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1The feast of the dedication of the temple.
12Solomon's blessing.
22Solomon's prayer.
54Solomon's blessing.
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Chapter 8

Verse 1
Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, unto king Solomon in Jerusalem, that they might bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which is Zion.


A. M. 3000. B.C. 1004. Solomon. This did not take place, according to Abp. Usher, till the year after the temple was finished, because that year was a jubilee. "The 8th day of the 7th month, viz. the 30th of our October, being Friday, was the first of the seven days of dedication; the 10th day, Saturday, November 1, the fast of expiation or atonement was held; whereon, according to the Levitical law, the jubilee was proclaimed by sound of trumpet. The 15th day, Friday, was the feast of tabernacles, which was always very solemnly kept; and the day following, Nov. 14, being our Saturday, when the Sabbath was ended, the people returned home."
2 Chronicles 5:2-10
assembled
Joshua 23:2; 24:1; 1 Chronicles 28:1; 2 Chronicles 30:1; Ezra 3:1
chief of the fathers
Heb. princes.
Numbers 7:3
that they might bring
2 Samuel 6:1,2,6,12; 1 Chronicles 13:1-5; 15:3,25
out of the city
3:15; 2 Samuel 5:7-9; 6:12-17; 1 Chronicles 11:7; 15:29; 16:1; Psalms 9:11; 102:21; Isaiah 28:16; 46:13; 1 Peter 2:6

Verse 2
And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month.
at the feast
Leviticus 23:34; Numbers 29:12-40; Deuteronomy 16:13; 2 Chronicles 5:3; 7:8-10; Ezra 3:4; Nehemiah 8:14-18; Zechariah 14:16-19; John 7:2,37

Verse 3
And all the elders of Israel came, and the priests took up the ark.
the priests took up
Numbers 4:15; Deuteronomy 31:9; Joshua 3:6,14,15; 4:9; 6:6; 1 Chronicles 15:2,11-15; 2 Chronicles 5:5-8

Verse 4
And they brought up the ark of the LORD, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and all the holy vessels that were in the tabernacle, even those did the priests and the Levites bring up.
and the
3:4; 2 Chronicles 1:3
tabernacle
Exodus 40:2-33

Verse 5
And king Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel, that were assembled unto him, were with him before the ark, sacrificing sheep and oxen, that could not be told nor numbered for multitude.
sacrificing sheep
62,63; 2 Samuel 6:13; 1 Chronicles 16:1

Verse 6
And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto his place, into the oracle of the house, to the most holy place, even under the wings of the cherubims.
And the priests
4; 2 Samuel 6:17; 2 Chronicles 5:7
his place
6:19; Exodus 26:33,34; 40:20,21
under the wings
6:27; Exodus 25:20-22; 37:9; 1 Samuel 4:4; 2 Samuel 6:2; Psalms 80:1; 99:1; Isaiah 37:16; Ezekiel 10:5

Verse 8
And they drew out the staves, that the ends of the staves were seen out in the holy place before the oracle, and they were not seen without: and there they are unto this day.
drew out the staves
Exodus 25:14,15; 37:4,5; 40:20
ends
Heb. heads. holy place. or, ark, as.
2 Chronicles 5:9
unto this day
Joshua 4:9; Matthew 28:15

Verse 9
There was nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone, which Moses put there at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt.
nothing
Exodus 25:21; Deuteronomy 10:2; 2 Chronicles 5:10
in the ark
Exodus 16:33; Numbers 17:10; Hebrews 9:4
put there at Horeb
Exodus 25:21; 40:20; Deuteronomy 10:2,5; 31:26
when
or, where.
21; Exodus 24:8; 34:27,28; Deuteronomy 4:13
the cloud
Exodus 13:21; 14:24; 16:10; 24:16-18; 40:34,35; Leviticus 16:2; Numbers 9:15; 2 Chronicles 5:13,14; 7:1-3; Ezekiel 10:4; Revelation 15:8

Verse 11
So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of the LORD.
for the glory
Leviticus 9:6,23; Ezekiel 43:2,4,5; 44:4; John 1:14; Acts 7:55; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 4:6; Revelation 21:11,23

