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1 Now 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 the LORD filled the house.

2 And the priests could not enter into the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD had filled the LORD'S house.

3 And when all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the LORD upon the house, they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.

4 Then the king and all the people offered sacrifices before the LORD.

5 And king Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty and two thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep: so the king and all the people dedicated the house of God.

6 And the priests waited on their offices: the Levites also with instruments of musick of the LORD, which David the king had made to praise the LORD, because his mercy endureth for ever, when David praised by their ministry; and the priests sounded trumpets before them, and all Israel stood.

7 Moreover Solomon hallowed the middle of the court that was before the house of the LORD: for there he offered burnt offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings, because the brasen altar which Solomon had made was not able to receive the burnt offerings, and the meat offerings, and the fat.

8 Also at the same time Solomon kept the feast seven days, and all Israel with him, a very great congregation, from the entering in of Hamath unto the river of Egypt.

9 And in the eighth day they made a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

10 And on the three and twentieth day of the seventh month he sent the people away into their tents, glad and merry in heart for the goodness that the LORD had shewed unto David, and to Solomon, and to Israel his people.

11 Thus Solomon finished the house of the LORD, and the king's house: and all that came into Solomon's heart to make in the house of the LORD, and in his own house, he prosperously effected.

12 And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice.

13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;

14 If my people, which 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.

15 Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.

16 For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.

17 And 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 shalt observe my statutes and my judgments;

18 Then will I stablish the throne of thy kingdom, according as I have covenanted with David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man to be ruler in Israel.

19 But 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;

20 Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; and this house, which I have sanctified for my name, will I cast out of my sight, and will make it to be a proverb and a byword among all nations.

21 And this house, which is high, shall be an astonishment to every one that passeth by it; so that he shall say, Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and unto this house?

22 And it shall be answered, Because they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which 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.

 


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Matthew Henry's 2 Chronicles Chapter 7 Bible commentary...



God's answer to Solomon's prayer.

- God gave a gracious answer to Solomon's prayer. The mercies of God to sinners are made known in a manner well suited to impress all who receive them, with his majesty and holiness. The people worshipped and praised God. When he manifests himself as a consuming Fire to sinners, his people can rejoice in him as their Light. Nay, they had reason to say, that God was good in this. It is of the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, but the sacrifice in our stead, for which we should be very thankful. And whoever beholds with true faith, the Saviour agonizing and dying for man's sin, will, by that view, find his godly sorrow enlarged, his hatred of sin increased, his soul made more watchful, and his life more holy. Solomon prosperously effected all he designed, for adorning both God's house and his own. Those who begin with the service of God, are likely to go on successfully in their own affairs. It was Solomon's praise, that what he undertook, he went through with; it was by the grace of God that he prospered in it. Let us then stand in awe, and sin not. Let us fear the Lord's displeasure, hope in his mercy, and walk in his commandments.

 


Recent Comments for 2 Chronicles Chapter 7...

 


Proud Nehanda's 2 Chronicles Chapter 7 comment about verse 11 on 9/30/2014, 9:25am...

I really liked the verse. It gives a picture of the kind of dominance that Solomon had and expresses well the level accomplishment in his life. This is what happens when God blesses someone.

 


Freda's 2 Chronicles Chapter 7 comment about verse 14 on 9/15/2014, 1:19am...

I thank God that in spite of me, God has mercy on me a sinner saved by Grace, I thank Him that I can come to Him with humility and repentance and He is just to forgive. His Love is unconditional. Do we deserve it No but He is a just and forgiving God, to His children. Thank you Lord for your mercy and grace!!

 


Frank's 2 Chronicles Chapter 7 comment on 9/04/2014, 10:28am...

The law of God is pure and we must abide in him if we must live

 


Joe's 2 Chronicles Chapter 7 comment on 9/01/2014, 7:24am...

I agree with Bill people in the US have drifted too far from God 's statues and commandments. Too many people want to please others instead of pleasing God.

 


Bill Peevyhouse's 2 Chronicles Chapter 7 comment on 8/18/2014, 3:00pm...

2 Chronicles 7 14 is the answer to our nations problems. God said if my people shall humble themselves turn from their wicked ways then he would forgive our sins heal our land. Christian people have set back let nonbelievers to take God out of our schools, kill millions of babyies,allow same sex marriages. All these things are an abomination to God.If Gods people saved, born again, washed in the blood of Jesus would turn around obey his word then we would see a great change in our nation

 


Delroy hetburn's 2 Chronicles Chapter 7 comment about verse 14 on 8/02/2014, 1:37pm...

It 's time to seek God face, it time of humble. Time is too short to live otherwise but turn to God.

 


James's 2 Chronicles Chapter 7 comment about verse 14 on 7/13/2014, 1:25pm...

Really great verse.Takes me back to my mother 's teachings Before she went home.

 


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