3 ¶ Then the king° Ifaced°° about° and blessed° all° the assembly° of Israel°, while all° the assembly° of Israel° was standing°. 4 He said°, “Blessed° be the LORD°, the God° of Israel°, who° spoke° with His mouth° to my father° David° and has fulfilled° [it] with His hands°, saying°, 5 ‘Since° the day° that I brought° My people° from the land° of Egypt°, I did not choose° a city° out of all° the tribes° of Israel° [in which] to build° a house° that My name° might be there°, nor° did I choose° any° man° for a leader° over° My people° Israel°; 6 but aI have chosen° Jerusalem° that My name° might be there°, and I bhave chosen° David° to be over° My people° Israel°.’ 7 aNow it was Iin the heart° of my father° David° to build° a house° for the name° of the LORD°, the God° of Israel°. 8 But the LORD° said° to my father° David°, ‘Because°° it was Iin your heart° to build° a house° for My name°, you did° well° that it was Iin your heart°. 9 Nevertheless° you shall not build° the house°, but your son° who Iwill be born°° to you, he shall build° the house° for My name°.’ 10 Now the LORD° has fulfilled° His word° which° He spoke°; for I have risen° in the place° of my father° David° and sit° on the throne° of Israel°, as the LORD° Ipromised°, and have built° the house° for the name° of the LORD°, the God° of Israel°. 11 There° I have set° the ark° ain which° is the covenant° of the LORD°, which° He made° with the sons° of Israel°.”
 ILit turned his face about
 a2Ch 12:13 b1Ch 28:4
 ILit with a1K 5:3; 1Ch 28:2
 ILit with
 ILit will come forth from your loins
 ILit spoke
 a2Ch 5:7, 10
Solomon’s Prayer of Dedication
12 ¶ Then he stood° before° the altar° of the LORD° in the presence° of all° the assembly° of Israel° and spread° out his hands°. 13 aNow° Solomon° had made° a bronze° platform°, five° cubits° long°, five° cubits° wide° and three° cubits° high°, and had set° it in the midst° of the court°; and he stood° on it, bknelt° on his knees° in the presence° of all° the assembly° of Israel° and spread° out his hands° toward heaven°. 14 He said°, “O LORD°, the God° of Israel°, athere° is no° god° like° You in heaven° or on earth°, bkeeping° covenant° and [showing] lovingkindness° to Your servants° who walk° before° You with all° their heart°; 15 awho° has kept° with Your servant° David°, my father°, that which° You have Ipromised° him; indeed You have spoken° with Your mouth° and have fulfilled° it with Your hand°, as it is this° day°. 16 Now° therefore, O LORD°, the God° of Israel°, keep° with Your servant° David°, my father°, that which° You have Ipromised° him, saying°, ‘IIaYou shall not lack° a man° to sit° on the throne° of Israel°, if° only° your sons° take° heed° to their way°, to walk° in My law° as you have walked° before° Me.’ 17 Now° therefore, O LORD°, the God° of Israel°, let Your word° be confirmed° which° You have spoken° to Your servant° David°.
 aNe 8:4 b1K 8:54
 aEx 15:11; Dt 3:24 bDt 7:9
 ILit spoken to a1Ch 22:9, 10
 ILit spoken to IILit There shall not be cut off to you a man from before Me a1K 2:4; 2Ch 7:18
18 ¶ “But awill God° indeed° dwell° with mankind° on the earth°? Behold°, bheaven° and the Ihighest° heaven° cannot° contain° You; how° much°° less° this° house° which° I have built°. 19 Yet have° regard° to the prayer° of Your servant° and to his supplication°, O LORD° my God°, to listen° to the cry° and to the prayer° which° Your servant° prays° before° You; 20 that Your aeye° may be open° toward° this° house° day° and night°, toward° bthe place° of which° You have said° that [You would] put° Your name° there°, to listen° to the prayer° which° Your servant° shall pray° toward° this° place°. 21 Listen° to the supplications° of Your servant° and of Your people° Israel° when° they pray° toward° this° place°; hear° from Your dwelling° place°, from heaven°; ahear° and forgive°.
