1 Kings 8:32

32 Then hear thou in heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, condemning the wicked, to bring his way upon his head; and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness.

1 Kings 8:32 Meaning and Commentary

1 Kings 8:32

Then hear thou in heaven
When the injured person makes supplication to have justice done him:

and do, and judge thy servants;
contending with one another, the one affirming, the other denying

condemning the wicked, by bringing his way upon his head:
inflicting upon him the punishment imprecated by him in his oath:

and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his
righteousness;
by making it appear that his cause is just.

1 Kings 8:32 In-Context

30 And hearken thou to the supplication of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, when they shall pray toward this place: and hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place: and when thou hearest, forgive.
31 If any man trespass against his neighbour, and an oath be laid upon him to cause him to swear, and the oath come before thine altar in this house:
32 Then hear thou in heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, condemning the wicked, to bring his way upon his head; and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness.
33 When thy people Israel be smitten down before the enemy, because they have sinned against thee, and shall turn again to thee, and confess thy name, and pray, and make supplication unto thee in this house:
34 Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy people Israel, and bring them again unto the land which thou gavest unto their fathers.