the LORD appeared1 to him at night and said: "I have heard your prayer and have chosen2 this place for myself3 as a temple for sacrifices.
"When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain,4 or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people,
if my people, who are called by my name,5 will humble6 themselves and pray and seek my face7 and turn8 from their wicked ways, then will I hear9 from heaven and will forgive10 their sin and will heal11 their land.
Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.1216
I have chosen13 and consecrated this temple so that my Name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.