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Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

2 Chronicles 6

 

 

Verses 1-39

Compare Kings (marginal references).

Compare Kings (marginal references).


Verses 40-42

In Kings, a different conclusion takes the place of these verses. The document from which both writers copied contained the full prayer of dedication, which each givcs in a somewhat abbreviated form.

2 Chronicles 6:41

Thy resting place - i. e., the holy of holies. Solomon follows closely the words of David his father, spoken probably when he brought the ark into Jerusalem. See the marginal references.

2 Chronicles 6:42

Turn not away the face of thine anointed - i. e., make him not to hide his face through shame at having his prayers rejected (compare the 1 Kings 2:16 note).

The mercies of David - i. e., “God‘s mercies toward David.”

 


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:4". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/2-chronicles-6.html. 1870.

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