And Solomonstoodbefore the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven:23
And he said , LORDGod of Israel, there is no God like thee, in heavenabove, or on earth beneath, who keepestcovenant and mercy with thy servants that walkbefore thee with all their heart:24
Who hast kept with thy servantDavid my father that thou promisedst him: thou spakest also with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled it with thine hand, as it is this day.25
Therefore now, LORDGod of Israel,keep with thy servantDavid my father that thou promisedst him, saying , There shall not faila thee a man in my sight to sit on the throne of Israel;so that thy children take heed to their way, that they walkbefore me as thou hast walkedbefore me.
And now, O God of Israel, let thy word, I pray thee, be verified , which thou spakest unto thy servantDavid my father.27
But will Godindeeddwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded ?
Yet have thou respect unto the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and to the prayer, which thy servantprayethbefore thee to day:29
That thine eyes may be open toward this housenight and day, even toward the place of which thou hast said , My name shall be there: that thou mayest hearken unto the prayer which thy servant shall make toward this place.b30
And hearken thou to the supplication of thy servant, and of thy peopleIsrael, when they shall pray toward this place:c and hear thou in heaven thy dwellingplace: and when thou hearest , forgive .
If any mantrespass against his neighbour, and an oathd be laid upon him to cause him to swear , and the oathcomebefore thine altar in this house:32
Then hear thou in heaven, and do , and judge thy servants,condemning the wicked, to bring his way upon his head; and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness.33
When thy peopleIsrael be smitten downbefore the enemy , because they have sinned against thee, and shall turn again to thee, and confess thy name, and pray , and make supplication unto thee in this house:34
Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy peopleIsrael, and bring them again unto the land which thou gavest unto their fathers.35
When heaven is shut up , and there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee; if they pray toward this place, and confess thy name, and turn from their sin, when thou afflictest them: