2 Chronicles 2:1
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New International Version
Solomon gave orders 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.

Darby Bible Translation
And Solomon purposed to build a house for the name of Jehovah, and a house for his kingdom.

World English Bible
Now Solomon purposed to build a house for the name of Yahweh, and a house for his kingdom.

Young's Literal Translation
And Solomon saith to build a house for the name of Jehovah, and a house for his kingdom,

2 Chronicles 2:1 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

A house for the name of the Lord - A temple for the worship of Jehovah.

A house for his kingdom - A royal palace for his own use as king of Israel.

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...

Library
Hiram, the Inspired Artificer
BY REV. W. J. TOWNSEND, D.D. The Temple of Solomon was the crown of art in the old world. There were temples on a larger scale, and of more massive construction, but the enormous masses of masonry of the oldest nations were not comparable with the artistic grace, the luxurious adornments, and the harmonious proportions of this glorious House of God. David had laid up money and material for the great work, but he was not permitted to carry it out. He was a man of war, and blood-stained hands were
George Milligan—Men of the Bible; Some Lesser-Known

Chronicles
The comparative indifference with which Chronicles is regarded in modern times by all but professional scholars seems to have been shared by the ancient Jewish church. Though written by the same hand as wrote Ezra-Nehemiah, and forming, together with these books, a continuous history of Judah, it is placed after them in the Hebrew Bible, of which it forms the concluding book; and this no doubt points to the fact that it attained canonical distinction later than they. Nor is this unnatural. The book
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
1 Kings 5:5
I intend, therefore, to build a temple for the Name of the LORD my God, as the LORD told my father David, when he said, 'Your son whom I will put on the throne in your place will build the temple for my Name.'

2 Chronicles 1:17
They imported a chariot from Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty. They also exported them to all the kings of the Hittites and of the Arameans.

2 Chronicles 2:12
And Hiram added: "Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, who made heaven and earth! He has given King David a wise son, endowed with intelligence and discernment, who will build a temple for the LORD and a palace for himself.

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