2 Chronicles 7:12
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English Standard Version
Then the LORD appeared to Solomon in the night and said to him: “I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a house of sacrifice.

King James Bible
And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for a house of sacrifice.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord appeared to him by night, and said : I have heard thy prayer, and I have chosen this place to myself for a house of sacrifice.

English Revised Version
And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said to him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for a house of sacrifice.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The sacrifices and the festival. After fire from heaven had devoured the sacrifices, and Solomon had praised the Lord for the fulfilment of His word, and sought for the congregation the further bestowal of the divine blessing (1 Kings 8:54-61), the dedication of the temple was concluded by a great thank-offering, of which we have in 2 Chronicles 7:5, 2 Chronicles 7:6 an account which completely agrees with 1 Kings 8:62-63. - In 2 Chronicles 7:6 the author of the Chr. again makes express mention of the singing and playing of the Levites when these offerings were presented. In the performance of this sacrificial act the priests stood על־משׁמרותם, in their stations; but that does not signify separated according to their divisions (Berth.), but in officiis suis (Vulg.), i.e., ordines suos et functiones suas a Davide 1 Chronicles 2 Chronicles 1 Chronicles 24:7. institutas servarunt (Ramb.); see on Numbers 8:26. The Levites with the instruments of song of Jahve, which David had made, i.e., with the instruments invented and appointed by David for song to the praise of the Lord. בּידם דויד בּהלּל, not hymnos David canentes per manus suas (Vulg.), taking דויד הלּל for the praising appointed by David, which by the hands of the Levites, i.e., was performed by the hands of the Levites (Berth.), but literally: when David sang praise by their hand (i.e., their service). This clause seems to be added to the relative clause, "which king David had made," for nearer definition, and to signify that the Levites used the same instruments which David had introduced when he praised God by the playing of the Levites. The form מחצצרים as in 1 Chronicles 15:24.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the Lord

2 Chronicles 1:7 In that night did God appear to Solomon, and said to him, Ask what I shall give you.

Genesis 17:1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said to him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me...

1 Kings 9:2 That the LORD appeared to Solomon the second time, as he had appeared to him at Gibeon.

I have heard

2 Kings 20:5 Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus said the LORD, the God of David your father, I have heard your prayer...

Psalm 10:17 LORD, you have heard the desire of the humble: you will prepare their heart, you will cause your ear to hear:

Psalm 66:19 But truly God has heard me; he has attended to the voice of my prayer.

Luke 1:13 But the angel said to him, Fear not, Zacharias: for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elisabeth shall bear you a son...

Acts 10:31 And said, Cornelius, your prayer is heard, and your alms are had in remembrance in the sight of God.

1 John 5:14,15 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he hears us...

have chosen

2 Chronicles 7:16 For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever...

Deuteronomy 12:5,11 But to the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there...

Psalm 78:68,69 But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved...

Psalm 132:13,14 For the LORD has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his habitation...

an house of sacrifice

2 Kings 2:6 And Elijah said to him, Tarry, I pray you, here; for the LORD has sent me to Jordan. And he said, As the LORD lives...

Deuteronomy 12:6 And thither you shall bring your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, and your tithes, and heave offerings of your hand, and your vows...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 12:5
But you shall seek the place that the LORD your God will choose out of all your tribes to put his name and make his habitation there. There you shall go,

Deuteronomy 12:11
then to the place that the LORD your God will choose, to make his name dwell there, there you shall bring all that I command you: your burnt offerings and your sacrifices, your tithes and the contribution that you present, and all your finest vow offerings that you vow to the LORD.

2 Kings 21:7
And the carved image of Asherah that he had made he set in the house of which the LORD said to David and to Solomon his son, "In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will put my name forever.

2 Chronicles 7:16
For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that my name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will be there for all time.

Malachi 3:4
Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the LORD as in the days of old and as in former years.

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