2 Chronicles 7 ©
God testifieth his acceptance of Solomon's prayer by fire from heaven; the glory which filled the temple; the people worship. Solomon's sacrifices at the solemnity of the dedication. Having kept the feast of tabernacles and of the dedication of the altar seven days, the people are sent joyfully home. God appeareth again to Solomon, and maketh a covenant with him.
NOW when aSolomon had made an end of praying, the bfire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the cglory of the LORD filled the house.
And when all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the LORD upon the house, they ebowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped, and praised the LORD, saying, fFor he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.
¶Then the king and all the people offered sacrifices before the LORD.
And hthe 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 1by their ministry; and the priests isounded trumpets before them, and all Israel stood.
Moreover jSolomon 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.
And on the othree and twentieth day of the seventh month he sent the people away into their tents, pglad and merry in heart for the goodness that the LORD had shewed unto David, and to Solomon, and to Israel his people.
¶And the rLORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have sheard thy prayer, and thave chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice.
If my people, 3which are called by my name, shall vhumble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; wthen will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Then will I cpluck 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 dmake it to be a proverb and a *byword among all nations.
And it shall be answered, Because they gforsook 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: htherefore hath he brought all this evil upon them.