2 Chronicles 2:9
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New International Version
to provide me with plenty of lumber, because the temple I build must be large and magnificent.

King James Bible
Even to prepare me timber in abundance: for the house which I am about to build shall be wonderful great.

Darby Bible Translation
even to prepare me timber in abundance: for the house that I build shall be great and wonderful.

World English Bible
even to prepare me timber in abundance; for the house which I am about to build shall be great and wonderful.

Young's Literal Translation
even to prepare for me trees in abundance, for the house that I am building is great and wonderful.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Send me - a man cunning to work - A person of great ingenuity, who is capable of planning and directing, and who may be over the other artists.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

wonderful great [heb] great and wonderful

2 Chronicles 2:5 And the house which I build is great: for great is our God above all gods.

2 Chronicles 7:21 And this house, which is high, shall be an astonishment to every one that passes by it; so that he shall say...

1 Kings 9:8 And at this house, which is high, every one that passes by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say...

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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
2 Chronicles 2:8
"Send me also cedar, juniper and algum logs from Lebanon, for I know that your servants are skilled in cutting timber there. My servants will work with yours

2 Chronicles 2:10
I will give your servants, the woodsmen who cut the timber, twenty thousand cors of ground wheat, twenty thousand cors of barley, twenty thousand baths of wine and twenty thousand baths of olive oil."

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