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.”

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

New King James Version
I have surely built You an exalted house, And a place for You to dwell in forever.”

New American Standard Bible
“I have truly built You a lofty house, A place for Your dwelling forever.”

NASB 1995
"I have surely built You a lofty house, A place for Your dwelling forever."

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

Amplified Bible
“I have certainly built You a lofty house, A place for You to dwell in forever.”

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I built the house as a dwelling place for you, fashioned for your dwelling for eternities!”

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

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

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

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

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

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."

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

Literal Standard Version
I have surely built a house of habitation for You; a fixed place for Your abiding for all ages.”

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."

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.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Solomon Praises the LORD
12Then Solomon declared: “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…









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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

a place
מָכ֥וֹן (mā·ḵō·wn)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 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 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

forever.”
עוֹלָמִֽים׃ (‘ō·w·lā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always


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