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15 Now I will be attentive and responsive to the prayers offered in this place.[a] 16 Now I have chosen and consecrated this temple by making it my permanent home;[b] I will be constantly present there.[c] 17 You must serve me as your father David did. Do everything I commanded and obey my rules and regulations.[d]

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  1. 2 Chronicles 7:15 tn Heb “my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer of this place.” Note Solomon’s request in 6:40.
  2. 2 Chronicles 7:16 tn Heb “for my name to be there perpetually [or perhaps, “forever”].”
  3. 2 Chronicles 7:16 tn Heb “and my eyes and my heart will be there all the days.”
  4. 2 Chronicles 7:17 tn Heb “As for you, if you walk before me, as David your father walked, by doing all which I commanded you, [and] you keep my rules and my regulations.”sn Verse 17 is actually a lengthy protasis (“if” section) of a conditional sentence, the apodosis (“then” section) of which appears in v. 18.