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2 Chronicles 6


1  Then227 said559 Solomon,8010 The LORD3068 hath said559 that he would dwell7931 in the thick darkness.6205

2  But I589 have built1129 a house1004 of habitation2073 for thee, and a place4349 for thy dwelling3427 forever.5769

3  And the king4428 turned5437 853 his face,6440 and blessed1288 853 the whole3605 congregation6951 of Israel:3478 and all3605 the congregation6951 of Israel3478 stood.5975

4  And he said,559 Blessed1288 be the LORD3068 God430 of Israel,3478 who hath with his hands3027 fulfilled4390 that which834 he spoke1696 with his mouth6310 to854 my father1 David,1732 saying,559

5  Since4480 the day3117 that834 I brought forth3318 853 my people5971 out of the land4480 776 of Egypt4714 I chose977 no3808 city5892 among all4480 3605 the tribes7626 of Israel3478 to build1129 a house1004 in, that my name8034 might be1961 there;8033 neither3808 chose977 I any man376 to be1961 a ruler5057 over5921 my people5971 Israel:3478

6  But I have chosen977 Jerusalem,3389 that my name8034 might be1961 there;8033 and have chosen977 David1732 to be1961 over5921 my people5971 Israel.3478

7  Now it was1961 in5973 the heart3824 of David1732 my father1 to build1129 a house1004 for the name8034 of the LORD3068 God430 of Israel.3478

8  But the LORD3068 said559 to413 David1732 my father,1 Forasmuch3588 834 as it was1961 in5973 thine heart3824 to build1129 a house1004 for my name,8034 thou didst well2895 in that3588 it was1961 in5973 thine heart:3824

9  Notwithstanding7535 thou859 shalt not3808 build1129 the house;1004 but3588 thy son1121 which shall come forth3318 out of4480 thy loins,2504 he1931 shall build1129 the house1004 for my name.8034

10  The LORD3068 therefore hath performed6965 853 his word1697 that834 he hath spoken:1696 for I am risen up6965 in the room8478 of David1732 my father,1 and am set3427 on5921 the throne3678 of Israel,3478 as834 the LORD3068 promised,1696 and have built1129 the house1004 for the name8034 of the LORD3068 God430 of Israel.3478

11  And in it8033 have I put7760 853 the ark,727 wherein834 8033 is the covenant1285 of the LORD,3068 that834 he made3772 with5973 the children1121 of Israel.3478

12  And he stood5975 before6440 the altar4196 of the LORD3068 in the presence of5048 all3605 the congregation6951 of Israel,3478 and spread forth6566 his hands:3709

13  For3588 Solomon8010 had made6213 a brazen5178 scaffold,3595 of five2568 cubits520 long,753 and five2568 cubits520 broad,7341 and three7969 cubits520 high,6967 and had set5414 it in the midst8432 of the court:5835 and upon5921 it he stood,5975 and kneeled down1288 upon5921 his knees1290 before5048 all3605 the congregation6951 of Israel,3478 and spread forth6566 his hands3709 toward heaven,8064

14  And said,559 O LORD3068 God430 of Israel,3478 there is no369 God430 like thee3644 in the heaven,8064 nor in the earth;776 which keepest8104 covenant,1285 and showest mercy2617 unto thy servants,5650 that walk1980 before6440 thee with all3605 their hearts:3820

15  Thou which834 hast kept8104 with thy servant5650 David1732 my father1 853 that which834 thou hast promised1696 him; and spakest1696 with thy mouth,6310 and hast fulfilled4390 it with thine hand,3027 as it is this2088 day.3117

16  Now6258 therefore, O LORD3068 God430 of Israel,3478 keep8104 with thy servant5650 David1732 my father1 853 that which834 thou hast promised1696 him, saying,559 There shall not3808 fail3772 thee a man376 in my sight4480 6440 to sit3427 upon5921 the throne3678 of Israel;3478 yet so7535 that thy children1121 take heed8104 853 to their way1870 to walk1980 in my law,8451 as834 thou hast walked1980 before6440 me.

17  Now6258 then, O LORD3068 God430 of Israel,3478 let thy word1697 be verified,539 which834 thou hast spoken1696 unto thy servant5650 David.1732

18  But3588 will God430 in very deed552 dwell3427 with854 men120 on5921 the earth?776 behold,2009 heaven8064 and the heaven8064 of heavens8064 cannot3808 contain3557 thee; how much less637 this2088 house1004 which834 I have built!1129

19  Have respect6437 therefore to413 the prayer8605 of thy servant,5650 and to413 his supplication,8467 O LORD3068 my God,430 to hearken8085 unto413 the cry7440 and the prayer8605 which834 thy servant5650 prayeth6419 before6440 thee:

20  That thine eyes5869 may be1961 open6605 upon413 this2088 house1004 day3119 and night,3915 upon413 the place4725 whereof834 thou hast said559 that thou wouldest put7760 thy name8034 there;8033 to hearken8085 unto413 the prayer8605 which834 thy servant5650 prayeth6419 toward413 this2088 place.4725

21  Hearken8085 therefore unto413 the supplications8469 of thy servant,5650 and of thy people5971 Israel,3478 which834 they shall make6419 toward413 this2088 place:4725 hear8085 thou859 from thy dwelling3427 place,4480 4725 even from4480 heaven;8064 and when thou hearest,8085 forgive.5545

22  If518 a man376 sin2398 against his neighbor,7453 and an oath423 be laid5375 upon him to make him swear,422 and the oath423 come935 before6440 thine altar4196 in this2088 house;1004

23  Then hear8085 thou859 from4480 heaven,8064 and do,6213 and judge8199 853 thy servants,5650 by requiting7725 the wicked,7563 by recompensing5414 his way1870 upon his own head;7218 and by justifying6663 the righteous,6662 by giving5414 him according to his righteousness.6666

24  And if518 thy people5971 Israel3478 be put to the worse5062 before6440 the enemy,341 because3588 they have sinned2398 against thee; and shall return7725 and confess3034 853 thy name,8034 and pray6419 and make supplication2603 before6440 thee in this2088 house;1004

25  Then hear8085 thou859 from4480 the heavens,8064 and forgive5545 the sin2403 of thy people5971 Israel,3478 and bring them again7725 unto413 the land127 which834 thou gavest5414 to them and to their fathers.1

26  When the heaven8064 is shut up,6113 and there is1961 no3808 rain,4306 because3588 they have sinned2398 against thee; yet if they pray6419 toward413 this2088 place,4725 and confess3034 853 thy name,8034 and turn7725 from their sin,4480 2403 when3588 thou dost afflict6031 them;

27  Then hear8085 thou859 from heaven,8064 and forgive5545 the sin2403 of thy servants,5650 and of thy people5971 Israel,3478 when3588 thou hast taught3384 them the good2896 way,1870 wherein834 they should walk;1980 and send5414 rain4306 upon5921 thy land,776 which834 thou hast given5414 unto thy people5971 for an inheritance.5159

