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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Chronicles 6:5

 

 

`Since the day that I brought My people from the land of Egypt, I did not choose a city out of all the tribes of Israel in which to build a house that My name might be there, nor did I choose any man for a leader over My people Israel;

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

neither chose I. This true of Saul. God did not choose him as He chose David; though He overruled the choice of the People. Compare 1 Samuel 8:5.


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Bibliography
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:5". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-chronicles-6.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(5) My people out of the land of Egypt.—Kings, “My people Israel out of Egypt.” (Comp 2 Chronicles 5:10.) The Syr. and Arab. have Israel here also.

Neither chose I any man to be a ruler (nâgîd) over my people Israel.—Neither this sentence nor the following is found in the parallel passage, where the second half of 2 Chronicles 6:6 forms the last clause of the preceding verse (1 Kings 8:16). The Syriac and Arabic here follow Kings as often. There is nothing in the language against the supposition that the words originally formed part of the older text.

Neither chose I any man.—Saul was originally the people’s, not God’s, choice. Holy Scripture nowhere teaches that the vox populi is identical with the vox Dei. (See 1 Samuel 8:5, and Bishop Wordsworth’s Note.)


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:5". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-chronicles-6.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the land of Egypt I chose no city among all the tribes of Israel to build an house in, that my name might be there; neither chose I any man to be a ruler over my people Israel:
Since the day
2 Samuel 7:6,7; 1 Kings 8:16
my name
Exodus 20:24; 23:21; Deuteronomy 12:5,11; Daniel 9:19
neither chose
The judges and Saul were chosen by God, for a season, to be rulers of Israel; but not to establish a permanent and hereditary authority over that people, as was the case with David. This clause is wanting in the parallel passage of Kings; but it helps to clear the sense.
1 Samuel 10:24; 13:13,14; 15:23; 2 Samuel 7:15,16

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Bibliography
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:5". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-chronicles-6.html.

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