2 Chronicles 20:9

9 saying, 'When the worst happens - whether war or flood or disease or famine - and we take our place before this Temple (we know you are personally present in this place!) and pray out our pain and trouble, we know that you will listen and give victory.'

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 And didn't you make the natives of this land leave as you brought your people Israel in, turning it over permanently to your people Israel, the descendants of Abraham your friend?
8 They have lived here and built a holy house of worship to honor you,
9 saying, 'When the worst happens - whether war or flood or disease or famine - and we take our place before this Temple (we know you are personally present in this place!) and pray out our pain and trouble, we know that you will listen and give victory.'
10 "And now it's happened: men from Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir have shown up. You didn't let Israel touch them when we got here at first - we detoured around them and didn't lay a hand on them.
11 And now they've come to kick us out of the country you gave us.