28  If3588 there be1961 dearth7458 in the land,776 if3588 there be1961 pestilence,1698 if3588 there be1961 blasting,7711 or mildew,3420 locusts,697 or caterpillars;2625 if3588 their enemies341 besiege6887 them in the cities8179 of their land;776 whatsoever3605 sore5061 or whatsoever3605 sickness4245 there be:

29  Then what3605 prayer8605 or what3605 supplication8467 soever834 shall be made1961 of any3605 man,120 or of all3605 thy people5971 Israel,3478 when834 every one376 shall know3045 his own sore5061 and his own grief,4341 and shall spread forth6566 his hands3709 in413 this2088 house:1004

30  Then hear8085 thou859 from4480 heaven8064 thy dwelling3427 place,4349 and forgive,5545 and render5414 unto every man376 according unto all3605 his ways,1870 853 whose heart3824 thou knowest;3045 (for3588 thou859 only905 knowest3045 853 the hearts3824 of the children1121 of men:)120

31  That4616 they may fear3372 thee, to walk1980 in thy ways,1870 so long3605 3117 as834 they1992 live2416 in5921 6440 the land127 which834 thou gavest5414 unto our fathers.1

32  Moreover1571 concerning413 the stranger,5237 which834 is not3808 of thy people4480 5971 Israel,3478 but is come935 from a far7350 country4480 776 for thy great name's sake,4616 1419 8034 and thy mighty2389 hand,3027 and thy stretched out5186 arm;2220 if they come935 and pray6419 in413 this2088 house;1004

33  Then hear8085 thou859 from4480 the heavens,8064 even from thy dwelling3427 place,4480 4349 and do6213 according to all3605 that834 the stranger5237 calleth7121 to413 thee for; that4616 all3605 people5971 of the earth776 may know3045 853 thy name,8034 and fear3372 thee, as doth thy people5971 Israel,3478 and may know3045 that3588 this2088 house1004 which834 I have built1129 is called7121 by thy name.8034

34  If3588 thy people5971 go out3318 to war4421 against5921 their enemies341 by the way1870 that834 thou shalt send7971 them, and they pray6419 unto413 thee toward1870 this2063 city5892 which834 thou hast chosen,977 and the house1004 which834 I have built1129 for thy name;8034

35  Then hear8085 thou from4480 the heavens8064 853 their prayer8605 and their supplication,8467 and maintain6213 their cause.4941

36  If3588 they sin2398 against thee, (for3588 there is no369 man120 which834 sinneth2398 not,)3808 and thou be angry599 with them, and deliver5414 them over before6440 their enemies,341 and they carry them away captives7617 7617 unto413 a land776 far off7350 or176 near;7138

37  Yet if they bethink themselves7725 413 3824 in the land776 whither834 8033 they are carried captive,7617 and turn7725 and pray2603 unto413 thee in the land776 of their captivity,7628 saying,559 We have sinned,2398 we have done amiss,5753 and have dealt wickedly;7561

38  If they return7725 to413 thee with all3605 their heart3820 and with all3605 their soul5315 in the land776 of their captivity,7628 whither834 they have carried them captives,7617 853 and pray6419 toward1870 their land,776 which834 thou gavest5414 unto their fathers,1 and toward the city5892 which834 thou hast chosen,977 and toward the house1004 which834 I have built1129 for thy name:8034

39  Then hear8085 thou from4480 the heavens,8064 even from thy dwelling3427 place,4480 4349 853 their prayer8605 and their supplications,8467 and maintain6213 their cause,4941 and forgive5545 thy people5971 which834 have sinned2398 against thee.

40  Now,6258 my God,430 let, I beseech thee,4994 thine eyes5869 be1961 open,6605 and let thine ears241 be attent7183 unto the prayer8605 that is made in this2088 place.4725

41  Now6258 therefore arise,6965 O LORD3068 God,430 into thy resting place,5118 thou,859 and the ark727 of thy strength:5797 let thy priests,3548 O LORD3068 God,430 be clothed3847 with salvation,8668 and let thy saints2623 rejoice8055 in goodness.2896

42  O LORD3068 God,430 turn not away7725 408 the face6440 of thine anointed:4899 remember2142 the mercies2617 of David1732 thy servant.5650


1 τότε εἶπεν Σαλωμων κύριος εἶπεν τοῦ κατασκηνῶσαι ἐν γνόφῳ

2 καὶ ἐγὼ ᾠκοδόμηκα οἶκον τῷ ὀνόματί σου ἅγιόν σοι καὶ ἕτοιμον τοῦ κατασκηνῶσαι εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας

3 καὶ ἐπέστρεψεν ὁ βασιλεὺς τὸ πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ καὶ εὐλόγησεν τὴν πᾶσαν ἐκκλησίαν Ισραηλ καὶ πᾶσα ἐκκλησία Ισραηλ παρειστήκει

4 καὶ εἶπεν εὐλογητὸς κύριος ὁ θεὸς Ισραηλ ὃς ἐλάλησεν ἐν στόματι αὐτοῦ πρὸς Δαυιδ τὸν πατέρα μου καὶ ἐν χερσὶν αὐτοῦ ἐπλήρωσεν λέγων

5 ἀπὸ τῆς ἡμέρας ἧς ἀνήγαγον τὸν λαόν μου ἐκ γῆς Αἰγύπτου οὐκ ἐξελεξάμην ἐν πόλει ἀπὸ πασῶν φυλῶν Ισραηλ τοῦ οἰκοδομῆσαι οἶκον τοῦ εἶναι ὄνομά μου ἐκεῖ καὶ οὐκ ἐξελεξάμην ἐν ἀνδρὶ τοῦ εἶναι εἰς ἡγούμενον ἐπὶ τὸν λαόν μου Ισραηλ

6 καὶ ἐξελεξάμην ἐν Ιερουσαλημ γενέσθαι τὸ ὄνομά μου ἐκεῖ καὶ ἐξελεξάμην ἐν Δαυιδ ὥστε εἶναι ἐπάνω τοῦ λαοῦ μου Ισραηλ

7 καὶ ἐγένετο ἐπὶ καρδίαν Δαυιδ τοῦ πατρός μου τοῦ οἰκοδομῆσαι οἶκον τῷ ὀνόματι κυρίου θεοῦ Ισραηλ

8 καὶ εἶπεν κύριος πρὸς Δαυιδ πατέρα μου διότι ἐγένετο ἐπὶ καρδίαν σου τοῦ οἰκοδομῆσαι οἶκον τῷ ὀνόματί μου καλῶς ἐποίησας ὅτι ἐγένετο ἐπὶ καρδίαν σου

9 πλὴν σὺ οὐκ οἰκοδομήσεις τὸν οἶκον ὅτι ὁ υἱός σου ὃς ἐξελεύσεται ἐκ τῆς ὀσφύος σου οὗτος οἰκοδομήσει τὸν οἶκον τῷ ὀνόματί μου

10 καὶ ἀνέστησεν κύριος τὸν λόγον αὐτοῦ ὃν ἐλάλησεν καὶ ἐγενήθην ἀντὶ Δαυιδ πατρός μου καὶ ἐκάθισα ἐπὶ τὸν θρόνον Ισραηλ καθὼς ἐλάλησεν κύριος καὶ ᾠκοδόμησα τὸν οἶκον τῷ ὀνόματι κυρίου θεοῦ Ισραηλ

11 καὶ ἔθηκα ἐκεῖ τὴν κιβωτόν ἐν ᾗ ἐκεῖ διαθήκη κυρίου ἣν διέθετο τῷ Ισραηλ

12 καὶ ἔστη κατέναντι τοῦ θυσιαστηρίου κυρίου ἔναντι πάσης ἐκκλησίας Ισραηλ καὶ διεπέτασεν τὰς χεῖρας αὐτοῦ

13 ὅτι ἐποίησεν Σαλωμων βάσιν χαλκῆν καὶ ἔθηκεν αὐτὴν ἐν μέσῳ τῆς αὐλῆς τοῦ ἱεροῦ πέντε πηχῶν τὸ μῆκος αὐτῆς καὶ πέντε πήχεων τὸ εὖρος αὐτῆς καὶ τριῶν πήχεων τὸ ὕψος αὐτῆς καὶ ἔστη ἐπ᾽ αὐτῆς καὶ ἔπεσεν ἐπὶ τὰ γόνατα ἔναντι πάσης ἐκκλησίας Ισραηλ καὶ διεπέτασεν τὰς χεῖρας αὐτοῦ εἰς τὸν οὐρανὸν

14 καὶ εἶπεν κύριε ὁ θεὸς Ισραηλ οὐκ ἔστιν ὅμοιός σοι θεὸς ἐν οὐρανῷ καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς φυλάσσων τὴν διαθήκην καὶ τὸ ἔλεος τοῖς παισίν σου τοῖς πορευομένοις ἐναντίον σου ἐν ὅλῃ καρδίᾳ

15 ἃ ἐφύλαξας τῷ παιδί σου Δαυιδ τῷ πατρί μου ἃ ἐλάλησας αὐτῷ λέγων καὶ ἐλάλησας ἐν στόματί σου καὶ ἐν χερσίν σου ἐπλήρωσας ὡς ἡ ἡμέρα αὕτη

16 καὶ νῦν κύριε ὁ θεὸς Ισραηλ φύλαξον τῷ παιδί σου τῷ Δαυιδ τῷ πατρί μου ἃ ἐλάλησας αὐτῷ λέγων οὐκ ἐκλείψει σοι ἀνὴρ ἀπὸ προσώπου μου καθήμενος ἐπὶ θρόνου Ισραηλ πλὴν ἐὰν φυλάξωσιν οἱ υἱοί σου τὴν ὁδὸν αὐτῶν τοῦ πορεύεσθαι ἐν τῷ νόμῳ μου ὡς ἐπορεύθης ἐναντίον μου

17 καὶ νῦν κύριε ὁ θεὸς Ισραηλ πιστωθήτω δὴ τὸ ῥῆμά σου ὃ ἐλάλησας τῷ παιδί σου τῷ Δαυιδ

18 ὅτι εἰ ἀληθῶς κατοικήσει θεὸς μετὰ ἀνθρώπων ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς εἰ ὁ οὐρανὸς καὶ ὁ οὐρανὸς τοῦ οὐρανοῦ οὐκ ἀρκέσουσίν σοι καὶ τίς ὁ οἶκος οὗτος ὃν ᾠκοδόμησα

19 καὶ ἐπιβλέψῃ ἐπὶ τὴν προσευχὴν παιδός σου καὶ ἐπὶ τὴν δέησίν μου κύριε ὁ θεός τοῦ ἐπακοῦσαι τῆς δεήσεως καὶ τῆς προσευχῆς ἧς ὁ παῖς σου προσεύχεται ἐναντίον σου σήμερον

20 τοῦ εἶναι ὀφθαλμούς σου ἀνεῳγμένους ἐπὶ τὸν οἶκον τοῦτον ἡμέρας καὶ νυκτός εἰς τὸν τόπον τοῦτον ὃν εἶπας ἐπικληθῆναι τὸ ὄνομά σου ἐκεῖ τοῦ ἀκοῦσαι τῆς προσευχῆς ἧς ὁ παῖς σου προσεύχεται εἰς τὸν τόπον τοῦτον

21 καὶ ἀκούσῃ τῆς δεήσεως τοῦ παιδός σου καὶ λαοῦ σου Ισραηλ ἃ ἂν προσεύξωνται εἰς τὸν τόπον τοῦτον καὶ σὺ εἰσακούσῃ ἐν τῷ τόπῳ τῆς κατοικήσεώς σου ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ ἀκούσῃ καὶ ἵλεως ἔσῃ

22 ἐὰν ἁμάρτῃ ἀνὴρ τῷ πλησίον αὐτοῦ καὶ λάβῃ ἐπ᾽ αὐτὸν ἀρὰν τοῦ ἀρᾶσθαι αὐτόν καὶ ἔλθῃ καὶ ἀράσηται κατέναντι τοῦ θυσιαστηρίου ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ τούτῳ

23 καὶ σὺ εἰσακούσῃ ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ ποιήσεις καὶ κρινεῖς τοὺς δούλους σου τοῦ ἀποδοῦναι τῷ ἀνόμῳ καὶ ἀποδοῦναι ὁδοὺς αὐτοῦ εἰς κεφαλὴν αὐτοῦ τοῦ δικαιῶσαι δίκαιον τοῦ ἀποδοῦναι αὐτῷ κατὰ τὴν δικαιοσύνην αὐτοῦ

24 καὶ ἐὰν θραυσθῇ ὁ λαός σου Ισραηλ κατέναντι τοῦ ἐχθροῦ ἐὰν ἁμάρτωσίν σοι καὶ ἐπιστρέψωσιν καὶ ἐξομολογήσωνται τῷ ὀνόματί σου καὶ προσεύξωνται καὶ δεηθῶσιν ἐναντίον σου ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ τούτῳ

25 καὶ σὺ εἰσακούσῃ ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ ἵλεως ἔσῃ ταῖς ἁμαρτίαις λαοῦ σου Ισραηλ καὶ ἀποστρέψεις αὐτοὺς εἰς τὴν γῆν ἣν ἔδωκας αὐτοῖς καὶ τοῖς πατράσιν αὐτῶν

26 ἐν τῷ συσχεθῆναι τὸν οὐρανὸν καὶ μὴ γενέσθαι ὑετόν ὅτι ἁμαρτήσονταί σοι καὶ προσεύξονται εἰς τὸν τόπον τοῦτον καὶ αἰνέσουσιν τὸ ὄνομά σου καὶ ἀπὸ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν αὐτῶν ἐπιστρέψουσιν ὅτι ταπεινώσεις αὐτούς

27 καὶ σὺ εἰσακούσῃ ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ ἵλεως ἔσῃ ταῖς ἁμαρτίαις τῶν παίδων σου καὶ τοῦ λαοῦ σου Ισραηλ ὅτι δηλώσεις αὐτοῖς τὴν ὁδὸν τὴν ἀγαθήν ἐν ᾗ πορεύσονται ἐν αὐτῇ καὶ δώσεις ὑετὸν ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν σου ἣν ἔδωκας τῷ λαῷ σου εἰς κληρονομίαν

28 λιμὸς ἐὰν γένηται ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς θάνατος ἐὰν γένηται ἀνεμοφθορία καὶ ἴκτερος ἀκρὶς καὶ βροῦχος ἐὰν γένηται ἐὰν θλίψῃ αὐτὸν ὁ ἐχθρὸς κατέναντι τῶν πόλεων αὐτῶν κατὰ πᾶσαν πληγὴν καὶ πᾶν πόνον

29 καὶ πᾶσα προσευχὴ καὶ πᾶσα δέησις ἣ ἐὰν γένηται παντὶ ἀνθρώπῳ καὶ παντὶ λαῷ σου Ισραηλ ἐὰν γνῷ ἄνθρωπος τὴν ἁφὴν αὐτοῦ καὶ τὴν μαλακίαν αὐτοῦ καὶ διαπετάσῃ τὰς χεῖρας αὐτοῦ εἰς τὸν οἶκον τοῦτον

30 καὶ σὺ εἰσακούσῃ ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ ἐξ ἑτοίμου κατοικητηρίου σου καὶ ἱλάσῃ καὶ δώσεις ἀνδρὶ κατὰ τὰς ὁδοὺς αὐτοῦ ὡς ἂν γνῷς τὴν καρδίαν αὐτοῦ ὅτι μόνος γινώσκεις τὴν καρδίαν υἱῶν ἀνθρώπων

31 ὅπως φοβῶνται τὰς ὁδούς σου πάσας τὰς ἡμέρας ἃς αὐτοὶ ζῶσιν ἐπὶ προσώπου τῆς γῆς ἧς ἔδωκας τοῖς πατράσιν ἡμῶν

32 καὶ πᾶς ἀλλότριος ὃς οὐκ ἐκ τοῦ λαοῦ σου Ισραηλ ἐστὶν αὐτὸς καὶ ἔλθῃ ἐκ γῆς μακρόθεν διὰ τὸ ὄνομά σου τὸ μέγα καὶ τὴν χεῖρά σου τὴν κραταιὰν καὶ τὸν βραχίονά σου τὸν ὑψηλὸν καὶ ἔλθωσιν καὶ προσεύξωνται εἰς τὸν τόπον τοῦτον

33 καὶ εἰσακούσῃ ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ ἐξ ἑτοίμου κατοικητηρίου σου καὶ ποιήσεις κατὰ πάντα ὅσα ἐὰν ἐπικαλέσηταί σε ὁ ἀλλότριος ὅπως γνῶσιν πάντες οἱ λαοὶ τῆς γῆς τὸ ὄνομά σου καὶ τοῦ φοβεῖσθαί σε ὡς ὁ λαός σου Ισραηλ καὶ τοῦ γνῶναι ὅτι ἐπικέκληται τὸ ὄνομά σου ἐπὶ τὸν οἶκον τοῦτον ὃν ᾠκοδόμησα

34 ἐὰν δὲ ἐξέλθῃ ὁ λαός σου εἰς πόλεμον ἐπὶ τοὺς ἐχθροὺς αὐτοῦ ἐν ὁδῷ ᾗ ἀποστελεῖς αὐτούς καὶ προσεύξωνται πρὸς σὲ κατὰ τὴν ὁδὸν τῆς πόλεως ταύτης ἣν ἐξελέξω ἐν αὐτῇ καὶ οἴκου οὗ ᾠκοδόμησα τῷ ὀνόματί σου

35 καὶ ἀκούσῃ ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ τῆς δεήσεως αὐτῶν καὶ τῆς προσευχῆς αὐτῶν καὶ ποιήσεις τὸ δικαίωμα αὐτῶν

36 ὅτι ἁμαρτήσονταί σοι ὅτι οὐκ ἔσται ἄνθρωπος ὃς οὐχ ἁμαρτήσεται καὶ πατάξεις αὐτοὺς καὶ παραδώσεις αὐτοὺς κατὰ πρόσωπον ἐχθρῶν καὶ αἰχμαλωτεύσουσιν οἱ αἰχμαλωτεύοντες αὐτοὺς εἰς γῆν ἐχθρῶν εἰς γῆν μακρὰν ἢ ἐγγὺς

37 καὶ ἐπιστρέψωσιν καρδίαν αὐτῶν ἐν τῇ γῇ αὐτῶν οὗ μετήχθησαν ἐκεῖ καί γε ἐπιστρέψωσιν καὶ δεηθῶσίν σου ἐν τῇ αἰχμαλωσίᾳ αὐτῶν λέγοντες ἡμάρτομεν ἠδικήσαμεν ἠνομήσαμεν

38 καὶ ἐπιστρέψωσιν πρὸς σὲ ἐν ὅλῃ καρδίᾳ καὶ ἐν ὅλῃ ψυχῇ αὐτῶν ἐν γῇ αἰχμαλωτευσάντων αὐτοὺς καὶ προσεύξωνται ὁδὸν γῆς αὐτῶν ἧς ἔδωκας τοῖς πατράσιν αὐτῶν καὶ τῆς πόλεως ἧς ἐξελέξω καὶ τοῦ οἴκου οὗ ᾠκοδόμησα τῷ ὀνόματί σου

39 καὶ ἀκούσῃ ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ ἐξ ἑτοίμου κατοικητηρίου σου τῆς προσευχῆς αὐτῶν καὶ τῆς δεήσεως αὐτῶν καὶ ποιήσεις κρίματα καὶ ἵλεως ἔσῃ τῷ λαῷ τῷ ἁμαρτόντι σοι

40 νῦν κύριε ἔστωσαν δὴ οἱ ὀφθαλμοί σου ἀνεῳγμένοι καὶ τὰ ὦτά σου ἐπήκοα εἰς τὴν δέησιν τοῦ τόπου τούτου

41 καὶ νῦν ἀνάστηθι κύριε ὁ θεός εἰς τὴν κατάπαυσίν σου σὺ καὶ ἡ κιβωτὸς τῆς ἰσχύος σου οἱ ἱερεῖς σου κύριε ὁ θεός ἐνδύσαιντο σωτηρίαν καὶ οἱ υἱοί σου εὐφρανθήτωσαν ἐν ἀγαθοῖς

42 κύριε ὁ θεός μὴ ἀποστρέψῃς τὸ πρόσωπον τοῦ χριστοῦ σου μνήσθητι τὰ ἐλέη Δαυιδ τοῦ δούλου σου


‎1 ‏אָ֖ז אָמַ֣ר שְׁלֹמֹ֑ה יְהוָ֣ה אָמַ֔ר לִשְׁכּ֖וֹן בָּעֲרָפֶֽל׃

‎2 ‏וַֽאֲנִ֛י בָּנִ֥יתִי בֵית־זְבֻ֖ל לָ֑ךְ וּמָכ֥וֹן לְשִׁבְתְּךָ֖ עוֹלָמִֽים׃

‎3 ‏וַיַּסֵּ֤ב הַמֶּ֙לֶךְ֙ אֶת־פָּנָ֔יו וַיְבָ֕רֶךְ אֵ֖ת כָּל־קְהַ֣ל יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל וְכָל־קְהַ֥ל יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל עוֹמֵֽד׃

‎4 ‏וַיֹּ֗אמֶר בָּר֤וּךְ יְהוָה֙ אֱלֹהֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל אֲשֶׁר֙ דִּבֶּ֣ר בְּפִ֔יו אֵ֖ת דָּוִ֣יד אָבִ֑י וּבְיָדָ֥יו מִלֵּ֖א לֵאמֹֽר׃

‎5 ‏מִן־הַיּ֗וֹם אֲשֶׁ֨ר הוֹצֵ֣אתִי אֶת־עַמִּי֮ מֵאֶ֣רֶץ מִצְרַיִם֒ לֹא־בָחַ֣רְתִּֽי בְעִ֗יר מִכֹּל֙ שִׁבְטֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל לִבְנ֣וֹת בַּ֔יִת לִהְי֥וֹת שְׁמִ֖י שָׁ֑ם וְלֹא־בָחַ֣רְתִּֽי בְאִ֔ישׁ לִהְי֥וֹת נָגִ֖יד עַל־עַמִּ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

‎6 ‏וָאֶבְחַר֙ בִּיר֣וּשָׁלִַ֔ם לִהְי֥וֹת שְׁמִ֖י שָׁ֑ם וָאֶבְחַ֣ר בְּדָוִ֔יד לִהְי֖וֹת עַל־עַמִּ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

‎7 ‏וַיְהִ֕י עִם־לְבַ֖ב דָּוִ֣יד אָבִ֑י לִבְנ֣וֹת בַּ֔יִת לְשֵׁ֥ם יְהוָ֖ה אֱלֹהֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

‎8 ‏וַיֹּ֤אמֶר יְהוָה֙ אֶל־דָּוִ֣יד אָבִ֔י יַ֗עַן אֲשֶׁ֤ר הָיָה֙ עִם־לְבָ֣בְךָ֔ לִבְנ֥וֹת בַּ֖יִת לִשְׁמִ֑י הֱ‍ֽטִיב֔וֹתָ כִּ֥י הָיָ֖ה עִם־לְבָבֶֽךָ׃

‎9 ‏רַ֣ק אַתָּ֔ה לֹ֥א תִבְנֶ֖ה הַבָּ֑יִת כִּ֤י בִנְךָ֙ הַיּוֹצֵ֣א מֵֽחֲלָצֶ֔יךָ הֽוּא־יִבְנֶ֥ה הַבַּ֖יִת לִשְׁמִֽי׃

‎10 ‏וַיָּ֣קֶם יְהוָ֔ה אֶת־דְּבָר֖וֹ אֲשֶׁ֣ר דִּבֵּ֑ר וָאָק֡וּם תַּחַת֩ דָּוִ֨יד אָבִ֜י וָאֵשֵׁ֣ב׀ עַל־כִּסֵּ֣א יִשְׂרָאֵ֗ל כַּאֲשֶׁר֙ דִּבֶּ֣ר יְהוָ֔ה וָאֶבְנֶ֣ה הַבַּ֔יִת לְשֵׁ֥ם יְהוָ֖ה אֱלֹהֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

‎11 ‏וָאָשִׂ֥ים שָׁם֙ אֶת־הָ֣אָר֔וֹן אֲשֶׁר־שָׁ֖ם בְּרִ֣ית יְהוָ֑ה אֲשֶׁ֥ר כָּרַ֖ת עִם־בְּנֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

‎12 ‏וַֽיַּעֲמֹ֗ד לִפְנֵי֙ מִזְבַּ֣ח יְהוָ֔ה נֶ֖גֶד כָּל־קְהַ֣ל יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל וַיִּפְרֹ֖שׂ כַּפָּֽיו׃

‎13 ‏כִּֽי־עָשָׂ֨ה שְׁלֹמֹ֜ה כִּיּ֣וֹר נְחֹ֗שֶׁת וַֽיִּתְּנֵהוּ֮ בְּת֣וֹךְ הָעֲזָרָה֒ חָמֵ֨שׁ אַמּ֜וֹת אָרְכּ֗וֹ וְחָמֵ֤שׁ אַמּוֹת֙ רָחְבּ֔וֹ וְאַמּ֥וֹת שָׁל֖וֹשׁ קוֹמָת֑וֹ וַיַּעֲמֹ֣ד עָלָ֗יו וַיִּבְרַ֤ךְ עַל־בִּרְכָּיו֙ נֶ֚גֶד כָּל־קְהַ֣ל יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל וַיִּפְרֹ֥שׂ כַּפָּ֖יו הַשָּׁמָֽיְמָה׃

‎14 ‏וַיֹּאמַ֗ר יְהוָ֞ה אֱלֹהֵ֤י יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ אֵין־כָּמ֣וֹךָ אֱלֹהִ֔ים בַּשָּׁמַ֖יִם וּבָאָ֑רֶץ שֹׁמֵ֤ר הַבְּרִית֙ וְֽהַחֶ֔סֶד לַעֲבָדֶ֕יךָ הַהֹלְכִ֥ים לְפָנֶ֖יךָ בְּכָל־לִבָּֽם׃

‎15 ‏אֲשֶׁ֣ר שָׁמַ֗רְתָּ לְעַבְדְּךָ֙ דָּוִ֣יד אָבִ֔י אֵ֥ת אֲשֶׁר־דִּבַּ֖רְתָּ ל֑וֹ וַתְּדַבֵּ֥ר בְּפִ֛יךָ וּבְיָדְךָ֥ מִלֵּ֖אתָ כַּיּ֥וֹם הַזֶּֽה׃

‎16 ‏וְעַתָּ֞ה יְהוָ֣ה׀ אֱלֹהֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֗ל שְׁ֠מֹר לְעַבְדְּךָ֙ דָוִ֤יד אָבִי֙ אֵת֩ אֲשֶׁ֨ר דִּבַּ֤רְתָּ לּוֹ֙ לֵאמֹ֔ר לֹא־יִכָּרֵ֨ת לְךָ֥ אִישׁ֙ מִלְּפָנַ֔י יוֹשֵׁ֖ב עַל־כִּסֵּ֣א יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל רַ֠ק אִם־יִשְׁמְר֨וּ בָנֶ֜יךָ אֶת־דַּרְכָּ֗ם לָלֶ֙כֶת֙ בְּת֣וֹרָתִ֔י כַּאֲשֶׁ֥ר הָלַ֖כְתָּ לְפָנָֽי׃

‎17 ‏וְעַתָּ֕ה יְהוָ֖ה אֱלֹהֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל יֵֽאָמֵן֙ דְּבָ֣רְךָ֔ אֲשֶׁ֥ר דִּבַּ֖רְתָּ לְעַבְדְּךָ֥ לְדָוִֽיד׃

