2 Chronicles 6:1
New International Version
Then Solomon said, "The LORD has said that he would dwell in a dark cloud;

New Living Translation
Then Solomon prayed, "O LORD, you have said that you would live in a thick cloud of darkness.

English Standard Version
Then Solomon said, “The LORD has said that he would dwell in thick darkness.

Berean Study Bible
Then Solomon said: “The LORD said that He would dwell in the thick cloud;

New American Standard Bible
Then Solomon said, "The LORD has said that He would dwell in the thick cloud.

King James Bible
Then said Solomon, The LORD hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

Christian Standard Bible
Then Solomon said: The LORD said he would dwell in total darkness,

Contemporary English Version
Solomon prayed: "Our LORD, you said that you would live in a dark cloud.

Good News Translation
Then King Solomon prayed, "LORD, you have chosen to live in clouds and darkness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Solomon said: The LORD said He would dwell in thick darkness,

International Standard Version
Then Solomon said, "The LORD has said that he lives shrouded in darkness.

NET Bible
Then Solomon said, "The LORD has said that he lives in thick darkness.

New Heart English Bible
Then Solomon said, "The LORD has said that he would dwell in the thick cloud.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Solomon said, "The LORD said he would live in a dark cloud.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then spoke Solomon: The LORD hath said that He would dwell in the thick darkness.

New American Standard 1977
Then Solomon said, “The LORD has said that He would dwell in the thick cloud.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Solomon said, The LORD has said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

King James 2000 Bible
Then said Solomon, The LORD has said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

American King James Version
Then said Solomon, The LORD has said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

American Standard Version
Then spake Solomon, Jehovah hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then said Solomon, The Lord said that he would dwell in thick darkness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then Solomon said: The Lord promised that he would dwell in a cloud.

Darby Bible Translation
Then said Solomon: Jehovah said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

English Revised Version
Then spake Solomon, The LORD hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then said Solomon, The LORD hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

World English Bible
Then Solomon said, "Yahweh has said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

Young's Literal Translation
Then said Solomon, 'Jehovah said -- to dwell in thick darkness,
Study Bible
Solomon Praises the LORD
1Then Solomon said: “The LORD said that He would dwell in the thick cloud; 2and I have built You an exalted house, a place for You to dwell forever.”…
Cross References
1 Kings 8:12
Then Solomon said: "The LORD has said that He would dwell in the thick cloud.

2 Chronicles 6:2
and I have built You an exalted house, a place for You to dwell forever."

Treasury of Scripture

Then said Solomon, The LORD has said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

The Lord

Exodus 20:21
And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto 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 unto Moses, Speak unto Aaron thy brother, that he come not at all times into the holy place within the vail before the mercy seat, which is upon the ark; that he die not: for I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy seat.







Lexicon
Then
אָ֖ז (’āz)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 227: At that time, place, therefore

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

said:
אָמַ֣ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

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

said
אָמַ֔ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

that He would dwell
לִשְׁכּ֖וֹן (liš·kō·wn)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7931: To settle down, abide, dwell

in the thick cloud;
בָּעֲרָפֶֽל׃ (bā·‘ă·rā·p̄el)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6205: Cloud, heavy cloud
VI.

2. KING SOLOMON BLESSES HIS PEOPLE AND HIS GOD

(2Chronicles 6:1-11.) (Comp. 1Kings 8:12-21.)

This section also is in verbal agreement with the parallel account, with a few slight exceptions.

(1) The thick darkness.--'Araphel, which is explained as caligo nubium, "gloom of clouds." (See Exodus 20:21; Deuteronomy 4:11; Psalm 18:9. Comp. the Greek, ?????.) The Targum on 1Kings 8:12 reads Jerusalem, but this is probably a gloss.

Verse 1. - In the thick darkness; Hebrew, מַּעֲרַפֶל. The Lord had said this in so many words, and also by not a few practical examples (Leviticus 16:2; Exodus 19:9; Exodus 24:16; Exodus 25:22; Exodus 40:34, 35). This thing which he said, and did, even while really instructing, after the manner of special revelation, a specialized people, is essentially what he ever has said and ever is doing in all time, in all the world, and in all nature and providence. It is a fact and it is necessary that his glory be for the present veiled in "clouds and darkness" (Psalm 97:2; Psalm 18. n). 6:1-42 Solomon's prayer at the dedication of the temple. - The order of Solomon's prayer is to be observed. First and chiefly, he prays for repentance and forgiveness, which is the chief blessing, and the only solid foundation of other mercies: he then prays for temporal mercies; thereby teaching us what things to mind and desire most in our prayers. This also Christ hath taught us in his perfect pattern and form of prayer, where there is but one prayer for outward, and all the rest are for spiritual blessings. The temple typified the human nature of Christ, in whom dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. The ark typified his obedience and sufferings, by which repenting sinners have access to a reconciled God, and communion with him. Jehovah has made our nature his resting-place for ever, in the person of Emmanuel, and through him he dwells with, and delights in his church of redeemed sinners. May our hearts become his resting-place; may Christ dwell therein by faith, consecrating them as his temples, and shedding abroad his love therein. May the Father look upon us in and through his Anointed; and may he remember and bless us in all things, according to his mercy to sinners, in and through Christ.
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