1 Kings 8:31

“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:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If any man trespasse against his neighbour, and an oath be laid vpon him to cause him to sweare, and the oath come before thine Altar in this house:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"If a man sins against his neighbor and is made to take an oath, and he comes {and} takes an oath before Your altar in this house,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If a man sin against his neighbor, and an oath be laid upon him to cause him to swear, and he come `and' swear before thine altar in this house;
- American Standard Version (1901)

If a man does wrong to his neighbour, and has to take an oath, and comes before your altar to take his oath in this house:
- Basic English Bible

If a man have sinned against his neighbour, and an oath be laid upon him to adjure him, and the oath come before thine altar in this house;
- Darby Bible

If any man shall trespass against his neighbor, and an oath be laid upon him to cause him to swear, and the oath come before thy altar in this house:
- Webster's Bible

If a man sins against his neighbor, and an oath is laid on him to cause him to swear, and he comes and swear before your altar in this house;
- World English Bible

that which a man sinneth against his neighbour, and he hath lifted up upon him an oath to cause him to swear, and the oath hath come in before Thine altar in this house,
- Youngs Literal Bible

If a man sin against his neighbour, and an oath be exacted of him to cause him to swear, and he come and swear before Thine altar in this house;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 8:31


8:31 Trespass - If he be accused of a trespass.Laid on him - Either by the judge, or by the party accusing him, or bythe accused person himself: which was usual, when there were no witnesses.Thine altar - For here God, who was appealed to as witness, was especiallypresent. Hence the Heathens used to swear at their altars.


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