‎18 ‏כִּ֚י הַֽאֻמְנָ֔ם יֵשֵׁ֧ב אֱלֹהִ֛ים אֶת־הָאָדָ֖ם עַל־הָאָ֑רֶץ הִ֠נֵּה שָׁמַ֜יִם וּשְׁמֵ֤י הַשָּׁמַ֙יִם֙ לֹ֣א יְכַלְכְּל֔וּךָ אַ֕ף כִּֽי־הַבַּ֥יִת הַזֶּ֖ה3 אֲשֶׁ֥ר בָּנִֽיתִי׃

‎19 ‏וּפָנִ֜יתָ אֶל־תְּפִלַּ֧ת עַבְדְּךָ֛ וְאֶל־תְּחִנָּת֖וֹ יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהָ֑י לִשְׁמֹ֤עַ אֶל־הָרִנָּה֙ וְאֶל־הַתְּפִלָּ֔ה אֲשֶׁ֥ר עַבְדְּךָ֖ מִתְפַּלֵּ֥ל לְפָנֶֽיךָ׃

‎20 ‏לִהְיוֹת֩ עֵינֶ֨יךָ פְתֻח֜וֹת אֶל־הַבַּ֤יִת הַזֶּה֙ יוֹמָ֣ם וָלַ֔יְלָה אֶל־הַ֨מָּק֔וֹם אֲשֶׁ֣ר אָמַ֔רְתָּ לָשׂ֥וּם שִׁמְךָ֖ שָׁ֑ם לִשְׁמ֙וֹעַ֙ אֶל־הַתְּפִלָּ֔ה אֲשֶׁ֣ר יִתְפַּלֵּ֣ל עַבְדְּךָ֔ אֶל־הַמָּק֖וֹם הַזֶּֽה׃

‎21 ‏וְשָׁ֨מַעְתָּ֜ אֶל־תַּחֲנוּנֵ֤י עַבְדְּךָ֙ וְעַמְּךָ֣ יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל אֲשֶׁ֥ר יִֽתְפַּֽלְל֖וּ אֶל־הַמָּק֣וֹם הַזֶּ֑ה וְ֠אַתָּה תִּשְׁמַ֞ע מִמְּק֤וֹם שִׁבְתְּךָ֙ מִן־הַשָּׁמַ֔יִם וְשָׁמַעְתָּ֖ וְסָלָֽחְתָּ׃

‎22 ‏אִם־יֶחֱטָ֥א אִישׁ֙ לְרֵעֵ֔הוּ וְנָֽשָׁא־ב֥וֹ אָלָ֖ה לְהַֽאֲלֹת֑וֹ וּבָ֗א אָלָ֛ה לִפְנֵ֥י מִֽזְבַּחֲךָ֖ בַּבַּ֥יִת הַזֶּֽה׃

‎23 ‏וְאַתָּ֣ה׀ תִּשְׁמַ֣ע מִן־הַשָּׁמַ֗יִם וְעָשִׂ֙יתָ֙ וְשָׁפַטְתָּ֣ אֶת־עֲבָדֶ֔יךָ לְהָשִׁ֣יב לְרָשָׁ֔ע לָתֵ֥ת דַּרְכּ֖וֹ בְּרֹאשׁ֑וֹ וּלְהַצְדִּ֣יק צַדִּ֔יק לָ֥תֶת ל֖וֹ כְּצִדְקָתֽוֹ׃ ס

‎24 ‏וְֽאִם־יִנָּגֵ֞ף עַמְּךָ֧ יִשְׂרָאֵ֛ל לִפְנֵ֥י אוֹיֵ֖ב כִּ֣י יֶֽחֶטְאוּ־לָ֑ךְ וְשָׁ֙בוּ֙ וְהוֹד֣וּ אֶת־שְׁמֶ֔ךָ וְהִתְפַּֽלְל֧וּ וְהִֽתְחַנְּנ֛וּ לְפָנֶ֖יךָ בַּבַּ֥יִת הַזֶּֽה׃

‎25 ‏וְאַתָּה֙ תִּשְׁמַ֣ע מִן־הַשָּׁמַ֔יִם וְסָ֣לַחְתָּ֔ לְחַטַּ֖את עַמְּךָ֣ יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל וַהֲשֵׁיבוֹתָם֙ אֶל־הָ֣אֲדָמָ֔ה אֲשֶׁר־נָתַ֥תָּה לָהֶ֖ם וְלַאֲבֹתֵיהֶֽם׃ פ

‎26 ‏בְּהֵעָצֵ֧ר הַשָּׁמַ֛יִם וְלֹֽא־יִהְיֶ֥ה מָטָ֖ר כִּ֣י יֶֽחֶטְאוּ־לָ֑ךְ וְהִֽתְפַּלְל֞וּ אֶל־הַמָּק֤וֹם הַזֶּה֙ וְהוֹד֣וּ אֶת־שְׁמֶ֔ךָ מֵחַטָּאתָ֥ם יְשׁוּב֖וּן כִּ֥י תַעֲנֵֽם׃

‎27 ‏וְאַתָּ֣ה׀ תִּשְׁמַ֣ע הַשָּׁמַ֗יִם וְסָ֨לַחְתָּ֜ לְחַטַּ֤את עֲבָדֶ֙יךָ֙ וְעַמְּךָ֣ יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל כִּ֥י תוֹרֵ֛ם אֶל־הַדֶּ֥רֶךְ הַטּוֹבָ֖ה אֲשֶׁ֣ר יֵֽלְכוּ־בָ֑הּ וְנָתַתָּ֤ה מָטָר֙ עַֽל־אַרְצְךָ֔ אֲשֶׁר־נָתַ֥תָּה לְעַמְּךָ֖ לְנַחֲלָֽה׃ ס

‎28 ‏רָעָ֞ב כִּֽי־יִהְיֶ֣ה בָאָ֗רֶץ דֶּ֣בֶר כִּֽי־יִֽ֠הְיֶה שִׁדָּפ֨וֹן וְיֵרָק֜וֹן אַרְבֶּ֤ה וְחָסִיל֙ כִּ֣י יִהְיֶ֔ה כִּ֧י יָֽצַר־ל֛וֹ אוֹיְבָ֖יו בְּאֶ֣רֶץ שְׁעָרָ֑יו כָּל־נֶ֖גַע וְכָֽל־מַחֲלָֽה׃

‎29 ‏כָּל־תְּפִלָּ֣ה כָל־תְּחִנָּ֗ה אֲשֶׁ֤ר יִהְיֶה֙ לְכָל־הָ֣אָדָ֔ם וּלְכֹ֖ל עַמְּךָ֣ יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל אֲשֶׁ֣ר יֵדְע֗וּ אִ֤ישׁ נִגְעוֹ֙ וּמַכְאֹב֔וֹ וּפָרַ֥שׂ כַּפָּ֖יו אֶל־הַבַּ֥יִת הַזֶּֽה׃

