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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 2 Chronicles 6:1-11

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 not have turned at all to his account. But here he declares upon what inducements he undertook it, and they are such as not only justify, but magnify, the undertaking. 1. He did it for the glory and honour of God; this was... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 6:1-11

The dedication of the temple: 2. The address of Solomon. I. To JEHOVAH . ( 2 Chronicles 6:1 , 2 Chronicles 6:2 .) On beholding the cloud which filled the temple ( 2 Chronicles 6:13 ), Solomon uttered words which expressed: 1 . Recognition of Jehovah ' s presence. "The Lord hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness." Though nowhere occurring in Old Testament Scripture, this promise accorded substantially with the declarations Jehovah had often made ( Exodus... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 6:1-42

The dedication, and Solomon's prayer. The ark once within the most holy place, the whole temple seems to wait expectant for its own solemn offering and dedication, to that heaven from which its pattern came, to its own supreme Architect, of whose wisdom it was designed, and of whose inspiration of the mind and heart of so many, its beautiful and costly materials had been ungrudingly given and skilfully wrought. The picture photographed so faithfully in this chapter does not fail of... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 6:6

(See again references of preceding verse, and 2 Samuel 7:8 ; Psalms 78:70 .) read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - 2 Chronicles 6:1-39

Compare Kings (marginal references).Compare Kings (marginal references). read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 6:1-42

Construction of the temple (2:1-7:22)With the help of King Hiram of Tyre, Solomon prepared materials and arranged a workforce to build the planned temple (2:1-18; see notes on 1 Kings 5:1-18). Construction went on for seven years, until the temple, its furniture, its courtyard, and all other articles and decorations connected with it were completed according to plan (3:1-5:1; see notes on 1 Kings 6:1-7:51). The temple was then dedicated to God (5:2-7:22; see notes on 1 Kings 8:1-9:9). read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - 2 Chronicles 6:1-11

2. Solomon’s address 6:1-11Solomon repeated some of the promises in the Davidic Covenant publicly. His completion of the temple fulfilled part of what God had promised. Complete fulfillment required Solomon’s continued faithfulness to God (1 Chronicles 28:9). Unfortunately, Solomon was not completely faithful, so some of those promises remained unfulfilled. Another Son of David would fulfill them later.God had previously dwelt in the thick cloud on Mount Sinai (Exodus 20:21), as well as among... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Chronicles 6:1-42

Solomon’s PrayerThe first 39 vv. of this chapter repeat 1 Kings 8:12-50, the conclusion of the prayer, as given in 1 Kings 8:51-61, being omitted and three additional vv. being substituted.5. Neither chose I any man] Saul, though chosen, was subsequently rejected: 1 Samuel 15:26.13. For Solomon had made, etc.] This is not mentioned in 1 Kings 8.41. Now therefore arise, etc.] The same words occur in Psalms 132:8, Psalms 132:9. Be clothed with.. goodness] i.e. enjoy victory and prosperity.42.... read more

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