2 Chronicles 20:9

9 "If disaster comes on us-sword or judgment, pestilence or famine-we will stand before this temple and before You, for Your name is in this temple. We will cry out to You because of our distress, and You will hear and deliver."

2 Chronicles 20:9 Meaning and Commentary

2 Chronicles 20:9

If when evil cometh upon us
Any calamity, as the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine,
God's four sore judgments, if by "judgment" is meant wild beasts: we stand before this house;
in the court before the holy place, and holy of holies: and in thy presence, for thy name is in this house;
called upon in it, and it was called by his name, and in which he dwelt: and cry unto thee in our affliction;
as Solomon prayed at the dedication of it: then thou wilt hear and help;
as the Lord promised, see ( 1 Kings 8:33 1 Kings 8:37 ) ( 9:3 ) .

2 Chronicles 20:9 In-Context

7 Are You not our God who drove out the inhabitants of this land before Your people Israel and who gave it forever to the descendants of Abraham Your friend?
8 They have lived in the land and have built You a sanctuary in it for Your name and have said,
9 "If disaster comes on us-sword or judgment, pestilence or famine-we will stand before this temple and before You, for Your name is in this temple. We will cry out to You because of our distress, and You will hear and deliver."
10 Now here are the Ammonites, Moabites, and [the inhabitants of] Mount Seir. You did not let Israel invade them when Israel came out of the land of Egypt, but Israel turned away from them and did not destroy them.
11 Look how they repay us by coming to drive us out of Your possession that You gave us as an inheritance.