2 Chronicles 7:9
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New International Version
On the eighth day they held an assembly, for they had celebrated the dedication of the altar for seven days and the festival for seven days more.

New Living Translation
On the eighth day they had a closing ceremony, for they had celebrated the dedication of the altar for seven days and the Festival of Shelters for seven days.

English Standard Version
And on the eighth day they held a solemn assembly, for they had kept the dedication of the altar seven days and the feast seven days.

New American Standard Bible
On the eighth day they held a solemn assembly, for the dedication of the altar they observed seven days and the feast seven days.

King James Bible
And in the eighth day they made a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
On the eighth day they held a sacred assembly, for the dedication of the altar lasted seven days and the festival seven days.

International Standard Version
On the day after the festival ended, they convened a solemn assembly, because they had been dedicating the altar for seven days and observing the festival for seven days.

NET Bible
On the eighth day they held an assembly, for they had dedicated the altar for seven days and celebrated the festival for seven more days.

New Heart English Bible
On the eighth day they held a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
On the eighth day there was an assembly. They had observed the dedication of the altar for seven days and celebrated the festival for [another] seven days.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And on the eighth day they held a solemn assembly; for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

New American Standard 1977
And on the eighth day they held a solemn assembly, for the dedication of the altar they observed seven days, and the feast seven days.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And in the eighth day they made a solemn assembly, for they had made the dedication of the altar in seven days, and they had celebrated the solemn feast for seven days.

King James 2000 Bible
And in the eighth day they made a solemn assembly: for they observed the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

American King James Version
And in the eighth day they made a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

American Standard Version
And on the eighth day they held a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he made on the eighth day a solemn assembly, because he had kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and had celebrated the solemnity seven days.

Darby Bible Translation
And on the eighth day they held a solemn assembly; for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

English Revised Version
And on the eighth day they held a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

Webster's Bible Translation
And on the eighth day they made a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

World English Bible
On the eighth day they held a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

Young's Literal Translation
And they make on the eighth day a restraint, because the dedication of the altar they have made seven days, and the feast seven days.
Study Bible
The Feast of Dedication
8So Solomon observed the feast at that time for seven days, and all Israel with him, a very great assembly who came from the entrance of Hamath to the brook of Egypt. 9On the eighth day they held a solemn assembly, for the dedication of the altar they observed seven days and the feast seven days. 10Then on the twenty-third day of the seventh month he sent the people to their tents, rejoicing and happy of heart because of the goodness that the LORD had shown to David and to Solomon and to His people Israel.…
Cross References
Leviticus 23:36
'For seven days you shall present an offering by fire to the LORD. On the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation and present an offering by fire to the LORD; it is an assembly. You shall do no laborious work.

Numbers 7:10
The leaders offered the dedication offering for the altar when it was anointed, so the leaders offered their offering before the altar.

2 Chronicles 7:10
Then on the twenty-third day of the seventh month he sent the people to their tents, rejoicing and happy of heart because of the goodness that the LORD had shown to David and to Solomon and to His people Israel.
Treasury of Scripture

And in the eighth day they made a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

solemn assembly [heb] restraint

Leviticus 23:36 Seven days you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD: …

Deuteronomy 16:8 Six days you shall eat unleavened bread: and on the seventh day shall …

Nehemiah 8:18 Also day by day, from the first day to the last day, he read in the …

Joel 1:14 Sanctify you a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and …

seven days

2 Chronicles 30:23 And the whole assembly took counsel to keep other seven days: and …

1 Kings 8:65 And at that time Solomon held a feast, and all Israel with him, a …

(9) And in the eighth day--That is, on the twenty-second of the seventh month (Ethanim, or Tisri; 2Chronicles 5:3).

They made a solemn assembly.--Comp. Leviticus 23:36. Not mentioned in Kings (1Kings 8:66 says: "and on the eighth day he dismissed the people," i.e., after this final gathering).

For they kept the dedication of the altar seven days.--The seven days preceding the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles, or the 8th to the 14th Ethanim, had been kept as an extraordinary festival on account of the inauguration of the Temple. After this festival, the Feast of Tabernacles was celebrated in due course for seven days more.

This explains the obscure words of 1Kings 8:65, "(Solomon and all Israel) kept the feast . . . seven days and seven days, fourteen days," a brief expression which combines the two distinct celebrations. So Syriac, "seven days of the feast, and seven days of the inauguration of the house; these and these, their amount was fourteen days. And on the day of the full moon in the month of Tisri the king sent the people away."

Verse 9. - Solemn assembly. The word thus translated in the Authorized Version occurs (including both its but very slightly differing forms) eleven times. Five of these times the margin offers, probably unnecessarily, the optional rendering of "restraint." It may be that the root involves this idea, and certainly the word is especially used for the seventh or closing day of Passover, and eighth or closing day of Tabernacles; but other occasions of its use seem to negative this as an essential element in the signification or essential condition of the use of the word; e.g. "Proclaim a solemn assembly" (2 Kings 10:20); "Call a solemn assembly" (Joel 1:14; Joel 2:15). 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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