2 Chronicles 7:15-22 NIV

15 Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.1

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16 I have chosen2 and consecrated this temple so that my Name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.

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17 "As for you, if you walk before me3 as David your father did, and do all I command, and observe my decrees4 and laws,

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18 I will establish your royal throne, as I covenanted5 with David your father when I said, 'You shall never fail to have a man6 to rule over Israel.'7

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19 "But if youa turn away8 and forsake9 the decrees and commands I have given youb and go off to serve other gods and worship them,

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    • c 7:19 - The Hebrew is plural.
    • d 7:19 - The Hebrew is plural.
      20 then I will uproot10 Israel from my land,11 which I have given them, and will reject this temple I have consecrated for my Name. I will make it a byword and an object of ridicule12 among all peoples.

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      21 And though this temple is now so imposing, all who pass by will be appalled13 and say,14 'Why has the LORD done such a thing to this land and to this temple?'

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      22 People will answer, 'Because they have forsaken the LORD, the God of their fathers, who brought them out of Egypt, and have embraced other gods, worshiping and serving them15--that is why he brought all this disaster on them.' "

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