1 Tunc Salomon ait: "Dominus pollicitus est, ut habitaret in ca ligine;
2 ego autem aedificavi domum in habitaculum tuum, ut habitares ibi in perpetuum".
3 Et convertit rex faciem suam et benedixit universae multitudini Israel - nam omnis turba stabat intenta - et ait:
6:4" Benedictus Dominus, Deus Israel, qui, quod locutus est ore suo David patri meo, opere complevit dicens:
5 "A die qua eduxi populum meum de terra Aegypti non elegi civitatem de cunctis tribubus Israel, ut aedificaretur in ea domus nomini meo, neque elegi quemquam alium virum, ut esset dux in populo meo Israel,
6 sed elegi Ierusalem, ut sit nomen meum in ea, et elegi David, ut constituerem eum super populum meum Israel".
7 Cumque fuisset voluntatis David patris mei, ut aedificaret domum nomini Domini, Dei Israel,
8 dixit Dominus ad eum: "Quia haec fuit voluntas tua, ut aedificares domum nomini meo, bene quidem fecisti huiuscemodi habere voluntatem,
9 sed non tu aedificabis domum, verum filius tuus, qui egredietur de lumbis tuis, ipse aedificabit domum nomini meo".
10 Complevit ergo Dominus sermonem suum, quem locutus fuerat, et ego surrexi pro David patre meo et sedi super thronum Israel, sicut locutus est Dominus, et aedificavi domum nomini Domini, Dei Israel;
11 et posui in ea arcam, in qua est pactum Domini, quod pepigit cum filiis Israel".
12 Stetit ergo coram altari Domini ex adverso universae multitudinis Israel et extendit manus suas.
13 Siquidem fecerat Salomon basim aeneam et posuerat eam in medio atrii habentem quinque cubitos longitudinis et quinque cubitos latitudinis et tres cubitos altitudinis, stetitque super eam; et deinceps, flexis genibus contra universam multitudinem Israel et palmis in caelum levatis,
14 ait: "Domine, Deus Israel, non est similis tui Deus in caelo et in terra, qui custodis pactum et misericordiam cum servis tuis, qui ambulant coram te in toto corde suo,
15 qui praestitisti servo tuo David patri meo quaecumque locutus fueras ei, et, quae ore promiseras, opere complesti, sicut et praesens tempus probat.
16 Nunc ergo, Domine, Deus Israel, imple servo tuo patri meo David, quaecumque locutus es dicens: "Non deficiet ex te vir coram me, qui sedeat super thronum Israel, ita tamen si custodierint filii tui vias suas et ambulaverint in lege mea, sicut et tu ambulasti coram me".
17 Et nunc, Domine, Deus Israel, firmetur sermo tuus, quem locutus es servo tuo David!
18 Ergone credibile est, ut habitet Deus cum hominibus super terram? Si caelum et caeli caelorum non te capiunt, quanto magis domus ista, quam aedificavi!
19 Sed respice orationem servi tui et obsecrationem eius, Domine Deus meus, et audi clamorem et preces, quas fundit famulus tuus coram te,
20 ut aperias oculos tuos super domum istam diebus ac noctibus, super locum in quo pollicitus es, ut ponas nomen tuum et exaudires orationem, quam servus tuus orat in eo.
21 Et exaudi preces famuli tui et populi tui Israel, qui oraverint ad locum istum; exaudi de habitaculo tuo, de caelis, exaudi et propitiare!
22 Si peccaverit quispiam in proximum suum, et ille exegerit ab eo iuramentum, ut se maledicto constringat coram altari in domo ista,
23 tu audies de caelo et facies iudicium servorum tuorum, ita ut reddas iniquo viam suam in caput proprium et ulciscaris iustum retribuens ei secundum iustitiam suam.
