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1 Kings 8:12

    1 Kings 8:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then spake Solomon, The LORD said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then spoke Solomon, The LORD said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then spake Solomon, Jehovah hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then Solomon said, O Lord, to the sun you have given the heaven for a living-place, but your living-place was not seen by men;

    Webster's Revision

    Then spake Solomon, Jehovah hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

    World English Bible

    Then Solomon said, "Yahweh has said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then spake Solomon, The LORD hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 8:12

    The Lord said - he would dwell - It was under the appearance of a cloud that God showed himself present with Israel in the wilderness; see Exodus 14:19, Exodus 14:20. And at the dedication of the tabernacle in the wilderness, God manifested himself in the same way that he did here at the dedication of the temple; see Exodus 40:34, Exodus 40:35.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 8:12

    Rather, "The Lord spake of dwelling in the thick darkness" (margin reference). Solomon sees in the cloud the visible symbol of God's presence, and accepts the token as a proof that He has taken possession of the house built for Him, and will thenceforth dwell there 1 Kings 8:13.