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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Chronicles 6:38

 

 

if they return to You with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity, where they have been taken captive, and pray toward their land which You have given to their fathers and the city which You have chosen, and toward the house which I have built for Your name,

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

in the land of their captivity … and pray toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers — These words gave rise to the favorite usage of the ancient as well as modern Jews, of turning in prayer toward Jerusalem, in whatever quarter of the world they might be, and of directing their faces toward the temple when in Jerusalem itself or in any part of the holy land (1 Kings 8:44).


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Bibliography
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:38". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/2-chronicles-6.html. 1871-8.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Name. Hence arose the custom of turning towards Jerusalem and the temple, when the Jews poured for their supplications, in any country, 3 Kings viii. 44.


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:38". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-chronicles-6.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:38". "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

If they return to thee with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity, whither they have carried them captives, and pray toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, and toward the city which thou hast chosen, and toward the house which I have built for thy name:

If they return to thee ... in the land of their captivity ... and pray toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers. These words gave rise to the favourite usage of the ancient as well as modern Jews, of turning in prayer toward Jerusalem, in whatever quarter of the world they might be, and of directing their faces toward the temple when in Jerusalem itself, or any part of the Holy Land (1 Kings 8:44).


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:38". "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

(38) In the land of their captivity, whither they have carried them captives.—Kings, “in the land of their enemies who carried them captives.” The Syriac has, “in the cities of their captors who carried them captive.” Perhaps their captivity is a corruption of their captors; or the relative (’asher), rendered whither, may refer to land, meaning the hostile nation, “in the land of their captivity which carried them captive.”


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:38". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-chronicles-6.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

If they return to thee with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity, whither they have carried them captives, and pray toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, and toward the city which thou hast chosen, and toward the house which I have built for thy name:
return
Deuteronomy 30:2-6; Jeremiah 29:12-14; Hosea 14:1-4; Joel 2:12,13
pray toward
33:11-13; Daniel 9:3,4
the city
34; Daniel 6:10

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:38". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-chronicles-6.html.

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