1 Kings 8

1 Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, unto king Solomon in Jerusalem, athat they might bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD bout of the city of David, which is Zion. 2 And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast cin the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month. 3 And all the elders of Israel came, dand the priests took up the ark. 4 And they brought up the ark of the LORD, eand the tabernacle of the congregation, and all the holy vessels that were in the tabernacle, even those did the priests and the Levites bring up. 5 And king Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel, that were assembled unto him, were with him before the ark, sacrificing sheep and oxen, that could not be told nor numbered for multitude.

6 And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto ghis place, into the oracle of the house, to the most holy place, even funder the wings of the cherubims. 7 For the cherubims spread forth their two wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubims covered the ark and the staves thereof above. 8 And they hdrew out the staves, that the ends of the staves were seen out in the holy place before the oracle, and they were not seen without: and there they are unto this day. 9 iThere was nothing in the ark jsave the two tables of stone, which Moses kput there at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt. 10 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD, 11 So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of the LORD.

12 Then spake Solomon, The LORD said that he would dwell lin the thick darkness. 13 I have surely built thee an house to dwell in, ma settled place for thee to abide in for ever. 14 And the king turned his face about, and nblessed all the congregation of Israel: (and all the congregation of Israel stood;) 15 And he said, oBlessed be the LORD God of Israel, which spake with his mouth unto David my father, and hath with his hand fulfilled it, saying, 16 pSince the day that I brought forth my people Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel to build an house, that qmy name might be therein; but I chose David to be over my people Israel. 17 And it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel. 18 And the LORD said unto David my father, Whereas it was in thine heart to build an house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thine heart. 19 Nevertheless thou shalt not build the house; but thy son that shall come forth out of thy loins, he shall build the house unto my name. 20 And the LORD hath performed his word that he spake, and I am risen up in the room of David my father, and sit on the throne of Israel, as the LORD promised, and have built an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel. 21 And I have set there a place for the ark, wherein is rthe covenant of the LORD, which he made with our fathers, when he brought them out of the land of Egypt.

22 And Solomon stood before sthe altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven: 23 And he said, LORD God of Israel, vthere is no God like thee, in heaven above, or on earth beneath, uwho keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants that twalk before thee with all their heart: 24 Who hast kept with thy servant David my father that thou promisedst him: thou spakest also with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled it with thine hand, as it is this day. 25 Therefore now, LORD God of Israel, keep with thy servant David my father that thou promisedst him, saying, There shall not fail thee a man in my sight to sit on the throne of Israel; so that thy children take heed to their way, that they walk before me as thou hast walked before me.

26 wAnd now, O God of Israel, let thy word, I pray thee, be verified, which thou spakest unto thy servant David my father. 27 But ywill God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and xheaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded? 28 Yet have thou respect unto the zprayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and to the prayer, which thy servant prayeth before thee to day: 29 That thine eyes may be open toward this house night and day, even toward the place of which thou hast said, My name shall be there: that thou mayest hearken unto the prayer which thy servant shall make atoward this place. 30 cAnd hearken thou to the supplication of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, when they shall pray toward this place: and hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place: and when thou hearest, bforgive.

31 If any man trespass 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, dcondemning the wicked, to bring his way upon his head; and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness.

33 fWhen thy people Israel be smitten down before the enemy, because they have sinned against thee, and eshall turn again to thee, and confess thy name, and pray, and make supplication unto thee in this house: 34 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 have sinned against thee; if they pray toward this place, and confess thy name, and turn from their sin, when thou afflictest them: 36 Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, that thou hteach them gthe good way wherein they should walk, and give rain upon thy land, which thou hast given to thy people for an inheritance.