‎30 ‏וְ֠אַתָּה תִּשְׁמַ֨ע מִן־הַשָּׁמַ֜יִם מְכ֤וֹן שִׁבְתֶּ֙ךָ֙ וְסָ֣לַחְתָּ֔ וְנָתַתָּ֤ה לָאִישׁ֙ כְּכָל־דְּרָכָ֔יו אֲשֶׁ֥ר תֵּדַ֖ע אֶת־לְבָב֑וֹ כִּ֤י אַתָּה֙ לְבַדְּךָ֣ יָדַ֔עְתָּ אֶת־לְבַ֖ב בְּנֵ֥י הָאָדָֽם׃

‎31 ‏לְמַ֣עַן יִֽירָא֗וּךָ לָלֶ֙כֶת֙ בִּדְרָכֶ֔יךָ כָּל־הַ֨יָּמִ֔ים אֲשֶׁר־הֵ֥ם חַיִּ֖ים עַל־פְּנֵ֣י הָאֲדָמָ֑ה אֲשֶׁ֥ר נָתַ֖תָּה לַאֲבֹתֵֽינוּ׃ ס

‎32 ‏וְגַ֣ם אֶל־הַנָּכְרִ֗י אֲ֠שֶׁר לֹ֥א מֵעַמְּךָ֣ יִשְׂרָאֵל֮ הוּא֒ וּבָ֣א׀ מֵאֶ֣רֶץ רְחוֹקָ֗ה לְמַ֨עַן שִׁמְךָ֤ הַגָּדוֹל֙ וְיָדְךָ֣ הַחֲזָקָ֔ה וּֽזְרֽוֹעֲךָ֖ הַנְּטוּיָ֑ה וּבָ֥אוּ וְהִֽתְפַּלְל֖וּ אֶל־הַבַּ֥יִת הַזֶּֽה׃

‎33 ‏וְאַתָּ֞ה תִּשְׁמַ֤ע מִן־הַשָּׁמַ֙יִם֙ מִמְּכ֣וֹן שִׁבְתֶּ֔ךָ וְעָשִׂ֕יתָ כְּכֹ֛ל אֲשֶׁר־יִקְרָ֥א אֵלֶ֖יךָ הַנָּכְרִ֑י לְמַ֣עַן יֵדְעוּ֩ כָל־עַמֵּ֨י הָאָ֜רֶץ אֶת־שְׁמֶ֗ךָ וּלְיִרְאָ֤ה אֹֽתְךָ֙ כְּעַמְּךָ֣ יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל וְלָדַ֕עַת כִּֽי־שִׁמְךָ֣ נִקְרָ֔א עַל־הַבַּ֥יִת הַזֶּ֖ה אֲשֶׁ֥ר בָּנִֽיתִי׃

‎34 ‏כִּֽי־יֵצֵ֨א עַמְּךָ֤ לַמִּלְחָמָה֙ עַל־א֣וֹיְבָ֔יו בַּדֶּ֖רֶךְ אֲשֶׁ֣ר תִּשְׁלָחֵ֑ם וְהִתְפַּֽלְל֣וּ אֵלֶ֗יךָ דֶּ֣רֶךְ הָעִ֤יר הַזֹּאת֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר בָּחַ֣רְתָּ בָּ֔הּ וְהַבַּ֖יִת אֲשֶׁר־בָּנִ֥יתִי לִשְׁמֶֽךָ׃

‎35 ‏וְשָׁמַעְתָּ֙ מִן־הַשָּׁמַ֔יִם אֶת־תְּפִלָּתָ֖ם וְאֶת־תְּחִנָּתָ֑ם וְעָשִׂ֖יתָ מִשְׁפָּטָֽם׃

‎36 ‏כִּ֣י יֶחֶטְאוּ־לָ֗ךְ כִּ֣י אֵ֤ין אָדָם֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר לֹא־יֶחֱטָ֔א וְאָנַפְתָּ֣ בָ֔ם וּנְתַתָּ֖ם לִפְנֵ֣י אוֹיֵ֑ב וְשָׁב֧וּם שׁוֹבֵיהֶ֛ם אֶל־אֶ֥רֶץ רְחוֹקָ֖ה א֥וֹ קְרוֹבָֽה׃

‎37 ‏וְהֵשִׁ֙יבוּ֙ אֶל־לְבָבָ֔ם בָּאָ֖רֶץ אֲשֶׁ֣ר נִשְׁבּוּ־שָׁ֑ם וְשָׁ֣בוּ׀ וְהִֽתְחַנְּנ֣וּ אֵלֶ֗יךָ בְּאֶ֤רֶץ שִׁבְיָם֙ לֵאמֹ֔ר חָטָ֥אנוּ הֶעֱוִ֖ינוּ וְרָשָֽׁעְנוּ׃

‎38 ‏וְשָׁ֣בוּ אֵלֶ֗יךָ בְּכָל־לִבָּם֙ וּבְכָל־נַפְשָׁ֔ם בְּאֶ֥רֶץ שִׁבְיָ֖ם אֲשֶׁר־שָׁב֣וּ אֹתָ֑ם וְהִֽתְפַּֽלְל֗וּ דֶּ֤רֶךְ אַרְצָם֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר נָתַ֣תָּה לַאֲבוֹתָ֔ם וְהָעִיר֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר בָּחַ֔רְתָּ וְלַבַּ֖יִת אֲשֶׁר־בָּנִ֥יתִי לִשְׁמֶֽךָ׃

‎39 ‏וְשָׁמַעְתָּ֙ מִן־הַשָּׁמַ֜יִם מִמְּכ֣וֹן שִׁבְתְּךָ֗ אֶת־תְּפִלָּתָם֙ וְאֶת־תְּחִנֹּ֣תֵיהֶ֔ם וְעָשִׂ֖יתָ מִשְׁפָּטָ֑ם וְסָלַחְתָּ֥ לְעַמְּךָ֖ אֲשֶׁ֥ר חָֽטְאוּ־לָֽךְ׃

‎40 ‏עַתָּ֣ה אֱלֹהַ֗י יִֽהְיוּ־נָ֤א עֵינֶ֙יךָ֙ פְּתֻח֔וֹת וְאָזְנֶ֖יךָ קַשֻּׁב֑וֹת לִתְפִלַּ֖ת הַמָּק֥וֹם הַזֶּֽה׃ ס

‎41 ‏וְעַתָּ֗ה קוּמָ֞ה יְהוָ֤ה אֱלֹהִים֙ לְֽנוּחֶ֔ךָ אַתָּ֖ה וַאֲר֣וֹן עֻזֶּ֑ךָ כֹּהֲנֶ֜יךָ יְהוָ֤ה אֱלֹהִים֙ יִלְבְּשׁ֣וּ תְשׁוּעָ֔ה וַחֲסִידֶ֖יךָ יִשְׂמְח֥וּ בַטּֽוֹב׃

‎42 ‏יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהִ֔ים אַל־תָּשֵׁ֖ב פְּנֵ֣י מְשִׁיחֶ֑יךָ זָכְרָ֕ה לְחַֽסְדֵ֖י דָּוִ֥יד עַבְדֶּֽךָ׃ פ


1 Tunc Salomon ait: Dominus pollicitus est ut habitaret in caligine:

2 ego autem ædificavi domum nomini ejus, ut habitaret ibi in perpetuum.

