2 Chronicles 7:13
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,

Berean Study Bible
If I close the sky so there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send a plague 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;

Christian Standard Bible
If I shut 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,

Contemporary English Version
Suppose I hold back the rain or send locusts to eat the crops or make my people suffer with deadly diseases.

Good News Translation
Whenever I hold back the rain or send locusts to eat up the crops or send an epidemic on 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,

New Heart 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;

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.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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;

New American Standard 1977
“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,

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;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
If I should restrain the heaven and there should be no rain, and if I should command the locust to devour the trees, and if I should send pestilence upon 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 --
Study Bible
The LORD's Response to Solomon
12the LORD appeared to him at night and said to him: “I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice. 13If I close the sky so there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send a plague 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, forgive their sin, and heal their land.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 11:17
or the anger of the LORD will be kindled against you. He will shut the heavens so that there will be no rain, nor will the land yield its produce, and you will soon perish from the good land the LORD is giving you.

2 Chronicles 6:26
When the skies are shut and there is no rain because Your people have sinned against You, and they pray toward this place and confess Your name, and they turn from their sins because You have afflicted them,

Amos 4:7
"I also withheld the rain from you when the harvest was three months away. I sent rain on one city but withheld it from another. One field received rain while one without rain withered.

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 sinned against thee; yet if they pray toward this place, and confess thy name, and turn from their sin, when thou dost afflict them; …

Deuteronomy 11:17
And then the LORD'S wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the LORD giveth you.

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

I command

Exodus 10:4-6
Else, if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, to morrow will I bring the locusts into thy coast: …

Psalm 105:34
He spake, and the locusts came, and caterpillers, and that without number,

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

I send

Numbers 14:12
I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they.

Numbers 16:46,47
And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein from off the altar, and put on incense, and go quickly unto the congregation, and make an atonement for them: for there is wrath gone out from the LORD; the plague is begun…

2 Samuel 24:13-15
So Gad came to David, and told him, and said unto him, Shall seven years of famine come unto thee in thy land? or wilt thou flee three months before thine enemies, while they pursue thee? or that there be three days' pestilence in thy land? now advise, and see what answer I shall return to him that sent me…







Lexicon
If
הֵ֣ן (hên)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2005: Lo! behold!

I close
אֶֽעֱצֹ֤ר (’e·‘ĕ·ṣōr)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6113: To inclose, to hold back, to maintain, rule, assemble

the sky
הַשָּׁמַ֙יִם֙ (haš·šā·ma·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8064: Heaven, sky

so there is
יִהְיֶ֣ה (yih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

no
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

rain,
מָטָ֔ר (mā·ṭār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4306: Rain

or if
וְהֵן־ (wə·hên-)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2005: Lo! behold!

I command
אֲצַוֶּ֥ה (’ă·ṣaw·weh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

the locust
חָגָ֖ב (ḥā·ḡāḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2284: Locust, grasshopper

to devour
לֶאֱכ֣וֹל (le·’ĕ·ḵō·wl)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

the land,
הָאָ֑רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

or if
וְאִם־ (wə·’im-)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

I send
אֲשַׁלַּ֥ח (’ă·šal·laḥ)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

a plague
דֶּ֖בֶר (de·ḇer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1698: A pestilence

among My people,
בְּעַמִּֽי׃ (bə·‘am·mî)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock
(13) If I shut up heaven that there be no rain.--Deuteronomy 11:17; 2Chronicles 6:26.

If.--H?n, as in Jeremiah 3:1; Isaiah 54:15.

The locusts.--H?g?b, a winged and edible species (Leviticus 11:22). In 2Chronicles 6:28, two other kinds, the 'arbeh and h?sil, were mentioned.

If I send pestilence.--2Chronicles 6:28; 1 Chronicles 21

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! 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.
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