Verse 12
Then spake Solomon, The LORD said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.
The Lord
Deuteronomy 4:11; 2 Chronicles 6:1,2-11; Psalms 18:8-11; 97:2
the thick
Exodus 20:21; Leviticus 16:2; Deuteronomy 5:22; Isaiah 45:15; Hebrews 12:18

Verse 13
I have surely built thee an house to dwell in, a settled place for thee to abide in for ever.
surely built
2 Samuel 7:13; 1 Chronicles 17:12; 22:10,11; 28:6,10,20; 2 Chronicles 6:2
a settled
Psalms 78:68,69; 132:13,14; John 4:21-23; Acts 6:14; Hebrews 8:5-13; Hebrews 9:11,12,24

Verse 14
And the king turned his face about, and blessed all the congregation of Israel: (and all the congregation of Israel stood;)
blessed all
55,56; Joshua 22:6; 2 Samuel 6:18; 1 Chronicles 16:2; 2 Chronicles 6:3; 30:18-20; Psalms 118:26; Luke 24:50,51
all the congregation
2 Chronicles 7:6; Nehemiah 8:7; 9:2; Matthew 13:2

Verse 15
And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, which spake with his mouth unto David my father, and hath with his hand fulfilled it, saying,
Blessed
1 Chronicles 29:10,20; 2 Chronicles 6:4; 20:26; Nehemiah 9:5; Psalms 41:13; 72:18,19; 115:18; Psalms 117:1,2; Luke 1:68; Ephesians 1:3; 1 Peter 1:3
which spake
2 Samuel 7:5,25,28,29; 1 Chronicles 17:12; Isaiah 1:20; Luke 1:70
hath
Joshua 21:45; 23:15,16; Psalms 138:2; Matthew 24:35; Luke 1:54,55,72

Verse 16
Since the day that I brought forth my people Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel to build an house, that my name might be therein; but I chose David to be over my people Israel.
Since
2 Samuel 7:6,7; 2 Chronicles 6:5-11
I chose
1 Chronicles 17:5,6; Psalms 132:13
my name
29; 11:36; Deuteronomy 12:11; 2 Kings 23:27; Nehemiah 1:9; Jeremiah 7:12
I chose David
1 Samuel 16:1; 2 Samuel 7:8; 1 Chronicles 28:4; Psalms 78:70; 89:19,20

Verse 17
And it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.
2 Samuel 7:2,3; 1 Chronicles 17:1,2-15; 22:7; 28:2

Verse 18
And the LORD said unto David my father, Whereas it was in thine heart to build an house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thine heart.
Whereas
2 Chronicles 6:7-9; 2 Corinthians 8:12

Verse 19
Nevertheless thou shalt not build the house; but thy son that shall come forth out of thy loins, he shall build the house unto my name.
5:3-5; 2 Samuel 7:5,12,13; 1 Chronicles 17:4,11,12; 22:8-10; 28:6

Verse 20
And the LORD hath performed his word that he spake, and I am risen up in the room of David my father, and sit on the throne of Israel, as the LORD promised, and have built an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.
hath performed
15; Nehemiah 9:8; Isaiah 9:7; Jeremiah 29:10,11; Ezekiel 12:25; 37:14; Micah 7:20; Romans 4:21; Philippians 1:6
as the Lord
1 Chronicles 28:5,6

Verse 21
And I have set there a place for the ark, wherein is the covenant of the LORD, which he made with our fathers, when he brought them out of the land of Egypt.
And I have
5,6
the covenant
9; Exodus 34:28; Deuteronomy 9:9,11; 31:26

Verse 22
And Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven:
stood before the altar
54; 2 Kings 11:14; 23:3; 2 Chronicles 6:12,13-42
spread forth
Exodus 9:29,33; 2 Chronicles 6:12; Ezra 9:5; Job 11:13; Psalms 28:2; 63:4; Isaiah 1:15; 1 Timothy 2:8

Verse 23
And he said, LORD God of Israel, there is no God like thee, in heaven above, or on earth beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants that walk before thee with all their heart:
Lord God
Genesis 33:20; Exodus 3:15
no God
Exodus 15:11; 1 Samuel 2:2; 2 Samuel 7:22; Psalms 35:10; 86:8; 89:6-8; 113:5; Isaiah 40:18,25; Jeremiah 10:6,16; Micah 7:18
who keepest
Deuteronomy 7:9; Nehemiah 1:5; 9:32; Psalms 89:3-5; Daniel 9:4; Micah 7:19,20; Luke 1:72
walk before
2:4; 3:6; 6:12; Genesis 17:1; 2 Kings 20:3

