11ThenSolomonsaid, "The LORD has said that He would dwell in the thickcloud.
"I have built You a loftyhouse, And a place for Your dwellingforever."
Then the kingafacedabout and blessedall the assembly of Israel, while all the assembly of Israel was standing.
He said, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, whospoke with His mouth to my fatherDavid and has fulfilled it with His hands, saying,
5'Since the day that I brought My people from the land of Egypt, I did not choose a city out of all the tribes of Israel in which to build a house that My name might be there, nor did I chooseanyman for a leaderover My peopleIsrael;
but 2I have chosenJerusalem that My name might be there, and I 3have chosenDavid to be over My peopleIsrael.'
"4Now it was bin the heart of my fatherDavid to build a house for the name of the LORD, the God of Israel.
"But the LORDsaid to my fatherDavid, 'Because it was cin your heart to build a house for My name, you didwell that it was din your heart.
9'Nevertheless you shall not build the house, but your son who ewill be born to you, he shall build the house for My name.'
"Now the LORD has fulfilled His wordwhich He spoke; for I have risen in the place of my fatherDavid and sit on the throne of Israel, as the LORDfpromised, and have built the house for the name of the LORD, the God of Israel.
11"There I have set the ark5in which is the covenant of the LORD, which He made with the sons of Israel."
Then he stoodbefore the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the assembly of Israel and spread out his hands.
136NowSolomon had made a bronzeplatform, fivecubitslong, fivecubitswide and threecubitshigh, and had set it in the midst of the court; and he stood on it, 7knelt on his knees in the presence of all the assembly of Israel and spread out his hands toward heaven.
He said, "O LORD, the God of Israel, 8there is nogodlike You in heaven or on earth, 9keepingcovenant and showing lovingkindness to Your servants who walkbefore You with all their heart;
1510who has kept with Your servantDavid, my father, that which You have gpromised him; indeed You have spoken with Your mouth and have fulfilled it with Your hand, as it is thisday.
16"Now therefore, O LORD, the God of Israel, keep with Your servantDavid, my father, that which You have hpromised him, saying, 'i11You shall not lack a man to sit on the throne of Israel, ifonly your sonstakeheed to their way, to walk in My law as you have walkedbefore Me.'
17"Now therefore, O LORD, the God of Israel, let Your word be confirmedwhich You have spoken to Your servantDavid.
"But 12will Godindeeddwell with mankind on the earth? Behold, 13heaven and the jhighestheavencannotcontain You; howmuchlessthishousewhich I have built.
"Yet haveregard to the prayer of Your servant and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to listen to the cry and to the prayerwhich Your servantpraysbefore You;
that Your 14eye may be opentowardthishouseday and night, toward15the place of which You have said that You would put Your namethere, to listen to the prayerwhich Your servant shall praytowardthisplace.
21"Listen to the supplications of Your servant and of Your peopleIsraelwhen they praytowardthisplace; hear from Your dwellingplace, from heaven; 16hear and forgive.
22"If 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 from heaven and act and judge Your servants, k17punishing the wicked by bringing his way on his own head and justifying the righteous by giving him according to his righteousness.
24"If Your peopleIsraellare defeatedbefore an enemybecause18they have sinned against You, and they return to You and confess Your name, and pray and makesupplicationbefore You in thishouse,
then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of Your peopleIsrael, and bring them back to the landwhich You have given to them and to their fathers.
"When the 19heavens are shut up and there is norainbecause 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 Your peopleIsrael, indeed, 20teach them the goodway in which they should walk. And sendrain on Your landwhich You have given to Your people for an inheritance.
28"If there is 21famine in the land, if there is pestilence, if there is blight or mildew, if there is locust or grasshopper, if their enemiesbesiege them in the land of their mcities, whateverplague or whateversickness there is,
29whateverprayer or supplication is made by anyman or by all Your peopleIsrael, neachknowing his own affliction and his own pain, and spreading his handstowardthishouse,
then hear from heaven Your dwellingplace, and forgive, and render to each according to all his ways, whoseheart You know22for You aloneknow the hearts of the sons of men,
that they may ofear You, to walk in Your wayspas long as they live in the landwhich You have given to our fathers.
32"Alsoconcerning23the foreignerwho is not from Your peopleIsrael, when he comes from a farcountry for Your greatname'ssake and Your mightyhand and Your outstretchedarm, when they come and praytowardthishouse,
then hear from heaven, from Your dwellingplace, and do according to all for which the foreignercalls to You, in order that all the peoples of the earth may know Your name, and qfear You as do Your peopleIsrael, and that they may know that rthishousewhich I have built is 24called by Your name.
34"When Your peoplego out to battleagainst their enemies, by whateverway You shall send them, and they pray to You towardthiscitywhich You have chosen and the housewhich I have built for Your name,
then hear from heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.
36"When they sin against You (25for there is nomanwho does not sin ) and You are angry with them and deliver them to an enemy, so that sthey take them away captive to a landfar off ornear,
if they ttakethought in the landwhere they are takencaptive, and repent and makesupplication to You in the land of their captivity, saying, 'We have sinned, we have committediniquity and have actedwickedly ';
3826if they return to You with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity, where they have been takencaptive, and praytoward their landwhich You have given to their fathers and the citywhich You have chosen, and toward the housewhich I have built for Your name,
then hear from heaven, from Your dwellingplace, their prayer and supplications, and maintain their cause and forgive Your peoplewho have sinned against You.
40"Now, O my God, I pray, 27let Your eyes be open and 28Your earsattentive to the prayer offered in thisplace.
"29Now therefore arise, O LORDGod, to Your restingplace, You and the ark of Your might; let Your priests, O LORDGod, be clothed with salvation and let Your godlyonesrejoice in what is good.
"O LORDGod, do not turnaway the face of Your anointed; 30remember Your lovingkindness to Your servantDavid."