1 Kings 3:8

8 Your servant is among Your people You have chosen, a[a] people too numerous to be numbered or counted.

1 Kings 3:8 Meaning and Commentary

1 Kings 3:8

And thy servant [is] in the midst of thy people which thou hast
chosen
To be his special and peculiar people above all people on the earth; this is not to be understood locally, though Jerusalem, where his palace was, was in the middle of the land; but of the exercise of his office, he being placed over the people, and among them, and having the care and inspection of them:

a great people, that cannot be numbered and counted for multitude;
being for number as the stars in the sky, and as the sand upon the seashore, as had been promised.

1 Kings 3:8 In-Context

6 And Solomon replied, "You have shown great and faithful love to Your servant, my father David, because he walked before You in faithfulness, righteousness, and integrity. You have continued this great and faithful love for him by giving him a son to sit on his throne, as it is today.
7 "Lord my God, You have now made Your servant king in my father David's place. Yet I am just a youth with no experience in leadership.
8 Your servant is among Your people You have chosen, a people too numerous to be numbered or counted.
9 So give Your servant an obedient heart to judge Your people and to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?"
10 Now it pleased the Lord that Solomon had requested this.

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