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2 Chronicles 6

NLT 1 Then Solomon prayed, “O , you have said that you would live in a thick cloud of darkness. NIV 1 Then Solomon said, "The LORD has said that he would dwell in a dark cloud; NLT 2 Now I have built a glorious Temple for you, a place where you can live forever!” NIV 2 I have built a magnificent temple for you, a place for you to dwell forever." NLT 3 Then the king turned around to the entire community of Israel standing before him and gave this blessing: NIV 3 While the whole assembly of Israel was standing there, the king turned around and blessed them. NLT 4 “Praise the , the God of Israel, who has kept the promise he made to my father, David. For he told my father, NIV 4 Then he said: "Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, who with his hands has fulfilled what he promised with his mouth to my father David. For he said, NLT 5 ‘From the day I brought my people out of the land of Egypt, I have never chosen a city among any of the tribes of Israel as the place where a Temple should be built to honor my name. Nor have I chosen a king to lead my people Israel. NIV 5 'Since the day I brought my people out of Egypt, I have not chosen a city in any tribe of Israel to have a temple built for my Name to be there, nor have I chosen anyone to be the leader over my people Israel. NLT 6 But now I have chosen Jerusalem as the place for my name to be honored, and I have chosen David to be king over my people Israel.’” NIV 6 But now I have chosen Jerusalem for my Name to be there, and I have chosen David to rule my people Israel.' NLT 7 Then Solomon said, “My father, David, wanted to build this Temple to honor the name of the , the God of Israel. NIV 7 "My father David had it in his heart to build a temple for the Name of the LORD, the God of Israel. NLT 8 But the told him, ‘You wanted to build the Temple to honor my name. Your intention is good, NIV 8 But the LORD said to my father David, 'Because it was in your heart to build a temple for my Name, you did well to have this in your heart. NLT 9 but you are not the one to do it. One of your own sons will build the Temple to honor me.’ NIV 9 Nevertheless, you are not the one to build the temple, but your son, who is your own flesh and blood--he is the one who will build the temple for my Name.' NLT 10 “And now the has fulfilled the promise he made, for I have become king in my father’s place, and now I sit on the throne of Israel, just as the promised. I have built this Temple to honor the name of the , the God of Israel. NIV 10 "The LORD has kept the promise he made. I have succeeded David my father and now I sit on the throne of Israel, just as the LORD promised, and I have built the temple for the Name of the LORD, the God of Israel. NLT 11 There I have placed the Ark, which contains the covenant that the made with the people of Israel.” NIV 11 There I have placed the ark, in which is the covenant of the LORD that he made with the people of Israel." NLT 12 Then Solomon stood before the altar of the in front of the entire community of Israel, and he lifted his hands in prayer. NIV 12 Then Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in front of the whole assembly of Israel and spread out his hands. NLT 13 Now Solomon had made a bronze platform 7 feet long, 7 feet wide, and 4 feet high and had placed it at the center of the Temple’s outer courtyard. He stood on the platform, and then he knelt in front of the entire community of Israel and lifted his hands toward heaven. NIV 13 Now he had made a bronze platform, five cubits long, five cubits wide and three cubits high, and had placed it in the center of the outer court. He stood on the platform and then knelt down before the whole assembly of Israel and spread out his hands toward heaven. NLT 14 He prayed, “O , God of Israel, there is no God like you in all of heaven and earth. You keep your covenant and show unfailing love to all who walk before you in wholehearted devotion. NIV 14 He said: "O LORD, God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven or on earth--you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way. NLT 15 You have kept your promise to your servant David, my father. You made that promise with your own mouth, and with your own hands you have fulfilled it today. NIV 15 You have kept your promise to your servant David my father; with your mouth you have promised and with your hand you have fulfilled it--as it is today. NLT 16 “And now, O , God of Israel, carry out the additional promise you made to your servant David, my father. For you said to him, ‘If your descendants guard their behavior and faithfully follow my Law as you have done, one of them will always sit on the throne of Israel.’ NIV 16 "Now LORD, God of Israel, keep for your servant David my father the promises you made to him when you said, 'You shall never fail to have a man to sit before me on the throne of Israel, if only your sons are careful in all they do to walk before me according to my law, as you have done.' NLT 17 Now, O , God of Israel, fulfill this promise to your servant David. NIV 17 And now, O LORD, God of Israel, let your word that you promised your servant David come true. NLT 18 “But will God really live on earth among people? Why, even the highest heavens cannot contain you. How much less this Temple I have built! NIV 18 "But will God really dwell on earth with men? The heavens, even the highest heavens, cannot contain you. How much less this temple I have built! NLT 19 Nevertheless, listen to my prayer and my plea, O my God. Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is making to you. NIV 19 Yet give attention to your servant's prayer and his plea for mercy, O LORD my God. Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence. NLT 20 May you watch over this Temple day and night, this place where you have said you would put your name. May you always hear the prayers I make toward this place. NIV 20 May your eyes be open toward this temple day and night, this place of which you said you would put your Name there. May you hear the prayer your servant prays toward this place. NLT 21 May you hear the humble and earnest requests from me and your people Israel when we pray toward this place. Yes, hear us from heaven where you live, and when you hear, forgive. NIV 21 Hear the supplications of your servant and of your people Israel when they pray toward this place. Hear from heaven, your dwelling place; and when you hear, forgive. NLT 22 “If someone wrongs another person and is required to take an oath of innocence in front of your altar at this Temple, NIV 22 "When a man wrongs his neighbor and is required to take an oath and he comes and swears the oath before your altar in this temple, NLT 23 then hear from heaven and judge between your servants—the accuser and the accused. Pay back the guilty as they deserve. Acquit the innocent because of their innocence. NIV 23 then hear from heaven and act. Judge between your servants, repaying the guilty by bringing down on his own head what he has done. Declare the innocent not guilty and so establish his innocence. NLT 24 “If your people Israel are defeated by their enemies because they have sinned against you, and if they turn back and acknowledge your name and pray to you here in this Temple, NIV 24 "When your people Israel have been defeated by an enemy because they have sinned against you and when they turn back and confess your name, praying and making supplication before you in this temple, NLT 25 then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of your people Israel and return them to this land you gave to them and to their ancestors. NIV 25 then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of your people Israel and bring them back to the land you gave to them and their fathers. NLT 26 “If the skies are shut up and there is no rain because your people have sinned against you, and if they pray toward this Temple and acknowledge your name and turn from their sins because you have punished them, NIV 26 "When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain because your people have sinned against you, and when they pray toward this place and confess your name and turn from their sin because you have afflicted them, NLT 27 then hear from heaven and forgive the sins of your servants, your people Israel. Teach them to follow the right path, and send rain on your land that you have given to your people as their special possession. NIV 27 then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of your servants, your people Israel. Teach them the right way to live, and send rain on the land you gave your people for an inheritance. NLT 28 “If there is a famine in the land or a plague or crop disease or attacks of locusts or caterpillars, or if your people’s enemies are in the land besieging their towns—whatever disaster or disease there is— NIV 28 "When famine 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, NLT 29 and if your people Israel pray about their troubles or sorrow, raising their hands toward this Temple, NIV 29 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-- NLT 30 then hear from heaven where you live, and forgive. Give your people what their actions deserve, for you alone know each human heart. NIV 30 then hear from heaven, your dwelling place. Forgive, and deal with each man according to all he does, since you know his heart (for you alone know the hearts of men), NLT 31 Then they will fear you and walk in your ways as long as they live in the land you gave to our ancestors. NIV 31 so that they will fear you and walk in your ways all the time they live in the land you gave our fathers. NLT 32 “In the future, foreigners who do not belong to your people Israel will hear of you. They will come from distant lands when they hear of your great name and your strong hand and your powerful arm. And when they pray toward this Temple, NIV 32 "As for the foreigner who does not belong to your people Israel but has come from a distant land because of your great name and your mighty hand and your outstretched arm--when he comes and prays toward this temple, NLT 33 then hear from heaven where you live, and grant what they ask of you. In this way, all the people of the earth will come to know and fear you, just as your own people Israel do. They, too, will know that this Temple I have built honors your name. NIV 33 then hear from heaven, your dwelling place, and do whatever the foreigner asks of you, so that all the peoples of the earth may know your name and fear you, as do your own people Israel, and may know that this house I have built bears your Name. NLT 34 “If your people go out where you send them to fight their enemies, and if they pray to you by turning toward this city you have chosen and toward this Temple I have built to honor your name, NIV 34 "When your people go to war against their enemies, wherever you send them, and when they pray to you toward this city you have chosen and the temple I have built for your Name, NLT 35 then hear their prayers from heaven and uphold their cause. NIV 35 then hear from heaven their prayer and their plea, and uphold their cause. NLT 36 “If they sin against you—and who has never sinned?—you might become angry with them and let their enemies conquer them and take them captive to a foreign land far away or near. NIV 36 "When they sin against you--for there is no one who does not sin--and you become angry with them and give them over to the enemy, who takes them captive to a land far away or near; NLT 37 But in that land of exile, they might turn to you in repentance and pray, ‘We have sinned, done evil, and acted wickedly.’ NIV 37 and if they have a change of heart in the land where they are held captive, and repent and plead with you in the land of their captivity and say, 'We have sinned, we have done wrong and acted wickedly'; NLT 38 If they turn to you with their whole heart and soul in the land of their captivity and pray toward the land you gave to their ancestors—toward this city you have chosen, and toward this Temple I have built to honor your name— NIV 38 and if they turn back to you with all their heart and soul in the land of their captivity where they were taken, and pray toward the land you gave their fathers, toward the city you have chosen and toward the temple I have built for your Name; NLT 39 then hear their prayers and their petitions from heaven where you live, and uphold their cause. Forgive your people who have sinned against you. NIV 39 then from heaven, your dwelling place, hear their prayer and their pleas, and uphold their cause. And forgive your people, who have sinned against you. NLT 40 “O my God, may your eyes be open and your ears attentive to all the prayers made to you in this place. NIV 40 "Now, my God, may your eyes be open and your ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place. NLT 41 “And now arise, O God, and enter your resting place, along with the Ark, the symbol of your power. May your priests, O God, be clothed with salvation; may your loyal servants rejoice in your goodness. NIV 41 "Now arise, O LORD God, and come to your resting place, you and the ark of your might. May your priests, O LORD God, be clothed with salvation, may your saints rejoice in your goodness. NLT 42 O God, do not reject the king you have anointed. Remember your unfailing love for your servant David.” NIV 42 O LORD God, do not reject your anointed one. Remember the great love promised to David your servant."