2 Chronicles 6:2
New International Version
I have 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
But I have built you an exalted house, a place for you to dwell in forever.”

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

King James Bible
But I have built an house of habitation for thee, and a place for thy dwelling 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 built You a lofty house, And a place for Your dwelling forever.”

NASB 1995
“I have built You a lofty house, And a place for Your dwelling forever.”

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

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

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I have built a house for you, the place for your Shechinah glory for eternities.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But I have built a house to thy name, holy to thee, and prepared for thee to dwell in for ever.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I have built a house to his name, that he might dwell there for ever.

English Revised Version
But I have built thee an house of habitation, and 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
But I have built you a high temple, a home for you to live in permanently."

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

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

Literal Standard Version
and I have built a house of habitation for You, and a fixed place for Your dwelling for all ages.”

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
and I -- I have built a house of habitation for Thee, and a fixed place for Thy dwelling to the ages.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Solomon Praises the LORD
1Then Solomon declared: “The LORD has said that He would dwell in the thick cloud; 2and I have built You an exalted house, a place for You to dwell forever.” 3And as the whole assembly of Israel stood there, the king turned around and blessed them all…

Cross References
2 Chronicles 1:4
Now David had brought the ark of God from Kiriath-jearim to the place he had prepared for it, because he had pitched a tent for it in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 6:1
Then Solomon declared: "The LORD has said that He would dwell in the thick cloud;

2 Chronicles 6:3
And as the whole assembly of Israel stood there, the king turned around and blessed them all

Ezra 7:15
Moreover, you are to take with you the silver and gold that the king and his counselors have freely offered to the God of Israel, whose dwelling is in Jerusalem,


Treasury of Scripture

But I have built an house of habitation for you, and a place for your dwelling for ever.

I have built

2 Chronicles 2:4-6
Behold, I build an house to the name of the LORD my God, to dedicate it to him, and to burn before him sweet incense, and for the continual shewbread, and for the burnt offerings morning and evening, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the solemn feasts of the LORD our God. This is an ordinance for ever to Israel…

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

1 Kings 8:13
I have surely built thee an house to dwell in, a settled place for thee to abide in for ever.









(2) But I have built.--And I, on my part, have built. Kings, "I have built" (b?n?h b?nithi); scil., as "Thou didst indicate." This seems original. So the Syr. here, mebno b'nith, but not LXX. and Vulg.

Habitation.--Z?b-l, a poetic word, occurring only five times. (Comp. Habakkuk 3:11.)

And a place.--And, added here, weakens the force of the poetic parallelism.

A place for thy dwelling.--(Exodus 15:17) another poetic expression.

For ever.--(Through) ages. So only in this account and Psalm 61:5.

Verse 2. - Solomon's words now address themselves to God. For ever. These words refer rather to the permanence and station-ariness of the temple as the dwelling-place of the ark. and the mercy-seat and cherubim, and all that symbolized and invited the Divine presence, than design any prophecy of length of time. They contrast with the wandering people, and wandering worship and sacrifices, and wandering tent and tabernacle with all their sacred contents (Psalm 68:16; Psalm 132:14; 1 Chronicles 22:10; 1 Chronicles 28:6-8; 2 Samuel 7:5-16).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
and I
וַֽאֲנִ֛י (wa·’ă·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

have built
בָּנִ֥יתִי (bā·nî·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
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,
בֵית־ (ḇêṯ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

a place
וּמָכ֥וֹן (ū·mā·ḵō·wn)
Conjunctive waw | 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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