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♦w»„ Vinur mnrh less this ts*>- »1l•• x O Lord Oui God, how
thee, how mucn leis mis ^^ u Name jn M the House that I have builJedf Eaith, who hast set thy Gioiy a.
28 Yet have thou Refpect bove the Heavens.
i,r,t« thp Pn Ayfr of thv Ser- » when l confider thy Heavens, Unto the rRAYER or iny oer ^ wqa of thy Fing£rS, the Moon
vant and to his bupplication, and ,heStats which thou hast ordain
O Lord my God, to hear- edj
, . *vi rv.r onrl tr. the 4 What is Man that thou art
ken unto the Cry, and to the J^ of him, and the Son rf
Prayer, which thy bervant Mt1li tj,at thou vifitest him?
prayeth before thee To-day: J". «m n c>n any Hide Him
29 That thine byesmay no( sk him? seith the lord: do
be open toward this House n0tl Fill Heaven and Earth! saith
Night and Day, even toward ,he Lord.
. °«. r 'i - u »u„, ua ^aivn.Ai The Most High dwel
the Place of which thou hast lethnot Samples made with Hand*,
said, My Name shall be a* soith the Prophet,
there- that thou mayest hear- *» Heaves is my Throne, and
"v / Earth is my Footstool; what House
ken unto the Grayer wmen win ye blnld me, soilh tnCLoRD, ot
thy Servant shall make TO- what is the Place of my Rest! Wards this Place. ^ «««-« -T «and made aU
30 And hearken thou to »fc lvii. ,$ Tnus s-u,h the High
the Supplication of thy Ser- and Lofty One that inhabiteth Eter. J~A «f tV,TM Ppnr>lp Ts Hity. whose Name is Holy, I dwell in
vant, and of thy people 11- thcH,oH gnd noirP)ace. wilh „1M
rael, when they inall pray to- a!s0 ^u js 0f a Contrite and Humble
wards this Place : • and hear Spirit, to Revive the spirit of the
thou in Heaven thy Dwelling- |fejSd »«,"th< HTM * place, and when thou nearest,
31 If any Man trefpass against his Neighbour, and an Oath be laid upon him to cause him to swear, and the Oath come before thine Altar in this House:
32 Then hear thou in Heaven, and do, and judge thy Servants, Condemning the Wicked, to bring his Way upon his Head, and Justifying the Righteous, to give him according to his Righteousness.
33 When thy People Israel be smitten down before the Enemy, because they have finned against thee, and shall turn again to thee, and Confess thy Name, and Pray, and make Supplication unto ihee in this House:
3+ Then hear thou in Heaven, and Forgive the Sin of thy People Israel, and bring them again unto the Land which thou gavest unto their Fathers.
35 When Heaven is Shut Up, and there is no Rain, because they haye Sjnned against thee; and if they Pray
towards towards this Place, and Confess thy Name, and Turn from their Sin, when thou afflictest them.
36 Then Hear thou in Heaven, and Forgive the Sim of thy Servants, and of the People of Israel, that thou teach them the Good Way wherein they should Walk, and give Rain upon thy Land which thou hast given to thy People for an Inheritance.
37 If there be in the Land Famine, if there he Pestilence, Blasting, Mildew, Locust, or if triers be CaterpiTTers; if their Enemy befiege them in the Land of their Cities, whatsoever Plague, whatsoever Sicknefs there be;
38 What Prayer and Supplication soever be made by any Man, or by all thy People Israel, which shall know every Man the Placue of his own Heart, and' spread forth his Hands towards this House:
39 Then hear thou in Heaven thy Dwelling-place,' and Forgive, and do and give to every Man according to his Ways, whofe Heart thou knowest; (for thou, even thou only Knowest the Hearts of all the Children of Men)
40 That they may Fear thee all the Days that they live, in the Land which thou gavest unto our Fathers.
41 Moreover, concerning a Stranger that is not of thy People Israel, but cometh out of a sar Countrey, for thy Name's sake.
42 (For they shall hear of thy great Name, and of thy strong Hand, and of thy stretched-out Arm) when he shall come and pray towards this House:
43 Hear thou in Heaven thy Dwelling-place, and do according to all that the Stranger calleth to thee for: that all People of the Earth may Know thy Name, to Fear thee, as do thy People Israel, and that they may know that this House which I have builded, is called by thy Name.
44 If thy People go out to Battle against their Enemy, whithersoever thou shalt send them, and shall pray unto the Lord toward the City which thou hast chofen, and toward the House that I have built for thy Name:
45 Then hear thou in Heaven their Prayer and their Supplication, and maintain their Cause.
46 If they fin against thee, (for there is no Man that finneth not) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the Enemy, so that they carry them away Captives, unto the Land of the Enemy, sar or hear;
47 Yet if they shall bethink themselves in the Land whi
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ther they were carried Captives, and Repent, and make Supplication unto thee in the Land of them that carried them Captives, saying, We have finned, and have done perversely, we have committed Wickednefs;
48 And so return unto thee with all their Heart, and with all their Soul, in the Land of their Enemies which led them away Captive, and Pray unto thee toward their Land, which thou gavest unto their Fathers, the City which thou hast chofen, and the House which I have built for thy £Jame.