 ILit heaven of heavens aPs 113:5, 6 b2Ch 2:6; Is 66:1; Ac 7:49
 aPs 33:18; 34:15 bDt 12:11
 aIs 43:25; 44:22; Mi 7:18
22 ¶ “If° a man° sins° against his neighbor° and is made° to take° an oath°, and he comes° [and] takes° an oath° before° Your altar° in this° house°, 23 then hear° from heaven° and act° and judge° Your servants°, Iapunishing° the wicked° by bringing° his way° on his own head° and justifying° the righteous° by giving° him according to his righteousness°.
24 ¶ “If° Your people° Israel° Iare defeated° before° an enemy° because° athey have sinned° against You, and they return° [to You] and confess° Your name°, and pray° and make° supplication° before° You in this° house°, 25 then hear° from heaven° and forgive° the sin° of Your people° Israel°, and bring° them back° to the land° which° You have given° to them and to their fathers°.
26 ¶ “When the aheavens° are shut° up and there is no° rain° because° they have sinned° against You, and they pray° toward° this° place° and confess° Your name°, and turn° from their sin° when° You afflict° them; 27 then hear° in heaven° and forgive° the sin° of Your servants° and Your people° Israel°, indeed°, ateach° them the good° way° in which° they should walk°. And send° rain° on Your land° which° You have given° to Your people° for an inheritance°.
28 ¶ “If° there is afamine° in the land°, if° there is pestilence°, if° there is blight° or mildew°, if° there is locust° or grasshopper°, if° their enemies° besiege° them in the land° of their Icities°, whatever° plague° or whatever° sickness° [there is], 29 whatever°° prayer° or supplication° is made° by any° man° or by all° Your people° Israel°, Ieach° knowing° his own affliction° and his own pain°, and spreading° his hands° toward° this° house°, 30 then hear° from heaven° Your dwelling° place°, and forgive°, and render° to each° according to all° his ways°, whose° heart° You know° afor You alone° know° the hearts° of the sons° of men°, 31 that they may Ifear° You, to walk° in Your ways° IIas long°° as they live° in the land° which° You have given° to our fathers°.
 ILit gates a2Ch 20:9
 ILit whoever shall know
 a1S 16:7; 1Ch 28:9
 IOr reverence IILit all the days that they live on the face of the land
32 ¶ “Also° concerning° athe foreigner° who° is not from Your people° Israel°, when he comes° from a far° country° for Your great° name’s° sake° and Your mighty° hand° and Your outstretched° arm°, when they come° and pray° toward° this° house°, 33 then hear° from heaven°, from Your dwelling° place°, and do° according to all° for which° the foreigner° calls° to You, in order° that all° the peoples° of the earth° may know° Your name°, and Ifear° You as [do] Your people° Israel°, and that they may know° that IIthis° house° which° I have built° is acalled° by Your name°.
34 ¶ “When° Your people° go° out to battle° against° their enemies°, by whatever° way° You shall send° them, and they pray° to You toward° this° city° which° You have chosen° and the house° which° I have built° for Your name°, 35 then hear° from heaven° their prayer° and their supplication°, and maintain° their cause°.
36 ¶ “When° they sin° against You (afor there° is no° man° who° does not sin°) and You are angry° with them and deliver° them to an enemy°, so that Ithey take° them away captive° to a land° far° off or° near°, 37 if they Itake° thought° in the land° where°° they are taken° captive°, and repent° and make° supplication° to You in the land° of their captivity°, saying°, ‘We have sinned°, we have committed° iniquity° and have acted° wickedly°’; 38 aif they return° to You with all° their heart° and with all° their soul° in the land° of their captivity°, where° they have been taken° captive°, and pray° toward° their land° which° You have given° to their fathers° and the city° which° You have chosen°, and toward the house° which° I have built° for Your name°, 39 then hear° from heaven°, from Your dwelling° place°, their prayer° and supplications°, and maintain° their cause° and forgive° Your people° who° have sinned° against You.
