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{1 Kings 8:31} x853 If x834 any man 376 trespass 2398 z8799 against his neighbour, 7453 and an oath 423 be laid y5375 z8804 x5377 upon him to cause him to swear, 422 z8687 and the oath y423 x422 come 935 z8804 before 6440 thine altar 4196 in this x2088 house: 1004
If any man:
Solomon here puts seven cases, in all of which the mercy and intervention of God would be indispensably requisite; and he earnestly bespeaks that mercy and intervention, on condition that the people pray towards that holy place, and with a feeling heart make earnest supplication to the throne of mercy.
"If¹ a manª sinª° against his neighbour,ª and an oathª be laidª° upon him to make him swear,ª° and the oathª comeª° beforeª thine altarª in this¹ house;ª ... Then hearª° thou¹ from¹ heaven,ª and do,ª° and judgeª°¹ thy servants,ª by requitingª° the wicked,ª by recompensingª° his wayª upon his own head;ª and by justifyingª° the righteous,ª by givingª° him according to his righteousness.ª" {2Ch 6:22-23}
an oath be laid upon him:
Heb. he require an oath of him, "If¹ the thiefª be notª found,ª° then the masterª of the houseª shall be broughtª° unto¹ the judges,ª [to see] whether¹¹ he have putª° his handª unto his neighbour'sª goods.ª ... [Then] shall an oathª of the LORDª be¹ between¹ them both,ª that¹ he hath not¹ putª° his handª unto his neighbour'sª goods;ª and the ownerª of it shall acceptª° [thereof], and he shall not¹ make [it] good.ª°" {Exd 22:8-11} + "And if¹ a soulª sin,ª° and hearª° the voiceª of swearing,ª and [is] a witness,ª whetherª he hath seenª° or¹ knownª° [of it]; if¹ he do not¹ utterª° [it], then he shall bearª° his iniquity.ª" {Lev 5:1} + "Lest¹ I be full,ª° and denyª° [thee], and say,ª° Who¹ [is] the LORD?ª or lest¹ I be poor,ª° and steal,ª° and takeª° the nameª of my Godª [in vain]." {Prv 30:9}
the oath:
"And the priestª shall bring her near,ª°¹ and setª° her beforeª the LORD:ª ... And this¹ waterª that causeth the curseª° shall goª° into thy bowels,ª to make [thy] bellyª to swell,ª° and [thy] thighª to rot:ª° And the womanª shall say,ª° Amen,ª amen.ª" {Num 5:16-22}

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