New American Standard Bible
"The house which I am about to build will be great, for greater is our God than all the gods.
King James Bible
And the house which I build is great: for great is our God above all gods.
Darby Bible Translation
And the house that I will build is great; for great is our God above all gods.
World English Bible
"The house which I build is great; for our God is great above all gods.
Young's Literal Translation
And the house that I am building is great, for greater is our God than all gods;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
See 1 Kings 6:2 note. In Jewish eyes, at the time that the temple was built, it may have been "great," that is to say, it may have exceeded the dimensions of any single separate building existing in Palestine up to the time of its erection.
Great is our God ... - This may seem inappropriate as addressed to a pagan king. But it appears 2 Chronicles 2:11-12 that Hiram acknowledged Yahweh as the supreme deity, probably identifying Him with his own Melkarth.
LibraryResults of Transgression
Prominent among the primary causes that led Solomon into extravagance and oppression was his failure to maintain and foster the spirit of self-sacrifice. When, at the foot of Sinai, Moses told the people of the divine command, "Let them make Me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them," the response of the Israelites was accompanied by the appropriate gifts. "They came, everyone whose heart stirred him up, and everyone whom his spirit made willing," and brought offerings. Exodus 25:8; 35:21. For …
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings
"Who is like You among the gods, O LORD? Who is like You, majestic in holiness, Awesome in praises, working wonders?
"Now I know that the LORD is greater than all the gods; indeed, it was proven when they dealt proudly against the people."
1 Chronicles 16:25
For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; He also is to be feared above all gods.
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