1 Cumque complesset Salomon fundens preces, ignis descendit de caelo et devoravit holocaustum et victimas, et maiestas Domini implevit domum.
2 Nec poterant sacerdotes ingredi templum Domini, eo quod implesset maiestas Domini templum Domini.
3 Sed et omnes filii Israel videbant descendentem ignem et gloriam Domini super domum et corruentes proni in terram super pavimentum stratum lapide adoraverunt et laudaverunt Dominum: "Quoniam bonus, quoniam in saeculum misericordia eius".
4 Rex autem et omnis populus immolabant victimas coram Domino.
5 Mactavit igitur rex Salomon hostias boum viginti duo milia, ovium centum viginti milia, et dedicavit domum Dei rex et universus populus.
6 Sacerdotes autem stabant in officiis suis et Levitae in organis carminum Domini, quae fecit David rex ad laudandum Dominum: "Quoniam in aeternum misericordia eius", hymnos David canentes per manus suas. Porro sacerdotes canebant tubis ante eos, cunctusque Israel stabat.
7 Sanctificavit quoque Salomon medium atrii ante templum Domini; obtulerat enim ibi holocausta et adipes pacificorum, quia altare aeneum, quod fecerat, non poterat sustinere holocausta et oblationes et adipes.
8 Fecit ergo Salomon sollemnitatem in tempore illo septem diebus, et omnis Israel cum eo, ecclesia magna valde ab introitu Emath usque ad torrentem Aegypti.
9 Feceruntque die octavo collectam magnam, eo quod dedicassent altare septem diebus et sollemnitatem celebrassent diebus septem.
10 Igitur in die vicesimo tertio mensis septimi dimisit populum ad tabernacula sua, laetantem atque gaudentem super bono, quod fecerat Dominus Davidi et Salomoni et Israeli populo suo.
11 Complevitque Salomon domum Domini et domum regis; et in omnibus, quae disposuerat in corde suo, ut faceret in domo Domini et in domo sua, prosperatus est.
12 Apparuit autem ei Dominus nocte et ait: "Audivi orationem tuam et elegi locum istum mihi in domum sacrificii.
13 Si clausero caelum, et pluvia non fluxerit, et mandavero et praecepero locustae, ut devoret terram, et misero pestilentiam in populum meum,
14 humiliatus autem populus meus, super quos invocatum est nomen meum, deprecatus me fuerit et exquisierit faciem meam et egerit paenitentiam a viis suis pessimis, ego exaudiam de caelo et propitius ero peccatis eorum et sanabo terram eorum.
15 Nunc oculi mei erunt aperti, et aures meae attentae ad orationem eius, qui in loco isto oraverit;
16 elegi enim et sanctificavi locum istum, ut sit nomen meum ibi in sempiternum, et permaneant oculi mei et cor meum ibi cunctis diebus.
17 Tu quoque, si ambulaveris coram me, sicut ambulavit David pater tuus, et feceris iuxta omnia, quae praecepi tibi, et decreta et iudicia mea servaveris,
18 stabiliam thronum regni tui, sicut pollicitus sum David patri tuo dicens: Non auferetur de stirpe tua vir, qui sit princeps in Israel.
19 Si autem aversi fueritis et dereliqueritis decreta mea et praecepta mea, quae proposui vobis, et abeuntes servieritis diis alienis et adoraveritis eos,
20 evellam vos de terra mea, quam dedi vobis, et domum hanc, quam sanctificavi nomini meo, proiciam a facie mea et tradam eam in parabolam et in fabulam cunctis populis.
21 Et super domo ista, quae erat excelsa, universi transeuntes stupebunt et dicent: "Quare fecit Dominus sic terrae huic et domui huic?".
22 Respondebuntque: "Quia dereliquerunt Dominum, Deum patrum suorum, qui eduxit eos de terra Aegypti, et apprehenderunt deos alienos et adoraverunt eos et coluerunt, idcirco venerunt super eos universa haec mala" ".
King James Version
1 Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the LORD filled the house.
2 And the priests could not enter into the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD had filled the LORD'S house.
3 And when all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the LORD upon the house, they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.
4 ¶ Then the king and all the people offered sacrifices before the LORD.
5 And king Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty and two thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep: so the king and all the people dedicated the house of God.
6 And the 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 by their ministry; and the priests sounded trumpets before them, and all Israel stood.
7 Moreover Solomon 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.
8 ¶ Also at the same time Solomon kept the feast seven days, and all Israel with him, a very great congregation, from the entering in of Hamath unto the river of Egypt.
9 And in the eighth day they made a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.
10 And on the three and twentieth day of the seventh month he sent the people away into their tents, glad and merry in heart for the goodness that the LORD had shewed unto David, and to Solomon, and to Israel his people.
11 Thus Solomon finished the house of the LORD, and the king's house: and all that came into Solomon's heart to make in the house of the LORD, and in his own house, he prosperously effected.
12 ¶ And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice.
13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
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.
15 Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.
16 For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.
17 And as for thee, if thou wilt 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;
18 Then will I stablish the throne of thy kingdom, according as I have covenanted with David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man to be ruler in Israel.
19 But if ye turn away, and forsake my statutes and my commandments, which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other gods, and worship them;
20 Then will I pluck 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 make it to be a proverb and a byword among all nations.
21 And this house, which is high, shall be an astonishment to every one that passeth by it; so that he shall say, Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and unto this house?
22 And it shall be answered, Because they forsook 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: therefore hath he brought all this evil upon them.