35 When the skies are shut and there is no rain,
because they have sinned against You,(A)
and they pray toward this place
and praise Your name,
and they turn from their sins
because You are afflicting them,(B)
36 may You hear in heaven
and forgive the sin of Your servants
and Your people Israel,
so that You may teach them the good way
they should walk in.(C)
May You send rain on Your land
that You gave Your people for an inheritance.(D)

37 When there is famine on the earth,
when there is pestilence,
when there is blight, mildew, locust, or grasshopper,(E)
when their enemy besieges them
in the region of their fortified cities,[a]
when there is any plague or illness,

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 8:37 Lit besieges him in the land of his gates

35 “When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain(A) because your people have sinned(B) 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, 36 then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of your servants, your people Israel. Teach(C) them the right way(D) to live, and send rain(E) on the land you gave your people for an inheritance.

37 “When famine(F) or plague(G) comes to the land, or blight(H) or mildew, locusts or grasshoppers,(I) or when an enemy besieges them in any of their cities, whatever disaster or disease may come,

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