Now therefore, O LORD, God of Israel, keep for your servant David my father what you have promised him, saying, 1'You shall not lack a man to sit before me on the throne of Israel, if only your sons pay close attention to their way, to walk before me as you have walked before me.'
262Now therefore, O God of Israel, let your word be confirmed, which you have spoken to your servant David my father.
"But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, 3heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain you; how much less this house that I have built!
Yet have regard to the prayer of your servant and to his plea, O LORD my God, listening to the cry and to the prayer that your servant prays before you this day,
294that your eyes may be open night and day toward this house, the place of which you have said, 5'My name shall be there,' that you may listen to the prayer that your servant offers toward this place.