 ILit their captors take them captive aJb 15:14-16; Jm 3:2; 1 Jn 1:8-10
 ILit return to their heart
 aJr 29:12, 13
41 ¶ “aNow° therefore arise°, O LORD° God°, to Your resting° place°, You and the ark° of Your might°; let Your priests°, O LORD° God°, be clothed° with salvation° and let Your godly° ones° rejoice° in what° is good°.
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Solomon having blessed the people, blesseth God.
1 ¶ Then² saidºª Solomon,º The LORDº hath saidºª that he would dwellºª in the thick darkness.º 2 But I² have builtºª an houseº of habitationº for thee, and a placeº for thy dwellingºª for ever.º 3 And the kingº turnedºª² his face,º and blessedºª² the whole² congregationº of Israel:º and all² the congregationº of Israelº stood.ºª 4 And he said,ºª Blessedºª [be] the LORDº Godº of Israel,º who hath with his handsº fulfilledºª [that] which² he spakeºª with his mouthº to² my fatherº David,º saying,ºª 5 Since² the dayº that² I brought forthºª² my peopleº out of the landº² of Egyptº I choseºª no² cityº among all²² the tribesº of Israelº to buildºª an houseº in, that my nameº might be² there;² neither² choseºª I any manº to be² a rulerº over² my peopleº Israel:º 6 But I have chosenºª Jerusalem,º that my nameº might be² there;² and have chosenºª Davidº to be² over² my peopleº Israel.º 7 Now it was² in² the heartº of Davidº my fatherº to buildºª an houseº for the nameº of the LORDº Godº of Israel.º 8 But the LORDº saidºª to² Davidº my father,º Forasmuch²² as it was² in² thine heartº to buildºª an houseº for my name,º thou didst wellºª in that² it was² in² thine heart:º 9 Notwithstandingº thou² shalt not² buildºª the house;º but² thy sonº which shall come forthºª out of² thy loins,º he² shall buildºª the houseº for my name.º 10 The LORDº therefore hath performedºª² his wordº that² he hath spoken:ºª for I am risen upºª in the room² of Davidº my father,º and am setºª on² the throneº of Israel,º as² the LORDº promised,ºª and have builtºª the houseº for the nameº of the LORDº Godº of Israel.º 11 And in itº have I putºª² the ark,º wherein²² [is] the covenantº of the LORD,º that² he madeºª with² the childrenº of Israel.º
 Ex 20:21; 24:15; Lv 16:2; Dt 4:11; 1K 8:12; Ps 18:8; 97:2; Na 1:3; He 12:18.
 2S 7:13; 1K 8:13; 1Ch 17:12; 22:10; 28:6, 20; 2Ch 2:4; Ps 132:5, 13; Jn 4:21; He 9:11; Rv 21:3.
 Nu 6:23; Jsh 22:6; 1K 8:14, 55; 1Ch 16:2; 2Ch 29:29; Ne 8:5; Mt 13:2; Lk 24:50.
 1K 8:15; 1Ch 17:12; 29:10, 20; Ps 41:13; 68:4, 32; 72:18; 138:1; Mt 24:35; Lk 1:68, 70; Ep 1:3.
 Ex 20:24; 23:21; Dt 12:5, 11; 1S 10:24; 13:13; 15:23; 2S 7:6, 15; 1K 8:16; Dn 9:19.
 1S 16:1; 1Ch 28:4; 2Ch 12:13; Ps 48:1; 78:68; 89:19; 132:13; Is 14:32.
 2S 7:2; 1K 5:3; 8:17; 1Ch 17:1; 22:7; 28:2.
 1K 8:18; Mk 14:8; 2Co 8:12.
 2S 7:12; 1Ch 17:4, 11.
 1K 2:12; 3:6; 1Ch 17:11; 28:5; 29:15, 23; 2Ch 1:1; 6:4; Ec 1:4; 2:18.
 Ex 40:20; 1K 8:9, 21; 2Ch 5:7, 10; He 9:4.
