1 Kings 8:61

“Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Let your heart therefore be perfect with the Lord your God, to walke in his Statutes, and to keepe his Commandements, as at this day.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Let your heart therefore be wholly devoted to the LORD our God, to walk in His statutes and to keep His commandments, as at this day."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Let your heart therefore be perfect with Jehovah our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then let your hearts be without sin before the Lord our God, walking in his laws and keeping his orders as at this day.
- Basic English Bible

and that your heart may be perfect with Jehovah our God, to walk in his statutes and to keep his commandments, as at this day.
- Darby Bible

Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.
- Webster's Bible

Let your heart therefore be perfect with Yahweh our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.
- World English Bible

and your heart hath been perfect with Jehovah our God, to walk in His statutes, and to keep His commands, as [at] this day.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Let your heart therefore be whole with the LORD our God, to walk in His statutes, and to keep His commandments, as at this day.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 8:61


8:61 Perfect - Let your obedience be universal, without dividing;upright, without dissembling; and constant, without declining.


Discussion for 1 Kings 8

  • A disciple
    BSP; I remember during the 80's there was a Bumper Sticker that a lot of church people had on their cars: it read, Christians aren't perfect, just forgiven! Not only me, but all my real Christian brothers and sisters agreed, that that was a terrible witness, and completely misrepresents Jesus and our salvation! Jesus said, BE PERFECT EVEN AS YOUR FATHER IN HEAVEN IS PERFECT! So what is your point?
  • BSP
    Verse 46 acknowledges the fact that all are imperfect and nobody is perfect.
  • A disciple
    "For thou didst separate them from among all the people of the earth, to be thine inheritance.." Solomon's prayer is for God to always have compassion on His people whenever we call upon Him; whenever we might be in trouble because we have sinned, near or far, when we turn our faces and lift up our hands to the LORD, that He would forgive and do for us all that we ask Him. For we have NO ONE ELSE!
  • Steve morrow
    1 KINGS 8:61 LET YOUR --- HEART --- THEREFORE BE PERFECT WITH THE LORD OUR GOD TO WALK IN HIS STATUTES AND TO KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS----PSALM 62:10 TRUST NOT IN OPPRESSION AND BECOME NOT VAIN IN ROBBERY IF RICHES INCREASE SET NOT YOUR --- HEART --- UPON THEM----LUKE 12:34 FOR WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS THERE WILL YOUR --- HEART --- BE ALSO
  • 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."

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