2 Chronicles 7:2
New International Version
The priests could not enter the temple of the LORD because the glory of the LORD filled it.

New Living Translation
The priests could not enter the Temple of the LORD because the glorious presence of the LORD filled it.

English Standard Version
And the priests could not enter the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD filled the LORD’s house.

Berean Study Bible
The priests were unable to enter the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD had filled it.

King James Bible
And the priests could not enter into the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD had filled the LORD'S house.

New King James Version
And the priests could not enter the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD had filled the LORD’s house.

New American Standard Bible
And the priests could not enter the house of the LORD because the glory of the LORD filled the LORD’S house.

NASB 1995
The priests could not enter into the house of the LORD because the glory of the LORD filled the LORD'S house.

NASB 1977
And the priests could not enter into the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD filled the LORD’s house.

Amplified Bible
The priests could not enter the house of the LORD because the glory and brilliance of the LORD had filled the LORD’S house.

Christian Standard Bible
The priests were not able to enter the LORD’s temple because the glory of the LORD filled the temple of the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The priests were not able to enter the LORD's temple because the glory of the LORD filled the temple of the LORD.

American Standard Version
And the priests could not enter into the house of Jehovah, because the glory of Jehovah filled Jehovah's house.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Priests were not able to enter to the house of LORD JEHOVAH because the glory of the Shechinah of LORD JEHOVAH filled the house.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the priests could not enter into the house of the Lord at that time, for the glory of the Lord filled the house.

Contemporary English Version
and the priests could not go in.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Neither could the priests enter into the temple of the Lord, because the majesty of the Lord had filled the temple of the Lord.

English Revised Version
And the priests could not enter into the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD filled the LORD'S house.

Good News Translation
Because the Temple was full of the dazzling light, the priests could not enter it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The priests couldn't go into the LORD's temple because the LORD's glory had filled the LORD's temple.

International Standard Version
The priests could not enter into the Temple because the glory of the LORD had filled the LORD's Temple.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the priests could not enter into the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD filled the LORD'S house.

Literal Standard Version
and the priests have not been able to go into the house of YHWH, because the glory of YHWH has filled the house of YHWH.

NET Bible
The priests were unable to enter the LORD's temple because the LORD's splendor filled the LORD's temple.

New Heart English Bible
The priests could not enter into the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD filled the LORD's house.

World English Bible
The priests could not enter into the house of Yahweh, because the glory of Yahweh filled Yahweh's house.

Young's Literal Translation
and the priests have not been able to go in unto the house of Jehovah, because the honour of Jehovah hath filled the house of Jehovah.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Fire from Heaven
1When Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the LORD filled the temple. 2The priests were unable to enter the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD had filled it. 3When all the Israelites saw the fire coming down and the glory of the LORD above the temple, they bowed down on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave thanks to the LORD: “For He is good; His loving devotion endures forever.”…

Cross References
1 Kings 8:10
And when the priests came out of the Holy Place, the cloud filled the house of the LORD

2 Chronicles 5:14
so that the priests could not stand there to minister because of the cloud; for the glory of the LORD filled the house of God.


Treasury of Scripture

And the priests could not enter into the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD had filled the LORD's house.

the priests

2 Chronicles 5:14
So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God.

Exodus 24:17
And the sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.

Isaiah 6:5
Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.









(2) And the priests could not enter into the house of the Lord.--Hardly a different assertion from that of 2Chronicles 5:14 (" the priests could not stand to minister"); the cause in both instances being the same, and expressed in the same words (1Kings 8:11). But it is quite plain that the writer intends to record in 2 Chronicles 5, 7 two distinct appearances of the Divine glory, one before and one after the Prayer of Consecration, both of which were attended by the same effects upon the ministering priests.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The priests
הַכֹּ֣הֲנִ֔ים (hak·kō·hă·nîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3548: Priest

were not
וְלֹ֤א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

able
יָֽכְלוּ֙ (yā·ḵə·lū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 3201: To be able, have power

to enter
לָב֖וֹא (lā·ḇō·w)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

the house
בֵּ֣ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

of the LORD,
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

because
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

the glory
כְבוֹד־ (ḵə·ḇō·wḏ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3519: Weight, splendor, copiousness

of the LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

had filled
מָלֵ֥א (mā·lê)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4390: To fill, be full of

[it].
בֵּ֥ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house


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