NASB — 2 Chronicles 6 — KJV

Solomon’s Dedication

1 aThen Solomon said,
  “The LORD has said that He would dwell in the thick cloud.
  2 “I have built You a lofty house,
  And a place for Your dwelling forever.”

[1] a1K 8:12-50

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.”

[3] ILit turned his face about
[6] a2Ch 12:13 b1Ch 28:4
[7] ILit with a1K 5:3; 1Ch 28:2
[8] ILit with
[9] ILit will come forth from your loins
[10] ILit spoke
[11] 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.

[13] aNe 8:4 b1K 8:54
[14] aEx 15:11; Dt 3:24 bDt 7:9
[15] ILit spoken to a1Ch 22:9, 10
[16] 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.

[18] ILit heaven of heavens aPs 113:5, 6 b2Ch 2:6; Is 66:1; Ac 7:49
[20] aPs 33:18; 34:15 bDt 12:11
[21] 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.

[23] ILit returning aIs 3:11; Ro 2:8, 9

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.

[24] ILit smitten aPs 51:4

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.

[26] a1K 17:1
[27] aPs 94:12

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.

[28] ILit gates a2Ch 20:9
[29] ILit whoever shall know
[30] a1S 16:7; 1Ch 28:9
[31] 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.

[32] aIs 56:3-8
[33] IOr reverence IILit Your name is called upon this house a2Ch 7:14

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.

[36] ILit their captors take them captive aJb 15:14-16; Jm 3:2; 1 Jn 1:8-10
[37] ILit return to their heart
[38] aJr 29:12, 13

40 ¶ “Now, O my God, I pray, alet Your eyes be open and bYour ears attentive to the prayer [offered] in this place.

[40] a2Ch 7:15; Ne 1:6, 11 bPs 17:1

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.

[41] aPs 132:8, 9

42 ¶ “O LORD God, do not turn away the face of Your anointed; aremember [Your] lovingkindness to Your servant David.”

[42] aPs 89:24, 28; 132:10-12; Is 55:3


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Solomon having blessed the people, blesseth God.

1 ¶ Then said Solomon, The LORD hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness. 2 But I have built an house of habitation for thee, and a place for thy dwelling for ever. 3 And the king turned his face, and blessed the whole congregation of Israel: and all the congregation of Israel stood. 4 And he said, Blessed [be] the LORD God of Israel, who hath with his hands fulfilled [that] which he spake with his mouth to my father David, saying, 5 Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the land of Egypt I chose no city among all the tribes of Israel to build an house in, that my name might be there; neither chose I any man to be a ruler over my people Israel: 6 But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel. 7 Now it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel. 8 But the LORD said to David my father, Forasmuch as it was in thine heart to build an house for my name, thou didst well in that it was in thine heart: 9 Notwithstanding thou shalt not build the house; but thy son which shall come forth out of thy loins, he shall build the house for my name. 10 The LORD therefore hath performed his word that he hath spoken: for I am risen up in the room of David my father, and am set on the throne of Israel, as the LORD promised, and have built the house for the name of the LORD God of Israel. 11 And in it have I put the ark, wherein [is] the covenant of the LORD, that he made with the children of Israel.

[1] 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.
[2] 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.
[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.
[4] 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.
[5] 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.
[6] 1S 16:1; 1Ch 28:4; 2Ch 12:13; Ps 48:1; 78:68; 89:19; 132:13; Is 14:32.
[7] 2S 7:2; 1K 5:3; 8:17; 1Ch 17:1; 22:7; 28:2.
[8] 1K 8:18; Mk 14:8; 2Co 8:12.
[9] 2S 7:12; 1Ch 17:4, 11.
[10] 1K 2:12; 3:6; 1Ch 17:11; 28:5; 29:15, 23; 2Ch 1:1; 6:4; Ec 1:4; 2:18.
[11] 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 stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands: 13 For Solomon had made a brasen scaffold, of five cubits long, and five cubits broad, and three cubits high, and had set it in the midst of the court: and upon it he stood, and kneeled down upon his knees before all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven, 14 And said, O LORD God of Israel, [there is] no God like thee in the heaven, nor in the earth; which keepest covenant, and [shewest] mercy unto thy servants, that walk before thee with all their hearts: 15 Thou which hast kept with thy servant David my father that which thou hast promised him; and spakest with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled [it] with thine hand, as [it is] this day. 16 Now therefore, O LORD God of Israel, keep with thy servant David my father that which thou hast promised him, saying, There shall not fail thee a man in my sight to sit upon the throne of Israel; yet so that thy children take heed to their way to walk in my law, as thou hast walked before me. 17 Now then, O LORD God of Israel, let thy word be verified, which thou hast spoken unto thy servant David. 18 But will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth? behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house which I have built! 19 Have respect therefore to the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and the prayer which thy servant prayeth before thee: 20 That thine eyes may be open upon this house day and night, upon the place whereof thou hast said that thou wouldest put thy name there; to hearken unto the prayer which thy servant prayeth toward this place. 21 Hearken therefore unto the supplications of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, which they shall make toward this place: hear thou from thy dwelling place, [even] from heaven; and when thou hearest, forgive.

