for they are your people and your inheritance,1 whom you brought out of Egypt, out of that iron-smelting furnace.252
"May your eyes be open3 to your servant's plea and to the plea of your people Israel, and may you listen to them whenever they cry out to you.453
For you singled them out from all the nations of the world to be your own inheritance,5 just as you declared through your servant Moses when you, O Sovereign LORD, brought our fathers out of Egypt."
When Solomon had finished all these prayers and supplications to the LORD, he rose from before the altar of the LORD, where he had been kneeling with his hands spread out toward heaven.
He stood and blessed6 the whole assembly of Israel in a loud voice, saying:
"Praise be to the LORD, who has given rest7 to his people Israel just as he promised. Not one word has failed of all the good promises8 he gave through his servant Moses.
May the LORD our God be with us as he was with our fathers; may he never leave us nor forsake9 us.
May he turn our hearts10 to him, to walk in all his ways and to keep the commands, decrees and regulations he gave our fathers.
And may these words of mine, which I have prayed before the LORD, be near to the LORD our God day and night, that he may uphold the cause of his servant and the cause of his people Israel according to each day's need,
so that all the peoples11 of the earth may know that the LORD is God and that there is no other.1261
But your hearts13 must be fully committed14 to the LORD our God, to live by his decrees and obey his commands, as at this time."