If my people, who are called by my name




In this verse, God appears to Solomon in a dream and instructs him how to lead the Israelites.

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If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

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2 Chronicles 7:14 Translation & Meaning

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If my people, עַמִּ֜י A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock If people
which אֲשֶׁ֧ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
are called נִֽקְרָא To call out to (i.e., properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) are called
by my name, שְׁמִ֣י An appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character name
shall humble themselves, וְיִכָּֽנְע֨וּ Properly, to bend the knee; hence, to humiliate, vanquish humble themselves
and pray, וְיִֽתְפַּֽלְלוּ֙ To judge (officially or mentally); by extension, to intercede, pray pray
and seek וִֽיבַקְשׁ֣וּ To search out (by any method, specifically in worship or prayer); by implication, to strive after seek
my face, פָנַ֔י The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) face
and turn וְיָשֻׁ֖בוּ To turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbial, again turn
from their wicked הָֽרָעִ֑ים Bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral) wicked
ways; מִדַּרְכֵיהֶ֣ם A road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb ways
then will I וַֽאֲנִי֙ I then
hear אֶשְׁמַ֣ע To hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.) hear
from מִן Properly, a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses from
heaven, הַשָּׁמַ֔יִם The sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve) heaven
and will forgive וְאֶסְלַח֙ To forgive forgive
their sin, לְחַטָּאתָ֔ם An offence (sometimes habitual sinfulness), and its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, or expiation; also (concretely) an offender sin
and will heal וְאֶרְפָּ֖א Properly, to mend (by stitching), i.e., (figuratively) to cure heal
their land. אַרְצָֽם׃ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) land

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  • 12  And the Lord appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice.

  • 13  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;

  • 14  If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

  • 15  Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.

  • 16  For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.


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