2 Chronicles 6:2
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New International Version
I have built a magnificent temple for you, a place for you to dwell forever."

King James Bible
But I have built an house of habitation for thee, and a place for thy dwelling for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
But I have built a house of habitation for thee, even a settled place for thee to abide in for ever.

World English Bible
But I have built you a house of habitation, and a place for you to dwell in forever."

Young's Literal Translation
and I -- I have built a house of habitation for Thee, and a fixed place for Thy dwelling to the ages.'

2 Chronicles 6:2 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The Lord hath said that he would dwell - Solomon, seeing the cloud descend and fill the house, immediately took for granted that the Lord had accepted the place, and was now present. What occurred now was precisely the same with what took place when Moses reared the tabernacle in the wilderness; see Exodus 40:34, Exodus 40:35 : A cloud covered the tent - and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. And Moses was not able to enter into the tent - because the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.

The Chaldee paraphrases thus: "Then said Solomon, It has pleased God to place his majesty in the city of Jerusalem, in the house of the sanctuary which I have built to the name of his Word, and he hath placed a dark cloud before him.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I have built

2 Chronicles 2:4-6 Behold, I build an house to the name of the LORD my God, to dedicate it to him, and to burn before him sweet incense...

2 Samuel 7:13 He shall build an house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever.

1 Kings 8:13 I have surely built you an house to dwell in, a settled place for you to abide in for ever.

1 Chronicles 17:12 He shall build me an house, and I will establish his throne for ever.

1 Chronicles 22:10,11 He shall build an house for my name; and he shall be my son, and I will be his father...

1 Chronicles 28:6,20 And he said to me, Solomon your son, he shall build my house and my courts: for I have chosen him to be my son...

Psalm 132:5 Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.

Psalm 132:13,14 For the LORD has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his habitation...

John 4:21-23 Jesus said to her, Woman, believe me, the hour comes, when you shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem...

Hebrews 9:11,12 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands...

Revelation 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them...

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December the Eighth Judged by Our Aspirations
"Thou didst well, it was in thine heart." --2 CHRONICLES vi. 1-15. And this was a purpose which the man was not permitted to realize. It was a temple built in the substance of dreams, but never established in wood and stone. And God took the shadowy structure and esteemed it as a perfected pile. The sacred intention was regarded as a finished work. The will to build a temple was regarded as a temple built. And hence I discern the preciousness of all hallowed purpose and desire, even though it
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

Sanctification.
VI. Objections answered. I will consider those passages of scripture which are by some supposed to contradict the doctrine we have been considering. 1 Kings viii. 46: "If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near," etc. On this passage, I remark:-- 1. That this sentiment in nearly the same language, is repeated in 2 Chron. vi. 26, and in Eccl.
Charles Grandison Finney—Systematic Theology

Cross References
2 Chronicles 1:4
Now David had brought up the ark of God from Kiriath Jearim to the place he had prepared for it, because he had pitched a tent for it in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 6:1
Then Solomon said, "The LORD has said that he would dwell in a dark cloud;

2 Chronicles 6:3
While the whole assembly of Israel was standing there, the king turned around and blessed them.

Ezra 7:15
Moreover, you are to take with you the silver and gold that the king and his advisers have freely given to the God of Israel, whose dwelling is in Jerusalem,

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