2 Chronicles 6:40
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New International Version
"Now, my God, may your eyes be open and your ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.

King James Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
Now, my God, I beseech thee, let thine eyes be open and let thine ears be attentive unto the prayer [that is made] in this place.

World English Bible
"Now, my God, let, I beg you, your eyes be open, and let your ears be attentive, to the prayer that is made in this place.

Young's Literal Translation
'Now, my God, let, I beseech Thee, Thine eyes be open, and Thine ears attentive, to the prayer of this place:

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

If they bethink themselves - "If thy fear should return into their hearts." - Targum.

The whole of this prayer is amply considered in the parallel place, 1 Kings 8:22-53 (note), where see the notes.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

my God

Psalm 7:3 O LORD my God, If I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands;

Psalm 13:3 Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

Psalm 22:1,2 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? why are you so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring...

Psalm 88:1 O lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before you:

thine eyes

2 Chronicles 7:15 Now my eyes shall be open, and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place.

2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth...

1 Kings 8:52 That your eyes may be open to the supplication of your servant, and to the supplication of your people Israel...

Psalm 34:15 The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their cry.

Isaiah 37:17 Incline your ear, O LORD, and hear; open your eyes, O LORD, and see: and hear all the words of Sennacherib...

Daniel 9:16-19 O LORD, according to all your righteousness, I beseech you, let your anger and your fury be turned away from your city Jerusalem...

thine ears

Psalm 17:1 Hear the right, O LORD, attend to my cry, give ear to my prayer, that goes not out of feigned lips.

Psalm 31:2 Bow down your ear to me; deliver me speedily: be you my strong rock, for an house of defense to save me.

Psalm 116:2 Because he has inclined his ear to me, therefore will I call on him as long as I live.

that is made in this place.

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December the Eighth Judged by Our Aspirations
"Thou didst well, it was in thine heart." --2 CHRONICLES vi. 1-15. And this was a purpose which the man was not permitted to realize. It was a temple built in the substance of dreams, but never established in wood and stone. And God took the shadowy structure and esteemed it as a perfected pile. The sacred intention was regarded as a finished work. The will to build a temple was regarded as a temple built. And hence I discern the preciousness of all hallowed purpose and desire, even though it
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

Sanctification.
VI. Objections answered. I will consider those passages of scripture which are by some supposed to contradict the doctrine we have been considering. 1 Kings viii. 46: "If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near," etc. On this passage, I remark:-- 1. That this sentiment in nearly the same language, is repeated in 2 Chron. vi. 26, and in Eccl.
Charles Grandison Finney—Systematic Theology

Cross References
1 Kings 9:3
The LORD said to him: "I have heard the prayer and plea you have made before me; I have consecrated this temple, which you have built, by putting my Name there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.

2 Kings 19:16
Give ear, LORD, and hear; open your eyes, LORD, and see; listen to the words Sennacherib has sent to ridicule the living God.

2 Chronicles 6:39
then from heaven, your dwelling place, hear their prayer and their pleas, and uphold their cause. And forgive your people, who have sinned against you.

2 Chronicles 7:15
Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.

Nehemiah 1:6
let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants, the people of Israel. I confess the sins we Israelites, including myself and my father's family, have committed against you.

Nehemiah 1:11
Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give your servant success today by granting him favor in the presence of this man." I was cupbearer to the king.

Psalm 17:1
A prayer of David. Hear me, LORD, my plea is just; listen to my cry. Hear my prayer-- it does not rise from deceitful lips.

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