"Now LORD, God of Israel, keep for your servant David my father the promises1 you made to him when you said, 'You shall never fail to have a man to sit before me on the throne of Israel, if only your sons are careful in all they do to walk before me as you have done.'
And now, O God of Israel, let your word that you promised2 your servant David my father come true.
"But will God really dwell3 on earth? The heavens, even the highest heaven,4 cannot contain5 you. How much less this temple I have built!
Yet give attention to your servant's prayer and his plea for mercy, O LORD my God. Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day.
May your eyes be open6 toward7 this temple night and day, this place of which you said, 'My Name8 shall be there,' so that you will hear the prayer your servant prays toward this place.
Hear the supplication of your servant and of your people Israel when they pray9 toward this place. Hear10 from heaven, your dwelling place, and when you hear, forgive.1131
"When a man wrongs his neighbor and is required to take an oath and he comes and swears the oath12 before your altar in this temple,
then hear from heaven and act. Judge between your servants, condemning the guilty and bringing down on his own head what he has done. Declare the innocent not guilty, and so establish his innocence.1333
"When your people Israel have been defeated14 by an enemy because they have sinned15 against you, and when they turn back to you and confess your name, praying and making supplication to you in this temple,1634
then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of your people Israel and bring them back to the land you gave to their fathers.
"When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain17 because your people have sinned18 against you, and when they pray toward this place and confess your name and turn from their sin because you have afflicted them,