2 Chronicles 7:14

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If my people which are called by my Name, shall humble themselues and pray, and seeke my face, and turne from their wicked wayes: then will I heare from heauen, and will forgiue their sinne, and will heale their land.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

if my people, who 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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If my people, on whom my name is named, make themselves low and come to me in prayer, searching for me and turning from their evil ways; then I will give ear from heaven, overlooking their sin, and will give life again to their land.
- Basic English Bible

and my people, who are called by my name, humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from the heavens, and forgive their sin, and heal their land.
- Darby Bible

If my people, who 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.
- Webster's Bible

if my people, who 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.
- World English Bible

and My people on whom My name is called be humbled, and pray, and seek My face, and turn back from their evil ways, then I -- I hear from the heavens, and forgive their sin, and heal their land.
- Youngs Literal Bible

if My people, upon whom My name is called, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their evil ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for 2 Chronicles 7

  • A disciple
    From the way Solomon prayed, and the way the LORD answered by fire and by further revelation, there can be no mistaking the point, that idols and sinning and pride is against the Law of God; and by breaking the Law comes wrath and punishment. The grace of Christ is not for releasing us from the Law, but so that we through the Spirit should show forth the teachings and works of the Law by our life.
  • A disciple
    Thanks Peter for writing back; very nice to talk to you. Without Jesus we can do nothing; AMEN AND AMEN! He takes us by the arms and teaches us how to go; He causes us to be born in this world, and born from above; He causes us to grow up into manhood, physically and spiritually; He commands us how to think, how to believe, how we should be in our innermost selves, like Him; and we WALK!
  • Bruce
    disciple: One who sins Restore with Meekness: Galatians 6:1. I have an Advocate with The Father:1 John2:1-2. These Verses are for His Children. Why do you think He Wrote These? Surely He Knew we Mess-up,Maybe?
    Call on Him when He is Near. You to can be His. There are some Pastors that Preach Truth. Getting harder to Find. What Church do you go to?
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    A Disciple: You are absolutely correct; I cannot agree with you less! It should be stressed however that the power to overcome sin does not rest with us alone. The accuser of the brethren is ever lurking to let is stray. We should rest on the power of the Holy Spirit and seek divine Grace to flee the devil and run away from sin. Without Him (Jesus), we can do NOTHING (John 15:5).
  • A disciple
    Peter; Another great example of the most important truth; that God gives us His commandments FOR OUR GOOD, with the expectation that we do them. There is a deadly poisonous false teaching, that plagues the Christian Room today; which says that No one can keep the commandments or entirely stop sinning! God's commands that materialized in the creation of all things, is not respected nor honored!
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    God accepted Solomon's burnt offering and entreated him to "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" so that he can be blessed. If he does otherwise, destruction results. The message for us is clear. Do not worship other Gods, love God with all our hearts and His mercy will endure forever.