Verse 24
Who hast kept with thy servant David my father that thou promisedst him: thou spakest also with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled it with thine hand, as it is this day.
thou spakest
15; 2 Samuel 7:12,16; 2 Chronicles 6:14,15

Verse 25
Therefore now, LORD God of Israel, keep with thy servant David my father that thou promisedst him, saying, There shall not fail thee a man in my sight to sit on the throne of Israel; so that thy children take heed to their way, that they walk before me as thou hast walked before me.
keep with thy
2:4; 2 Samuel 7:27-29; 1 Chronicles 17:23-27; Luke 1:68-72
There shall not, etc
Heb. There shall not be cut off unto thee a man from my sight.
Jeremiah 33:17-26
so that
Heb. only if. thy children.
2:4; 9:4-6; 1 Chronicles 28:9; 2 Chronicles 6:16,17

Verse 26
And now, O God of Israel, let thy word, I pray thee, be verified, which thou spakest unto thy servant David my father.
And now
23; Exodus 24:10; 1 Samuel 1:17; Psalms 41:13; Isaiah 41:17; 45:3
let thy word
2 Samuel 7:25-29; 2 Chronicles 1:9; Psalms 119:49; Jeremiah 11:5; Ezekiel 36:36,37

Verse 27
But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded?
But will
2 Chronicles 6:18; Isaiah 66:1; John 1:14; Acts 7:48,49; 17:24; 2 Corinthians 6:16; 1 John 3:1
the heaven
Deuteronomy 10:14; 2 Chronicles 2:6; Psalms 113:4; 139:7-16; Jeremiah 23:24; 2 Corinthians 12:2

Verse 28
Yet have thou respect unto the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and to the prayer, which thy servant prayeth before thee to day:
Yet have thou
2 Chronicles 6:19; Psalms 141:2; Daniel 9:17-19; Luke 18:1,7
hearken
Psalms 4:1; 5:1; 86:3,6,7; 88:1,2

Verse 29
That thine eyes may be open toward this house night and day, even toward the place of which thou hast said, My name shall be there: that thou mayest hearken unto the prayer which thy servant shall make toward this place.
That thine
52; 2 Kings 19:16; 2 Chronicles 6:20,40; 7:15; 16:9; Nehemiah 1:6; Psalms 34:15; Daniel 9:18
My name
16,43; *marg:; 11:36; Exodus 20:24; Deuteronomy 12:11; 16:2,6; 26:2; 2 Kings 21:4,7; 23:27; 2 Chronicles 6:5,6,20; 7:16; 20:8; 33:4,7; Nehemiah 1:9; John 14:13,14
toward this place
or, in this place.
Daniel 6:10

Verse 30
And hearken thou to the supplication of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, when they shall pray toward this place: and hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place: and when thou hearest, forgive.
when they shall
2 Chronicles 20:8,9; Nehemiah 1:5,6
toward this place
or, in this place. and hear.
34,36,39,43,49; 2 Chronicles 6:21; Psalms 33:13,14; 113:5,6; 123:1; Ecclesiastes 5:2; Isaiah 57:15; Matthew 6:9
forgive
34,36,39; 2 Chronicles 7:14; Psalms 130:3,4; Daniel 9:19; Matthew 6:12

Verse 31
If any man trespass against his neighbour, and an oath be laid upon him to cause him to swear, and the oath come before thine altar in this house:
If any man
Solomon here puts seven cases, in all of which the mercy and intervention of God would be indispensably requisite; and he earnestly bespeaks that mercy and intervention, on condition that the people pray towards that holy place, and with a feeling heart make earnest supplication to the throne of mercy.
trespass
2 Chronicles 6:22,23
an oath be laid upon him
Heb. he require an oath of him.
Exodus 22:8-11; Leviticus 5:1; Proverbs 30:9
the oath
Numbers 5:16-22