Solomon's prayer in the consecration of the Temple, upon the brasen scaffold.
12 ¶ And he stoodºª beforeº the altarº of the LORDº in the presence of² all² the congregationº of Israel,º and spread forthºª his hands:º 13 For² Solomonº had madeºª a brasenº scaffold,º of fiveº cubitsº long,º and fiveº cubitsº broad,º and threeº cubitsº high,º and had setºª it in the midstº of the court:º and upon² it he stood,ºª and kneeled downºª upon² his kneesº before² all² the congregationº of Israel,º and spread forthºª his handsº toward heaven,º 14 And said,ºª O LORDº Godº of Israel,º [there is] no² Godº like thee² in the heaven,º nor in the earth;º which keepestºª covenant,º and [shewest] mercyº unto thy servants,º that walkºª beforeº thee with all² their hearts:º 15 Thou which² hast keptºª with thy servantº Davidº my fatherº² that which² thou hast promisedºª him; and spakestºª with thy mouth,º and hast fulfilledºª [it] with thine hand,º as [it is] this² day.º 16 Now² therefore, O LORDº Godº of Israel,º keepºª with thy servantº Davidº my fatherº² that which² thou hast promisedºª him, saying,ºª There shall not² failºª thee a manº in my sightº² to sitºª upon² the throneº of Israel;º yet soº that thy childrenº take heedºª² to their wayº to walk¹ª² in my law,º as² thou hast walkedºª beforeº me. 17 Now² then, O LORDº Godº of Israel,º let thy wordº be verified,ºª which² thou hast spokenºª unto thy servantº David.º 18 But² will Godº in very deedº dwellºª with² menº on² the earth?º behold,² heavenº and the heavenº of heavensº cannot² containºª thee; how much less² this² houseº which² I have built!ºª 19 Have respectºª therefore to² the prayerº of thy servant,º and to² his supplication,º O LORDº my God,º to hearkenºª unto² the cryº and the prayerº which² thy servantº prayethºª beforeº thee: 20 That thine eyesº may be² openºª upon² this² houseº dayº and night,º upon² the placeº whereof² thou hast saidºª that thou wouldest putºª thy nameº there;² to hearkenºª unto² the prayerº which² thy servantº prayethºª toward² this² place.º 21 Hearkenºª therefore unto² the supplicationsº of thy servant,º and of thy peopleº Israel,º which² they shall makeºª toward² this² place:º hearºª thou² from thy dwellingºª place,º² [even] from² heaven;º and when thou hearest,ºª forgive.ºª
 Ex 9:33; 1K 8:22; 2K 11:14; 23:3; Jb 11:13; Ps 28:2; 29:1; 63:4; 68:31; 141:2; 143:6; Is 50:10; 1Ti 2:8.
 1K 6:36; 7:12; 8:54; 2Ch 4:9; Ezr 9:5; Ne 8:4; Ps 95:6; Dn 6:10; Lk 22:41; Ac 20:36; 21:5.
 Gn 5:24; 17:1; 33:20; 35:10; Ex 3:15; 15:11; Dt 4:39; 7:9; 2S 7:22; 1K 3:6; 6:12; 8:23; 18:36; 1Ch 29:10, 20; Ne 1:5; Ps 86:8; 89:6, 8, 28; 103:17; Jr 10:6, 16; Dn 9:4; Mi 7:18; Lk 1:6, 50, 54, 72; 1Th 2:12.
 2S 7:12; 1K 8:24; 1Ch 22:9; 2Ch 6:4.
 2S 7:12; 1K 2:4; 6:12; 2Ch 7:18; Ps 26:3; 119:1; 132:12; Ezk 36:37; Jn 15:14.
 Ex 24:10; 2S 7:25; 2Ch 6:4, 14; Is 41:17; 45:3; Jr 11:5.
 Ex 29:45; 1K 8:27; 2Ch 2:6; 32:15; Jb 4:19; 9:14; 25:4; Ps 68:18; 113:5; 139:7; Is 57:15; 66:1; Jr 23:24; Mt 7:11; Ac 7:48; 17:24; 2Co 12:2.
