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1 Kings 9:2

    1 Kings 9:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    That the LORD appeared to Solomon the second time, as he had appeared unto him at Gibeon.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    That the LORD appeared to Solomon the second time, as he had appeared to him at Gibeon.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    that Jehovah appeared to Solomon the second time, as he had appeared unto him at Gibeon.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The Lord came to him again in a vision, as he had done at Gibeon;

    Webster's Revision

    that Jehovah appeared to Solomon the second time, as he had appeared unto him at Gibeon.

    World English Bible

    that Yahweh appeared to Solomon the second time, as he had appeared to him at Gibeon.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    that the LORD appeared to Solomon the second time, as he had appeared unto him at Gibeon.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 9:2

    The Lord appeared to Solomon - The design of this appearance, which was in a dream, as that was at Gibeon, was to assure Solomon that God had accepted his service, and had taken that house for his dwelling-place, and would continue it, and establish him and his descendants upon the throne of Israel for ever, provided they served him with an upright heart; but, on the contrary, if they forsook him, he would abandon both them and his temple.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 9:2

    This appearance is fixed by 1 Kings 9:1 to Solomon's twenty-fourth year, the year in which he completed his palace 1 Kings 6:37-38; 1 Kings 7:1. The fact seems to be that, though the temple was finished in Solomon's eleventh year, the dedication did not take place until his twenty-fourth year. The order of the narrative in Kings agrees with this view, since it interposes the account of the building of the palace 1 Kings 7:1-12, and of the making of the furniture 1 Kings 7:13-51, between the completion of the building of the temple 1 Kings 6:38 and the ceremony of the Dedication 1 Kings 8.