Verse 32
Then hear thou in heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, condemning the wicked, to bring his way upon his head; and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness.
hear thou
condemning
Exodus 34:7; Numbers 5:27; Deuteronomy 25:1; Proverbs 1:31; Isaiah 3:10,11; Ezekiel 18:13,30; Romans 2:6-10
justifying
Exodus 23:7; Proverbs 17:15; Isaiah 3:10; Ezekiel 18:20; Romans 2:13; 7:9

Verse 33
When thy people Israel be smitten down before the enemy, because they have sinned against thee, and shall turn again to thee, and confess thy name, and pray, and make supplication unto thee in this house:
smitten down
Leviticus 26:17,25; Deuteronomy 28:25,48; Joshua 7:8; 2 Chronicles 6:24,25; Psalms 44:10
because they have
Joshua 7:11,12; Judges 6:1,2; 2 Kings 17:7-18; 18:11,12; 2 Chronicles 36:14-17
turn again
Leviticus 26:39-42; Nehemiah 1:8,9; Jonah 3:10
pray
Ezra 9:5-15; Nehemiah 9:1-3,4,5; Isaiah 63:15-19; 64:1-66; Daniel 9:3-19
in
or, toward.

Verse 34
Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy people Israel, and bring them again unto the land which thou gavest unto their fathers.
forgive the sin
30; Ezra 1:1-6; Psalms 106:47; Jeremiah 31:4-9,27; 32:37; 33:10-13; Daniel 9:12,19,25; Amos 7:2
which thou gavest
Genesis 13:15; Exodus 6:8; Joshua 21:43

Verse 35
When heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee; if they pray toward this place, and confess thy name, and turn from their sin, when thou afflictest them:
heaven
17:1; Leviticus 26:19; Deuteronomy 11:17; 28:12,23,24; 2 Samuel 24:13; Jeremiah 14:1-7; Ezekiel 14:13; Malachi 3:10; Luke 4:25; Revelation 11:6
if they pray
33; 2 Chronicles 6:24,26; Romans 10:9; 15:9
confess
29,30; Joel 1:13-20; 2:15-17
and turn
33; Isaiah 1:15,16; 9:13; Ezekiel 18:30-32; Hosea 14:1

Verse 36
Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, that thou teach them the good way wherein they should walk, and give rain upon thy land, which thou hast given to thy people for an inheritance.
thou teach
Psalms 25:4,5,8,12; 27:11; 32:8; 94:12; 119:33; 143:8; Isaiah 35:8; Micah 4:2
the good way
1 Samuel 12:23; 2 Chronicles 6:26,27; Isaiah 30:21; Jeremiah 6:16; 42:3; Matthew 22:16
give rain
18:1,27-40,45; Psalms 68:9; Jeremiah 14:22; James 5:17,18

Verse 37
If there be in the land famine, if there be pestilence, blasting, mildew, locust, or if there be caterpiller; if their enemy besiege them in the land of their cities; whatsoever plague, whatsoever sickness there be;
in the land famine
Leviticus 26:16,25,26-46; Deuteronomy 28:21,22,25,38-42,52-61; 2 Kings 6:25-29; 1 Chronicles 21:12; 2 Chronicles 6:28-31; 20:9; Psalms 105:34,35; Jeremiah 32:2; 39:1-3; Ezekiel 14:21; Joel 1:4-7; 2:25,26
cities
or, jurisdiction.

Verse 38
What prayer and supplication soever be made by any man, or by all thy people Israel, which shall know every man the plague of his own heart, and spread forth his hands toward this house:
prayer
2 Chronicles 20:5-13; Psalms 50:15; 91:15; Isaiah 37:4,15-21; Joel 2:17; Amos 7:1-6
the plague
2 Chronicles 6:29; Job 7:11; Psalms 32:3,4; 42:6,9,11; 73:21,22; 142:3-5; Proverbs 14:10; Romans 7:24; Philippians 4:6
spread forth
22; Isaiah 1:15

Verse 39
Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou, even thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men;)
Then hear
32,36
give to every man
Psalms 18:20-26; 28:4; Jeremiah 17:10; 32:19; Ezekiel 18:30; Revelation 22:12
for thou
1 Samuel 16:7; 1 Chronicles 28:9; 2 Chronicles 6:30; Psalms 11:4,5; John 2:25; 21:17; Acts 1:24; Hebrews 4:12,13; Revelation 2:23

