2 Chronicles 7:21
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New International Version
This temple will become a heap of rubble. All who pass by will be appalled and say, 'Why has the LORD done such a thing to this land and to this temple?'

New Living Translation
And though this Temple is impressive now, all who pass by will be appalled. They will ask, 'Why did the LORD do such terrible things to this land and to this Temple?'

English Standard Version
And at this house, which was exalted, everyone passing by will be astonished and say, ‘Why has the LORD done thus to this land and to this house?’

New American Standard Bible
"As for this house, which was exalted, everyone who passes by it will be astonished and say, 'Why has the LORD done thus to this land and to this house?'

King James Bible
And this house, which is high, shall be an astonishment to every one that passeth by it; so that he shall say, Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and unto this house?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As for this temple, which was exalted, everyone who passes by will be appalled and will say: Why did the LORD do this to this land and this temple?

International Standard Version
"Furthermore, even though this Temple seems so exalted, everyone who passes by it will be so astounded that they will ask, 'Why did the LORD do this to this land and to this Temple?'

NET Bible
As for this temple, which was once majestic, everyone who passes by it will be shocked and say, 'Why did the LORD do this to this land and this temple?'

New Heart English Bible
This house, which is so high, everyone who passes by it shall be astonished, and shall say, 'Why has the LORD done thus to this land, and to this house?'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Everyone passing by this impressive temple will be appalled. They will ask, 'Why did the LORD do these things to this land and this temple?'

JPS Tanakh 1917
And this house, which is so high, every one that passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall say: Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and to this house?

New American Standard 1977
“As for this house, which was exalted, everyone who passes by it will be astonished and say, ‘Why has the LORD done thus to this land and to this house?’

Jubilee Bible 2000
And this house, which is high, shall be an astonishment to every one that passes by it, so that they shall say, Why has the LORD done thus unto this land and unto this house?

King James 2000 Bible
And this house, which is exalted, shall be an astonishment to everyone that passes by it; so that he shall say, Why has the LORD done thus unto this land, and unto this house?

American King James Version
And this house, which is high, shall be an astonishment to every one that passes by it; so that he shall say, Why has the LORD done thus to this land, and to this house?

American Standard Version
And this house, which is so high, every one that passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall say, Why hath Jehovah done thus unto this land, and to this house?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And this house shall be for a proverb to all that pass by, and they shall be astonished and say: Why hath the Lord done thus to this land, and to this house?

Darby Bible Translation
And this house, which is high, shall be an astonishment to every one that passes by it; so that he shall say, Why has Jehovah done thus to this land and to this house?

English Revised Version
And this house, which is so high, every one that passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall say, Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and to this house?

Webster's Bible Translation
And this house, which is high, shall be an astonishment to every one that passeth by it; so that he shall say, Why hath the LORD done thus to this land, and to this house?

World English Bible
This house, which is so high, everyone who passes by it shall be astonished, and shall say, 'Why has Yahweh done thus to this land, and to this house?'

Young's Literal Translation
'And this house that hath been high, to every one passing by it, is an astonishment, and he hath said, Wherefore hath Jehovah done thus to this land, and to this house?
Study Bible
God's Promise and Warning
20then I will uproot you from My land which I have given you, and this house which I have consecrated for My name I will cast out of My sight and I will make it a proverb and a byword among all peoples. 21"As for this house, which was exalted, everyone who passes by it will be astonished and say, Why has the LORD done thus to this land and to this house?' 22"And they will say, 'Because they forsook the LORD, the God of their fathers who brought them from the land of Egypt, and they adopted other gods and worshiped them and served them; therefore He has brought all this adversity on them.'"…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 29:24
"All the nations will say, 'Why has the LORD done thus to this land? Why this great outburst of anger?'

1 Kings 9:8
"And this house will become a heap of ruins; everyone who passes by will be astonished and hiss and say, 'Why has the LORD done thus to this land and to this house?'

Jeremiah 19:8
"I will also make this city a desolation and an object of hissing; everyone who passes by it will be astonished and hiss because of all its disasters.
Treasury of Scripture

And this house, which is high, shall be an astonishment to every one that passes by it; so that he shall say, Why has the LORD done thus to this land, and to this house?

this house

1 Kings 9:8 And at this house, which is high, every one that passes by it shall …

astonishment

2 Chronicles 29:8 Why the wrath of the LORD was on Judah and Jerusalem, and he has …

Jeremiah 19:8 And I will make this city desolate, and an hissing…

Jeremiah 49:17 Also Edom shall be a desolation: every one that goes by it shall …

Jeremiah 50:13 Because of the wrath of the LORD it shall not be inhabited, but it …

Why

Deuteronomy 29:24-28 Even all nations shall say, Why has the LORD done thus to this land? …

1 Kings 9:8,9 And at this house, which is high, every one that passes by it shall …

Jeremiah 5:19 And it shall come to pass, when you shall say, Why does the LORD …

Jeremiah 13:22 And if you say in your heart, Why come these things on me? For the …

Jeremiah 16:10-12 And it shall come to pass, when you shall show this people all these …

Jeremiah 22:8,9,28 And many nations shall pass by this city, and they shall say every …

(21) And this house, which is high.--A correction of Kings: "and this house shall be high," which appears meaningless in the context. But the Syriac (and Arabic) here and in Kings has, "And this house shall be laid waste" (nehw hreb); and the Targum of Kings combines both readings thus: "And this house which is high shall be laid waste" (y'h harb). It appears, therefore, that the original reading of the Heb. text was, "And this house shall become ruinous heaps" ('yn, "heaps," not 'elyn, "high"). (Comp. Micah 3:12. The mistake is as old as the LXX., ? ????? ????? ? ??????.)

Shall be an astonishment to every one that passeth by it.--Every one that passeth by it shall be astonished: ??? ? ?????????????? ????? ??????????, LXX. Syriac, "Every one that passeth by it shall stop and shake his head, and sway with his hand, and say ". . . Kings adds, "and shall hiss" (certainly original).

Verse 21. - The Hebrew text of the first sentence of this verse differs here from that in the parallel; but, in fact, neither text reads satisfactorily and smoothly. The parallel (1 Kings 9:8) inserts the little word "at," though without italics, and "which" in italic type. The "at" is no doubt intended to be condoned as supposed to belong to the word astonished; the following verb hiss also permitting, though not requiring, the appendage. Not leaning to the text of the parallel (which shows no אֲשֶׁר, and which shows the substantive verb in the future tense יִהְיֶה), we need not find any particular difficulty in rendering our present text, And this house, which is most high (the word well favours this idea), shall be an astonishment to every passer by. The Septuagint reads simply, "This lofty house." Why hath the Lord done this? (see Deuteronomy 29:24; Jeremiah 22:8, 9). To the "astonishment" prophesied here the parallel adds, "shall hiss" - in a forcible expression found first in 2 Chronicles 29:8, and afterwards in Micah (Micah 6:16)and in Jeremiah (Jeremiah 18:16; Jeremiah 19:8; Jeremiah 25:9, etc.; Lamentations 2:15, 16).



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.
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