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2 Chronicles 7

God having given testimony to Solomon's prayer by fire from heaven, and glory in the Temple, the people worship him.

2 Chronicles 7:1 And when Salomon had made an ende of prayinge, there came downe fyre from heauen, & consumed the burnte offerynge and the sacrifyces. And the house was fylled with þe glorie of the Lorde, 2 Chronicles 7:2 & the preaste coulde not go into the house of the Lorde, because the glorye of the Lorde had fylled the Lordes house. 2 Chronicles 7:3 And whan all the chyldren of Israel sawe howe the fyre, and the glorye of the Lorde came downe vpon the house, they fell downe flat vpon their faces to the erth vpon the pauement, and worshypped and confessed vnto þe Lord, that he is gracious, and that his mercye lasteth euer.

Solomon's solemn sacrifice.

2 Chronicles 7:4 And the kynge and all the people offered sacrifyces before the Lorde. 2 Chronicles 7:5 And kynge Salomon offered a sacrifyce of .xxij. thousande oxen, and an hundred & twentye thousande shepe. And so the kynge and all the people dedicated the house of God. 2 Chronicles 7:6 And þe preastes wayted on their offyces, and the Leuites had the instrumentes of musycke of the Lorde, which kynge Dauid had made to confesse vnto the Lorde, that his mercye lasteth euer, playenge a psalme of Dauid with their hande. And the preastes blewe with trompettes before them: and all they of Israel stode. 2 Chronicles 7:7 Moreouer, Salomon halowed the myddle of the courte, that was before the Lorde: for there he offered burntofferinges and the fatt of the peaceofferynges, because the brasen aulter which Salomon had made, was not able to receaue the burntofferynges and the meateofferynges and the fatte.

Solomon having kept the feast of Tabernacles, and the feast of the dedication of the altar, dismisseth the people.

2 Chronicles 7:8 So at the same tyme Salomon kepte a feast of seuen dayes, and all they of Israel with him, an exceadynge great congregacyon, euen from the entringe in of Hamath, vnto the ryuer of Egypt. 2 Chronicles 7:9 And in the eyght daye they made a gatheringe. For they kepte the dedicacyon of the aulter seuen dayes, and the feast seuen dayes. 2 Chronicles 7:10 And the .xxiij. daye of the seuenth moneth, he let the people departe into their tentes glad and merye in hert, for the goodnesse that þe Lorde had shewed to Dauid, and to Salomon, and to Israel his people. 2 Chronicles 7:11 And so Salomon finisshed the house of the Lorde, and þe kynges house: and all that came in his hert to make in the house of the Lorde, and in hys awne house, went prosperouslye forwarde.

God appearing to Solomon giveth him promises upon condition.

2 Chronicles 7:12 And the Lorde apered to Salomon by nyght, and sayde to him. I haue hearde thy peticyon, and haue chosen this place for my selfe, to be an house of sacrifyce. 2 Chronicles 7:13 Yf I shut vp heauen, that there be no rayne: or yf I commaunde the locustes to deuoure the lande, or yf I sende pestilence amonge my people: 2 Chronicles 7:14 and yf they that are of my people, amonge whom my name is called vpon, do humble them selues, and make intercessyon, and seke my presence, and turne from their wycked wayes, then will I heare from heauen, and be mercyfull to their synne, & wyll heale their lande. 2 Chronicles 7:15 And from hence forth myne eyes shalbe open, and myne eares attent vnto the prayer that is made in this place. 2 Chronicles 7:16 And therfore nowe I haue chosen and sanctifyed this house, þt my name maye be there for euer: and myne eyes and myne heart shalbe there perpetuallye. 2 Chronicles 7:17 And yf thou wylt walke before me, as Dauid thy father walked, to do all þt I haue commaunded the, and shalt obserue my statutes and my lawes: 2 Chronicles 7:18 then wyll I stablyshe the seat of thy kyngedome, accordynge as I made the couenaunt with Dauid thy father sayinge: þu shalt not be without a man, to be ruler in Israel. 2 Chronicles 7:19 But & yf ye turne awaye, and forsake my statutes, and my commaundementes, which I haue set before you, and shall go & serue other Gods, and worshyppe them: 2 Chronicles 7:20 then wyll I plucke them vp by the rotes out of my lande which I haue geuen them, and this house, which I haue sanctifyed for my name, wyll I cast out of my syght, and will make it to be a prouerbe & a least amonge all nacyons. 2 Chronicles 7:21 And euery one that passeth by shalbe astonnyed at this house, which belonged to the most hye God, & shall saye, why hath the Lorde dealte on this fassion wyth thys lande and wyth thys house? 2 Chronicles 7:22 And they shal answere: because they forsoke the Lord God of their fathers, whyche brought them out of the lande of Egypte, and caught holde on other Gods, and worshypped them, and serued them: euen therfore hath he brought all thys euell vpon them.

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