 1K 8:28; Ps 4:1; 5:1; 20:1; 74:20; 130:2; Dn 9:17; Lk 18:1; Jn 17:20.
 Dt 26:2; 1K 8:29; 2K 19:16; 2Ch 6:6; 16:9; Ne 1:6; Ps 34:15; 121:5; Dn 6:10; Col 2:9.
 2Ch 6:39; 30:27; Jb 22:12; Ps 85:2; 123:1; 130:3; Ec 5:2; Is 43:25; 57:15; Dn 9:19; Mi 7:18; Mt 6:9, 12.
22 ¶ If² a manº sinºª against his neighbour,º and an oathº be laidºª upon him to make him swear,ºª and the oathº comeºª beforeº thine altarº in this² house;º 23 Then hearºª thou² from² heaven,º and do,ºª and judgeºª² thy servants,º by requitingºª the wicked,º by recompensingºª his wayº upon his own head;º and by justifyingºª the righteous,º by givingºª him according to his righteousness.º
 Ex 22:11; Lv 5:1; Nu 5:19; 1K 8:31; Pv 30:9; Mt 23:18.
 Nu 5:27; Dt 25:1; 2K 9:26; 2Ch 6:21; Ps 10:14; Pv 1:31; 17:15; Is 3:10, 11; Jr 28:16; 51:56; Ezk 18:20; Ro 2:9, 10.
24 ¶ And if² thy peopleº Israelº be put to the worseºª beforeº the enemy,ºª because² they have sinnedºª against thee; and shall returnºª and confessºª² thy name,º and prayºª and make supplicationºª beforeº thee in this² house;º 25 Then hearºª thou² from² the heavens,º and forgiveºª the sinº of thy peopleº Israel,º and bring them againºª unto² the landº which² thou gavestºª to them and to their fathers.º
 Lv 26:17, 37, 40; Dt 4:29; 28:25, 48; 30:1; Jsh 7:8, 11; Jg 2:11, 14; 1K 8:33; 2K 17:7; 2Ch 6:20; Ezr 9:5; Ne 1:8; 9:1; Ps 44:10; Pv 28:13; Is 63:1; Jr 3:12; Dn 9:3.
 Gn 13:15; Ex 6:8; Jsh 21:43; Ezr 1:1; Ps 106:40; Jr 33:6.
26 ¶ When the heavenº is shut up,ºª and there is² no² rain,º because² they have sinnedºª against thee; [yet] if they prayºª toward² this² place,º and confessºª² thy name,º and turnºª from their sin,º² when² thou dost afflictºª them; 27 Then hearºª thou² from heaven,º and forgiveºª the sinº of thy servants,º and of thy peopleº Israel,º when² thou hast taughtºª them the goodº way,º wherein² they should walk;¹ª² and sendºª rainº upon² thy land,º which² thou hast givenºª unto thy peopleº for an inheritance.º
 Lv 26:19; Dt 11:17; 28:23; 1K 17:1; 2Ch 33:12; Pv 28:13; Is 5:6; 50:1; Jr 14:1; Ezk 14:13; 18:27; Ho 5:15; 6:1; Jol 1:13; 2:15; Am 4:4; Lk 4:25; Rv 11:6.
 1K 8:35; 18:40; Jb 37:11; Ps 25:4, 8, 12; 68:9; 94:12; 119:33; Is 30:21; Jr 5:24; 6:16; 14:22; 42:3; Ezk 34:26; Ho 2:21; Jol 2:23; Mi 4:2; Zc 10:1; Jn 6:45; Jm 5:17.
