He said, "O LORD, the God of Israel, 1there is noGodlike You in heavenabove or on earthbeneath , 2keepingcovenant and showing lovingkindness to Your servants who walkbefore You with all their heart,
24who have kept with Your servant, my fatherDavid, that which You have apromised him; indeed, You have spoken with Your mouth and have fulfilled it with Your hand as it is thisday.
25"Now therefore, O LORD, the God of Israel, keep with Your servantDavid my father that which You have bpromised him, saying, 'c3You shall not lack a man to sit on the throne of Israel, ifonly your sonstakeheed to their way to walkbefore Me as you have walked.'
26"Now therefore, O God of Israel, let Your word, I pray, be confirmed4which You have spoken to Your servant, my fatherDavid.
"But will Godindeeddwell on the earth ? Behold, 5heaven and the dhighestheavencannotcontain You, howmuchlessthishousewhich I have built !
"Yet haveregard to the 6prayer of Your servant and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to listen to the cry and to the prayerwhich Your servantpraysbefore You today ;
297that Your eyes may be opentowardthishousenight and day, toward8the place of which You have said, 'My name shall be there,' to listen to the prayerwhich Your servant shall praytowardthisplace.
"9Listen to the supplication of Your servant and of Your peopleIsrael, 10when they praytowardthisplace ; hear in heaven Your dwellingplace ; hear and 11forgive.
"12If a mansins against his neighbor and is made to take an oath, and he comes and takes an oathbefore Your altar in thishouse,
then hear in heaven and act and judge Your servants, 13condemning the wicked by bringing his way on his own head and justifying the righteous by giving him according to his righteousness.
"14When Your peopleIsrael are edefeatedbefore an enemy, because they have sinned against You, 15if they turn to You again and confess Your name and pray and makesupplication to You in thishouse,
then hear in heaven, and forgive the sin of Your peopleIsrael, and bring them back to the landwhich You gave to their fathers.
"16When the heavens are shut up and there is norain, because they have sinned against You, and they praytowardthisplace and confess Your name and turn from their sinwhen You afflict them,
then hear in heaven and forgive the sin of Your servants and of Your peopleIsrael, 17indeed, teach them the goodway in which they should walk. And 18sendrain on Your land, which You have given Your people for an inheritance.
"19If there is famine in the land, if there is pestilence, if there is blight or mildew, locust or grasshopper, if their enemybesieges them in the land of their fcities, whateverplague, whateversickness there is,
38whateverprayer or supplication is made by anyman or by all Your peopleIsrael, geachknowing the haffliction of his own heart, and spreading his ihandstowardthishouse ;
then hear in heaven Your dwellingplace, and forgive and act and render to each according to all his ways, 20whoseheart You know, for 21You aloneknow the hearts of all the sons of men,
that they may jfear You all the days that they livekin the landwhich You have given to our fathers.
41"Alsoconcerning the foreignerwho is not of Your peopleIsrael, when he comes from a farcountry for Your name'ssake42
(for they will hear of Your greatname22and Your mightyhand, and of Your outstretchedarm ); when he comes and praystowardthishouse,
43hear in heaven Your dwellingplace, and do according to all for which the foreignercalls to You, in order23that all the peoples of the earth may know Your name, to lfear You, as do Your peopleIsrael, and that they may know that mthishousewhich I have built is called by Your name.
44"When Your peoplego out to battleagainstntheir enemy, by whateverway You shall send them, and 24they pray to the LORDotoward the citywhich You have chosen and the housewhich I have built for Your name,
then hear in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their pcause.
46"When they sin against You (for 25there is nomanwho does not sin ) and You are angry with them and deliver them to an enemy, so that qthey take them away captive26to the land of the enemy, far off ornear ;
4727if they rtakethought in the landwhere they have been takencaptive, and repent and makesupplication to You in the land of those who have taken them captive, saying, '28We have sinned and have committediniquity, we have actedwickedly ';
4829if they return to You with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their enemieswho have taken them captive, and 30pray to You toward their landwhich You have given to their fathers, the citywhich You have chosen, and the housewhich I have built for Your name ;
then hear their prayer and their supplication in heaven Your dwellingplace, and maintain their scause,
and forgive Your peoplewho have sinned against You and all their transgressionswhich they have transgressed against You, and 31make them objects of compassionbefore those who have taken them captive, that they may havecompassion on them
(32for they are Your people and Your inheritancewhich You have broughtforth from Egypt, 33from the midst of the ironfurnace ),
5234that Your eyes may be open to the supplication of Your servant and to the supplication of Your peopleIsrael, to listen to them whenever they call to You.
"For You have separated them from all the peoples of the earth as Your inheritance, 35as You spokethroughMoses Your servant, when You brought our fathersforth from Egypt, O LordtGOD."