2 Chronicles 7:9
New International Version
On the eighth day they held an assembly, for they had celebrated the dedication of the altar for seven days and the festival for seven days more.

New Living Translation
On the eighth day they had a closing ceremony, for they had celebrated the dedication of the altar for seven days and the Festival of Shelters for seven days.

English Standard Version
And on the eighth day they held a solemn assembly, for they had kept the dedication of the altar seven days and the feast seven days.

Berean Study Bible
On the eighth day they held a solemn assembly, for the dedication of the altar had lasted seven days, and the feast seven days more.

New American Standard Bible
On the eighth day they held a solemn assembly, for the dedication of the altar they observed seven days and the feast seven days.

New King James Version
And on the eighth day they held a sacred assembly, for they observed the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

King James Bible
And in the eighth day they made a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

Christian Standard Bible
On the eighth day they held a sacred assembly, for the dedication of the altar lasted seven days and the festival seven days.

Contemporary English Version
Then on the next day, everyone came together for worship. They had celebrated a total of 14 days, 7 days for the dedication of the altar and 7 more days for the festival.

Good News Translation
They had spent seven days for the dedication of the altar and then seven more days for the festival. On the last day they had a closing celebration,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
On the eighth day they held a sacred assembly, for the dedication of the altar lasted seven days and the festival seven days.

International Standard Version
On the day after the festival ended, they convened a solemn assembly, because they had been dedicating the altar for seven days and observing the festival for seven days.

NET Bible
On the eighth day they held an assembly, for they had dedicated the altar for seven days and celebrated the festival for seven more days.

New Heart English Bible
On the eighth day they held a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
On the eighth day there was an assembly. They had observed the dedication of the altar for seven days and celebrated the festival for [another] seven days.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And on the eighth day they held a solemn assembly; for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

New American Standard 1977
And on the eighth day they held a solemn assembly, for the dedication of the altar they observed seven days, and the feast seven days.

King James 2000 Bible
And in the eighth day they made a solemn assembly: for they observed the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

American King James Version
And in the eighth day they made a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

American Standard Version
And on the eighth day they held a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And on the eighth day he kept a solemn assembly: for he kept a feast of seven days as the dedication of the altar.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he made on the eighth day a solemn assembly, because he had kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and had celebrated the solemnity seven days.

Darby Bible Translation
And on the eighth day they held a solemn assembly; for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

English Revised Version
And on the eighth day they held a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

Webster's Bible Translation
And on the eighth day they made a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

World English Bible
On the eighth day they held a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

Young's Literal Translation
And they make on the eighth day a restraint, because the dedication of the altar they have made seven days, and the feast seven days.
Study Bible
Sacrifices of Dedication
8So at that time Solomon and all Israel with him—a very great assembly of people from Lebo-hamath to the Brook of Egypt—kept the feast for seven days. 9On the eighth day they held a solemn assembly, for the dedication of the altar had lasted seven days, and the feast seven days more. 10On the twenty-third day of the seventh month, Solomon sent the people away to their homes, joyful and glad of heart for the good things that the LORD had done for David, for Solomon, and for His people Israel.…
Cross References
Leviticus 23:36
For seven days you are to present an offering made by fire to the LORD. On the eighth day you are to hold a sacred assembly and present an offering made by fire to the LORD. It is a solemn assembly; you are not to do any regular work.

Numbers 7:10
When the altar was anointed, the leaders approached with their offerings for its dedication and presented them before the altar.

2 Chronicles 7:10
On the twenty-third day of the seventh month, Solomon sent the people away to their homes, joyful and glad of heart for the good things that the LORD had done for David, for Solomon, and for His people Israel.

Treasury of Scripture

And in the eighth day they made a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

solemn assembly [heb] restraint

Leviticus 23:36
Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein.

Deuteronomy 16:8
Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread: and on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to the LORD thy God: thou shalt do no work therein.

Nehemiah 8:18
Also day by day, from the first day unto the last day, he read in the book of the law of God. And they kept the feast seven days; and on the eighth day was a solemn assembly, according unto the manner.

seven days

2 Chronicles 30:23
And the whole assembly took counsel to keep other seven days: and they kept other seven days with gladness.

1 Kings 8:65
And at that time Solomon held a feast, and all Israel with him, a great congregation, from the entering in of Hamath unto the river of Egypt, before the LORD our God, seven days and seven days, even fourteen days.









Lexicon
On the eighth
הַשְּׁמִינִ֖י (haš·šə·mî·nî)
Article | Number - ordinal masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8066: Eighth (an ordinal number)

day
בַּיּ֥וֹם (bay·yō·wm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

they held
וַֽיַּעֲשׂ֛וּ (way·ya·‘ă·śū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

a solemn assembly,
עֲצָ֑רֶת (‘ă·ṣā·reṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6116: An assembly, on a, festival, holiday

for
כִּ֣י ׀ (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

the dedication
חֲנֻכַּ֣ת (ḥă·nuk·kaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2598: Initiation, consecration

of the altar
הַמִּזְבֵּ֗חַ (ham·miz·bê·aḥ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4196: An altar

had lasted seven
שִׁבְעַ֣ת (šiḇ·‘aṯ)
Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7651: Seven, seven times, a week, an indefinite number

days,
יָמִ֔ים (yā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

and the feast
וְהֶחָ֖ג (wə·he·ḥāḡ)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2282: A festival gathering, feast, pilgrim feast

seven
שִׁבְעַ֥ת (šiḇ·‘aṯ)
Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7651: Seven, seven times, a week, an indefinite number

days more.
יָמִֽים׃ (yā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day
(9) And in the eighth day--That is, on the twenty-second of the seventh month (Ethanim, or Tisri; 2Chronicles 5:3).

They made a solemn assembly.--Comp. Leviticus 23:36. Not mentioned in Kings (1Kings 8:66 says: "and on the eighth day he dismissed the people," i.e., after this final gathering).

For they kept the dedication of the altar seven days.--The seven days preceding the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles, or the 8th to the 14th Ethanim, had been kept as an extraordinary festival on account of the inauguration of the Temple. After this festival, the Feast of Tabernacles was celebrated in due course for seven days more.

This explains the obscure words of 1Kings 8:65, "(Solomon and all Israel) kept the feast . . . seven days and seven days, fourteen days," a brief expression which combines the two distinct celebrations. So Syriac, "seven days of the feast, and seven days of the inauguration of the house; these and these, their amount was fourteen days. And on the day of the full moon in the month of Tisri the king sent the people away."

Verse 9. - Solemn assembly. The word thus translated in the Authorized Version occurs (including both its but very slightly differing forms) eleven times. Five of these times the margin offers, probably unnecessarily, the optional rendering of "restraint." It may be that the root involves this idea, and certainly the word is especially used for the seventh or closing day of Passover, and eighth or closing day of Tabernacles; but other occasions of its use seem to negative this as an essential element in the signification or essential condition of the use of the word; e.g. "Proclaim a solemn assembly" (2 Kings 10:20); "Call a solemn assembly" (Joel 1:14; Joel 2:15).
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