Verse 40
That they may fear thee all the days that they live in the land which thou gavest unto our fathers.
fear thee
Genesis 22:12; Exodus 20:20; Deuteronomy 6:2,13; 1 Samuel 12:24; Psalms 115:13; 130:4; Jeremiah 32:39,40; Hosea 3:5; Acts 9:31; 10:2; Hebrews 12:28; Revelation 15:4; 19:5

Verse 41
Moreover concerning a stranger, that is not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy name's sake;
a stranger
10:1,2; Ruth 1:16; 2:11; 2 Chronicles 6:32; Isaiah 56:3-7; Matthew 8:5,10,11; 15:22-28; Luke 17:18; John 12:20; Acts 10:1-4
cometh out
10:1,2; Exodus 18:8-12; 2 Kings 5:1-7,16,17; Isaiah 60:1-10; Matthew 2:1; 12:42; Acts 8:27-40

Verse 42
(For they shall hear of thy great name, and of thy strong hand, and of thy stretched out arm;) when he shall come and pray toward this house;
For they shall
Exodus 15:14; Deuteronomy 4:6; Joshua 2:10,11; 9:9,10; 2 Chronicles 32:31; Daniel 2:47; 3:28; Daniel 4:37
great name
Exodus 3:13-16; 34:5-7; Joshua 7:9; Psalms 86:8,9; Ezekiel 20:9
thy strong hand
Exodus 3:19; 9:15; 13:14; Deuteronomy 3:24; 4:34; 11:2,3; 2 Kings 17:36; Psalms 89:13; Psalms 136:12; Isaiah 51:9; 63:12; Jeremiah 31:11; 32:17
when he shall
Isaiah 66:19,20; Jeremiah 3:19; Zechariah 14:16; Acts 8:27

Verse 43
Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for: that all people of the earth may know thy name, to fear thee, as do thy people Israel; and that they may know that this house, which I have builded, is called by thy name.
that all the people
1 Samuel 17:46; 2 Kings 19:19; 2 Chronicles 6:33; Psalms 22:27; 67:2; 72:10,11; 86:9; Isaiah 11:9; Revelation 11:15
fear thee
Psalms 102:15; 117:1,2
this house
Heb. thy name is called upon this house.

Verse 44
If thy people go out to battle against their enemy, whithersoever thou shalt send them, and shall pray unto the LORD toward the city which thou hast chosen, and toward the house that I have built for thy name:
go out to battle
Deuteronomy 20:1-4; 31:3-6; Joshua 1:2-5; 2 Chronicles 6:34
whithersoever
Numbers 31:1-12; Joshua 6:2-5; 8:1,2; Judges 1:1,2; 4:6; 6:14; 1 Samuel 15:3,18; 1 Samuel 30:8; 2 Samuel 5:19,23
shall pray
2 Chronicles 14:9-12; 18:31; 20:6-13; 32:20
toward the city
Heb. the way of the city.
16; Psalms 78:67-69; 132:13,14; Daniel 9:17-19

Verse 45
Then hear thou in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.
cause
or, right.
Genesis 18:25; Psalms 9:4; Jeremiah 5:28

Verse 46
If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near;
If they sin
The second clause of this verse, as it is here translated, renders this supposition entirely nugatory; for if there be no man that sinneth not, it is useless to say, if they sin: but this objection is removed by rendering the original, "If they shall sin against thee, (for there is no man that, lo yechetai, may not sin;") i.e., there is no man impeccable or infallible; none that is not liable to transgress.
there is no man
2 Chronicles 6:36; Job 14:4; 15:14-16; Psalms 19:12; 130:3; 143:2; Proverbs 20:9; Ecclesiastes 7:20; Isaiah 53:6; 64:6; Romans 3:19; Galatians 3:22; James 3:2; 1 John 1:8-10
unto the land
Leviticus 26:34-39; Deuteronomy 4:26,27; 28:36,64-68; 29:28; 2 Kings 17:6,18,23; 25:21; Daniel 9:7-14; Luke 21:24

