Then said Solomon, 'Jehovah said -- to dwell in thick darkness,
2 Chronicles 6:1 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The Lord hath said that he would dwell - Solomon, seeing the cloud descend and fill the house, immediately took for granted that the Lord had accepted the place, and was now present. What occurred now was precisely the same with what took place when Moses reared the tabernacle in the wilderness; see Exodus 40:34, Exodus 40:35 : A cloud covered the tent - and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. And Moses was not able to enter into the tent - because the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.
The Chaldee paraphrases thus: "Then said Solomon, It has pleased God to place his majesty in the city of Jerusalem, in the house of the sanctuary which I have built to the name of his Word, and he hath placed a dark cloud before him.
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Exodus 20:21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was.
Exodus 24:15-18 And Moses went up into the mount, and a cloud covered the mount...
Leviticus 16:2 And the LORD said to Moses, Speak to Aaron your brother...
Deuteronomy 4:11 And you came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire to the middle of heaven, with darkness, clouds...
1 Kings 8:12 Then spoke Solomon, The LORD said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.
Psalm 18:8-11 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it...
Psalm 97:2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.
Nahum 1:3 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked...
Hebrews 12:18 For you are not come to the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor to blackness, and darkness, and tempest,
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