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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Chronicles 6:2

 

 

"I have built You a lofty house, And a place for Your dwelling forever."

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

2 Chronicles 6:2. I have built a house of habitation for thee — It is of great consequence in all our religious actions that we design well, and that our eye be single. If Solomon had built this temple in the pride of his heart, as Ahasuerus made his feast, only to show the riches of his kingdom, and the honour of his majesty, it would neither have glorified God nor have turned to his own advantage. But he here declares on what inducements he undertook it, and they are such as not only justify, but magnify the undertaking: the reader will recollect that this whole prayer occurs 1 Kings 8., and that it has been explained at large in the notes there.


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

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(2) But I have built.—And I, on my part, have built. Kings, “I have built” (bânôh bânîthî); scil., as “Thou didst indicate.” This seems original. So the Syr. here, mebnô b’nîth, but not LXX. and Vulg.

Habitation.—Zĕbûl, a poetic word, occurring only five times. (Comp. Habakkuk 3:11.)

And a place.—And, added here, weakens the force of the poetic parallelism.

A place for thy dwelling.—(Exodus 15:17) another poetic expression.

For ever.—(Through) ages. So only in this account and Psalms 61:5.


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

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But I have built an house of habitation for thee, and a place for thy dwelling for ever.
I have built
2:4-6; 2 Samuel 7:13; 1 Kings 8:13; 1 Chronicles 17:12; 22:10,11; 28:6,20; Psalms 132:5; Psalms 132:13,14; John 4:21-23; Hebrews 9:11,12; Revelation 21:3

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

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