New International Version
But now I have chosen Jerusalem for my Name to be there, and I have chosen David to rule my people Israel.'
King James Bible
But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.
Darby Bible Translation
but I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and I have chosen David to be over my people Israel.
World English Bible
but I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.'
Young's Literal Translation
and I fix on Jerusalem for My name being there, and I fix on David to be over My people Israel.
2 Chronicles 6:6 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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But I have chosen Jerusalem This clause is also not in Kings. Jerusalem was expressly marked out, by the building of the temple, to be the centre of worship of Israel; as Jehovah had before spoken by Moses: see the parallel passages.
LibraryDecember 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
"'Make an altar of earth for me and sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, your sheep and goats and your cattle. Wherever I cause my name to be honored, I will come to you and bless you.
1 Chronicles 28:4
"Yet the LORD, the God of Israel, chose me from my whole family to be king over Israel forever. He chose Judah as leader, and from the tribe of Judah he chose my family, and from my father's sons he was pleased to make me king over all Israel.
2 Chronicles 6:5
Since the day I brought my people out of Egypt, I have not chosen a city in any tribe of Israel to have a temple built so that my Name might be there, nor have I chosen anyone to be ruler over my people Israel.
2 Chronicles 12:13
King Rehoboam established himself firmly in Jerusalem and continued as king. He was forty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city the LORD had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel in which to put his Name. His mother's name was Naamah; she was an Ammonite.
The LORD will inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land and will again choose Jerusalem.
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