Verse 47
Yet if they shall bethink themselves in the land whither they were carried captives, and repent, and make supplication unto thee in the land of them that carried them captives, saying, We have sinned, and have done perversely, we have committed wickedness;
Yet if they
Leviticus 26:40-45; Deuteronomy 4:29-31; 30:1,2; 2 Chronicles 6:37; 33:12,13; Ezekiel 16:61,63; Ezekiel 18:28; Haggai 1:7; Luke 15:17
bethink themselves
Heb. bring back to their heart. saying.
Ezra 9:6,7; Nehemiah 1:6-11; 9:26-30; Psalms 106:6; Isaiah 64:6-12; Daniel 9:5-11; Zechariah 12:10
done perversely
Job 33:27,28; Jeremiah 31:18-20; Luke 15:18

Verse 48
And so return unto thee with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies, which led them away captive, and pray unto thee toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, the city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy name:
And so return
Deuteronomy 4:29; 6:5,6; Judges 10:15,16; 1 Samuel 7:3,4; Nehemiah 1:9; Psalms 119:2,10,145; Proverbs 23:26; Isaiah 55:6,7; Jeremiah 3:10; 24:7; 29:12-14; Daniel 9:13; Hosea 14:1,2; Acts 8:37; Romans 10:10
pray unto
29,30; Daniel 6:10
the city

Verse 49
Then hear thou their prayer and their supplication in heaven thy dwelling place, and maintain their cause,
Then hear
cause
or, right.
45; 2 Kings 19:19; Zechariah 1:15,16

Verse 50
And forgive thy people that have sinned against thee, and all their transgressions wherein they have transgressed against thee, and give them compassion before them who carried them captive, that they may have compassion on them:
and give them
2 Chronicles 30:9; Ezra 7:6,27,28; Nehemiah 1:11; 2:4-8; Psalms 106:46; Proverbs 16:7; Daniel 1:9,10; Acts 7:10

Verse 51
For they be thy people, and thine inheritance, which thou broughtest forth out of Egypt, from the midst of the furnace of iron:
thy people
53; Exodus 32:11,12; Numbers 14:13-19; Deuteronomy 9:26-29; 2 Chronicles 6:39; Nehemiah 1:10; Isaiah 63:16-18; 64:9; Jeremiah 51:19
the furnace
Deuteronomy 4:20; Jeremiah 11:4

Verse 52
That thine eyes may be open unto the supplication of thy servant, and unto the supplication of thy people Israel, to hearken unto them in all that they call for unto thee.
That thine
29; 2 Chronicles 6:40
in all that
Psalms 86:5; 145:18

Verse 53
For thou didst separate them from among all the people of the earth, to be thine inheritance, as thou spakest by the hand of Moses thy servant, when thou broughtest our fathers out of Egypt, O Lord GOD.
separate
Exodus 19:5,6; 33:16; Numbers 23:9; Deuteronomy 4:34; 7:6-8; 9:26,29; 14:2; 32:9; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18; Titus 2:14; 1 Peter 2:9
thine inheritance
Deuteronomy 32:9; Jeremiah 10:16; Ephesians 1:18
as thou
Deuteronomy 33:1-3,26-29

Verse 54
And it was so, that when Solomon had made an end of praying all this prayer and supplication unto the LORD, he arose from before the altar of the LORD, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread up to heaven.
when Solomon
Luke 11:1; 22:45
kneeling
2 Chronicles 6:13; Psalms 95:6; Luke 22:41,45; Acts 20:36; 21:5
with his hands
22; 2 Chronicles 6:12

Verse 55
And he stood, and blessed all the congregation of Israel with a loud voice, saying,
blessed
14; Numbers 6:23-26; 2 Samuel 6:18; 1 Chronicles 16:2

Verse 56
Blessed be the LORD, that hath given rest unto his people Israel, according to all that he promised: there hath not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant.
Blessed be
hath given rest
Deuteronomy 3:20; 12:10,12; Joshua 21:44; 2 Chronicles 14:6; Hebrews 4:3-9
there
Joshua 21:45; 23:14,15; Luke 1:54,55,72,73; 21:33
failed
Heb. fallen.
1 Samuel 3:19; 2 Kings 10:10

Verse 57
The LORD our God be with us, as he was with our fathers: let him not leave us, nor forsake us:
Deuteronomy 31:6,8; Joshua 1:5,9; 1 Chronicles 28:9; 2 Chronicles 32:7,8; Psalms 46:7,11; Isaiah 8:10; Isaiah 41:10; Matthew 1:23; 28:20; Romans 8:31; Hebrews 13:5