49 Then hear thou their Prayer and their Supplication in Heaven thy Dwelling-place, and maintain their Cause.
50 And forgive thy People that have finned against thee, and all their Transgreffions wherein they have transgressed against thee, and give them Compaffion before them whe carried them Captive, that they may have Compaffion on them:
51 For they be thy People and thine Inheritance, whicri thou broughtest forth out of Egypt, from the midst of the Furnace of Iron:
52 That thine Eyes may be open unto the SupplicaTion of thy Servant, and unto the Supplication of thy People Israel, to hearken unto them in all that they call for unto thee.
5 3 For thou didst separate them from among all the People of the Earth, to be thine Inheritance, as thou spakest by the Hand of Mofes thy Servant, when thou broughtest our Fathersout of Egypt,' O Lord God.
54 And it was so* that when Solomon had made an end of praying all this Prayer and Supplication unto the Lord, he arofe before the Altar of the Lord, from kneeling on his Knees, with his Hands spread up to Heaven.
55 And he stood and blessed all the Congregation of Israel with a loud Voice, saying,
56 Blessed be the Lord, that hath given Rest unto his People Israel, according to all that he promised: there hath not Failed One Word of all his good Promise, which he promised by the Hand of Mofes his Servant.
57 The Lord our God be with us, as he was with our Fathers: let him not leave us, nor forsake us:
58 That he may incline our Hearts unto him, to walk in all his Ways, and to keep his Commandments, and his Statutes, and his Judgments, which he commanded our Fathers. 59 And
59 And let thefe my Words, wherewith I have made Supplication before the Lord, be nigh unto the Lord our God Day and Night, that he maintain the Cause of his Servant, and the Cause of his People Israel at all Times, as the Matter shall require:
60 That all the People of the Earth may know that the Lord is God, and that there is none else.
61 Let your Heart therefore be Perfect with the Lord your God, to walk in his Statutes, and to keep his Commandments, as at this Day.
62 And the King and all Israel with him, offered Sacrifice before the Lord.
63 And Solomon offered a Sacrifice of Peace-offerings, which he offered unto the Lord, two and twenty thousand Oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand Sheep: So the King and all the Children of Israel dedicated the House of the Lord.
II. CtIRON. CHAP. VII.
1 God giving Testimony to Solomon's Prayer, the People wof* jhip him. 4 Solomon's Sacrifice. 12 BleJ/ings promised.
Ver. i"T^TOW when Solomon had made an end of praying, JJN the Fire came down from Heaven, and ConSumed the Burnt-offering and the Sacrifices; and the GloRy of the Lord Filled the House.
2 ° And the Priests could • \tv. tr. 8 And the Temple wa*
not enter into the House of F'l"° with Smoke from the Glort
, T . f ., /-1 of God, and from his Power J and
the Lord, because the <jlo- no Man wa, abie to emer ;„,„ the
RY of the LORD had FILLED Temple.
trip T nun's Hoiisf , T'm- vil 1J Who " ,he blessed
me Lord s House. and onIy roTENTA1E( the KlNa o£
Kings, and Lord of Lords; is Who only hath Immortality, dwelling in the Light which no Man can approach unto, whom no Man hath seen, nor can fee.
3 p And when all the Chil- » T*'-cx«vi. 1 OgiveTHAmcsundren of Israel saw how the $£?£*!£ KT' *, * Fire came down, and the 4 To him who alone doth great GLORY of the LORD upon Wonders: for his Mercy endureth for the House, they Bowed "«,,.„ him tlult hj wisdom mi)da themselves With their Faces the Heavens: for his Mercy endureth to the Ground upon the for *»«. . . r ,
r> . J „»_.,..„ 'To nim ,hat stretched out the
Pavement, and Worship- Earth above the Waters. foi his
FED, and Praised the Lord, Mercy endureth for ever.
saying, saying, For he is Good, for his Mercy Endureth for
4 Then the King and all the People offered Sacrifices before the Lord.
5 And King Solomon offered a Sacrifice of twenty and two thousand Oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand Sheep: so the King and all the People dedicated the House of God.
6 And the Priests waited on their Offices: the Levites also with Instruments of Mufick of the Lord, which David the King had made to praise the Lord, because his Mercy endureth for ever, when David praised by their Ministry: and the Priests sounded Trumpets before them, and all Israel stood.
7 Moreover, Solomon hallowed the Middle of the Court that was before the House of the Lord: for there he offered Burnt-offerings, and the Fat of the Peace-offerings, because the brasen Altar which Solomon had made, was not able to receive the Burnt-offerings, and the Meat-offerings, and the Fat.
8 Also at the same Time Solomon kept the Feast seven Days, and all Israel with him, a very great Congregation, from the entring in of Hamath, unto the River of Egypt.
9 And in the eighth Day they made a solemn Assembly: for they kept the Dedication of the Altar seven Days, and the Feast seven Days.
io And on the three and twentieth Day of the seventh Month, he sent the People away into their Tents, glad and merry in heart for the Goodnefs that the Lord had shewed unto David, and to Solomon, and to Israel his People.
11 Thus Solomon finished the House of the Lord, and the King's House: and all that came into Solomon's Heart to make in the House of the Lord, and in his own House, he readily effected.
i * 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.
13 If I shut up Heaven that there be no Rain, or if I command the Locusts to devour the Land, or if I send Pestilence among my People;
14 If my People which are called by my Name, shall Humble themselves, and Pray, and Seek my Face, and turn from their Wicked Ways: then will I Hear from