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2 Chronicles 6:29

 

 

whatever prayer or supplication is made by any man or by all Your people Israel, each knowing his own affliction and his own pain, and spreading his hands toward this house,

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Any. Hebrew adds, "man, or thy people." Septuagint, "and (that is) to thy." See ver. 32. (Haydock) --- Both strangers and Israelites may there sue for mercy, and obtain it. (Calmet) --- From this chapter, as well as from many other passages, it is evident that places consecrated to God, are more acceptable to him than other places; (Worthington) and here the prayers of the faithful are sooner heard, as they testify their unity. (Du Hamel)


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:29". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-chronicles-6.html. 1859.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(29) When.—Or if, as in LXX. Hebrew, ‘asher. (See Note on 2 Chronicles 6:24.)

His own sore (plague) and his own grief.—Kings, “the plague of his own heart.” So Syriac and Arabic. The phrase of the chronicler looks like a gloss on this.

In this house.—The margin is right.


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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Then what prayer or what supplication soever shall be made of any man, or of all thy people Israel, when every one shall know his own sore and his own grief, and shall spread forth his hands in this house:
what prayer
Psalms 33:12,13; 50:15; 91:15
know
Psalms 32:2-6; 142:1,2; Proverbs 14:10
spread forth
12,13; Isaiah 1:15
in
or, toward.

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:29". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-chronicles-6.html.

Commentary by J.C.Philpot on select texts of the Bible

2 Chronicles 6:29

"Then what prayer or what supplication soever shall be made of any Prayer of Manasseh , or of all your people Israel, when every one shall know his own sore and his own grief, and shall spread forth his hands in this house." 2 Chronicles 6:29

Solomon comes to experience; he puts his hand upon the right spot. It is knowing his "own sore" and his "own grief." You may know another man"s; that will not profit you. You may read of experience in books, love to hear experimental ministers, and will hear no others; and yet not know your "own sore," your "own grief." Like a physician who may know the symptoms of every malady, and yet not have one malady of his own; so you may hear described every symptom of every disease, and yet be untouched by one.

But the man for whom Solomon"s prayer Isaiah , he that knows and feels, painfully feels, his "own sore" and his "own grief," whose heart is indeed a grief to him, whose sins do indeed trouble him. How painful this sore often is! how it runs night and day! how full of ulcerous matter, and how it shrinks from the probe! Most of the Lord"s family have a "sore," each some tender spot, something perhaps known to himself and to God alone, the cause of his greatest grief. It may be some secret slip he has made, some sin he has committed, some word he has spoken, or some evil thing he has done. He has been entangled, and entrapped, and cast down; and this is his grief and his sore which he feels, and that at times deeply before God. For such Solomon prays—he casts his net upon the right side of the ship; and says, "Then hear from heaven your dwelling-place, and forgive, and render unto every man according unto all his ways, whose heart you know; for you only know the hearts of the children of men." Yes; God alone knows the heart; he knows it completely, and sees to its very bottom.


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Philpot, Joseph Charles. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:29". Commentary by J.C.Philpot on select texts of the Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jcp/2-chronicles-6.html.

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