1 Kings 8:58

58 May he turn our hearts to him, to walk in obedience to him and keep the commands, decrees and laws he gave our ancestors.

1 Kings 8:58 in Other Translations

KJV
58 That he may incline our hearts unto him, to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and his judgments, which he commanded our fathers.
ESV
58 that he may incline our hearts to him, to walk in all his ways and to keep his commandments, his statutes, and his rules, which he commanded our fathers.
NLT
58 May he give us the desire to do his will in everything and to obey all the commands, decrees, and regulations that he gave our ancestors.
MSG
58 May he keep us centered and devoted to him, following the life path he has cleared, watching the signposts, walking at the pace and rhythms he laid down for our ancestors.
CSB
58 May He incline our hearts toward Him to walk in all His ways and to keep His commands, ordinances, and judgments, which He commanded our ancestors.

1 Kings 8:58 Meaning and Commentary

1 Kings 8:58

That he may incline our hearts unto him
By his Spirit, to love, fear, and serve him; to attend to his worship, word, and ordinances:

to walk in all his ways;
he has prescribed and directed to:

and to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and his judgments,
which he commanded our fathers;
all his laws, moral, ceremonial, and judicial.

1 Kings 8:58 In-Context

56 “Praise be to the LORD, who has given rest to his people Israel just as he promised. Not one word has failed of all the good promises he gave through his servant Moses.
57 May the LORD our God be with us as he was with our ancestors; may he never leave us nor forsake us.
58 May he turn our hearts to him, to walk in obedience to him and keep the commands, decrees and laws he gave our ancestors.
59 And may these words of mine, which I have prayed before the LORD, be near to the LORD our God day and night, that he may uphold the cause of his servant and the cause of his people Israel according to each day’s need,
60 so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the LORD is God and that there is no other.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Joshua 24:23; Psalms 119:36