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

New Living Translation
"O my God, may your eyes be open and your ears attentive to all the prayers made to you in this place.

English Standard Version
Now, O my God, let your eyes be open and your ears attentive to the prayer of this place.

Berean Study Bible
Now, my God, may Your eyes be open and Your ears attentive to the prayer offered in this place.

New American Standard Bible
"Now, O my God, I pray, let Your eyes be open and Your ears attentive to the prayer 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.

Christian Standard Bible
Now, my God, please let your eyes be open and your ears attentive to the prayer of this place.

Contemporary English Version
LORD God, hear us when we pray in this temple.

Good News Translation
"Now, O my God, look on us and listen to the prayers offered in this place.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now, my God, please let Your eyes be open and Your ears attentive to the prayer of this place.

International Standard Version
"And now, my God, please let your eyes be open and your ears attentive to the prayers that are uttered in this place.

NET Bible
"Now, my God, may you be attentive and responsive to the prayers offered in this place.

New Heart 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.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Finally, my God, may your eyes be open and your ears attentive to the prayers [offered] in this place.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now, O 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.

New American Standard 1977
“Now, O my God, I pray Thee, let Thine eyes be open, and Thine ears attentive to the prayer offered in this place.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now, my God, let, I beseech thee, thine eyes be open and let thine ears be attentive unto the prayer that is made in this place.

King James 2000 Bible
Now, my God, let, I beseech you, your eyes be open, and let your ears be attentive unto the prayer that is made in this place.

American King James Version
Now, my God, let, I beseech you, your eyes be open, and let your ears be attentive to the prayer that is made in this place.

American Standard Version
Now, O 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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And now, Lord, let, I pray thee, thine eyes be opened, and thine ears be attentive to the petition made in this place.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thou art my God: let thy eyes, I beseech thee, be open, and let thy ears be attentive to 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.

English Revised Version
Now, O 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now, my God, let, I beseech thee, thy eyes be open, and let thy ears be attentive to 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:
Study Bible
Solomon's Prayer of Dedication
39may You hear from heaven, Your dwelling place, their prayer and petition, and may You uphold their cause. May You forgive Your people who sinned against You. 40Now, my God, may Your eyes be open and Your ears attentive to the prayer offered in this place. 41Now therefore, arise, O LORD God, and enter Your resting place, You and the ark of Your might. May Your priests, O LORD God, be clothed with salvation, and may Your godly ones rejoice in goodness.…
Cross References
1 Kings 9:3
And the LORD said to him, "I have heard your prayer and petition before Me. I have consecrated this temple you have built by putting My Name there forever; My eyes and My heart will be there for all time.

2 Kings 19:16
Incline Your ear, O LORD, and hear; open Your eyes, O LORD, and see. Listen to the words that Sennacherib has sent to defy the living God.

2 Chronicles 6:39
may You hear from heaven, Your dwelling place, their prayer and petition, and may You uphold their cause. May You forgive Your people who 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
may Your eyes be open and Your ears be attentive to hear the prayer that I, Your servant, now pray before You day and night for Your servants, the Israelites. I confess the sins we Israelites have committed against You. Both I and my father's house have sinned.

Nehemiah 1:11
O Lord, may Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant and to the prayers of Your servants who delight in reverence of Your name. Give Your servant success this day, I pray, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man." (For I was the cupbearer to the king.)

Psalm 17:1
Hear, O LORD, my righteous plea; listen to my cry. Give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit.

Psalm 130:2
O LORD, hear my voice; let Your ears be attentive to my plea for mercy.

Isaiah 37:17
Incline Your ear, O LORD, and hear; open Your eyes, O LORD, and see. Listen to all the words that Sennacherib has sent to defy the living God.

Treasury of Scripture

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

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 mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

Psalm 22:1,2
To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? …

thine eyes

2 Chronicles 7:15
Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto 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, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.

1 Kings 8:52
That thine eyes may be open unto the supplication of thy servant, and unto the supplication of thy people Israel, to hearken unto them in all that they call for unto thee.

thine ears

Psalm 17:1
A Prayer of David. Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.

Psalm 31:2
Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.

Psalm 116:2
Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

that is made in this place.







Lexicon
Now,
עַתָּ֣ה (‘at·tāh)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 6258: At this time

my God,
אֱלֹהַ֗י (’ĕ·lō·hay)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

may
נָ֤א (nā)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 4994: I pray', 'now', 'then'

Your eyes
עֵינֶ֙יךָ֙ (‘ê·ne·ḵā)
Noun - cdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

be
יִֽהְיוּ־ (yih·yū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

open
פְּתֻח֔וֹת (pə·ṯu·ḥō·wṯ)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6605: To open wide, to loosen, begin, plough, carve

and Your ears
וְאָזְנֶ֖יךָ (wə·’ā·zə·ne·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - fdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 241: Broadness, the ear

attentive
קַשֻּׁב֑וֹת (qaš·šu·ḇō·wṯ)
Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7183: Hearkening

to the prayer offered
לִתְפִלַּ֖ת (liṯ·p̄il·laṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8605: Intercession, supplication, a hymn

in this
הַזֶּֽה׃ (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2088: This, that

place.
הַמָּק֥וֹם (ham·mā·qō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition
(40-42) THE PERORATION.

(40) Let, I beseech thee, thine eyes be open.--Comp. 2Chronicles 6:20, supr., and 2Chronicles 7:15; also 1Kings 8:52.

And let thine ears be attent.--Attentive, listening (qas's'´┐Żboth). The same phrase recurs (2Chronicles 7:15), which is, in fact, a repetition of the whole verse in the shape of a Divine promise, Qas's'´┐Żboth occurs, besides, only in the late Psalm 130:2.

The prayer that is made in this place.--See margin. "The prayer of this place" is a strange phrase, only occurring here and in 2Chronicles 7:15.

Verses 40-42. - These three verses are wanting in the parallel, which has kept us four verses (50-53) not shown here. Our two verses 41 and 42 are doubly interesting, first, as almost an exact copy of the words of David (Psalm 132:8-10); and secondly, as not an entirely exact copy, in some respects the form of word not being identical, though the signification is the same, and in other respects the clause being not identical, though still the meaning is essentially equal.



6:1-42 Solomon's prayer at the dedication of the temple. - The order of Solomon's prayer is to be observed. First and chiefly, he prays for repentance and forgiveness, which is the chief blessing, and the only solid foundation of other mercies: he then prays for temporal mercies; thereby teaching us what things to mind and desire most in our prayers. This also Christ hath taught us in his perfect pattern and form of prayer, where there is but one prayer for outward, and all the rest are for spiritual blessings. The temple typified the human nature of Christ, in whom dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. The ark typified his obedience and sufferings, by which repenting sinners have access to a reconciled God, and communion with him. Jehovah has made our nature his resting-place for ever, in the person of Emmanuel, and through him he dwells with, and delights in his church of redeemed sinners. May our hearts become his resting-place; may Christ dwell therein by faith, consecrating them as his temples, and shedding abroad his love therein. May the Father look upon us in and through his Anointed; and may he remember and bless us in all things, according to his mercy to sinners, in and through Christ.
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