Since the day that I broughtforth my people out of the land of Egypt I chose no cityamong all the tribes of Israel to build an house in, that my namemight be there; neitherchose I any man to be a rulerover my peopleIsrael:
The LORDthereforehathperformed his wordthat he hathspoken: for I am risen up in the room of David my father, and am set on the throne of Israel, as the LORDpromised, and havebuilt the house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.
For Solomon had made a brasenscaffold, of fivecubitslong, and fivecubitsbroad, and threecubitshigh, and had set it in the midst of the court: and upon it he stood, and kneeleddownupon his kneesbefore all the congregation of Israel, and spreadforth his handstowardheaven,
Now therefore, O LORD God of Israel, keepwith thy servantDavid my fatherthatwhichthouhastpromised him, saying, Thereshall not failthee a man in my sight to sit upon the throne of Israel; yet so that thy childrentakeheed to their way to walk in my law, as thouhastwalkedbefore me.
Thenhearthoufromheaven, and do, and judge thy servants, by requiting the wicked, by recompensing his way upon his own head; and by justifying the righteous, by giving him according to his righteousness.
Thenhearthoufromheaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy peopleIsrael, whenthouhasttaughtthem the good way, whereintheyshouldwalk; and sendrainupon thy land, whichthouhastgivenunto thy people for an inheritance.
If there be dearth in the land, if there be pestilence, if there be blasting, or mildew, locusts, or caterpillars; if theirenemiesbesiegethem in the cities of theirland; whatsoeversore or whatsoeversicknessthere be:
Moreoverconcerning the stranger, which is not of thy peopleIsrael, but is comefrom a far country for thy greatname’ssake, and thy mightyhand, and thy stretched out arm; if theycome and pray in thishouse;
Thenhearthoufrom the heavens, evenfrom thy dwellingplace, and do according to all that the strangercalleth to thee for; that all people of the earth may know thy name, and fearthee, as doth thy peopleIsrael, and may knowthatthishousewhich I havebuilt is called by thy name.
If theyreturn to theewith all theirheart and with all theirsoul in the land of theircaptivity, whithertheyhavecarriedthemcaptives, and praytowardtheirland, whichthougavestuntotheirfathers, and toward the citywhichthouhastchosen, and toward the housewhich I havebuilt for thy name: