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
CommentaryClarke'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.
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"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 …
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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.
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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