11Now when Solomon had finishedpraying, 2firecamedown from heaven and consumed the burntoffering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the LORDfilled the house.
23The priestscould not enter into the house of the LORDbecause the glory of the LORDfilled the LORD'Shouse.
3All the sons of Israel, seeing the firecomedown and the glory of the LORD upon the house, boweddown on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gavepraise to the LORD, saying, "4Truly He is good, truly His lovingkindness is everlasting."
45Then the king and all the peopleofferedsacrificebefore the LORD.
5KingSolomonoffered a sacrifice of 22,000oxen and 120,000sheep. Thus the king and all the peoplededicated the house of God.
The priestsstood at their posts, and 6the Levites also, with the instruments of music to the LORD, whichKingDavid had made for givingpraise to the LORD -"for His lovingkindness is everlasting "-whenever ahe gavepraise by their bmeans, while 7the priests on the othersideblewtrumpets; and allIsrael was standing.
78Then Solomonconsecrated the middle of the court that was before the house of the LORD, for there he offered the burntofferings and the fat of the peaceofferingsbecause the bronzealtarwhichSolomon had made was not able to contain the burntoffering, the grain offering and the fat.
So 9Solomonobserved the feast at that time for sevendays, and allIsrael with him, a verygreatassembly who came from the entrance of Hamath to the 10brook of Egypt.
On the eighthday they held11a solemnassembly, for the dedication of the altar they observedsevendays and the feastsevendays.
Then on the twenty-thirdday of the seventhmonth he sent the people to their tents, rejoicing and happy of heartbecause of the goodness that the LORD had shown to David and to Solomon and to His peopleIsrael.
1112Thus Solomonfinished the house of the LORD and the king'spalace, and successfullycompletedall that che had planned on doing in the house of the LORD and in his palace.
Then the LORDappeared to Solomon at night and said to him, "I have heard your prayer and 13have chosenthisplace for Myself as a house of sacrifice.
"14If I shut up the heavens so that there is norain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I sendpestilence among My people,
1415and My peopledwho are called by My namehumble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wickedways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
"16Now My eyes will be open and My earsattentive to the eprayer offered in thisplace.
"For 17now I have chosen and consecratedthishouse that My name may be thereforever , and My eyes and My heart will be thereperpetually .
"As for you, if you walkbefore Me as your fatherDavidwalked, even to do according to all that I have commanded you, and will keep My statutes and My ordinances,
then I will establish your royalthrone as I covenanted with your fatherDavid, saying, 'f18You shall not lack a man to be ruler in Israel.'
"19But if you turnaway and forsake My statutes and My commandmentswhich I have setbefore you, and go and serveothergods and worship them,
2020then I will uproot you from My landwhich I have givengyou, and thishousewhich I have consecrated for My name I will cast out of My sight and I will make it 21a proverb and a byword among allpeoples.
"As for thishouse, which was exalted, everyone who passes by it will be astonished and say, '22Why has the LORDdonethus to thisland and to thishouse?'
"And they will say, 'Because23they forsook the LORD, the God of their fatherswhobrought them from the land of Egypt, and they adoptedothergods and worshiped them and served them; therefore He has broughtallthisadversity on them.' "