2 Chronicles 7:16
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New International Version
I have chosen and consecrated this temple so that my Name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.

New Living Translation
For I have chosen this Temple and set it apart to be holy--a place where my name will be honored forever. I will always watch over it, for it is dear to my heart.

English Standard Version
For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that my name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will be there for all time.

New American Standard Bible
"For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that My name may be there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.

King James Bible
For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And I have now chosen and consecrated this temple so that My name may be there forever; My eyes and My heart will be there at all times.

International Standard Version
Furthermore, I have chosen and have set apart for myself this Temple, intending my name to reside there forever. My eyes and my heart will reside there every day.

NET Bible
Now I have chosen and consecrated this temple by making it my permanent home; I will be constantly present there.

New Heart English Bible
For now have I chosen and made this house holy, that my name may be there forever; and my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have chosen and declared this temple holy so that my name may be placed there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For now have I chosen and hallowed this house, that My name may be there for ever; and Mine eyes and My heart shall be there perpetually.

New American Standard 1977
“For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that My name may be there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.

Jubilee Bible 2000
so that now I have chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be in her for ever; and my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.

King James 2000 Bible
For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there forever: and my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.

American King James Version
For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.

American Standard Version
For now have I chosen and hallowed this house, that my name may be there for ever; and mine eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I have chosen, and have sanctified this place, that my name may be there for ever, and my eyes and my heart may remain there perpetually.

Darby Bible Translation
for I have now chosen and hallowed this house, that my name may be there for ever; and mine eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.

English Revised Version
For now have I chosen and hallowed this house, that my name may be there for ever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.

Webster's Bible Translation
For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.

World English Bible
For now have I chosen and made this house holy, that my name may be there forever; and my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.

Young's Literal Translation
and now, I have chosen and sanctified this house for My name being there unto the age; yea, Mine eyes and My heart have been there all the days.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
7:1-22 God's answer to Solomon's prayer. - God gave a gracious answer to Solomon's prayer. The mercies of God to sinners are made known in a manner well suited to impress all who receive them, with his majesty and holiness. The people worshipped and praised God. When he manifests himself as a consuming Fire to sinners, his people can rejoice in him as their Light. Nay, they had reason to say, that God was good in this. It is of the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, but the sacrifice in our stead, for which we should be very thankful. And whoever beholds with true faith, the Saviour agonizing and dying for man's sin, will, by that view, find his godly sorrow enlarged, his hatred of sin increased, his soul made more watchful, and his life more holy. Solomon prosperously effected all he designed, for adorning both God's house and his own. Those who begin with the service of God, are likely to go on successfully in their own affairs. It was Solomon's praise, that what he undertook, he went through with; it was by the grace of God that he prospered in it. Let us then stand in awe, and sin not. Let us fear the Lord's displeasure, hope in his mercy, and walk in his commandments.
Study Bible
God's Promise and Warning
15"Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to the prayer offered in this place. 16"For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that My name may be there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually. 17"As for you, if you walk before Me as your father David walked, even to do according to all that I have commanded you, and will keep My statutes and My ordinances,…
Cross References
2 Kings 21:7
Then he set the carved image of Asherah that he had made, in the house of which the LORD said to David and to his son Solomon, "In this house and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen from all the tribes of Israel, I will put My name forever.

2 Chronicles 7:12
Then the LORD appeared to Solomon at night and said to him, "I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice.

2 Chronicles 7:17
"As for you, if you walk before Me as your father David walked, even to do according to all that I have commanded you, and will keep My statutes and My ordinances,

2 Chronicles 33:4
He built altars in the house of the LORD of which the LORD had said, "My name shall be in Jerusalem forever."

2 Chronicles 33:7
Then he put the carved image of the idol which he had made in the house of God, of which God had said to David and to Solomon his son, "In this house and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen from all the tribes of Israel, I will put My name forever;
Treasury of Scripture

For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.

have I chosen

Deuteronomy 12:21 If the place which the LORD your God has chosen to put his name there …

Deuteronomy 16:11 And you shall rejoice before the LORD your God, you, and your son, …

1 Kings 8:16,44,48 Since the day that I brought forth my people Israel out of Egypt, …

Psalm 132:14 This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.

Zechariah 3:2 And the LORD said to Satan, The LORD rebuke you, O Satan; even the …

my name

2 Chronicles 6:5,6,20 Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the land of Egypt …

2 Chronicles 33:4-7 Also he built altars in the house of the LORD, whereof the LORD had …

1 Kings 8:35 When heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned …

1 Kings 9:3 And the LORD said to him, I have heard your prayer and your supplication, …

2 Kings 21:4,7,8 And he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD said, …

eyes

2 Chronicles 7:15 Now my eyes shall be open, and my ears attentive to the prayer that …

Matthew 3:17 And see a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom …

John 2:19-21 Jesus answered and said to them, Destroy this temple, and in three …

Colossians 2:9 For in him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.

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