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1 Kings 8:44-49 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

44 When Your people go out to fight against their enemies,[a]
wherever You send them,
and they pray to Yahweh
in the direction of the city You have chosen
and the temple I have built for Your name,
45 may You hear their prayer and petition in heaven
and uphold their cause.

46 When they sin against You—
for there is no one who does not sin
and You are angry with them
and hand them over to the enemy,
and their captors deport them to the enemy’s country
whether distant or nearby—
47 and when they come to their senses[b]
in the land where they were deported
and repent and petition You in their captors’ land:
“We have sinned and done wrong;
we have been wicked,”
48 and when they return to You with their whole mind and heart
in the land of their enemies who took them captive,
and when they pray to You in the direction of their land
that You gave their ancestors,
the city You have chosen,
and the temple I have built for Your name,
49 may You hear in heaven, Your dwelling place,
their prayer and petition and uphold their cause.


  1. 1 Kings 8:44 Some Hb mss, some ancient versions, 2Ch 6:34; other Hb mss read enemy
  2. 1 Kings 8:47 Lit they return to their heart

Psalm 5:7 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

But I enter Your house
by the abundance of Your faithful love;
I bow down toward Your holy temple
in reverential awe of You.

Jonah 2:4 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

But I said: I have been banished
from Your sight,
yet I will look once more[a]
toward Your holy temple.


  1. Jonah 2:4 LXX reads said: Indeed, will I look . . . ?

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