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2 Chronicles 6:1

    2 Chronicles 6:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then said Solomon, The LORD has 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 2 Chronicles 6:1

    The Lord hath said that he would dwell - Solomon, seeing the cloud descend and fill the house, immediately took for granted that the Lord had accepted the place, and was now present. What occurred now was precisely the same with what took place when Moses reared the tabernacle in the wilderness; see Exodus 40:34, Exodus 40:35 : A cloud covered the tent - and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. And Moses was not able to enter into the tent - because the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.

    The Chaldee paraphrases thus: "Then said Solomon, It has pleased God to place his majesty in the city of Jerusalem, in the house of the sanctuary which I have built to the name of his Word, and he hath placed a dark cloud before him.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Chronicles 6:1

    Compare Kings (marginal references).

    Compare Kings (marginal references).

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Chronicles 6:1

    6:1 Thick darkness - He has indeed made darkness his pavilion. But let this house be the residence of that darkness. It is in the upper world that he dwells in light, such as no eye can approach.