2 Chronicles 7:16
New International Version
I have chosen and consecrated this temple so that my Name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.

New Living Translation
For I have chosen this Temple and set it apart to be holy--a place where my name will be honored forever. I will always watch over it, for it is dear to my heart.

English Standard Version
For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that my name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will be there for all time.

Berean Study Bible
For I have now chosen and consecrated this house so that My Name may be there forever. My eyes and My heart will be there for all time.

New American Standard Bible
"For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that My name may be there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.

King James Bible
For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.

Christian Standard Bible
And I have now chosen and consecrated this temple so that my name may be there forever; my eyes and my heart will be there at all times.

Contemporary English Version
because it belongs to me, and this is where I will be worshiped forever. I will never stop watching over it.

Good News Translation
because I have chosen it and consecrated it as the place where I will be worshiped forever. I will watch over it and protect it for all time.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And I have now chosen and consecrated this temple so that My name may be there forever; My eyes and My heart will be there at all times.

International Standard Version
Furthermore, I have chosen and have set apart for myself this Temple, intending my name to reside there forever. My eyes and my heart will reside there every day.

NET Bible
Now I have chosen and consecrated this temple by making it my permanent home; I will be constantly present there.

New Heart English Bible
For now have I chosen and made this house holy, that my name may be there forever; and my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have chosen and declared this temple holy so that my name may be placed there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For now have I chosen and hallowed this house, that My name may be there for ever; and Mine eyes and My heart shall be there perpetually.

New American Standard 1977
“For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that My name may be there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.

Jubilee Bible 2000
so that now I have chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be in her for ever; and my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.

King James 2000 Bible
For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there forever: and my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.

American King James Version
For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.

American Standard Version
For now have I chosen and hallowed this house, that my name may be there for ever; and mine eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And now I have chosen and sanctified this house, that my name should be there for ever: and my eyes and my heart shall be there always.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I have chosen, and have sanctified this place, that my name may be there for ever, and my eyes and my heart may remain there perpetually.

Darby Bible Translation
for I have now chosen and hallowed this house, that my name may be there for ever; and mine eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.

English Revised Version
For now have I chosen and hallowed this house, that my name may be there for ever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.

Webster's Bible Translation
For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.

World English Bible
For now have I chosen and made this house holy, that my name may be there forever; and my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.

Young's Literal Translation
and now, I have chosen and sanctified this house for My name being there unto the age; yea, Mine eyes and My heart have been there all the days.
Study Bible
The LORD's Response to Solomon
15Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place. 16For I have now chosen and consecrated this house so that My Name may be there forever. My eyes and My heart will be there for all time. 17And as for you, if you walk before Me as your father David walked, doing all I have commanded you, and if you keep My statutes and ordinances,…
Cross References
2 Kings 21:7
Manasseh even took the carved Asherah pole he had made and set it up in the temple, of which the LORD had said to David and his son Solomon, "In this temple and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will establish My Name forever.

2 Chronicles 7:12
the LORD appeared to him at night and said to him: "I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice.

2 Chronicles 7:17
And as for you, if you walk before Me as your father David walked, doing all I have commanded you, and if you keep My statutes and ordinances,

2 Chronicles 33:4
Manasseh also built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, "My Name will remain in Jerusalem forever."

2 Chronicles 33:7
Manasseh even took the carved image he had made and set up in the house of God, of which God had said to David and his son Solomon, "In this temple and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will establish My Name forever.

Treasury of Scripture

For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.

have I chosen

Deuteronomy 12:21
If the place which the LORD thy God hath chosen to put his name there be too far from thee, then thou shalt kill of thy herd and of thy flock, which the LORD hath given thee, as I have commanded thee, and thou shalt eat in thy gates whatsoever thy soul lusteth after.

Deuteronomy 16:11
And thou shalt rejoice before the LORD thy God, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite that is within thy gates, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are among you, in the place which the LORD thy God hath chosen to place his name there.

1 Kings 8:16,44,48
Since the day that I brought forth my people Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel to build an house, that my name might be therein; but I chose David to be over my people Israel…

my name

2 Chronicles 6:5,6,20
Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the land of Egypt I chose no city among all the tribes of Israel to build an house in, that my name might be there; neither chose I any man to be a ruler over my people Israel: …

2 Chronicles 33:4-7
Also he built altars in the house of the LORD, whereof the LORD had said, In Jerusalem shall my name be for ever…

1 Kings 8:35
When heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee; if they pray toward this place, and confess thy name, and turn from their sin, when thou afflictest them:

eyes

2 Chronicles 7:15
Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.

Matthew 3:17
And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

John 2:19-21
Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up…







Lexicon
For I have now chosen
בָּחַ֤רְתִּי (bā·ḥar·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 977: To try, select

and consecrated
וְהִקְדַּ֙שְׁתִּי֙ (wə·hiq·daš·tî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6942: To be set apart or consecrated

this
הַזֶּ֔ה (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2088: This, that

house
הַבַּ֣יִת (hab·ba·yiṯ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

so that My Name
שְׁמִ֥י (šə·mî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name

may be
לִהְיוֹת־ (lih·yō·wṯ-)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

there
שָׁ֖ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither

forever.
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

My eyes
עֵינַ֧י (‘ê·nay)
Noun - cdc | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

and My heart
וְלִבִּ֛י (wə·lib·bî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

will be
וְהָי֨וּ (wə·hā·yū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

there
שָׁ֖ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither

for all time.
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every
(16) Have I chosen.--2Chronicles 6:6, and 2Chronicles 7:12, supr.

Sanctified this house.--1Kings 9:3. The two accounts are again parallel.

Perpetually.--All the days.

Verse 16. - This verse glances, as an answer to the contents, or spirit of the contents, of the second petition at 2 Chronicles 6:18-21. The beautiful touching condescension in the wording of the last clause, Mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually, will not escape notice. 7:1-22 God's answer to Solomon's prayer. - God gave a gracious answer to Solomon's prayer. The mercies of God to sinners are made known in a manner well suited to impress all who receive them, with his majesty and holiness. The people worshipped and praised God. When he manifests himself as a consuming Fire to sinners, his people can rejoice in him as their Light. Nay, they had reason to say, that God was good in this. It is of the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, but the sacrifice in our stead, for which we should be very thankful. And whoever beholds with true faith, the Saviour agonizing and dying for man's sin, will, by that view, find his godly sorrow enlarged, his hatred of sin increased, his soul made more watchful, and his life more holy. Solomon prosperously effected all he designed, for adorning both God's house and his own. Those who begin with the service of God, are likely to go on successfully in their own affairs. It was Solomon's praise, that what he undertook, he went through with; it was by the grace of God that he prospered in it. Let us then stand in awe, and sin not. Let us fear the Lord's displeasure, hope in his mercy, and walk in his commandments.
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