your people Israel, and may You listen to them whenever they call to You.…

Cross References
Exodus 32:11
But Moses sought the favor of the LORD his God, saying, "O LORD, why does Your anger burn against Your people, whom You brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and a mighty hand?

Exodus 32:12
Why should the Egyptians declare, 'He brought them out with evil intent, to kill them in the mountains and wipe them from the face of the earth'? Turn from Your fierce anger and relent from doing harm to Your people.

Deuteronomy 4:20
Yet the LORD has taken you and brought you out of the iron furnace, out of Egypt, to be the people of His inheritance, as you are today.

Deuteronomy 9:26
And I prayed to the LORD and said, "O Lord GOD, do not destroy Your people, Your inheritance, whom You redeemed through Your greatness and brought out of Egypt with a mighty hand.

Deuteronomy 9:29
But they are Your people, Your inheritance, whom You brought out by Your great power and outstretched arm."

Deuteronomy 32:9
But the LORD's portion is His people, Jacob His allotted inheritance.

Psalm 28:9
Save Your people and bless Your inheritance; shepherd them and carry them forever.

Isaiah 48:10
See, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.

Jeremiah 11:4
which I commanded your forefathers when I brought them out of the land of Egypt, out of the iron furnace, saying, 'Obey Me, and do everything I command you, and you will be My people, and I will be your God.'

Daniel 3:26
Then Nebuchadnezzar approached the door of the blazing fiery furnace and called out, "Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, servants of the Most High God, come out!" So Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego came out of the fire,


Treasury of Scripture

For they be your people, and your inheritance, which you brought forth out of Egypt, from the middle of the furnace of iron:

thy people

1 Kings 8:53
For thou didst separate them from among all the people of the earth, to be thine inheritance, as thou spakest by the hand of Moses thy servant, when thou broughtest our fathers out of Egypt, O Lord GOD.

Exodus 32:11,12
And Moses besought the LORD his God, and said, LORD, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand? …

Numbers 14:13-19
And Moses said unto the LORD, Then the Egyptians shall hear it, (for thou broughtest up this people in thy might from among them;) …

the furnace

Deuteronomy 4:20
But the LORD hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as ye are this day.

Jeremiah 11:4
Which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, Obey my voice, and do them, according to all which I command you: so shall ye be my people, and I will be your God:









(51-53) For they be thy people.--This pleading with God by His deliverance of the people from Egypt, and by His promise to Moses to make them His inheritance (see Exodus 19:5; Deuteronomy 9:26; Deuteronomy 9:29; Deuteronomy 14:2), although especially suggested by the last petition for deliverance from captivity, may be held to apply to the whole of Solomon's prayer. It implies the belief not only that the declared purpose of God cannot fail, but that, even for the manifestation of His glory to man, it must needs be visibly fulfilled before the eyes of the world. This same conviction breathes in many of the utterances of Moses for Israel (see Exodus 32:12-13; Numbers 14:13-14); it is expressed in the "Help us, O Lord, and deliver us for Thy name's sake," of Psalm 79:9-10, or the "Defer not for Thine own sake, O my God" of Daniel 9:19 : it is declared on the part, of the Lord again and again in Ezekiel 20:9; Ezekiel 20:14; Ezekiel 20:22, "I wrought for my name's sake." It may, indeed, seem to jar upon our fuller conception of the infinite majesty of God, incapable of being augmented or lessened, and of the infinite love which does all for the sake of His creatures. Yet it is not wholly unlike our Lord's prayer (John 12:28), "Father, glorify thy name," or the Apostolic declarations of the great purpose of redemption, as designed for "the praise of God's glory" (Ephesians 1:6; Ephesians 1:12; Ephesians 1:14), and of all Christian life as commanded to "do all to the glory of God" (1Corinthians 10:31). In some respects it is like the pleading with our Lord, in the Litanies of the Church in all ages, by all the various acts of His redemption, and the prayer of the old Latin hymn--

" Redemisti crucem passus;

Tantus labor ne sit cassus."

But, indeed, all that might seem to us strange or unworthy in such prayers vanishes at once, when we consider that the knowledge of God in His self-manifestation is the highest happiness of man; on which, indeed, depend all depth and harmony of human knowledge, and all dignity and purity of human life. Hence, in the Lord's Prayer, the three petitions "for Gods glory," preceding all special petitions for our own needs, are really prayers for the highest blessing of all mankind. God's care for His glory is not for His own sake, but for ours.

Verse 51. - For they be thy people [a citation or reminiscence of Deuteronomy 4:10], and thine inheritance, which thou broughtest forth out of Egypt [cf. vers. 21, 53. There is a constant recurrence throughout the Old Testament to this great deliverance, and with good reason, for it was the real birthday of the nation, and was also a pledge of future help and favour. God who had "wrought such great things for them in Egypt "could not well forsake them. Solomon's constant plea is that they are the elect and covenant race] from the midst of the furnace of iron [i.e., a furnace for iron, heated and fierce as for smelting. Same phrase, Deuteronomy 4:20].

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

they
הֵ֑ם (hêm)
Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

are Your people
עַמְּךָ֥ (‘am·mə·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

and Your inheritance;
וְנַחֲלָתְךָ֖ (wə·na·ḥă·lā·ṯə·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5159: Something inherited, occupancy, an heirloom, an estate, patrimony, portion

You brought them
אֲשֶׁ֤ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

out
הוֹצֵ֙אתָ֙ (hō·w·ṣê·ṯā)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

of Egypt,
מִמִּצְרַ֔יִם (mim·miṣ·ra·yim)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 4714: Egypt -- a son of Ham, also his descendants and their country in Northwest Africa

out
מִתּ֖וֹךְ (mit·tō·wḵ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8432: A bisection, the centre

of the furnace
כּ֥וּר (kūr)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3564: Smelting pot or furnace

for iron.
הַבַּרְזֶֽל׃ (hab·bar·zel)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1270: Iron, an iron implement


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