2 Chronicles 2:1
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English Standard Version
Now Solomon purposed to build a temple for the name of the LORD, and a royal palace for himself.

King James Bible
And Solomon determined to build an house for the name of the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.

American Standard Version
Now Solomon purposed to build a house for the name of Jehovah, and a house for his kingdom.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Solomon determined to build a house to the name of the Lord, and a palace for himself.

English Revised Version
Now Solomon purposed to build an house for the name of the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Solomon determined to build a house for the name of the LORD, and a house for his kingdom.

2 Chronicles 2:1 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The divine promise. Here עשׁר is strengthened by the addition נכסים, treasures (Joshua 22:8; Ecclesiastes 5:18; Ecclesiastes 6:2). תּשׁפּט אשׁר, ut judicare possis. In general, the mode of expression is briefer than in 1 Kings 3:11-13, and the conditional promise, "long life" (1 Kings 3:14), is omitted, because Solomon did not fulfil the condition, and the promise was not fulfilled. In 2 Chronicles 1:13 לבּמה is unintelligible, and has probably come into our text only by a backward glance at 2 Chronicles 1:3, instead of מהבּמה, which the contents demand, and as the lxx and Vulgate have rightly translated it. The addition, "from before the tabernacle," which seems superfluous after the preceding "from the Bamah at Gibeon," is inserted in order again to point to the place of sacrifice at Gibeon, and to the legal validity of the sacrifices offered there (Berth.). According to 1 Kings 3:15, Solomon, on his return to Jerusalem, offered before the ark still other burnt-offerings and thank-offerings, and prepared a meal for his servants. This is omitted by the author of the Chronicle, because these sacrifices had no ultimate import for Solomon's reign, and not, as Then, supposes, because in his view only the sacrifices offered on the ancient brazen altar of burnt-offering belonging to the temple had legal validity. For he narrates at length in 1 Chronicles 21:18, 1 Chronicles 21:26. how God Himself directed David to sacrifice in Jerusalem, and how the sacrifice offered there was graciously accepted by fire from heaven, and the threshing-floor of Araunah thereby consecrated as a place of sacrifice; and it is only with the purpose of explaining to his readers why Solomon offered the solemn burnt-offering in Gibeon, and not, as we should have expected from 1 Chronicles 21, in Jerusalem, that he is so circumstantial in his statements as to the tabernacle. The last clause of 2 Chronicles 1:13, "and he was king over Israel," does not belong to the section treating of the sacrifice at Gibeon, but corresponds to the remark in 1 Kings 4:1, and forms the transition to what follows.

2 Chronicles 2:1 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

determined

1 Kings 5:5 And, behold, I purpose to build an house to the name of the LORD my God, as the LORD spoke to David my father, saying, Your son...

for the name

Deuteronomy 12:5,11 But to the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there...

Deuteronomy 28:58 If you will not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that you may fear this glorious and fearful name...

1 Kings 8:18,20 And the LORD said to David my father, Whereas it was in your heart to build an house to my name...

1 Chronicles 22:10 He shall build an house for my name; and he shall be my son, and I will be his father...

Matthew 6:9,10 After this manner therefore pray you: Our Father which are in heaven, Hallowed be your name...

an house

1 Kings 7:1 But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

1 Kings 9:1 And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished the building of the house of the LORD, and the king's house...

Cross References
1 Kings 5:5
And so I intend to build a house for the name of the LORD my God, as the LORD said to David my father, 'Your son, whom I will set on your throne in your place, shall build the house for my name.'

2 Chronicles 1:17
They imported a chariot from Egypt for 600 shekels of silver, and a horse for 150. Likewise through them these were exported to all the kings of the Hittites and the kings of Syria.

2 Chronicles 2:12
Hiram also said, "Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, who made heaven and earth, who has given King David a wise son, who has discretion and understanding, who will build a temple for the LORD and a royal palace for himself.

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