24 Si superatus fuerit populus tuus Israel ab inimicis, quia peccaturi sunt tibi, et conversi egerint paenitentiam et confitentes nomini tuo oraverint et fuerint deprecati in domo ista,
25 tu exaudies de caelo, et propitiare peccato populi tui Israel et reduc eos in terram, quam dedisti eis et patribus eorum.
26 Si clauso caelo pluvia non fluxerit propter peccata populi, et deprecati te fuerint in loco isto et confessi nomini tuo et conversi a peccatis suis, cum eos afflixeris,
27 exaudi de caelo, Domine, et dimitte peccata servorum tuorum et populi tui Israel, doce eos viam bonam, per quam ingrediantur, et da pluviam terrae, quam dedisti populo tuo ad possidendum.
28 Fames si orta fuerit in terra et pestilentia, uredo et aurugo et locusta et bruchus et hostes, vastatis regionibus, portas eius obsederint, omnisque plaga et infirmitas presserit,
29 si quis de populo tuo Israel fuerit deprecatus cognoscens plagam et infirmitatem suam et expanderit manus suas ad domum hanc,
30 tu exaudi de caelo, de loco habitationis tuae, et propitiare et redde unicuique secundum vias suas, quia nosti cor eius; tu enim solus nosti corda filiorum hominum,
31 ut timeant te et ambulent in viis tuis cunctis diebus, quibus vivunt super faciem terrae, quam dedisti patribus nostris.
32 Externum quoque, qui non est de populo tuo Israel, si venerit de terra longinqua propter nomen tuum magnum et propter manum tuam robustam et brachium tuum extentum, et oraverit in loco isto,
33 tu exaudies de caelo firmissimo habitaculo tuo et facies cuncta, pro quibus invocaverit te ille peregrinus, ut sciant omnes populi terrae nomen tuum et timeant te sicut populus tuus Israel et cognoscant quia nomen tuum invocatum est super domum hanc, quam aedificavi.
34 Si egressus fuerit populus tuus ad bellum contra adversarios suos per viam, in qua miseris eos, et oraverint te contra viam, in qua civitas haec est, quam elegisti, et domus, quam aedificavi nomini tuo,
35 tu exaudies de caelo preces eorum et obsecrationem, et facies iudicium eorum.
36 Si autem peccaverint tibi - neque enim est homo, qui non peccet - et iratus fueris eis et tradideris hostibus, et captivos duxerint eos in terram longinquam vel propinquam,
37 et conversi in corde suo in terra, ad quam captivi ducti fuerant, egerint paenitentiam et deprecati te fuerint in terra captivitatis suae dicentes: "Peccavimus, inique fecimus, iniuste egimus";
38 et reversi fuerint ad te in toto corde suo et in tota anima sua in terra captivitatis suae, ad quam ducti sunt, et oraverint te contra viam terrae suae, quam dedisti patribus eorum, et urbis, quam elegisti, et domus, quam aedificavi nomini tuo,
39 ut exaudias de caelo, de loco habitationis tuae, preces eorum et supplicationes eorum et facias iudicium et dimittas populo tuo, qui peccavit tibi;
40 tu es enim Deus meus. Aperiantur, quaeso, oculi tui, et aures tuae intentae sint ad orationem, quae fit in loco isto.
41 Nunc igitur consurge, Domine Deus, in requiem tuam, tu et arca fortitudinis tuae; sacerdotes tui, Domine Deus, induantur salutem, et sancti tui laetentur in bonis.
42 Domine Deus, ne averteris faciem christi tui; memento misericordiarum David servi tui".
King James Version
1 Then said Solomon, The LORD hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.
2 But I have built an house of habitation for thee, and a place for thy dwelling for ever.
3 And the king turned his face, and blessed the whole congregation of Israel: and all the congregation of Israel stood.
4 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, who hath with his hands fulfilled that which he spake with his mouth to my father David, saying,
5 Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the land of Egypt I chose no city among all the tribes of Israel to build an house in, that my name might be there; neither chose I any man to be a ruler over my people Israel:
6 But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.
7 Now it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.
8 But the LORD said to David my father, Forasmuch as it was in thine heart to build an house for my name, thou didst well in that it was in thine heart:
9 Notwithstanding thou shalt not build the house; but thy son which shall come forth out of thy loins, he shall build the house for my name.
