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me as thou hast walked before to walk in my law as thou hast

Now therefore, O God of 17 walked before me. Now thereIsrael, let thy word, I pray thee, fore, O LORD, the God of Israel, be verified, which thou spakest let thy word be verified, which

unto thy servant David my father. thou spakest unto thy servant 27 But will God in very deed dwell 18 David. But will God in very

on the earth ? behold, heaven and deed dwell with men
the heaven of heavens cannot earth ? behold, heaven and the

contain thee; how much less this heaven of heavens cannot conV 28 house that I have builded ! Yet tain thee; how much less this

have thou respect unto the prayer house which I have builded ! of thy servant, and to his suppli- V19 Yet have thou respect unto the cation, O LORD my God, to prayer of thy servant, and to his hearken unto the cry and to the supplication, O LORD my God,

prayer which thy servant prayeth to hearken unto the cry and to 29 before thee this day : that thine the prayer which thy servant

eyes may be open toward this 20 prayeth before thee: that thine house night and day, even to- eyes may be open toward this ward the place whereof thou hast house day and night, even toward said, My name shall be there : to the place whereof thou hast said hearken unto the prayer which that thou wouldest put thy name

thy servant shall pray toward this there ; to hearken unto the prayer 30 place. And hearken thou to the which thy servant shall pray to

supplication of thy servant, and 21 ward this place. And hearken of thy people Israel, when they thou to the supplications of thy shall pray toward this place : yea, servant, and of thy people Israel, hear thou in heaven thy dwelling when they shall pray toward this

place; and when thou hearest, place : yea, hear thou from thy 31 forgive. 'If a man sin against dwelling place, even from heaven;

his neighbour, and an oath be laid and when thou hearest, forgive. upon him to cause him to swear, V22 'If a man sin against his neigh

and he come and swear before bour, and an oath be laid upon 32 thine altar in this house: then him to cause him to swear, and

hear thou in heaven, and do, he come and swear before thine and judge thy servants, condemn- 23 altar in this house : then hear ing the wicked, to bring his way thou from heaven, and do, and upon his own head; and justify- judge thy servants, requiting the ing the righteous, to give him wicked, to bring his way upon

according to his righteousness. his own head ; and justifying the 33 When thy people Israel be smitten righteous, to give him according

down before the enemy, because 24 to his righteousness. And if thy they have sinned against thee ; people Israel be smitten down if they turn again to thee, and before the enemy, because they confess thy name, and pray and have sinned against thee ; and

make supplication unto thee in shall turn again and confess thy 34 this house: then hear thou in name, and pray and make suppli

heaven, and forgive the sin of cation before thee in this house : thy people Israel,

and bring them 25 then hear thou from heaven, and

i Or, Whereinsoever a man shall sin

i Or, Whereinsoever a man shall sin

again unto the land which thou gavest unto their fathers.

35 When heaven is shut up, and

there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee; if they pray toward this place, and confess thy

name, and turn from their sin, 36 'when thou dost afflict them: then

hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, 'when thou teachest them the good way wherein they should walk; and send rain upon thy land, which thou hast given to thy people for an inheritance.

37 If there be in the land famine, if

there be pestilence, if there be blasting or mildew, locust or caterpiller; if their enemy besiege them in the land of their

ocities; whatsoever plague, what38 soever sickness there be ; what

prayer and supplication soever be made by any man, or by all thy people Israel, which shall know every man the plague of his own

heart, and spread forth his hands 39 toward this house: then hear

thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and render unto every man according to all his

ways, whose heart thou knowV est; (for thou, even thou only,

knowest the hearts of all the 40 children of men ;) that they may

fear thee all the days that

they live in the land which thou 41 gavest unto our fathers. More

over concerning the stranger, that is not of thy people Israel,

when he shall come out of a far 42 country for thy name's sake; (for

they shall hear of thy great name,

forgive the sin of thy people Israel, and bring them again un

to the land which thou gavest to 26 them and to their fathers. When

the heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee; if they pray toward this place, and confess thy name, and turn from their

