1 Kings 8:60

60 so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the LORD is God and that there is no other.

1 Kings 8:60 in Other Translations

KJV
60 That all the people of the earth may know that the LORD is God, and that there is none else.
ESV
60 that all the peoples of the earth may know that the LORD is God; there is no other.
NLT
60 Then people all over the earth will know that the LORD alone is God and there is no other.
MSG
60 Then all the people on earth will know God is the true God; there is no other God.
CSB
60 and so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God. There is no other!

1 Kings 8:60 Meaning and Commentary

1 Kings 8:60

That all the people of the earth may know that the Lord is
God
By chastising the people of Israel when they sinned; by bearing and answering their prayers when they prayed unto him; by forgiving their sins, and delivering them out of their troubles; by maintaining their cause, and protecting them in the enjoyment of their blessings: and that there is "none else"; no God besides him; all being else fictitious deities, or nominal ones; he only is the one living and true God.

1 Kings 8:60 In-Context

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.
61 And may your hearts be fully committed to the LORD our God, to live by his decrees and obey his commands, as at this time.”
62 Then the king and all Israel with him offered sacrifices before the LORD.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Joshua 4:24; 1 Samuel 17:46
  • 2. S Deuteronomy 4:35; 1 Kings 18:39; Jeremiah 10:10-12