1 Kings 8:34

34 then hear in heaven, forgive the sin of your people Israel, and bring them again to the land that you gave to their ancestors.

1 Kings 8:34 Meaning and Commentary

1 Kings 8:34

Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy people
Israel
It being not personal, but public sins, which would be the cause of such a calamity:

and bring them again unto the land which thou gavest unto their
fathers;
as had been often their case in the time of the judges.

1 Kings 8:34 In-Context

32 then hear in heaven, and act, and judge your servants, condemning the guilty by bringing their conduct on their own head, and vindicating the righteous by rewarding them according to their righteousness.
33 "When your people Israel, having sinned against you, are defeated before an enemy but turn again to you, confess your name, pray and plead with you in this house,
34 then hear in heaven, forgive the sin of your people Israel, and bring them again to the land that you gave to their ancestors.
35 "When heaven is shut up and there is no rain because they have sinned against you, and then they pray toward this place, confess your name, and turn from their sin, because you punish them,
36 then hear in heaven, and forgive the sin of your servants, your people Israel, when you teach them the good way in which they should walk; and grant rain on your land, which you have given to your people as an inheritance.