"When famine1 or plague comes to the land, or blight or mildew, locusts or grasshoppers, or when enemies besiege them in any of their cities, whatever disaster or disease may come,
and when a prayer or plea is made by any of your people Israel--each one aware of his afflictions and pains, and spreading out his hands toward this temple--
then hear from heaven, your dwelling place. Forgive,2 and deal with each man according to all he does, since you know his heart (for you alone know the hearts of men),331
so that they will fear you4 and walk in your ways all the time they live in the land you gave our fathers.