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:
Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy peopleIsrael, that thou teach them the goodway wherein they should walk , and giverain upon thy land, which thou hast given to thy people for an inheritance.37
If there be in the landfamine, if there be pestilence,blasting,mildew,locust, or if there be caterpiller; if their enemybesiege them in the land of their cities;e whatsoever plague, whatsoever sickness there be;
What prayer and supplication soever be made by any man, or by all thy peopleIsrael, which shall know every man the plague of his own heart, and spread forth his hands toward this house:39
Then hear thou in heaven thy dwellingplace, and forgive , and do , and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart thou knowest ; (for thou, even thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men;)
That they may fear thee all the days that they livein the land which thou gavest unto our fathers.41
Moreover concerning a stranger, that is not of thy peopleIsrael, but cometh out of a farcountryfor thy name's sake;
(For they shall hear of thy greatname, and of thy stronghand, and of thy stretched out arm;) when he shall come and pray toward this house;43Hear thou in heaven thy dwellingplace, and do according to all that the strangercalleth to thee for: that all people of the earth may know thy name, to fear thee, as do thy peopleIsrael; and that they may know that this house, which I have builded , is called by thy name.44
If thy people go out to battle against their enemy , whithersoever thou shalt send them, and shall pray unto the LORDtoward the cityf which thou hast chosen , and toward the house that I have built for thy name:45
Then hear thou in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.g46
If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy , so that they carry them awaycaptivesunto the land of the enemy , far or near;47
Yet if they shall bethinkh themselves in the land whither they were carried captives , and repent , and make supplication unto thee in the land of them that carried them captives , saying , We have sinned , and have done perversely , we have committed wickedness ;
And so return unto thee with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies , which led them away captive , and pray unto thee toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, the city which thou hast chosen , and the house which I have built for thy name:49
Then hear thou their prayer and their supplication in heaven thy dwellingplace, and maintain their cause,i50
And forgive thy people that have sinned against thee, and all their transgressions wherein they have transgressed against thee, and give them compassionbefore them who carried them captive , that they may have compassion on them:
For they be thy people, and thine inheritance, which thou broughtest forth out of Egypt, from the midst of the furnace of iron:52
That thine eyes may be open unto the supplication of thy servant, and unto the supplication of thy peopleIsrael, to hearken unto them in all that they call for unto thee.
For thou didst separate them from among all the people of the earth, to be thine inheritance, as thou spakest by the hand of Moses thy servant, when thou broughtest our fathers out of Egypt, O LordGOD.54
And it was so, that when Solomon had made an end of praying all this prayer and supplication unto the LORD, he arose from before the altar of the LORD, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread up to heaven.55
And he stood , and blessed all the congregation of Israel with a loudvoice,saying ,
56Blessed be the LORD, that hath givenrest unto his peopleIsrael, according to all that he promised : there hath not failedjoneword of all his goodpromise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant.57
The LORD our God be with us, as he was with our fathers: let him not leave us, nor forsake us:
That he may incline our hearts unto him, to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and his judgments, which he commanded our fathers.59
And let these my words, wherewith I have made supplicationbefore the LORD, be nigh unto the LORD our Godday and night, that he maintain the cause of his servant, and the cause of his peopleIsrael at all times , as the matter shall require:
That all the people of the earth may know that the LORD is God, and that there is none else.
Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.