2 Chronicles 7:12-15

12 the LORD appeared to him at night and said: “I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a temple for sacrifices.
13 “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people,
14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
15 Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.

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2 Chronicles 7:12 in Other Translations

KJV
12 And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice.
ESV
12 Then the LORD appeared to Solomon in the night and said to him: "I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a house of sacrifice.
NLT
12 Then one night the LORD appeared to Solomon and said, “I have heard your prayer and have chosen this Temple as the place for making sacrifices.
MSG
12 God appeared to Solomon that very night and said, "I accept your prayer; yes, I have chosen this place as a temple for sacrifice, a house of worship.
CSB
12 Then the Lord appeared to Solomon at night and said to him: I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for Myself as a temple of sacrifice.

2 Chronicles 7:12-15 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO 2 CHRONICLES 7

In this chapter is an account of the Lord's acceptance of the sacrifices offered at the dedication of the temple by fire, to the great surprise and encouragement of the people, 2Ch 7:1-7, and of the feast kept on that account, and the feast of tabernacles, 2Ch 7:8-12, and of the Lord's appearance to Solomon, giving an answer to his prayer, 2Ch 7:13-22.

2 Chronicles 7:12-15 In-Context

10 On the twenty-third day of the seventh month he sent the people to their homes, joyful and glad in heart for the good things the LORD had done for David and Solomon and for his people Israel.
11 When Solomon had finished the temple of the LORD and the royal palace, and had succeeded in carrying out all he had in mind to do in the temple of the LORD and in his own palace,
12 the LORD appeared to him at night and said: “I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a temple for sacrifices.
13 “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people,
14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
15 Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.
16 I have chosen and consecrated this temple so that my Name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.
17 “As for you, if you walk before me faithfully as David your father did, and do all I command, and observe my decrees and laws,

Cross References 12

  • 1. 2 Chronicles 1:7
  • 2. Deuteronomy 12:11
  • 3. S Deuteronomy 12:5
  • 4. S Deuteronomy 11:17; 2 Chronicles 6:26-28; Amos 4:7
  • 5. S Numbers 6:27
  • 6. S Exodus 10:3; S Leviticus 26:41; S 2 Chronicles 6:37; James 4:10
  • 7. S 1 Chronicles 16:11
  • 8. S 2 Kings 17:13; Isaiah 55:7; Ezekiel 18:32; Zechariah 1:4
  • 9. S 2 Chronicles 6:20
  • 10. S 2 Chronicles 6:27
  • 11. S Exodus 15:26; 2 Chronicles 30:20; Psalms 60:2; Isaiah 30:26; Isaiah 53:5; Isaiah 57:18; Jeremiah 33:6; Malachi 4:2
  • 12. S 1 Kings 8:29; S 2 Chronicles 6:40; Nehemiah 1:6
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