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New International Version
I have indeed built a magnificent temple for you, a place for you to dwell forever."
New Living Translation
Now I have built a glorious Temple for you, a place where you can live forever!"
English Standard Version
I have indeed built you an exalted house, a place for you to dwell in forever.”
New American Standard Bible
"I have surely built You a lofty house, A place for Your dwelling forever."
King James Bible
I have surely built thee an house to dwell in, a settled place for thee to abide in for ever.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have indeed built an exalted temple for You, a place for Your dwelling forever.
International Standard Version
Now I have been constructing a magnificent Temple dedicated to you that will serve as a place for you to inhabit forever."
O LORD, truly I have built a lofty temple for you, a place where you can live permanently."
New Heart English Bible
I have surely built you a house of habitation, a place for you to dwell in forever."
GOD'S WORD® Translation
I certainly have built you a high temple, a home for you to live in permanently."
JPS Tanakh 1917
I have surely built Thee a house of habitation, A place for Thee to dwell in for ever.
New American Standard 1977
“I have surely built Thee a lofty house,
A place for Thy dwelling forever.”
CommentaryMatthew Henry Commentary
8:12-21 Solomon encouraged the priests, who were much astonished at the dark cloud. The dark dispensations of Providence should quicken us in fleeing for refuge to the hope of the gospel. Nothing can more reconcile us to them, than to consider what God has said, and to compare his word and works together. Whatever good we do, we must look on it as the performance of God's promise to us, not of our promises to him.
Study BibleSolomon Praises the Lord
12Then Solomon said, "The LORD has said that He would dwell in the thick cloud. 13"I have surely built You a lofty house, A place for Your dwelling forever." 14Then the king faced about and blessed all the assembly of Israel, while all the assembly of Israel was standing.…
And he who swears by the temple swears by it and by the One who dwells in it.
"You will bring them and plant them in the mountain of Your inheritance, The place, O LORD, which You have made for Your dwelling, The sanctuary, O Lord, which Your hands have established.
2 Samuel 7:13
"He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.
"This is My resting place forever; Here I will dwell, for I have desired it.
Treasury of Scripture
I have surely built you an house to dwell in, a settled place for you to abide in for ever.
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