37 iIf there be in the land famine, if there be pestilence, blasting, mildew, locust, or if there be caterpiller; if their enemy besiege them in the land of their cities; whatsoever plague, whatsoever sickness 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 plague of his own heart, and spread forth his hands toward this house: 39 Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou, even thou only, jknowest 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 far country for thy name's sake; 42 (For they shall hear of thy great name, and of thy kstrong hand, and of thy stretched out arm;) when he shall come and pray toward this house; 43 Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for: mthat all people of the earth may know thy name, to lfear 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 chosen, 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 sin against thee, n(for there is no man that sinneth 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, far or near; 47 pYet if they shall bethink themselves in the land whither they were carried captives, and repent, and make supplication unto thee in the land of them that carried them captives, osaying, We have sinned, and have done perversely, we have committed wickedness; 48 And so rreturn unto thee with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies, which led them away captive, and qpray unto thee toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, the city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy name: 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 sinned against thee, and all their transgressions wherein they have transgressed against thee, and sgive them compassion before them who carried them captive, that they may have compassion on them: 51 For they be thy people, and thine inheritance, which 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. 53 For thou didst separate them from among all the people of the earth, to be thine inheritance, as thou spakest by the hand of Moses thy servant, when thou broughtest our fathers out 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 arose from before the altar of the LORD, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread up to heaven. 55 And he stood, tand 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: uthere hath not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant. 57 The LORD our God be with us, as he was with our fathers: vlet him not leave us, nor forsake us: 58 That he may wincline 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 let these 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 yThat all the people of the earth may know that xthe LORD is God, and that there is none else. 61 Let your zheart therefore be perfect with the LORD our 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. 64 The same day did the king hallow the middle of the court that was before the house of the LORD: for there he offered burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings: because the brasen altar that was before the LORD was too little to receive the burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings. 65 And at that time Solomon held ca feast, and all Israel with him, a great congregation, from bthe entering in of Hamath unto dathe river of Egypt, before the LORD our God, seven days and seven days, even fourteen days. 66 On the eighth day he sent the people away: and they blessed the king, and went unto their tents joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness that the LORD had done for David his servant, and for Israel his people.

 
Cross Ref
1aNum 10:33
2 Sam 6:17
1 Kin 3:15
1 Chr 13:3
b2 Sam 5:7
2c2 Chr 7:8
Deu 16:13
Lev 23:34
3d1 Chr 15:14
Jos 3:6
Jos 3:3
Deu 31:9
Num 4:15
4e1 Kin 3:4
2 Chr 1:3
6f1 Kin 6:27
gExo 26:33
8hExo 25:14
9iExo 25:21
Deu 10:2
jDeu 10:5
Heb 9:4
kExo 40:20
12lPsa 97:2
Psa 18:11
Lev 16:2
13mPsa 132:14
Joh 4:21-23
Act 6:14
14nJos 22:6
2 Sam 6:18
1 Chr 16:2
2 Chr 6:3
15oLuk 1:68
16p2 Chr 6:5
qDeu 12:11
21rDeu 31:26
22s1 Tim 2:8
Isa 1:15
Psa 63:4
Job 11:13
2 Chr 6:12
2 Kin 23:3
23t2 Kin 20:3
Gen 17:1
uDan 9:4
Neh 1:5
Deu 7:9
vMic 7:18
Jer 10:6-16
Psa 86:8-10
Psa 35:10
1 Chr 29:10-13
Exo 15:11
26w2 Sam 7:25
27x2 Cor 12:2
yAct 7:49
Jer 23:24
Isa 66:1
Psa 113:4
2 Chr 2:6
28zPhi 4:6
29aDan 6:10
30b1 Joh 1:9
Mat 6:12
Dan 9:9
Psa 103:2-3
Psa 85:2
Exo 34:6-7
cNeh 1:6
2 Chr 20:9
32dDeu 29
33eJer 20:12
Lev 26:39
fDeu 28:25
36gJer 6:16
1 Sam 12:23
hHos 2:21
Isa 35:8
Psa 119:133
Psa 94:12
Psa 86:11
Psa 27:11
Psa 25:4-5
Psa 5:8
37iDeu 28:21-52
Lev 26:16
39j1 Chr 28:9
Psa 11:4
Jer 17:10
Act 1:24
42kDeu 3:24
43lPsa 102:15
mPsa 67:2
1 Sam 17:46
46n1 Joh 1:8
Jam 3:2
Ecc 7:20
Pro 20:9
Psa 143:2
Psa 130:3
Job 9:2
2 Chr 6:36
47oDan 9:5
Psa 106:6
Neh 1:6
pLev 26:40
48qDan 6:10
Psa 5:7
2 Chr 6:38
rRom 10:10
Act 8:37
Dan 6:10
Jer 29:12
Pro 23:26
Neh 1:9
Deu 4:29
50sPsa 106:46
Ezr 7:6
55t2 Sam 6:18
56uDeu 12:10
Jos 21:45
57vDeu 31:6
58wPsa 119:36
Jer 10:23
2 Cor 3:5
60xJer 10:10-12
1 Kin 18:39
Deu 4:35
y2 Kin 19:19
1 Sam 17:46
Jos 4:24
61z1 Kin 11:4
65aGen 15:18
bJdg 3:3
Jos 13:5
Num 34:8
cLev 23:34
dExo 23:31