2 Chronicles 2:1
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New International Version
Solomon gave orders to build a temple for the Name of the LORD and a royal palace for himself.

New Living Translation
Solomon decided to build a Temple to honor the name of the LORD, and also a royal palace for himself.

English Standard Version
Now Solomon purposed to build a temple for the name of the LORD, and a royal palace for himself.

Berean Study Bible
Now Solomon purposed to build a house for the Name of the LORD and a royal palace for himself.

New American Standard Bible
Now Solomon decided to build a house for the name of the LORD and a royal palace for himself.

King James Bible
And Solomon determined to build an house for the name of the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.

Christian Standard Bible
Solomon decided to build a temple for the name of the LORD and a royal palace for himself,

Contemporary English Version
Solomon decided to build a temple where the LORD would be worshiped, and also to build a palace for himself.

Good News Translation
King Solomon decided to build a temple where the LORD would be worshiped, and also to build a palace for himself.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Solomon decided to build a temple for the name of Yahweh and a royal palace for himself,

International Standard Version
Now Solomon was determined to build a temple dedicated to the Name of the LORD as well as his own royal palace.

NET Bible
Solomon ordered a temple to be built to honor the LORD, as well as a royal palace for himself.

New Heart English Bible
Now Solomon purposed to build a house for the name of the LORD, and a house for his kingdom.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Solomon gave orders to begin building the temple for the LORD's name and a royal palace for himself.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now Solomon purposed to build a house for the name of the LORD, and a house for his kingdom.

New American Standard 1977
Now Solomon decided to build a house for the name of the LORD, and a royal palace for himself.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Solomon determined to build a house for the name of the LORD and a house for his kingdom.

King James 2000 Bible
And Solomon determined to build a house for the name of the LORD, and a house for his kingdom.

American King James Version
And Solomon determined to build an house for the name of the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.

American Standard Version
Now Solomon purposed to build a house for the name of Jehovah, and a house for his kingdom.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Solomon determined to build a house to the name of the Lord, and a palace for himself.

Darby Bible Translation
And Solomon purposed to build a house for the name of Jehovah, and a house for his kingdom.

English Revised Version
Now Solomon purposed to build an house for the name of the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Solomon determined to build a house for the name of the LORD, and a house for his kingdom.

World English Bible
Now Solomon purposed to build a house for the name of Yahweh, and a house for his kingdom.

Young's Literal Translation
And Solomon saith to build a house for the name of Jehovah, and a house for his kingdom,
Study Bible
Preparations for the Temple
1Now Solomon purposed to build a house for the Name of the LORD and a royal palace for himself. 2So he conscripted 70,000 porters, 80,000 stonecutters in the mountains, and 3,600 supervisors.…
Cross References
1 Kings 5:5
So behold, I plan to build a house for the Name of the LORD my God, according to what the LORD said to my father David: 'I will put your son on your throne in your place, and he will build the house for My Name.'

2 Chronicles 1:17
A chariot could be imported from Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty. Likewise, they exported them to all the kings of the Hittites and to the kings of Aram.

2 Chronicles 2:12
Hiram also said: "Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who made the heavens and the earth! He has given King David a wise son with insight and understanding, who will build a temple for the LORD and a royal palace for himself.

Treasury of Scripture

And Solomon determined to build an house for the name of the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.

determined

1 Kings 5:5 And, behold, I purpose to build an house to the name of the LORD …

for the name

Deuteronomy 12:5,11 But to the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all …

Deuteronomy 28:58 If you will not observe to do all the words of this law that are …

1 Kings 8:18,20 And the LORD said to David my father, Whereas it was in your heart …

1 Chronicles 22:10 He shall build an house for my name; and he shall be my son, and …

Matthew 6:9,10 After this manner therefore pray you: Our Father which are in heaven, …

an house

1 Kings 7:1 But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished …

1 Kings 9:1 And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished the building of the …

(1) Determined.--Literally, said, which may mean either commanded, as in 2Chronicles 1:2; 1Chronicles 21:17, or thought, purposed, resolved, as in 1Kings 5:5. The context seems to favour the latter sense.

And an house for his kingdom.--Or, for his royalty; that is, as the Vulg. renders, a palace for himself. Solomon's royal palace is mentioned again in 2Chronicles 2:12; 2Chronicles 7:11; 2Chronicles 8:1; but the building of it is not related in the Chronicle. (See 1Kings 7:1-12.)

Verse 1. - In the Hebrew text this verse stands as the last of ch. 1. Determined. The Hebrew word is the ordinary word for "said;" as, e.g., in the expression of such frequent occurrence, "The Lord said." Its natural equivalent here might be, he gave the word, or issued the command, for the building of a house. For the Name of the Lord; better, to the Name of the Lord (1 Kings 5:3; or in Hebrew text, 5:18; 1 Chronicles 22:7). The expression," the Name of the Lord," is of very early date (Genesis 4:26). A name named upon a person at the first purported as far as possible to mark his nature, either its tout ensemble or some striking attribute of it. Hence the changed name, sometimes of Divine interposition (Genesis 17:5, 15; Genesis 32:28; Genesis 35:10); and much more noticeably the alterations of the Divine Name, to serve and to mark the progressive development of the revelation of God to man (Genesis 17:1; Exodus 3:14; Exodus 6:3; Exodus 34:14). So the Name of the Lord stands ever - monogram most sacred - for himself. A house for his kingdom; i.e. a royal residence for Solomon himself. This is mere clearly expressed as, "in his own house" (2 Chronicles 7:11; 2 Chronicles 8:1; 1 Kings 9:10, 15). The description of this house for himself is given in 1 Kings 7:1-13. But no parallel account exists in Chronicles. And Solomon determined to build an house for the name of the Lord,.... For the worship and service of God, and for his honour and glory, being directed, enjoined, and encouraged to it by his father David:

and an house for his kingdom; for a royal palace for him, and his successors, first the one, and then the other; and in this order they were built. CHAPTER 2

2Ch 2:1, 2. Solomon's Laborers for Building the Temple.

1. Solomon determined to build—The temple is the grand subject of this narrative, while the palace—here and in other parts of this book—is only incidentally noticed. The duty of building the temple was reserved for Solomon before his birth. As soon as he became king, he addressed himself to the work, and the historian, in proceeding to give an account of the edifice, begins with relating the preliminary arrangements.2:1-18 Solomon's message to Huram respecting the temple, His treaty with Huram. - Solomon informs Huram of the particular services to be performed in the temple. The mysteries of the true religion, unlike those of the Gentile superstitions, sought not concealment. Solomon endeavoured to possess Huram with great and high thoughts of the God of Israel. We should not be afraid or ashamed to embrace every opportunity to speak of God, and to impress others with a deep sense of the importance of his favour and service. Now that the people of Israel kept close to the law and worship of God, the neighbouring nations were willing to be taught by them in the true religion, as the Israelites had been willing in the days of their apostacy, to be infected with the idolatries and superstitions of their neighbours. A wise and pious king is an evidence of the Lord's special love for his people. How great then was God's love to his believing people, in giving his only-begotten Son to be their Prince and their Saviour.
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