10 The LORD therefore hath performed his word that he hath spoken: for I am risen up in the room of David my father, and am set on the throne of Israel, as the LORD promised, and have built the house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.
11 And in it have I put the ark, wherein is the covenant of the LORD, that he made with the children of Israel.
12 ¶ And he stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands:
13 For Solomon 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 Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven,
14 And said, O LORD God of Israel, there is no God like thee in the heaven, nor in the earth; which keepest covenant, and shewest mercy unto thy servants, that walk before thee with all their hearts:
15 Thou which hast kept with thy servant David my father that which thou hast promised him; and spakest with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled it with thine hand, as it is this day.
16 Now therefore, O LORD God of Israel, keep with thy servant David my father that which thou hast promised him, saying, There shall not fail thee a man in my sight to sit upon the throne of Israel; yet so that thy children take heed to their way to walk in my law, as thou hast walked before me.
17 Now then, O LORD God of Israel, let thy word be verified, which thou hast spoken unto thy servant David.
18 But will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth? behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house which I have built!
19 Have respect therefore to the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and the prayer which thy servant prayeth before thee:
20 That thine eyes may be open upon this house day and night, upon the place whereof thou hast said that thou wouldest put thy name there; to hearken unto the prayer which thy servant prayeth toward this place.
21 Hearken therefore unto the supplications of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, which they shall make toward this place: hear thou from thy dwelling place, even from heaven; and when thou 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 thine altar in this house;
23 Then hear thou from heaven, and do, and judge thy 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 thy people Israel be put to the worse before the enemy, because they have sinned against thee; and shall return and confess thy name, and pray and make supplication before thee in this house;
25 Then hear thou from the heavens, and forgive the sin of thy people Israel, and bring them again unto the land which thou gavest to them and to their fathers.
26 ¶ When the heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee; yet if they pray toward this place, and confess thy name, and turn from their sin, when thou dost afflict them;
27 Then hear thou from heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, when thou hast taught them the good way, wherein they should walk; and send rain upon thy land, which thou hast given unto thy 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 thy people Israel, when every one shall know his own sore and his own grief, and shall spread forth his hands in this house:
30 Then hear thou from heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and render unto every man according unto all his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou only knowest the hearts of the children of men:)
31 That they may fear thee, to walk in thy ways, so long as they live in the land which thou gavest unto our fathers.
32 ¶ Moreover concerning the stranger, which is not of thy people Israel, but is come from a far country for thy great name's sake, and thy mighty hand, and thy stretched out arm; if they come and pray in this house;
33 Then hear thou from the heavens, even from thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for; that all people of the earth may know thy name, and fear thee, as doth thy people Israel, and may know that this house which I have built is called by thy name.
34 If thy people go out to war against their enemies by the way that thou shalt send them, and they pray unto thee toward this city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy name;
35 Then hear thou from the heavens their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.
36 If they sin against thee, (for there is no man which sinneth not,) and thou 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 thee in the land of their captivity, saying, We have sinned, we have done amiss, and have dealt wickedly;
38 If they return to thee 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 thou gavest unto their fathers, and toward the city which thou hast chosen, and toward the house which I have built for thy name:
39 Then hear thou from the heavens, even from thy dwelling place, their prayer and their supplications, and maintain their cause, and forgive thy people which have sinned against thee.
40 Now, my God, let, I beseech thee, thine eyes be open, and let thine ears be attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.
41 Now therefore arise, O LORD God, into thy resting place, thou, and the ark of thy strength: let thy priests, O LORD God, be clothed with salvation, and let thy saints rejoice in goodness.
42 O LORD God, turn not away the face of thine anointed: remember the mercies of David thy servant.