1 Then said Solomon (Shelomoh), יהוה hath said that He would dwell in the thick darkness.
2 But I have built a house of habitation for You, and a place for Your dwelling forever.
3 And the king turned his face, and blessed the whole congregation of Yisrael; and all the congregation of Yisrael stood.
4 And he said, “Blessed be יהוה God of Israel (Elohei Yisrael), who hath with His hands fulfilled that which He spake with His mouth to my father Dawid, saying,
5 ‘Since the day that I brought forth My people out of the land of Egypt (Mitsrayim) I chose no city among all the tribes of Yisrael to build a house in, that My name might be there; neither chose I any man to be a ruler over My people Yisrael;
6 But I have chosen Jerusalem (Yerushalayim), that My name might be there; and have chosen Dawid to be over My people Yisrael.’
7 Now it was in the heart of Dawid my father to build a house for the name of יהוה God of Israel (Elohei Yisrael).
8 But יהוה said to Dawid my father, ‘Forasmuch as it was in your heart to build a house for My name, you didst well in that it was in your heart.
9 Nevertheless you shalt not build the house, but your son who shall come forth out of your loins, he shall build the house for My name.’
10 יהוה therefore hath performed His word that He hath spoken, for I am risen up in the room of Dawid my father, and am set on the throne of Yisrael, as יהוה promised, and have built the house for the name of יהוה God of Israel (Elohei Yisrael).
11 And in it have I put the ark, wherein is the covenant of יהוה, that He made with the children of Yisrael.”
12 And he stood before the altar of יהוה in the presence of all the congregation of Yisrael, and spread forth his hands;
13 For Solomon (Shelomoh) had made a brasen scaffold, of five cubits long, and five cubits broad, and three cubits high, and had set it in the midst of the court: and upon it he stood, and kneeled down upon his knees before all the congregation of Yisrael, and spread forth his hands toward heaven,
14 And said, “O יהוה God of Israel (Elohei Yisrael), there is no God (Elohim) like You in the heaven, nor on the earth; which keepest covenant, and shewest mercy unto Your servants, that walk before You with all their hearts.
15 You who hast kept with Your servant Dawid my father that which You have promised him; and spakest with Your mouth, and hast fulfilled it with Your hand, as it is this day.
16 Now therefore, O יהוה God of Israel (Elohei Yisrael), keep with Your servant Dawid my father that which You have promised him, saying, ‘There shall not fail you a man in My sight to sit upon the throne of Yisrael; yet so that your children take heed to their way to walk in My Torah, as you have walked before Me.’
17 Now then, O יהוה God of Israel (Elohei Yisrael), let Your word be verified, which You have spoken unto Your servant Dawid.
18 But will God (Elohim) in very deed dwell with men on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain You; how much less this house which I have built!
19 Have regard therefore to the prayer of Your servant, and to his supplication, O יהוה my God (Elohim), to hearken unto the cry and the prayer which Your servant prayeth before You:
20 That Your eyes may be open upon this house day and night, upon the place whereof You have said that You wouldest put Your name there; to hearken unto the prayer which Your servant prayeth toward this place.
21 Hearken therefore unto the supplications of Your servant, and of Your people Yisrael, which they shall make toward this place; hear You from Your dwelling place, even from heaven; and when You hearest, forgive.
22 If a man sin against his neighbour, and an oath be laid upon him to make him swear, and the oath come before Your altar in this house;
23 Then hear You from heaven, and do, and judge Your servants, by requiting the wicked, by recompensing his way upon his own head; and by justifying the righteous, by giving him according to his righteousness.
24 And if Your people Yisrael be put to the worse before the enemy, because they have sinned against You; and shall return and confess Your name, and pray and make supplication before You in this house;
25 Then hear You from the heaven, and forgive the sin of Your people Yisrael, and bring them again unto the land which You gavest to them and to their fathers.
26 When the heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against You; yet if they pray toward this place, and confess Your name, and turn from their sin, when You dost afflict them;
27 Then hear You from heaven, and forgive the sin of Your servants, and of Your people Yisrael, when You have taught them the good way, wherein they should walk; and send rain upon Your land, which You have given unto Your people for an inheritance.
28 If there be dearth in the land, if there be pestilence, if there be blasting, or mildew, locusts, or caterpillers; if their enemies besiege them in the cities of their land; whatsoever sore or whatsoever sickness there be;
29 Then what prayer or what supplication soever shall be made of any man, or of all Your people Yisrael, when every one shall know his own sore and his own grief, and shall spread forth his hands in this house;
30 Then hear You from heaven Your dwelling place, and forgive, and render unto every man according unto all his ways, whose heart You knowest; (for You only knowest the hearts of the children of men),
31 That they may fear You, to walk in Your ways, so long as they live in the land which You gavest unto our fathers.
32 Moreover concerning the stranger, which is not of Your people Yisrael, but is come from a far country for Your great name’s sake, and Your mighty hand, and Your outstretched arm; if they come and pray in this house;
33 Then hear You from the heaven, even from Your dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to You for, that all people of the earth may know Your name, and fear You, as doth Your people Yisrael, and may know that this house which I have built is called by Your name.
34 If Your people go out to war against their enemies by the way that You shalt send them, and they pray unto you toward this city which You have chosen, and the house which I have built for Your name;
35 Then hear You from the heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.
36 If they sin against You, (for there is no man which sinneth not,) and You be angry with them, and deliver them over before their enemies, and they carry them away captives unto a land far off or near;
37 Yet if they bethink themselves in the land whither they are carried captive, and turn and pray unto you in the land of their captivity, saying, ‘We have sinned, we have done amiss, and have dealt wickedly;’
38 If they return to You with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity, whither they have carried them captives, and pray toward their land, which You gavest unto their fathers, and toward the city which You have chosen, and toward the house which I have built for Your name;
39 Then hear You from the heaven, even from Your dwelling place, their prayer and their supplications, and maintain their cause, and forgive Your people who have sinned against You.
40 Now, my God (Elohim), let, I beseech You, Your eyes be open, and let Your ears be attentive unto the prayer that is made in this place.
41 Now therefore arise, O God (Elohim) יהוה, into Your resting place, You, and the ark of Your strength. Let Your priests (kohanim), O God (Elohim) יהוה, be clothed with salvation, and let Your holy ones rejoice in goodness.
42 O God (Elohim) יהוה, turn not away the face of Your anointed; remember the mercies of Dawid Your servant.”