1 Kings 8:51

51 for they are your people and your inheritance, whom you brought out of Egypt, out of that iron-smelting furnace.

Read 1 Kings 8:51 Using Other Translations

For they be thy people, and thine inheritance, which thou broughtest forth out of Egypt, from the midst of the furnace of iron:
(for they are your people, and your heritage, which you brought out of Egypt, from the midst of the iron furnace).
for they are your people—your special possession—whom you brought out of the iron-smelting furnace of Egypt.

What does 1 Kings 8:51 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Kings 8:51

For they be thy people, and thine inheritance
Whom the Lord had chosen above all people, to be a special people to him, and to be his portion and possession; see ( Deuteronomy 7:6 ) ( 32:9 )

which thou broughtest forth out of Egypt, from the midst of the furnace
of iron; hard and cruel bondage in Egypt: (See Gill on Deuteronomy 4:20).

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