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2 Chronicles 2:5

    2 Chronicles 2:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the house which I build is great: for great is our God above all gods.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the house which I build is great: for great is our God above all gods.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the house which I build is great; for great is our God above all gods.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the house which I am building is to be great, for our God is greater than all gods.

    Webster's Revision

    And the house which I build is great; for great is our God above all gods.

    World English Bible

    "The house which I build is great; for our God is great above all gods.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the house which I build is great: for great is our God above all gods.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Chronicles 2:5

    See 1 Kings 6:2 note. In Jewish eyes, at the time that the temple was built, it may have been "great," that is to say, it may have exceeded the dimensions of any single separate building existing in Palestine up to the time of its erection.

    Great is our God ... - This may seem inappropriate as addressed to a pagan king. But it appears 2 Chronicles 2:11-12 that Hiram acknowledged Yahweh as the supreme deity, probably identifying Him with his own Melkarth.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Chronicles 2:5

    2:5 Great - For though the temple strictly so called, was but small, yet the buildings belonging to it, were large and numerous.