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
CommentaryClarke'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.
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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 …
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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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