Verse 58
That he may incline our hearts unto him, to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and his judgments, which he commanded our fathers.
incline
Psalms 110:3; 119:36; Song of Solomon 1:4; Jeremiah 31:33; Ezekiel 36:26,27; Philippians 2:13; Hebrews 13:21
his commandments
Deuteronomy 4:1,45; 6:1

Verse 59
And let these my words, wherewith I have made supplication before the LORD, be nigh unto the LORD our God day and night, that he maintain the cause of his servant, and the cause of his people Israel at all times, as the matter shall require:
let these my words
This and the following verse are a sort of supplement to the prayer; and there is an important addition to this prayer in 2 Ch 6:41, 42, apparently taken from one of the Psalms.
nigh
Psalms 102:1,2; 141:2; John 17:9,20-24; 1 John 2:2
at all times
Heb. the thing of a day in his day.
Luke 11:3
as the matter
Deuteronomy 33:25

Verse 60
That all the people of the earth may know that the LORD is God, and that there is none else.
That all
43; Joshua 4:24; 1 Samuel 17:46; 2 Kings 19:19
the Lord
18:39; Deuteronomy 4:35,39; Isaiah 44:6,8,24; 45:5,6,22; Jeremiah 10:10-12; Joel 2:27

Verse 61
Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.
perfect
11:4; 15:3,14; Genesis 17:1; Deuteronomy 18:13; 2 Kings 20:3; 1 Chronicles 28:9; Job 1:1,8; Psalms 37:37; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Philippians 3:12-16

Verse 62
And the king, and all Israel with him, offered sacrifice before the LORD.
2 Samuel 6:17-19; 2 Chronicles 7:4-7

Verse 63
And Solomon offered a sacrifice of peace offerings, which he offered unto the LORD, two and twenty thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the children of Israel dedicated the house of the LORD.
a sacrifice
Leviticus 3:1-17; 1 Chronicles 29:21; 2 Chronicles 15:11; 29:32-35; 30:24; 35:7-9; Ezra 6:16,17; Ezekiel 45:17; Micah 6:7
two and twenty
We are not to suppose that all these victims were sacrificed in one day, or on one altar; for this was the whole amount of those that had been offered during the fourteen days which the feast of dedication and the feast of tabernacles lasted; and there appears to have been an altar erected in the middle of the court, which was set apart for that purpose, in consequence of the great altar of burnt offering being not sufficient for the multitude of sacrifices then offered.
dedicated
Numbers 7:10,11,84-88; 2 Chronicles 2:4; 7:5; Ezra 6:16,17; Nehemiah 12:27; John 10:22

Verse 64
The same day did the king hallow the middle of the court that was before the house of the LORD: for there he offered burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings: because the brasen altar that was before the LORD was too little to receive the burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings.
hallow
2 Chronicles 7:7
the brasen
2 Chronicles 4:1

Verse 65
And at that time Solomon held a feast, and all Israel with him, a great congregation, from the entering in of Hamath unto the river of Egypt, before the LORD our God, seven days and seven days, even fourteen days.
held
2; Leviticus 23:34-43; 2 Chronicles 7:8,9
a great
2 Chronicles 30:13; Psalms 40:9,10
from the entering
4:21,24; Numbers 34:5,8; Joshua 13:5; Judges 3:3; 2 Kings 14:25; Amos 6:14
the river
Genesis 15:18; Exodus 23:31; Numbers 34:5; Joshua 13:3
seven days
2 Chronicles 7:8,9; 30:23

Verse 66
On the eighth day he sent the people away: and they blessed the king, and went unto their tents joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness that the LORD had done for David his servant, and for Israel his people.
the eighth day
2 Chronicles 7:10; 31:1
blessed
or, thanked.
1,47
joyful
Deuteronomy 12:7,12,18; 16:11; 2 Chronicles 29:36; 30:26,27; Nehemiah 8:10; Psalms 95:1,2; Psalms 100:1,2; 106:4,5; 122:6,9; Isaiah 61:9,10; 66:13,14; Jeremiah 31:12-14; Zephaniah 3:14; Zechariah 9:9,17; Acts 2:46; Galatians 5:22; Philippians 4:4


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