The LORD said to him: "I have heard1 the prayer and plea you have made before me; I have consecrated this temple, which you have built, by putting my Name2 there forever. My eyes3 and my heart will always be there.
then I will cut off Israel from the land11 I have given them and will reject this temple I have consecrated for my Name.12 Israel will then become a byword13 and an object of ridicule14 among all peoples.
People will answer,17 'Because they have forsaken18 the LORD their God, who brought their fathers out of Egypt, and have embraced other gods, worshiping and serving them--that is why the LORD brought all this disaster19 on them.' "