2 Chronicles 7:16
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English Standard Version
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.

King James Bible
For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.

American Standard Version
For now have I chosen and hallowed this house, that my name may be there for ever; and mine eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I have chosen, and have sanctified this place, that my name may be there for ever, and my eyes and my heart may remain there perpetually.

English Revised Version
For now have I chosen and hallowed this house, that my name may be there for ever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.

Webster's Bible Translation
For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

2 Chronicles 7:7 contains a supplementary remark, and the ו relat. expresses only the connection of the thought, and the verb is to be translated in English by the pluperfect. For the rest, compare on 2 Chronicles 7:4-10 the commentary on 1 Kings 8:62-66.

2 Chronicles 7:16 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

have I chosen

Deuteronomy 12:21 If the place which the LORD your God has chosen to put his name there be too far from you...

Deuteronomy 16:11 And you shall rejoice before the LORD your God, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your manservant, and your maidservant...

1 Kings 8:16,44,48 Since the day that I brought forth my people Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel to build an house...

Psalm 132:14 This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.

Zechariah 3:2 And the LORD said to Satan, The LORD rebuke you, O Satan; even the LORD that has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you...

my name

2 Chronicles 6:5,6,20 Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the land of Egypt I chose no city among all the tribes of Israel to build an house in...

2 Chronicles 33:4-7 Also he built altars in the house of the LORD, whereof the LORD had said, In Jerusalem shall my name be for ever...

1 Kings 8:35 When heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against you; if they pray toward this place...

1 Kings 9:3 And the LORD said to him, I have heard your prayer and your supplication, that you have made before me: I have hallowed this house...

2 Kings 21:4,7,8 And he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD said, In Jerusalem will I put my name...

eyes

2 Chronicles 7:15 Now my eyes shall be open, and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place.

Matthew 3:17 And see a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

John 2:19-21 Jesus answered and said to them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up...

Colossians 2:9 For in him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.

Cross References
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 7:12
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.

2 Chronicles 7:17
And as for you, if you will walk before me as David your father walked, doing according to all that I have commanded you and keeping my statutes and my rules,

2 Chronicles 33:4
And he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, "In Jerusalem shall my name be forever."

2 Chronicles 33:7
And the carved image of the idol that he had made he set in the house of God, of which God 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,

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