2 Chronicles 7
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2 Chronicles 7
The Dedication of the Temple...
And when Shelomoh had ended praying, fire came down from the heavens and consumed the burnt offering and the slaughterings. And the esteem of YHWH filled the House.
And the priests were unable to enter the House of YHWH, because the esteem of YHWH had filled the House of YHWH.
And all the children of Yisra'el saw how the fire came down, and the esteem of YHWH on the House, and they bowed their faces to the ground on the pavement, and did obeisance and gave thanks to YHWH, saying, 'For He is good, for His kindness is everlasting.'
And the sovereign and all the people were making offerings before YHWH.
And Sovereign Shelomoh made an offering of twenty-two thousand bulls and one hundred and twenty thousand sheep. Thus the sovereign and all the people dedicated the House of Elohim.
And the priests were standing over their duties, and the Lewites with instruments of the song to YHWH, which Sovereign Dawid had made to give thanks to YHWH, saying, 'For His kindness is everlasting,' whenever Dawid praised by their hand. And the priests were blowing trumpets before them, and all Yisra'el were standing.
And Shelomoh set apart the middle of the courtyard that was in front of the House of YHWH, for there he made burnt offerings and the fat of the peace offerings, because the bronze altar which Shelomoh had made was not able to contain the burnt offerings and the grain offerings and the fat.
And Shelomoh at that time observed the Festival seven days, and all Yisra'el with him, a very great assembly from the entrance of Hamath to the wadi of Mitsrayim.
And on the eighth day they held an assembly, for they performed the dedication of the altar seven days, and the festival seven days.
And on the twenty-third day of the seventh month he sent the people away to their tents, rejoicing and glad of heart for the goodness that YHWH had done for Dawid, and for Shelomoh, and for His people Yisra'el.
The LORD YHWH Appears to Solomon...
Thus Shelomoh finished the House of YHWH and the sovereign`s house. And all that came into the heart of Shelomoh to do in the House of YHWH and in his own house, he prosperously executed.
And YHWH appeared to Shelomoh by night, and said to him, 'I have heard your prayer, and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of slaughtering.
'If I shut up the heavens and there is no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people,
and My people upon whom My Name is called, shall humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their evil ways, then I shall hear from the heavens, and forgive their sin and heal their land.
'Now, My eyes are open and My ears attentive to the prayer of this place.
'And now, I have chosen and set this house apart for My Name to be there forever. And My eyes and My heart shall always be there.
'And you, if you walk before Me as your father Dawid walked, and do according to all that I have commanded you, and if you guard My laws and My right-rulings,
then I shall establish the throne of your reign, as I covenanted with Dawid your father, saying, 'There is not to cease a man of yours as ruler in Yisra'el.'
'But if you turn away and forsake My laws and My commands which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other mighty ones, and bow yourself to them,
then I shall pluck them from My land, which I have given them, and this house which I have set apart for My Name I shall cast out of My sight and make it to be a proverb and a mockery among all peoples.
'And this house, which has been exalted, everyone who passes by it is shall be astonished and say, 'Why has YHWH done thus to this land and this house?'
'Then they shall say, 'Because they forsook YHWH Elohim of their fathers, who brought them out of the land of Mitsrayim, and embraced other mighty ones, and bowed themselves to them and served them, therefore He has brought all this evil on them.''
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