If My People Pray
d Thus Solomon finished the house of the Lord and the king's house. All that Solomon had planned to do in the house of the Lord and in his own house he successfully accomplished.
Then the Lord appeared to Solomon in the night and said to him: "I have heard your prayer e and have chosen this place for myself as a house of sacrifice.
f When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people,
if my people who are called by my name g humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
h Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place.
e For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that my name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will be there for all time.
And as for you, if you will walk before me as David your father walked, doing according to all that I have commanded you and keeping my statutes and my rules,
then I will establish your royal throne, as I covenanted with David your father, saying, i 'You shall not lack a man to rule Israel.'
j "But if you turn aside and forsake my statutes and my commandments that I have set before you, and go and serve other gods and worship them,
k then I will pluck you up from my land that I have given you, and this house that I have consecrated for my name, I will cast out of my sight, and I will make it l a proverb and a byword among all peoples.
And at this house, which was exalted, everyone passing by will be astonished and say, m 'Why has the Lord done thus to this land and to this house?'
Then they will say, 'Because they abandoned the Lord, the God of their fathers who brought them out of the land of Egypt and laid hold on other gods and worshiped them and served them. Therefore he has brought all this disaster on them.'"
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
2 Chronicles 7:11 - 22
Thus Solomon finished the house of the Lord and the king's house. All that Solomon had planned to do in the house of the Lord and in his own house he successfully accomplished.
1 Kings 9:1 - 9
As soon as Solomon had finished building the house of the Lord and the king's house and all that Solomon desired to build.
But you shall seek the place that the Lord your God will choose out of all your tribes to put his name and make his habitation there. There you shall go.
2 Chronicles 6:26
When heaven is shut up and there is no rain because they have sinned against you, if they pray toward this place and acknowledge your name and turn from their sin, when you afflict them.
2 Chronicles 6:28
If there is famine in the land, if there is pestilence or blight or mildew or locust or caterpillar, if their enemies besiege them in the land at their gates, whatever plague, whatever sickness there is.
2 Chronicles 12:7
When the Lord saw that they humbled themselves, the word of the Lord came to Shemaiah: "They have humbled themselves. I will not destroy them, but I will grant them some deliverance, and my wrath shall not be poured out on Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak.
2 Chronicles 6:40
Now, O my God, let your eyes be open and your ears attentive to the prayer of this place.
2 Chronicles 7:12
Then the Lord appeared to Solomon in the night and said to him: "I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a house of sacrifice.
1 Kings 8:25
Now therefore, O Lord, God of Israel, keep for your servant David my father what you have promised him, saying, 'You shall not lack a man to sit before me on the throne of Israel, if only your sons pay close attention to their way, to walk before me as you have walked before me.
2 Chronicles 6:16
Now therefore, O Lord, God of Israel, keep for your servant David my father what you have promised him, saying, 'You shall not lack a man to sit before me on the throne of Israel, if only your sons pay close attention to their way, to walk in my law as you have walked before me.
But if you will not listen to me and will not do all these commandments.
But if you will not obey the voice of the Lord your God or be careful to do all his commandments and his statutes that I command you today, then all these curses shall come upon you and overtake you.
And the Lord uprooted them from their land in anger and fury and great wrath, and cast them into another land, as they are this day.
And you shall become a horror, a proverb, and a byword among all the peoples where the Lord will lead you away.
All the nations will say, 'Why has the Lord done thus to this land? What caused the heat of this great anger?
Jeremiah 22:8 - 9
"'And many nations will pass by this city, and every man will say to his neighbor, "Why has the Lord dealt thus with this great city?"