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

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