If they return to you with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity, where they have carried them captives, and pray toward their land, which you gave unto their fathers, and toward the city which you have chosen, and toward the house which I have built for your name:
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George Leo Haydock
Name. Hence arose the custom of turning towards Jerusalem and the temple, when the Jews poured forth their supplications, in any country, 3 Kings viii. 44.