Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Give, therefore, thy slave a hearing heart to judge thy people that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this thy so great a people?

New American Standard Bible

"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?"

King James Version

Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?

Holman Bible

So give Your servant an obedient heart to judge Your people and to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?”

International Standard Version

So give your servant an understanding mind to govern your people, so I can discern between good and evil. Otherwise, how will I be able to govern this great people of yours?"

A Conservative Version

Give thy servant therefore an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to judge this thy great people?

American Standard Version

Give thy servant therefore an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and evil; for who is able to judge this thy great people?

Amplified

So give Your servant an understanding mind and a hearing heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and bad. For who is able to judge and rule this Your great people?

Bible in Basic English

Give your servant, then, a wise heart for judging your people, able to see what is good and what evil; for who is able to be the judge of this great people?

Darby Translation

Give therefore to thy servant an understanding heart, to judge thy people, to discern between good and bad; for who is able to judge this thy numerous people?

Julia Smith Translation

And give to thy servant a heart to hear to judge thy people to discern between good to evil: for who shall be able to judge this thy weighty people?

King James 2000

Give therefore your servant an understanding heart to judge your people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this your so great a people?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Give to your servant a listening heart to judge your people, to discern between good and bad, because who is able to judge this, your difficult people?"

Modern King James verseion

And give to Your servant an understanding heart, to judge Your people, to discern between good and bad. For who is able to judge this, Your great people?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Give therefore unto thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, and to discern between good, and bad. For who is able to judge this, thy so weighty a people?"

NET Bible

So give your servant a discerning mind so he can make judicial decisions for your people and distinguish right from wrong. Otherwise no one is able to make judicial decisions for this great nation of yours."

New Heart English Bible

Give your servant therefore an understanding heart to judge your people, that I may discern between good and evil; for who is able to judge this your great people?"

The Emphasized Bible

Wilt thou, then, give unto thy servant, a heart that hearkeneth, to judge thy people, to discern between good and bad, - for who is able to judge this thine honoured people?

Webster

Give therefore to thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?

World English Bible

Give your servant therefore an understanding heart to judge your people, that I may discern between good and evil; for who is able to judge this your great people?"

Youngs Literal Translation

and Thou hast given to Thy servant an understanding heart, to judge Thy people, to discern between good and evil; for who is able to judge this Thy great people?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

to judge
שׁפט 
Shaphat 
שׁפט 
Shaphat 
Usage: 203
Usage: 203

עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

for who is able
יכול יכל 
Yakol 
Usage: 194

כּבד 
Kabed 
Usage: 40

References

Images 1 Kings 3:9

Prayers for 1 Kings 3:9

Context Readings

Solomon Requests Wisdom From God

8 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. 9 Give, therefore, thy slave a hearing heart to judge thy people that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this thy so great a people? 10 And the speech pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this thing.



Cross References

James 1:5

And if any of you lacks wisdom, let them ask of God (who gives abundantly to all, and without reproach), and it shall be given them.

2 Samuel 14:17

Then thy handmaid said, Let the word of my lord the king bring rest; for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and evil; and let the LORD thy God be with thee.

Psalm 72:1-2

Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.

Hebrews 5:14

But strong food belongs to those that are perfect, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Proverbs 2:3-9

yea, if thou criest for understanding and givest thy voice unto intelligence,

1 Chronicles 22:12

Only the LORD give thee wisdom and understanding and give thee commandments for Israel, and that thou keep the law of the LORD thy God.

2 Chronicles 1:10

Give me now wisdom and knowledge that I may go out and come in before this people, for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?

Psalm 119:34

Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

Psalm 119:144

Thy testimonies are eternal righteousness; give me understanding, and I shall live.

Proverbs 16:16

How much better is it to acquire wisdom than gold! and to acquire understanding is worth more than silver!

Isaiah 11:2-4

And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD,

Exodus 3:11-12

Then Moses said unto God, Who am I that I should go unto Pharaoh and that I should bring forth the sons of Israel out of Egypt?

Exodus 4:10-13

Then Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither up until now, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy slave; but I am slow of speech and of a slow tongue.

1 Kings 3:28

And all Israel heard of that judgment which the king had judged, and they feared the king, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to judge.

1 Chronicles 29:19

Likewise, give unto Solomon, my son, a perfect heart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the palace, for which I have made provision.

Psalm 119:73

JOD. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me; give me understanding, and I shall learn thy commandments.

Proverbs 3:13-18

Blessed is the man that has found wisdom and who brings to light intelligence,

Proverbs 14:8

The wisdom of the sane is to understand his way, but the folly of fools is deceit.

Proverbs 20:12

The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the LORD has made both of them.

Ecclesiastes 7:11

Knowledge is good with an inheritance and is the excellency of those that see the sun.

Ecclesiastes 7:19

Wisdom strengthens the wise more than ten mighty men who are in the city.

Ecclesiastes 9:15-18

now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no one remembered that same poor man.

Jeremiah 1:6

Then I said, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I do not know how to speak: for I am a child.

Matthew 3:11

I indeed baptize you in water unto repentance, but he that comes after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear; he shall baptize you in the Holy Spirit and fire,

Matthew 3:14

But John resisted him much, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?

John 5:30

I can of my own self do nothing; as I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just because I seek not my own will, but the will of the Father who has sent me.

1 Corinthians 2:14-15

But the natural man does not perceive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness unto him; neither can he understand them because they are spiritually discerned.

2 Corinthians 2:16

to the one we are the savour of death unto death and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?

2 Corinthians 3:5

Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves, but our sufficiency is of God,

Ephesians 5:17

Therefore, be ye not unwise, but understanding of what the will of the Lord is.

Philippians 1:10

that ye may approve the best, that ye may be sincere and without offense until the day of Christ,

James 3:17

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, modest, benevolent, full of mercy and of good fruits, not judgmental, unfeigned.

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