1 Kings 8:13
New International Version
I have indeed built a magnificent temple for you, a place for you to dwell forever."

New Living Translation
Now I have built a glorious Temple for you, a place where you can live forever!"

English Standard Version
I have indeed built you an exalted house, a place for you to dwell in forever.”

Berean Study Bible
I have indeed built You an exalted house, a place for You to dwell forever.”

New American Standard Bible
"I have surely built You a lofty house, A place for Your dwelling forever."

King James Bible
I have surely built thee an house to dwell in, a settled place for thee to abide in for ever.

Christian Standard Bible
I have indeed built an exalted temple for you, a place for your dwelling forever.

Contemporary English Version
Now I have built a glorious temple where you can live forever."

Good News Translation
Now I have built a majestic temple for you, a place for you to live in forever."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have indeed built an exalted temple for You, a place for Your dwelling forever.

International Standard Version
Now I have been constructing a magnificent Temple dedicated to you that will serve as a place for you to inhabit forever."

NET Bible
O LORD, truly I have built a lofty temple for you, a place where you can live permanently."

New Heart English Bible
I have surely built you a house of habitation, a place for you to dwell in forever."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I certainly have built you a high temple, a home for you to live in permanently."

JPS Tanakh 1917
I have surely built Thee a house of habitation, A place for Thee to dwell in for ever.

New American Standard 1977
“I have surely built Thee a lofty house, A place for Thy dwelling forever.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
I have surely built thee a house to dwell in, a settled place for thee to abide in for ever.

King James 2000 Bible
I have surely built you a house to dwell in, a settled place for you to abide in forever.

American King James Version
I have surely built you an house to dwell in, a settled place for you to abide in for ever.

American Standard Version
I have surely built thee a house of habitation, a place for thee to dwell in for ever.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Building I have built a house for thy dwelling, to be thy most firm throne for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
I have indeed built a house of habitation for thee, a settled place for thee to abide in for ever.

English Revised Version
I have surely built thee an house of habitation, a place for thee to dwell in for ever.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have surely built thee a house to dwell in, a settled place for thee to abide in for ever.

World English Bible
I have surely built you a house of habitation, a place for you to dwell in forever."

Young's Literal Translation
I have surely built a house of habitation for Thee; a fixed place for Thine abiding to the ages.'
Study Bible
Solomon Praises the LORD
12Then Solomon said: “The LORD has said that He would dwell in the thick cloud. 13I have indeed built You an exalted house, a place for You to dwell forever.” 14And as the whole assembly of Israel stood there, the king turned around and blessed them all…
Cross References
Matthew 23:21
And he who swears by the temple swears by it and by the One who dwells in it.

Exodus 15:17
You will bring them in and plant them on the mountain of Your inheritance--the place, O LORD, You have prepared for Your dwelling, the sanctuary, O Lord, Your hands have established.

2 Samuel 7:13
He will build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.

Psalm 132:14
"This is My resting place forever and ever; here I will dwell, for I have desired this home.

Treasury of Scripture

I have surely built you an house to dwell in, a settled place for you to abide in for ever.

surely built

2 Samuel 7:13
He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever.

1 Chronicles 17:12
He shall build me an house, and I will stablish his throne for ever.

1 Chronicles 22:10,11
He shall build an house for my name; and he shall be my son, and I will be his father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel for ever…

a settled

Psalm 78:68,69
But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved…

Psalm 132:13,14
For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation…

John 4:21-23
Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father…







Lexicon
I have indeed built
בָּנֹ֥ה (bā·nōh)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's Hebrew 1129: To build

You
לָ֑ךְ (lāḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew

an exalted
זְבֻ֖ל (zə·ḇul)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2073: Elevation, height, lofty abode

house,
בֵּ֥ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

a place
מָכ֥וֹן (mā·ḵō·wn)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4349: A fixture, a basis, a place, as an abode

for You to dwell
לְשִׁבְתְּךָ֖ (lə·šiḇ·tə·ḵā)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

forever.”
עוֹלָמִֽים׃ (‘ō·w·lā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always
Verse 13. - I have surely built [Heb. to build, I have built] thee a house to dwell in, a settled place for thee to abide in forever. [The temple was primarily, as already remarked, a shrine for the ark, between the cherubim of the mercy seat of which God dwelt. This was a מָכֹון (from כוּן, statuit), a settled place. The tabernacle was but a poor and transitory abode, partaking of the frailty of the shepherd's tent (Isaiah 38:12). For עולָמִים (αἰῶνες), cf. Isaiah 26:4; Isaiah 51:9; Daniel 9:24; Psalm 145:13. 8:12-21 Solomon encouraged the priests, who were much astonished at the dark cloud. The dark dispensations of Providence should quicken us in fleeing for refuge to the hope of the gospel. Nothing can more reconcile us to them, than to consider what God has said, and to compare his word and works together. Whatever good we do, we must look on it as the performance of God's promise to us, not of our promises to him.
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