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2 Chronicles 6:1

 

 

Then Solomon said, "The LORD has said that He would dwell in the thick cloud.

Adam Clarke Commentary

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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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:1". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-chronicles-6.html. 1832.

Geneva Study Bible

Then a said Solomon, The LORD hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

(a) After he had seen the glory of the Lord in the cloud.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:1". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-chronicles-6.html. 1599-1645.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

2 Chronicles 6:1-41. Solomon blesses the people and praises God.

The Lord hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness — This introduction to Solomon‘s address was evidently suggested by the remarkable incident recorded at the close of the last chapter: the phenomenon of a densely opaque and uniformly shaped cloud, descending in a slow and majestic manner and filling the whole area of the temple. He regarded it himself, and directed the people also to regard it, as an undoubted sign and welcome pledge of the divine presence and acceptance of the building reared to His honor and worship. He referred not to any particular declaration of God, but to the cloud having been all along in the national history of Israel the recognized symbol of the divine presence (Exodus 16:10; Exodus 24:16; Exodus 40:34; Numbers 9:15; 1 Kings 8:10, 1 Kings 8:11).


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:1". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/2-chronicles-6.html. 1871-8.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Then said Solomon, The LORD hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

Thick darkness — He has indeed made darkness his pavilion. But let this house be the residence of that darkness. It is in the upper world that he dwells in light, such as no eye can approach.


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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:1". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/2-chronicles-6.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Chronicles 6:1 Then said Solomon, The LORD hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

Ver. 1. Then said Solomon.] See 1 Kings 8:12-14, &c.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:1". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-chronicles-6.html. 1865-1868.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

2 Chronicles 6:1. The Lord hath said, &c.— Thou hast promised, O Lord, that thou wouldest dwell. Houbigant.


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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:1". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/2-chronicles-6.html. 1801-1803.

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary

CONTENTS

This chapter is so closely connected with the former, that it may be considered but as a continuation of the same subject. The cloud which filled the house, as an intimation of the divine presence, gives occasion to Solomon to bless God for this grace manifested.


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Hawker, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:1". "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/2-chronicles-6.html. 1828.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

2 CHRONICLES CHAPTER 6

Solomon blesseth the people, and praiseth God. 2 Chronicles 6:1-11. His excellent prayer, wherein he showeth the right use of the temple 2 Chronicles 6:12-42.

This whole chapter, for the substance, and almost all the words of it, are explained See Poole "1 Kings 8:1".


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:1". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-chronicles-6.html. 1685.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

2 Chronicles 6:1. The Lord hath said he would dwell in the thick darkness — He has made darkness his pavilion; but let this house be the residence of that darkness. For it is in the upper world that he dwells in light, such as no eye can approach.


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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:1". Joseph Benson's Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/2-chronicles-6.html. 1857.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Cloud: literally, "darkness." (Haydock) --- The promise had been made to Moses, Exodus xvi. 10., and xl 32. (Calmet) --- God thus manifested his presence. (Worthington)


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:1". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-chronicles-6.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

said. The first thirty-nine verses repeat 1 Kings 8:12-50, with one or two complementary items, 1 Kings 8:51-61 being omitted, and three verses added.

The LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:1". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-chronicles-6.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

Then said Solomon, The LORD hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

The Lord hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness. This introduction to Solomon's address was evidently suggested by the remarkable incident recorded at the close of the last chapter-the phenomenon of a densely opaque and uniformly shaped cloud descending in a slow and majestic manner, and filling the whole area of the temple. He regarded it himself, and directed the people also to regard it, as an undoubted sign and welcome pledge of the divine presence and acceptance of the building reared to His honour and worship. He referred not to any particular declaration of God, but to the cloud having been all along, in the national history of Israel, the recognized symbol of the divine presence (Exodus 16:10; Exodus 24:16; Exodus 40:34; Numbers 9:15; 1 Kings 8:10-11).


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:1". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/2-chronicles-6.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

VI.

2. KING SOLOMON BLESSES HIS PEOPLE AND HIS GOD
(2 Chronicles 6:1-11.) (Comp. 1 Kings 8:12-21.)

This section also is in verbal agreement with the parallel account, with a few slight exceptions.

(1) The thick darkness.—‘Araphel, which is explained as caligo nubium, “gloom of clouds.” (See Exodus 20:21; Deuteronomy 4:11; Psalms 18:9. Comp. the Greek, ὅρφνη.) The Targum on 1 Kings 8:12 reads Jerusalem, but this is probably a gloss.


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:1". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-chronicles-6.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Then said Solomon, The LORD hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.
The Lord
Exodus 20:21; 24:15-18; Leviticus 16:2; Deuteronomy 4:11; 1 Kings 8:12-21; Psalms 18:8-11; 97:2; Nahum 1:3; Hebrews 12:18

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:1". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-chronicles-6.html.

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