2 Chronicles 7:13
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New International Version
"When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people,

New Living Translation
At times I might shut up the heavens so that no rain falls, or command grasshoppers to devour your crops, or send plagues among you.

English Standard Version
When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people,

New American Standard Bible
"If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people,

King James Bible
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;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If I close the sky so there is no rain, or if I command the grasshopper to consume the land, or if I send pestilence on My people,

International Standard Version
Whenever I close the skies so there is no rain, or whenever I command locusts to lay waste to the land, or whenever I send epidemics among my people,

NET Bible
When I close up the sky so that it doesn't rain, or command locusts to devour the land's vegetation, or send a plague among my people,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I may shut the sky so that there is no rain, or command grasshoppers to devour the countryside, or send an epidemic among my people.

Jubilee Bible 2000
If I shut up the heavens that there be no rain or if I command the locusts to devour the land or if I send pestilence among my people;

King James 2000 Bible
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;

American King James Version
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;

American Standard Version
If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;

Douay-Rheims Bible
If I shut up heaven, and there fall no rain, or if I give orders, and command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people:

Darby Bible Translation
If I shut up the heavens that there be no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;

English Revised Version
If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;

Webster's Bible Translation
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;

World English Bible
"If I shut up the sky so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;

Young's Literal Translation
If I restrain the heavens and there is no rain, and if I lay charge on the locust to consume the land, and if I send pestilence among My people --
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

7:1-22 God's answer to Solomon's prayer. - God gave a gracious answer to Solomon's prayer. The mercies of God to sinners are made known in a manner well suited to impress all who receive them, with his majesty and holiness. The people worshipped and praised God. When he manifests himself as a consuming Fire to sinners, his people can rejoice in him as their Light. Nay, they had reason to say, that God was good in this. It is of the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, but the sacrifice in our stead, for which we should be very thankful. And whoever beholds with true faith, the Saviour agonizing and dying for man's sin, will, by that view, find his godly sorrow enlarged, his hatred of sin increased, his soul made more watchful, and his life more holy. Solomon prosperously effected all he designed, for adorning both God's house and his own. Those who begin with the service of God, are likely to go on successfully in their own affairs. It was Solomon's praise, that what he undertook, he went through with; it was by the grace of God that he prospered in it. Let us then stand in awe, and sin not. Let us fear the Lord's displeasure, hope in his mercy, and walk in his commandments.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 13-15. - These three verses (the counterparts of 2 Chronicles 6:26, 28, 40) are not in the parallel. Although we can scarcely trace the principle of their selection from the seven parts of the prayer, they would seem to have been selected from the original work, as samples of a reply which presumably embraced reference to all the seven. When, in ver. 14, it is said, I will heal their land, the telling expression, according to the Authorized Version, must be understood to refer to the removing of drought by rain. On the other hand, the Authorized Version is, in ver. 15, unfortunate in the unnecessary and misleading insertion of the italics found there, and in the use of the preposition "in" for of, the simple case construct, which is manifestly what is wanted and intended. It was not absolutely essential that prayer should be made in the place. How many references there are to prayer being made from a distance toward the place!



2 Chronicles 7:13 Additional Commentaries
Context
God's Promise and Warning
12Then the LORD appeared to Solomon at night and said to him, "I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice. 13"If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people, 14and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 11:17
Then the LORD's anger will burn against you, and he will shut up the heavens so that it will not rain and the ground will yield no produce, and you will soon perish from the good land the LORD is giving you.

2 Chronicles 6:26
"When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain because your people have sinned against you, and when they pray toward this place and give praise to your name and turn from their sin because you have afflicted them,

Amos 4:7
"I also withheld rain from you when the harvest was still three months away. I sent rain on one town, but withheld it from another. One field had rain; another had none and dried up.
Treasury of Scripture

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;

If I shut up heaven

2 Chronicles 6:26-28 When the heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have …

Deuteronomy 11:17 And then the LORD's wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up …

Job 11:10 If he cut off, and shut up, or gather together, then who can hinder him?

Job 12:14 Behold, he breaks down, and it cannot be built again: he shuts up …

Psalm 107:34 A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

Luke 4:25 But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days …

Revelation 3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things …

Revelation 3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things …

Revelation 11:6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of …

I command

Exodus 10:4-6 Else, if you refuse to let my people go, behold, to morrow will I …

Psalm 105:34 He spoke, and the locusts came, and caterpillars, and that without number,

Joel 1:4-7 That which the palmerworm has left has the locust eaten; and that …

Joel 2:25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust has eaten, the …

I send

Numbers 14:12 I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will …

Numbers 16:46,47 And Moses said to Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein from …

2 Samuel 24:13-15 So Gad came to David, and told him, and said to him, Shall seven …

Ezekiel 14:19-21 Or if I send a pestilence into that land, and pour out my fury on …

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