1 Kings 8:56

“Blessed be the LORD, that hath given rest unto his people Israel, according to all that he promised: there hath not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Blessed be the Lord, that hath giuen rest vnto his people Israel, according to all that he promised: there hath not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his seruant.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Blessed be the LORD, who has given rest to His people Israel, according to all that He promised; not one word has failed of all His good promise, which He promised through Moses His servant.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Blessed be Jehovah, that hath given rest unto his people Israel, according to all that he promised: there hath not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by Moses his servant.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Praise be to the Lord who has given rest to his people Israel, as he gave them his word to do; every word of all his oath, which he gave by the hand of Moses his servant, has come true.
- Basic English Bible

Blessed be Jehovah, who has given rest to his people Israel, according to all that he promised: there has not failed one word of all his good promises which he spoke through Moses his servant!
- Darby Bible

Blessed be the LORD, that hath given rest to his people Israel, according to all that he promised: there hath not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant.
- Webster's Bible

Blessed be Yahweh, who has given rest to his people Israel, according to all that he promised. There has not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by Moses his servant.
- World English Bible

`Blessed [is] Jehovah who hath given rest to His people Israel, according to all that He hath spoken; there hath not fallen one word of all His good word, which He spake by the hand of Moses his servant.
- Youngs Literal Bible

`Blessed be the LORD, that hath given rest unto His people Israel, according to all that He promised; there hath not failed one word of all His good promise, which He promised by the hand of Moses His servant.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 8:56


8:56 Blessed, &c. - This discharge he gives in the name of allIsrael, to the everlasting honour of the Divine faithfulness, and theeverlasting encouragement of all those that build upon the Divine promises.


Discussion for 1 Kings 8

  • A disciple
    Thank you, PETER! This IS the very thing that causes so many to stumble needlessly, and fall short of God's greatest wishes for them. How much do we hear from misguided and mistaught Christians, well meaning and otherwise good brothers and sisters; that "we can't help but sin, and nobody's perfect;" having swallowed down the maxims of the world, that doesn't know the Lord, instead of the truth!
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The formula for enjoying God's favour as David did is in verse 61: "Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments."
  • Deacon Hawthorne
    We should look at the whole chapter where it give preferences of 2 choronicals chapter 7: 13-16 , there's familiar quote where king David Solomon's father was to build the Temple, but since king David had blood on his hands, he left it to Solomon to build the Temple it also the strangers that were not if the chosen but they were the outcast of Israel, meaning gentiles as explained in debut. 7:1-6
  • Insight 777
    Verse 63, Perhaps the meat offering is symbolic in amount. An average ox weighs 1,500 pounds. 22 thousand ox are 3 million 3 hundred thousand pounds of flesh. An average sheep at time of slaughter is around 125 pounds so 120,000 sheep would be 15 million pounds of flesh. So that would be approximately 18 million, 300 thousand pounds of flesh offered in a day in the middle of the court because the brazen alter was to small to hold it all. This immense amount of flesh makes me think perhaps the sacrifice amount was not literal but symbolic.
  • Insight 777
    Verse 27, Paul mentioned that someone else told him about a 3rd heaven but Paul was unsure if it was true or not since Paul was not given this information directly from God. So a 3rd heaven associated with earth may or may not be true. But verse 27 in this chapter is making the point that God does not reside in one place solely. God does not reside only in a heaven regardless of how many heavens have been established. God resides everywhere in the universe at all times through eternity. God is not limited to residing in one building on one small planet in the universe he created. When Jesus sets up the new Jerusalem on earth where he will live, his father, God, will still reside everywhere in the universe.
  • Insight 777
    Verse 8 is symbolic, an expression of the relation between God and man. The Lord is the light of the world. In physics, Light cannot be absorbed without limit. To absorb the light without limit would be to BE the light. According to the principle of the conservation of Energy, energy cannot be created or destroyed it can only be converted from one type to another. Consequently, most objects that absorb visible light reemit it as heat. So, although an object may appear dark such as the cloud, it is likely bright at a frequency that humans cannot perceive. For more information see thermodynamics. So this verse may be speaking of the Lord dwelling in the intense energy the ark has created which is a dark cloud to the eyes of the priests. They can not perceive the power and energy of God, it is hidden from their eyes represented by the dark cloud.

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