2 Chronicles 2:9
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English Standard Version
to prepare timber for me in abundance, for the house I am to build will be great and wonderful.

King James Bible
Even to prepare me timber in abundance: for the house which I am about to build shall be wonderful great.

American Standard Version
even to prepare me timber in abundance; for the house which I am about to build shall be great and wonderful.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To provide me timber in abundance. For the house which I desire to build, is to be exceeding great, and glorious.

English Revised Version
even to prepare me timber in abundance: for the house which I am about to build shall be wonderful great.

Webster's Bible Translation
Even to prepare me timber in abundance: for the house which I am about to build shall be wonderfully great.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(2 Chronicles 2:2-9). Solomon, through his ambassadors, addressed himself to Huram king of Tyre, with the request that he would send him an architect and building wood for the temple. On the Tyrian king Huram or Hiram, the contemporary of David and Solomon, see the discussion on 2 Samuel 5:11. According to the account in 1 Kings 5, Solomon asked cedar wood from Lebanon from Hiram; according to our account, which is more exact, he desired an architect, and cedar, cypress, and other wood. In 1 Kings 5 the motive of Solomon's request is given in the communication to Hiram, viz., that David could not carry out the building of the proposed temple on account of his wars, but that Jahve had given him (Solomon) rest and peace, so that he now, in accordance with the divine promise to David, desired to carry on the building (1 Kings 5:3-5). In the 2 Chronicles 2:2-5, on the contrary, Solomon reminds the Tyrian king of the friendliness with which he had supplied his father David with cedar wood for his palace, and then announces to him his purpose to build a temple to the Lord, at the same time stating that it was designed for the worship of God, whom the heavens and the earth cannot contain. It is clear, therefore, that both authors have expanded the fundamental thoughts of their authority in somewhat freer fashion. The apodosis of the clause beginning with כּאשׁר is wanting, and the sentence is an anacolouthon. The apodosis should be: "do so also for me, and send me cedars." This latter clause follows in 2 Chronicles 2:6, 2 Chronicles 2:7, while the first can easily be supplied, as is done e.g., in the Vulg., by sic fac mecum.

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wonderful great [heb] great and wonderful

2 Chronicles 2:5 And the house which I build is great: for great is our God above all gods.

2 Chronicles 7:21 And this house, which is high, shall be an astonishment to every one that passes by it; so that he shall say...

1 Kings 9:8 And at this house, which is high, every one that passes by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say...

Cross References
2 Chronicles 2:8
Send me also cedar, cypress, and algum timber from Lebanon, for I know that your servants know how to cut timber in Lebanon. And my servants will be with your servants,

2 Chronicles 2:10
I will give for your servants, the woodsmen who cut timber, 20,000 cors of crushed wheat, 20,000 cors of barley, 20,000 baths of wine, and 20,000 baths of oil."

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