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Version 0.31.57, 15 October 2020

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2 Chronicles Chapter 7

1And when Solomon had finished praying, a fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the house. 2And the priests could not enter the house of the Lord, because the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord. 3And all the sons of Israel saw when the fire came down and the glory of the Lord was over the house, and they bowed face down to the ground on the pavement, and they worshipped and gave thanks to the Lord, saying,

“For he is good,

For his kindness is age-abiding.”

4And the king and all the people offered a sacrifice before the Lord. 5And King Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty-two thousand oxen and one hundred and twenty thousand sheep. And the king and all the people dedicated the house of God. 6And the priests were standing at their guard posts, and the Levites stood with instruments of music to the Lord which King David had made, to give thanks to the Lord, for his kindness is age-abiding, when David gave praise by means of them, and the priests blew trumpets before them, and all Israel stood. 7And Solomon sanctified the inside of the court which was in front of the house of the Lord, for it is there that he made the burnt offering and offered the fat of the peace-offerings, because the copper altar which Solomon had made could not hold the burnt offering and the meal-offering and the fat-offerings. 8And Solomon celebrated the festival at that time for seven days, as did all Israel with him – a very large convocation from the approach to Hamath to the Brook of Egypt. 9And on the eighth day he held a solemn assembly, for they had conducted the dedication of the altar for seven days, and the festival had been for seven days. 10And on the twenty-third day of the seventh month, he sent the people to their tents, happy and in good spirits because of the good which the Lord had done to David and to Solomon and to Israel his people. 11So Solomon completed the house of the Lord, and the king's house, and he was successful with everything that came into Solomon's heart to do in the house of the Lord and in his own house. 12And the Lord appeared to Solomon in the night, and he said to him, “I have heard your prayer, and I have chosen this place for myself to be a house of sacrifice. 13If I shut heaven so that there is no rain, or if I command the grasshopper to consume the land, or if I send a pestilence on my people, 14and my people on whom my name is called humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn back from their evil ways, then I will hear from heaven and I will forgive their sin and I will heal their land. 15Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to a prayer from this place. 16And now I have chosen and I have sanctified this house, for my name to be there age-abidingly, and my eyes and my heart will be there continually. 17And as for you, if you walk before me as David your father walked, in doing everything that I have commanded you, and if you keep my statutes and my regulations, 18then I will establish the throne of your kingdom, as I covenanted with David your father when I said, ‘No man of your line ruling in Israel will be cut off.’ 19But if you turn away and abandon my statutes and my commandments which I have set before you, and you go your way and serve other gods and worship them, 20then I will pluck them up from my land which I have given them, and I will cast this house which I have sanctified for my name out of my sight, and I will make it the subject of taunting and jeering among all the nations. 21And this house which will have been exalted, will be a cause of astonishment to everyone passing by it, and a man will say, ‘Why has the Lord done this to this land and to this house?’ 22And they will say, ‘Because they forsook the Lord God of their fathers who brought them out of the land of Egypt, and they adhered to other gods and worshipped them and served them – that is why he has brought all this trouble on them.’ ”
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