sin, 'when thou ’dost afflict them: 27 then hear thou in heaven, and

forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, when thou teachest them the good way wherein they should walk; and send rain upon thy land, which

thou hast given to thy people for 28 an inheritance. If there be in

the land famine, if there be pestilence, if there be blasting or mildew, locust or caterpiller; if their enemies besiege them in the land of their cities; whatsoever plague

or whatsoever sickness there be; 29 what prayer and supplication so

ever be made by any man, or by all thy people Israel, which shall know every man his own plague and his own sorrow, and shall

spread forth his hands toward this 30 house : then hear thou from

heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and render unto every man according to all his ways,

whose heart thou knowest ; (for v thou, even thou only, knowest

the hearts of children of 31 men ;) that they may fear thee,

to walk in thy ways, so long as

they live in the land which thou 32 gavest unto our fathers. More

over concerning the stranger, that is not of thy people Israel, when he shall come from a far country for thy great name's sake, and thy

i Or, because

Or, answerest 4 Heb. gates.

i Or, because
2 Or, answerest

3 Heb. gates.

and of thy mighty hand, and of mighty hand, and thy stretched thy stretched out arm :) when he out arm; when they shall come

shall come and pray toward this and pray toward this house: 43 house ; hear thou in heaven thy 33 then hear thou from heaven, even

dwelling place, and do according from thy dwelling place, and do to all that the stranger calleth to according to all that the stranger thee for; that all the peoples of calleth to thee for ; that all the the earth may know thy name, peoples of the earth may know to fear thee, as doth thy people thy name, and fear thee, as doth Israel, and that they may know thy people Israel, and that they that 'this house which I have may know that 'this house which

built is called by thy name. I have built is called by thy name. 44 If thy people go out to battle 34 If thy people go out to battle

against their enemy, by whatso- against their enemies, by whatso. ever way thou shalt send them, ever way thou shalt send them, and they pray unto the LORD to- and they pray unto thee toward ward the city which thou ast this city which thou hast chosen, chosen, and toward the house and the house which I have built

which I have built for thy name: v 35 for thy name: then hear thou V 45 then hear thou in heaven their from heaven their prayer and

prayer and their supplication, and their supplication, and maintain V 46 maintain their 'cause. If they 36 their cause. If they sin against

sin against thee, (for there is no thee, (for there is no man that man that sinneth not,) and thou sinneth not,) and thou be angry be angry with them, and deliver with them, and deliver them to them to the enemy, so that they the enemy, so that 'they carry carry them away captive unto the them away captive into a land far

land of the enemy, far off or 37 off or near; yet if they shall be47 near; yet if they shall bethink think themselves in the land

themselves in the land whither whither they are carried captive, they are carried captive, and turn and turn again, and make suppliagain, and make supplication un- cation unto thee in the land of to thee in the land of them that their captivity, saying, We have carried them captive, saying, We sinned, we have done perversely, have sinned, and have done per- v38 and have dealt wickedly; if they

versely, we have dealt wickedly; return unto thee with all their 48 if they return unto thee with all heart and with all their soul in

their heart and with all their soul the land of their captivity, whither in the land of their enemies, they have carried them captive, which carried them captive, and and pray toward their land, which pray unto thee toward their land, thou gavest unto their fathers, which thou gavest unto their fa- and the city which thou hast thers, the city which thou hast chosen, and toward the house chosen, and the house which I which I have built for thy name:

? Or, thy name is called upon this house

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. 2 Or, right

3 Heb. they that take them captive carry them away.

· Or, thy name is called upon this house &c.

2 Or, right

3 Heb. they that take them captive carry them away.

49 have built for thy name : then 39 then hear thou from heaven, even

hear thou their prayer and their from thy dwelling place, their supplication in heaven thy dwell- prayer and their supplications,

ing place, and maintain their and maintain their 'cause; and 50 'cause; and forgive thy people forgive thy people which have

which have sinned against thee, V40 sinned against thee. Now, O my and all their transgressions where- God, let, I beseech thee, thine in they have transgressed against eyes

be

open, and let thine thee; and give them compassion ears be attent, unto the prayer before those who carried them 41 that is made in this place. ?Now

captive, that they may have com- therefore arise, O LORD God, 51 passion on them : for they be into thy resting place, thou, and

thy people, and thine inheritance, the ark of thy strength : let thy which thou broughtest forth out priests, O LORD God, be clothed

of Egypt, from the midst of the with salvation, and let thy saints 52 furnace of iron : that thine eyes 42 rejoice in goodness. O LORD

may be open unto the supplica- God, turn not away the face of tion of thy servant, and unto the thine anointed: remember the supplication of thy people Israel, *mercies of David thy servant.

to hearken unto them whensoever 53 they cry unto thee. For thou

didst separate them from among all the peoples of the earth, to be thine inheritance, as thou spakest by the hand of Moses thy servant, when thou broughtest our fathers out of Egypt, O Lord God.

54 And it was so, that when Solo

mon had made an end of praying all this prayer and supplication unto the LORD, he arose from before the altar of the LORD, from kneeling on his knees with

his hands spread forth toward 55 heaven. And he stood, and

blessed all the congregation of

Israel with a loud voice, saying, 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 57 of Moses his servant. The LORD

our God be with us, as he was

7 Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt offering and the sa

crifices; and the glory of the 2 LORD filled the house. And the

priests could not enter into the house of the LORD, because the

glory of the LORD filled the 3 LORD's house. And all the chil

dren of Israel looked on, when the fire came down, and the glory of the LORD was upon the house; and they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped, and gave thanks unto the LORD, saying, For he is

i Or, right
2 Heb. to be for compassion.
3 Heb. fallen.

i Or, right
? See Ps. cxxxii. 8, 9.
3 Or, good
4 Or, good deeds See ch. xxxii. 32.

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with our fathers: let him not leave 58 us, nor forsake us: that he may in

cline our hearts unto him, to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and his statutės,

and his judgements, which he 59 commanded our fathers. And

let these my words, wherewith I have made supplication before the LORD, be nigh unto the LORD our God day and night, that he maintain the cause of his servant, and the cause of his people

Israel, 'as every day shall re60 quire: that all the peoples of the

earth may know that the LORD,

he is God; there is none else. 61 Let your heart therefore be per

fect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.

62 And the king, and all Israel

good; for his mercy endureth for ever.

with him, offered sacrifice be63 fore the LORD. And Solomon

offered for the sacrifice of peace offerings, which he offered unto the LORD, two and twenty thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the children of Is

rael dedicated the house of the 64 LORD. The same day did the

king hallow the middle of the court that was before the house of the LORD; for there he offered the burnt offering, and the meal offering, and the fat of the peace offerings : because the brasen altar that was before the LORD was too little to receive the burnt offering, and the meal offering,

and the fat of the peace offerings. 65 So Solomon held the feast at that

time, and all Israel with him, a great congregation, from the entering in of Hamath unto the

4 Then the king and all the people

offered sacrifice before the LORD. 5 And king Solomon offered a

sacrifice of twenty and two thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the

king and all the people dedicated 6 the house of God. . And the

priests stood, according to their offices; the Levites also with instruments -of music of the LORD, which David the king had made to give thanks unto the LORD, for his mercy endureth for ever, when David praised by their ministry: and the priests

sounded trumpets before them; 7 and all Israel stood. Moreover

Solomon hallowed the middle of the court that was before the house of the LORD; for there he offered the burnt offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings: because the brasen altar which Solomon had made was not able

1 Heb. the thing of a day in its day.

1 Or, for the song of the LORD

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