3 Et convertit rex faciem suam, et benedixit universæ multitudini Israël (nam omnis turba stabat intenta), et ait:

4 Benedictus Dominus Deus Israël, qui quod locutus est David patri meo, opere complevit, dicens:

5 A die qua eduxi populum meum de terra Ægypti, non elegi civitatem de cunctis tribubus Israël ut ædificaretur in ea domus nomini meo, neque elegi quemquam alium virum ut esset dux in populo Israël:

6 sed elegi Jerusalem ut sit nomen meum in ea, et elegi David ut constituerem eum super populum meum Israël.

7 Cumque fuisset voluntatis David patris mei ut ædificaret domum nomini Domini Dei Israël,

8 dixit Dominus ad eum: Quia hæc fuit voluntas tua, ut ædificares domum nomini meo, bene quidem fecisti hujuscemodi habere voluntatem:

9 sed non tu ædificabis domum: verum filius tuus, qui egredietur de lumbis tuis, ipse ædificabit domum nomini meo.

10 Complevit ergo Dominus sermonem suum quem locutus fuerat: et ego surrexi pro David patre meo, et sedi super thronum Israël, sicut locutus est Dominus: et ædificavi domum nomini Domini Dei Israël.

11 Et posui in ea arcam in qua est pactum Domini quod pepigit cum filiis Israël.

12 Stetit ergo coram altari Domini ex adverso universæ multitudinis Israël, et extendit manus suas.

13 Siquidem fecerat Salomon basim æneam, et posuerat eam in medio basilicæ, habentem quinque cubitos longitudinis, et quinque cubitos latitudinis, et tres cubitos altitudinis: stetitque super eam, et deinceps flexis genibus contra universam multitudinem Israël, et palmis in cælum levatis,

14 ait: Domine Deus Israël, non est similis tui deus in cælo et in terra: qui custodis pactum et misericordiam cum servis tuis qui ambulant coram te in toto corde suo:

15 qui præstitisti servo tuo David patri meo quæcumque locutus fueras ei: et quæ ore promiseras, opere complesti, sicut et præsens tempus probat.

16 Nunc ergo Domine Deus Israël, imple servo tuo patri meo David quæcumque locutus es, dicens: Non deficiet ex te vir coram me, qui sedeat super thronum Israël: ita tamen si custodierint filii tui vias suas, et ambulaverint in lege mea, sicut et tu ambulasti coram me.

17 Et nunc Domine Deus Israël, firmetur sermo tuus quem locutus es servo tuo David.

18 Ergone credibile est ut habitet Deus cum hominibus super terram? si cælum et cæli cælorum non te capiunt, quanto magis domus ista quam ædificavi?

19 Sed ad hoc tantum facta est, ut respicias orationem servi tui, et obsecrationem ejus, Domine Deus meus, et audias preces quas fundit famulus tuus coram te:

20 ut aperias oculos tuos super domum istam diebus ac noctibus, super locum in quo pollicitus es ut invocaretur nomen tuum,

21 et exaudires orationem quam servus tuus orat in eo: et exaudias preces famuli tui, et populi tui Israël. Quicumque oraverit in loco isto, exaudi de habitaculo tuo, id est, de cælis, et propitiare.

22 Si peccaverit quispiam in proximum suum, et jurare contra eum paratus venerit, seque maledicto constrinxerit coram altari in domo ista:

23 tu audies de cælo, et facies judicium servorum tuorum, ita ut reddas iniquo viam suam in caput proprium, et ulciscaris justum, retribuens ei secundum justitiam suam.

24 Si superatus fuerit populus tuus Israël ab inimicis (peccabunt enim tibi), et conversi egerint pœnitentiam, et obsecraverint nomen tuum, et fuerint deprecati in loco isto,

25 tu exaudies de cælo: et propitiare peccato populi tui Israël, et reduc eos in terram quam dedisti eis, et patribus eorum.

26 Si clauso cælo pluvia non fluxerit propter peccata populi, et deprecati te fuerint in loco isto, et confessi nomini tuo, et conversi a peccatis suis, cum eos afflixeris,

27 exaudi de cælo, Domine, et dimitte peccata servis tuis et populi tui Israël, et doce eos viam bonam, per quam ingrediantur: et da pluviam terræ quam dedisti populo tuo ad possidendum.

28 Fames si orta fuerit in terra, et pestilentia, ærugo, et aurugo, et locusta, et bruchus: et hostes, vastatis regionibus, portas obsederint civitatis, omnisque plaga et infirmitas presserit:

29 si quis de populo tuo Israël fuerit deprecatus, cognoscens plagam et infirmitatem suam, et expanderit manus suas in domo hac,

30 tu exaudies de cælo, de sublimi scilicet habitaculo tuo: et propitiare, et redde unicuique secundum vias suas, quas nosti eum habere in corde suo (tu enim solus nosti corda filiorum hominum):

31 ut timeant te, et ambulent in viis tuis cunctis diebus quibus vivunt super faciem terræ quam dedisti patribus nostris.

32 Externum quoque, qui non est de populo tuo Israël, si venerit de terra longinqua propter nomen tuum magnum, et propter manum tuam robustam, et brachium tuum extentum, et adoraverit in loco isto,

33 tu exaudies de cælo firmissimo habitaculo tuo, et facies cuncta pro quibus invocaverit te ille peregrinus: ut sciant omnes populi terræ nomen tuum, et timeant te sicut populus tuus Israël, et cognoscant quia nomen tuum invocatum est super domum hanc quam ædificavi.

34 Si egressus fuerit populus tuus ad bellum contra adversarios suos per viam in qua miseris eos, adorabunt te contra viam in qua civitas hæc est, quam elegisti, et domus quam ædificavi nomini tuo,

35 tu exaudies de cælo preces eorum, et obsecrationem: et ulciscaris.

36 Si autem peccaverint tibi (neque enim est homo qui non peccet), et iratus fueris eis, et tradideris hostibus, et captivos duxerint eos in terram longinquam, vel certe quæ juxta est,

37 et conversi in corde suo in terra ad quam captivi ducti fuerant, egerint pœnitentiam, et deprecati te fuerint in terra captivitatis suæ, dicentes: Peccavimus: inique fecimus, injuste egimus:

38 et reversi fuerint ad te in toto corde suo, et in tota anima sua, in terra captivitatis suæ ad quam ducti sunt, adorabunt te contra viam terræ suæ, quam dedisti patribus eorum, et urbis quam elegisti, et domus quam ædificavi nomini tuo:

39 tu exaudies de cælo, hoc est, de firmo habitaculo tuo, preces eorum: et facias judicium, et dimittas populo tuo, quamvis peccatori:

40 tu es enim Deus meus: aperiantur, quæso, oculi tui, et aures tuæ intentæ sint ad orationem quæ fit in loco isto.

41 Nunc igitur consurge, Domine Deus, in requiem tuam, tu et arca fortitudinis tuæ: sacerdotes tui, Domine Deus, induantur salutem, et sancti tui lætentur in bonis.

42 Domine Deus, ne averteris faciem christi tui: memento misericordiarum David servi tui.

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