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,

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;

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;

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 --

2 Chronicles 7:13 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Or if I send pestilence - "The angel of death." - Targum.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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 you; yet if they pray toward this place...

Deuteronomy 11:17 And then the LORD's wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain...

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 a man, and there can be no opening.

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 of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months...

Revelation 3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things said he that is holy, he that is true, he that has the key of David...

Revelation 3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things said he that is holy, he that is true, he that has the key of David...

Revelation 11:6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood...

I command

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

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 which the locust has left has the cankerworm eaten...

Joel 2:25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust has eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm...

I send

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

Numbers 16:46,47 And Moses said to Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein from off the altar, and put on incense, and go quickly to the congregation...

2 Samuel 24:13-15 So Gad came to David, and told him, and said to him, Shall seven years of famine come to you in your land...

Ezekiel 14:19-21 Or if I send a pestilence into that land, and pour out my fury on it in blood, to cut off from it man and beast...

Library
November the Twenty-Fifth after the Prayer the Fire!
"When Solomon had made an end of praying the fire came down from heaven." --2 CHRONICLES vii. 1-11. And the fire is the symbol of the Holy God. Pure flame is our imperfect mode of expressing the Incorruptible. This burning flame is heat and light in one. And when Solomon had prayed, the holy Flame was in their midst. But not only is the flame the symbol of the Holy; it also typifies the power which can make me holy. We have no cleansing minister to compare with fire. Where water fails fire succeeds.
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

Hezekiah
In sharp contrast with the reckless rule of Ahaz was the reformation wrought during the prosperous reign of his son. Hezekiah came to the throne determined to do all in his power to save Judah from the fate that was overtaking the northern kingdom. The messages of the prophets offered no encouragement to halfway measures. Only by most decided reformation could be threatened judgments be averted. In the crisis, Hezekiah proved to be a man of opportunity. No sooner had he ascended the throne than he
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

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.

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