2 Chronicles 7
7 1Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down
from heaven, and consumed the burnt-offering and the sacrifices; and the
glory of Jehovah filled the house.
2And the priests could not enter into
the house of Jehovah, because the glory of Jehovah filled Jehovah's house.
3And all the children of Israel looked on, when the fire came down, and
the glory of Jehovah was upon the house; and they bowed themselves with their
faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped, and gave thanks unto
Jehovah, saying, For he is good; for his lovingkindness
endureth for ever.
4Then the king and all the people offered
sacrifice before Jehovah.
5And king Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty
and two thousand oxen, and a hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king
and all the people dedicated the house of God.
6And the priests stood,
according to their offices; the Levites also with instruments of music of
Jehovah, which David the king had made to give thanks unto Jehovah, (for his
lovingkindness endureth for ever,) when David praised by their
ministry: and the priests sounded trumpets before them; and all Israel stood.
7Moreover Solomon hallowed the middle of the court that was before the
house of Jehovah; for there he offered the burnt-offerings, and the fat of
the peace-offerings, because the brazen altar which Solomon had made was not
able to receive the burnt-offering, and the meal-offering, and the fat.
8So Solomon held the feast at that time seven days, and all Israel with
him, a very great assembly, from the entrance of Hamath unto the brook of
9And on the eighth day they held a solemn assembly: for they kept
the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.
on the three and twentieth day of the seventh month he sent the people away
unto their tents, joyful and glad of heart for the goodness that Jehovah had
showed unto David, and to Solomon, and to Israel his people.
Solomon finished the house of Jehovah, and the king's house: and all that
came into Solomon's heart to make in the house of Jehovah, and in his own
house, he prosperously effected.
12And Jehovah appeared to Solomon by
night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place
to myself for a house of sacrifice.
13If I shut up the heavens so that
there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send
pestilence among my people;
14if my people, who 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 heaven, and will forgive their sin, and
will heal their land.
15Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears
attent, unto the prayer that is made in this place.
16For now have I
chosen and hallowed this house, that my name may be there for ever; and mine
eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.
17And as for thee, if thou
wilt walk before me as David thy father walked, and do according to all that
I have commanded thee, and wilt keep my statutes and mine ordinances;
18then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom, according as I
covenanted with David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man to
be ruler in Israel.
19But if ye turn away, and forsake my statutes and my
commandments which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other gods,
and worship them;
20then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land
which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name,
will I cast out of my sight, and I will make it a proverb and a byword among
21And this house, which is so high, every one that passeth
by it shall be astonished, and shall say, Why hath Jehovah done thus unto
this land, and to this house?
22And they shall answer, Because they
forsook Jehovah, the God of their fathers, who brought them forth out of the
land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshipped them, and served
them: therefore hath he brought all this evil upon them.