2 Chronicles 2:1
New International Version
Solomon gave orders to build a temple for the Name of the LORD and a royal palace for himself.

New Living Translation
Solomon decided to build a Temple to honor the name of the LORD, and also a royal palace for himself.

English Standard Version
Now Solomon purposed to build a temple for the name of the LORD, and a royal palace for himself.

Berean Standard Bible
Now Solomon purposed to build a house for the Name of the LORD and a royal palace for himself.

King James Bible
And Solomon determined to build an house for the name of the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.

New King James Version
Then Solomon determined to build a temple for the name of the LORD, and a royal house for himself.

New American Standard Bible
Now Solomon decided to build a house for the name of the LORD, and a royal palace for himself.

NASB 1995
Now Solomon decided to build a house for the name of the LORD and a royal palace for himself.

NASB 1977
Now Solomon decided to build a house for the name of the LORD, and a royal palace for himself.

Amplified Bible
Now Solomon decided to build a house (temple) for the Name of the LORD, and a royal palace for himself.

Christian Standard Bible
Solomon decided to build a temple for the name of the LORD and a royal palace for himself,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Solomon decided to build a temple for the name of Yahweh and a royal palace for himself,

American Standard Version
Now Solomon purposed to build a house for the name of Jehovah, and a house for his kingdom.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Solomon said to build a house for the name of LORD JEHOVAH and the house of his kingdom.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Solomon said that he would build a house to the name of the Lord, and a house for his kingdom.

Contemporary English Version
Solomon decided to build a temple where the LORD would be worshiped, and also to build a palace for himself.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Solomon determined to build a house to the name of the Lord, and a palace for himself.

Good News Translation
King Solomon decided to build a temple where the LORD would be worshiped, and also to build a palace for himself.

International Standard Version
Now Solomon was determined to build a temple dedicated to the Name of the LORD as well as his own royal palace.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now Solomon purposed to build a house for the name of the LORD, and a house for his kingdom.

Literal Standard Version
And Solomon says to build a house for the Name of YHWH, and a house for his kingdom,

New American Bible
Solomon gave orders for the building of a house for the name of the LORD and also a king’s house for himself.

NET Bible
Solomon ordered a temple to be built to honor the LORD, as well as a royal palace for himself.

New Revised Standard Version
Solomon decided to build a temple for the name of the LORD, and a royal palace for himself.

New Heart English Bible
Now Solomon purposed to build a house for the name of the LORD, and a house for his kingdom.

World English Bible
Now Solomon purposed to build a house for the name of Yahweh, and a house for his kingdom.

Young's Literal Translation
And Solomon saith to build a house for the name of Jehovah, and a house for his kingdom,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Preparations for the Temple
1Now Solomon purposed to build a house for the Name of the LORD and a royal palace for himself. 2So he conscripted 70,000 porters, 80,000 stonecutters in the mountains, and 3,600 supervisors.…

Cross References
1 Kings 5:5
So behold, I plan to build a house for the Name of the LORD my God, according to what the LORD said to my father David: 'I will put your son on your throne in your place, and he will build the house for My Name.'

2 Chronicles 1:17
A chariot could be imported from Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty. Likewise, they exported them to all the kings of the Hittites and to the kings of Aram.

2 Chronicles 2:12
And Hiram added: "Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who made the heavens and the earth! He has given King David a wise son with insight and understanding, who will build a temple for the LORD and a royal palace for himself.


Treasury of Scripture

And Solomon determined to build an house for the name of the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.

determined

1 Kings 5:5
And, behold, I purpose to build an house unto the name of the LORD my God, as the LORD spake unto David my father, saying, Thy son, whom I will set upon thy throne in thy room, he shall build an house unto my name.

for the name

Deuteronomy 12:5,11
But unto the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there, even unto his habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come: …

Deuteronomy 28:58
If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD;

1 Kings 8:18,20
And the LORD said unto David my father, Whereas it was in thine heart to build an house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thine heart…

an house

1 Kings 7:1
But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

1 Kings 9:1
And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished the building of the house of the LORD, and the king's house, and all Solomon's desire which he was pleased to do,











(1) Determined.--Literally, said, which may mean either commanded, as in 2Chronicles 1:2; 1Chronicles 21:17, or thought, purposed, resolved, as in 1Kings 5:5. The context seems to favour the latter sense.

And an house for his kingdom.--Or, for his royalty; that is, as the Vulg. renders, a palace for himself. Solomon's royal palace is mentioned again in 2Chronicles 2:12; 2Chronicles 7:11; 2Chronicles 8:1; but the building of it is not related in the Chronicle. (See 1Kings 7:1-12.) . . .

Verse 1. - In the Hebrew text this verse stands as the last of ch. 1. Determined. The Hebrew word is the ordinary word for "said;" as, e.g., in the expression of such frequent occurrence, "The Lord said." Its natural equivalent here might be, he gave the word, or issued the command, for the building of a house. For the Name of the Lord; better, to the Name of the Lord (1 Kings 5:3; or in Hebrew text, 5:18; 1 Chronicles 22:7). The expression," the Name of the Lord," is of very early date (Genesis 4:26). A name named upon a person at the first purported as far as possible to mark his nature, either its tout ensemble or some striking attribute of it. Hence the changed name, sometimes of Divine interposition (Genesis 17:5, 15; Genesis 32:28; Genesis 35:10); and much more noticeably the alterations of the Divine Name, to serve and to mark the progressive development of the revelation of God to man (Genesis 17:1; Exodus 3:14; Exodus 6:3; Exodus 34:14). So the Name of the Lord stands ever - monogram most sacred - for himself. A house for his kingdom; i.e. a royal residence for Solomon himself. This is mere clearly expressed as, "in his own house" (2 Chronicles 7:11; 2 Chronicles 8:1; 1 Kings 9:10, 15). The description of this house for himself is given in 1 Kings 7:1-13. But no parallel account exists in Chronicles.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Now Solomon
שְׁלֹמֹ֗ה (šə·lō·mōh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 8010: Solomon -- David's son and successor to his throne

purposed
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to build
לִבְנ֥וֹת (liḇ·nō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 1129: To build

a house
בַּ֙יִת֙ (ba·yiṯ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1004: A house

for the Name
לְשֵׁ֣ם (lə·šêm)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8034: A name

of the LORD
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

and a royal
לְמַלְכוּתֽוֹ׃ (lə·mal·ḵū·ṯōw)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4438: Royalty, royal power, reign, kingdom

palace for himself.
וּבַ֖יִת (ū·ḇa·yiṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1004: A house


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