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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.
trespass:
"If a man sin against his neighbour, and an oath be laid upon him to make him swear, and the oath come before thine altar in this house; ... Then hear thou from heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, by requiting the wicked, by recompensing his way upon his own head; and by justifying the righteous, by giving him according to his righteousness." {2Ch 6:22-23}
an oath be laid upon him:
Heb. he require an oath of him, "If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall be brought unto the judges, [to see] whether he have put his hand unto his neighbour's goods. ... [Then] shall an oath of the LORD be between them both, that he hath not put his hand unto his neighbour's goods; and the owner of it shall accept [thereof], and he shall not make [it] good." {Exd 22:8-11} + "And if a soul sin, and hear the voice of swearing, and [is] a witness, whether he hath seen or known [of it]; if he do not utter [it], then he shall bear his iniquity." {Lev 5:1} + "Lest I be full, and deny [thee], and say, Who [is] the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God [in vain]." {Prv 30:9}
the oath:
"And the priest shall bring her near, and set her before the LORD: ... And this water that causeth the curse shall go into thy bowels, to make [thy] belly to swell, and [thy] thigh to rot: And the woman shall say, Amen, amen." {Num 5:16-22}

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