"Lay it to heart"; consider and repent.
If they sin against thee, (for there is no man which sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them over before their enemies, and they carry them away captives unto a land far off or near; yet if they BETHINK themselves in the land whither they are carried captive, and turn and pray unto thee in the land of their captivity, saying, We have sinned, we have done amiss, and have dealt wickedly...then hear thou from the heavens, even from thy dwelling place, their prayer and their supplications, and maintain their cause, and forgive thy people which have sinned against thee. ( 2 Chronicles 1:1 Matthew 6:36-39 )
be-think' (heshibh 'el lebh, "to lay to heart," hence, "recall to mind"):
Anglo-Saxon word used only in seventh petition of Solomon's prayer at the dedication of the Temple. If the people, carried into captivity, because of sin, should "take it to heart," then God (he prayed) would hear and forgive (1 Kings 8:47; 2 Chronicles 6:37). A choice illustration of the mental and heart process in reflection, repentance and conversion.
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