28 ¶ If² there be² dearthº in the land,º if² there be² pestilence,º if² there be² blasting,º or mildew,º locusts,º or caterpillers;º if² their enemiesºª besiegeºª them in the citiesº of their land;º whatsoever² soreº or whatsoever² sicknessº [there be]: 29 [Then] what² prayerº [or] what² supplicationº soever² shall be made² of any² man,º or of all² thy peopleº Israel,º when² every oneº shall knowºª his own soreº and his own grief,º and shall spread forthºª his handsº in² this² house:º 30 Then hearºª thou² from² heavenº thy dwellingºª place,º and forgive,ºª and renderºª unto every manº according unto all² his ways,º² whose heartº thou knowest;ºª (for² thou² only² knowestºª² the heartsº of the childrenº of men:)º 31 That² they may fearºª thee, to walk¹ª² in thy ways,º so long²² as¹² they² liveº¹ in²² the landº which² thou gavestºª unto our fathers.º
 Ex 10:12; Lv 26:16, 25; Dt 28:21, 52; Ru 1:1; 1K 8:37; 2K 6:25; 8:1; 2Ch 12:2; 20:5, 9; 32:1, 24; Jol 1:4, 11; 2:25; Jm 5:13; Rv 9:3.
 2Ch 6:12; Ps 32:2; 33:12; 50:15; 91:15; 142:1; Pv 14:10; Is 1:15.
 1K 8:39; 1Ch 28:9; 29:17; Ps 11:4; 18:20; 62:12; Jr 17:10; Ezk 18:30; Mt 16:27; Jn 2:25; He 4:13; Rv 2:23.
 Ex 20:20; 1S 12:24; Jb 28:28; Ps 128:1; 130:4; Ac 9:31.
32 ¶ Moreover² concerning² the stranger,º which² is not² of thy peopleº² Israel,º but is comeºª from a farº countryº² for thy great¹ name's¹ sake,²²² and thy mightyº hand,º and thy stretched outºª arm;º if they comeºª and prayºª in² this² house;º 33 Then hearºª thou² from² the heavens,º [even] from thy dwellingºª place,º² and doºª according to all² that² the strangerº callethºª to² thee for; that² all² peopleº of the earthº may knowºª² thy name,º and fearºª thee, as [doth] thy peopleº Israel,º and may knowºª that² this² houseº which² I have builtºª is calledºª by thy name.º 34 If² thy peopleº go outºª to warº against² their enemiesºª by the wayº that² thou shalt sendºª them, and they prayºª unto² thee towardº this² cityº which² thou hast chosen,ºª and the houseº which² I have builtºª for thy name;º 35 Then hearºª thou from² the heavensº² their prayerº and their supplication,º and maintainºª their cause.º 36 If² they sinºª against thee, (for² [there is] no² manº which² sinnethºª not,)² and thou be angryºª with them, and deliverºª them over beforeº [their] enemies,ºª and they carry them away¹ª captivesºª unto² a landº far offº or² near;º 37 Yet [if] they bethink¹ª¹ themselves²²² in the landº whither²² they are carried captive,ºª and turnºª and prayºª unto² thee in the landº of their captivity,º saying,ºª We have sinned,ºª we have done amiss,ºª and have dealt wickedly;ºª 38 If they returnºª to² thee with all² their heartº and with all² their soulº in the landº of their captivity,º whither² they have carried them captives,ºª² and prayºª towardº their land,º which² thou gavestºª unto their fathers,º and [toward] the cityº which² thou hast chosen,ºª and toward the houseº which² I have builtºª for thy name:º 39 Then hearºª thou from² the heavens,º [even] from thy dwellingºª place,º²² their prayerº and their supplications,º and maintainºª their cause,º and forgiveºª thy peopleº which² have sinnedºª against thee. 40 Now,² my God,º let, I beseech thee,² thine eyesº be² open,ºª and [let] thine earsº [be] attentº unto the prayerº [that is made] in this² place.º 41 Now² therefore arise,ºª O LORDº God,º into thy resting¹ place,² thou,² and the arkº of thy strength:º let thy priests,º O LORDº God,º be clothedºª with salvation,º and let thy saintsº rejoiceºª in goodness.º 42 O LORDº God,º turn not awayºª² the faceº of thine anointed:º rememberºª the merciesº of Davidº thy servant.º