And hear the plea of your servant and of your people Israel, when they pray toward this place, may you hear from heaven your dwelling place, hear and forgive. — II Chronicles 6:21 (NRSV) • Context: II Chronicles 6:12-42
Solomon sent word to King Huram of Tyer: “Once you dealt with my father David and sent him cedar to build himself a house to live in. So now send me an artisan skilled to work in gold, silver, bronze, and iron.”
It is I who have sinned and done wickedly. But these sheep, what have they done? Let your hand, I pray, O Lord my God, be against me and against my father’s house, but do not let your people be plagued!