2 Chronicles 5:14
New International Version
and the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the temple of God.

New Living Translation
The priests could not continue their service because of the cloud, for the glorious presence of the LORD filled the Temple of God.

English Standard Version
so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the house of God.

Berean Study Bible
so that the priests could not stand there to minister because of the cloud; for the glory of the LORD filled the house of God.

King James Bible
So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God.

New King James Version
so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the LORD filled the house of God.

New American Standard Bible
so that the priests could not rise to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the house of God.

NASB 1995
so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the house of God.

NASB 1977
so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the house of God.

Amplified Bible
so that the priests could not remain standing to minister because of the cloud; for the glory and brilliance of the LORD filled the house of God.

Christian Standard Bible
And because of the cloud, the priests were not able to continue ministering, for the glory of the LORD filled God’s temple.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And because of the cloud, the priests were not able to continue ministering, for the glory of the LORD filled God’s temple.

American Standard Version
so that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of Jehovah filled the house of God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Priests were unable to stand and to minister from before the cloud, because the house of LORD JEHOVAH was filled with the brightness of his Shechinah.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD's glory was in that cloud, and the light from it was so bright that the priests could not stay inside to do their work.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Nor could the priests stand and minister by reason of the cloud. For the glory of the Lord had filled the house of God.

English Revised Version
so that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD filled the house of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The priests couldn't serve because of the cloud. The LORD's glory filled God's temple.

International Standard Version
and the priests were unable to complete their duties because of the cloud, since the glory of the LORD had filled God's Temple.

JPS Tanakh 1917
so that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud; for the glory of the LORD filled the house of God.

Literal Standard Version
and the priests have not been able to stand to minister from the presence of the cloud, for the glory of YHWH has filled the house of God.

NET Bible
The priests could not carry out their duties because of the cloud; the LORD's splendor filled God's temple.

New Heart English Bible
so that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD filled God's house.

World English Bible
so that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of Yahweh filled the house of God.

Young's Literal Translation
and the priests have not been able to stand to minister from the presence of the cloud, for the honour of Jehovah hath filled the house of God.

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Glory Fills the Temple
13The trumpeters and singers joined together to praise and thank the LORD with one voice. They lifted up their voices, accompanied by trumpets, cymbals, and musical instruments, in praise to the LORD: “For He is good; His loving devotion endures forever.” And the temple, the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud 14so that the priests could not stand there to minister because of the cloud; for the glory of the LORD filled the house of God.

Cross References
Exodus 40:35
Moses was unable to enter the Tent of Meeting because the cloud had settled on it, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.

1 Kings 8:11
so that the priests could not stand there to minister because of the cloud; for the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 7:2
The priests were unable to enter the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD had filled it.


Treasury of Scripture

So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God.

the priests

2 Chronicles 7:2
And the priests could not enter into the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD had filled the LORD'S house.

1 Timothy 6:16
Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

the glory

Exodus 40:35
And Moses was not able to enter into the tent of the congregation, because the cloud abode thereon, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.

Isaiah 6:1-4
In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple…

Ezekiel 10:4
Then the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub, and stood over the threshold of the house; and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the brightness of the LORD'S glory.









(14) House of God.--Kings, "house of the Lord." See 1Kings 8:11, and 2Chronicles 7:2, infra.

Stand to minister.--Take their places, or approach to minister (2Chronicles 6:12). The Syriac adds here, "Ended is the first half of the Chronicles." Before 2 Chronicles 6 it writes, "The second half of the Book of Chronicles."

Verse 14. - The priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud (so Exodus 40:34, 35).



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
so that the priests
הַכֹּהֲנִ֛ים (hak·kō·hă·nîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3548: Priest

could
וְלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

not
יָֽכְל֧וּ (yā·ḵə·lū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 3201: To be able, have power

stand there
לַעֲמ֥וֹד (la·‘ă·mō·wḏ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5975: To stand, in various relations

to minister
לְשָׁרֵ֖ת (lə·šā·rêṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's 8334: To attend as a, menial, worshipper, to contribute to

because
מִפְּנֵ֣י (mip·pə·nê)
Preposition-m | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

of the cloud;
הֶעָנָ֑ן (he·‘ā·nān)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6051: A cloud, the nimbus, thunder-cloud

for
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

the glory
כְבוֹד־ (ḵə·ḇō·wḏ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3519: Weight, splendor, copiousness

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

filled
מָלֵ֥א (mā·lê)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4390: To fill, be full of

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

of God.
הָאֱלֹהִֽים׃ (hā·’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative


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OT History: 2 Chronicles 5:14 So that the priests could not stand (2 Chron. 2Ch iiCh ii ch 2 chr 2chr)
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