[12] 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.
[13] 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.
[14] 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.
[15] 2S 7:12; 1K 8:24; 1Ch 22:9; 2Ch 6:4.
[16] 2S 7:12; 1K 2:4; 6:12; 2Ch 7:18; Ps 26:3; 119:1; 132:12; Ezk 36:37; Jn 15:14.
[17] Ex 24:10; 2S 7:25; 2Ch 6:4, 14; Is 41:17; 45:3; Jr 11:5.
[18] 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.
[19] 1K 8:28; Ps 4:1; 5:1; 20:1; 74:20; 130:2; Dn 9:17; Lk 18:1; Jn 17:20.
[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.
[21] 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 ¶ 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; 23 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.

[22] Ex 22:11; Lv 5:1; Nu 5:19; 1K 8:31; Pv 30:9; Mt 23:18.
[23] 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 if thy people Israel be put to the worse before the enemy, because they have sinned against thee; and shall return and confess thy name, and pray and make supplication before thee in this house; 25 Then hear thou from the heavens, and forgive the sin of thy people Israel, and bring them again unto the land which thou gavest to them and to their fathers.

[24] 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.
[25] Gn 13:15; Ex 6:8; Jsh 21:43; Ezr 1:1; Ps 106:40; Jr 33:6.

26 ¶ When the heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee; [yet] if they pray toward this place, and confess thy name, and turn from their sin, when thou dost afflict them; 27 Then hear thou from heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, when thou hast taught them the good way, wherein they should walk; and send rain upon thy land, which thou hast given unto thy people for an inheritance.

[26] 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.
[27] 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 ¶ If there be dearth in the land, if there be pestilence, if there be blasting, or mildew, locusts, or caterpillers; if their enemies besiege them in the cities of their land; whatsoever sore or whatsoever sickness [there be]: 29 [Then] what prayer [or] what supplication soever shall be made of any man, or of all thy people Israel, when every one shall know his own sore and his own grief, and shall spread forth his hands in this house: 30 Then hear thou from heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and render unto every man according unto all his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou only knowest the hearts of the children of men:) 31 That they may fear thee, to walk in thy ways, so long as they live in the land which thou gavest unto our fathers.

[28] 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.
[29] 2Ch 6:12; Ps 32:2; 33:12; 50:15; 91:15; 142:1; Pv 14:10; Is 1:15.
[30] 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.
[31] Ex 20:20; 1S 12:24; Jb 28:28; Ps 128:1; 130:4; Ac 9:31.

32 ¶ Moreover concerning the stranger, which is not of thy people Israel, but is come from a far country for thy great name's sake, and thy mighty hand, and thy stretched out arm; if they come and pray in this house; 33 Then hear thou from the heavens, [even] from thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for; that all people of the earth may know thy name, and fear thee, as [doth] thy people Israel, and may know that this house which I have built is called by thy name. 34 If thy people go out to war against their enemies by the way that thou shalt send them, and they pray unto thee toward this city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy name; 35 Then hear thou from the heavens their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause. 36 If they sin against thee, (for [there is] no man which sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them over before [their] enemies, and they carry them away captives unto a land far off or near; 37 Yet [if] they bethink themselves in the land whither they are carried captive, and turn and pray unto thee in the land of their captivity, saying, We have sinned, we have done amiss, and have dealt wickedly; 38 If they return to thee with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity, whither they have carried them captives, and pray toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, and [toward] the city which thou hast chosen, and toward the house which I have built for thy name: 39 Then hear thou from the heavens, [even] from thy dwelling place, their prayer and their supplications, and maintain their cause, and forgive thy people which have sinned against thee. 40 Now, my God, let, I beseech thee, thine eyes be open, and [let] thine ears [be] attent unto the prayer [that is made] in this place. 41 Now therefore arise, O LORD God, into thy resting place, thou, and the ark of thy strength: let thy priests, O LORD God, be clothed with salvation, and let thy saints rejoice in goodness. 42 O LORD God, turn not away the face of thine anointed: remember the mercies of David thy servant.

[32] Ex 3:19; 12:48; 13:14; 18:8; Jsh 2:9; 9:9; Ru 1:16; 2:11; 1K 8:41; 10:1; 2K 5:3,