And in it have I put the ark, wherein is the covenant of the LORD, that he made with the children of Israel.12
And he stoodbefore the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands:13
For Solomon had made a brasenscaffold, of fivecubitslong,a and fivecubitsbroad, and threecubitshigh, and had set it in the midst of the court: and upon it he stood , and kneeled down upon his knees before all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven,14
And said , O LORDGod of Israel, there is no God like thee in the heaven, nor in the earth; which keepestcovenant, and shewest mercy unto thy servants, that walkbefore thee with all their hearts:15
Thou which hast kept with thy servantDavid my father that which thou hast promised him; and spakest with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled it with thine hand, as it is this day.16
Now therefore, O LORDGod of Israel,keep with thy servantDavid my father that which thou hast promised him, saying , There shall not fail thee a man in my sight to sit upon the throne of Israel; yet so that thy children take heed to their way to walk in my law, as thou hast walkedbefore me.
Now then, O LORDGod of Israel, let thy word be verified , which thou hast spoken unto thy servantDavid.18
But will God in very deeddwell with men on the earth? behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house which I have built !
Have respect therefore to the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and the prayer which thy servantprayethbefore thee:
That thine eyes may be open upon this houseday and night, upon the place whereof thou hast said that thou wouldest put thy name there; to hearken unto the prayer which thy servantprayeth toward this place.21Hearken therefore unto the supplications of thy servant, and of thy peopleIsrael, which they shall makeb toward this place:hear thou from thy dwellingplace, even from heaven; and when thou hearest , forgive .