2 Chronicles 2:5
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New International Version
"The temple I am going to build will be great, because our God is greater than all other gods.

King James Bible
And the house which I build is great: for great is our God above all gods.

Darby Bible Translation
And the house that I will build is great; for great is our God above all gods.

World English Bible
"The house which I build is great; for our God is great above all gods.

Young's Literal Translation
And the house that I am building is great, for greater is our God than all gods;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Solomon sent to Huram - This man's name is written חירם Chiram in Kings; and in Chronicles, חורם Churam: there is properly no difference, only a י yod and a ו vau interchanged. See on 1 Kings 5:2 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


2 Chronicles 2:9 Even to prepare me timber in abundance: for the house which I am about to build shall be wonderful great.

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...

1 Chronicles 29:1 Furthermore David the king said to all the congregation, Solomon my son, whom alone God has chosen, is yet young and tender...

Ezekiel 7:20 As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty...

great is our God

Exodus 15:11 Who is like to you, O LORD, among the gods? who is like you, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?

1 Chronicles 16:25 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods.

Psalm 86:8,9 Among the gods there is none like to you, O Lord; neither are there any works like to your works...

Psalm 135:5 For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.

Psalm 145:3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

Jeremiah 10:6 For as much as there is none like to you, O LORD; you are great, and your name is great in might.

1 Timothy 6:15 Which in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

Hiram, the Inspired Artificer
BY REV. W. J. TOWNSEND, D.D. The Temple of Solomon was the crown of art in the old world. There were temples on a larger scale, and of more massive construction, but the enormous masses of masonry of the oldest nations were not comparable with the artistic grace, the luxurious adornments, and the harmonious proportions of this glorious House of God. David had laid up money and material for the great work, but he was not permitted to carry it out. He was a man of war, and blood-stained hands were
George Milligan—Men of the Bible; Some Lesser-Known

The comparative indifference with which Chronicles is regarded in modern times by all but professional scholars seems to have been shared by the ancient Jewish church. Though written by the same hand as wrote Ezra-Nehemiah, and forming, together with these books, a continuous history of Judah, it is placed after them in the Hebrew Bible, of which it forms the concluding book; and this no doubt points to the fact that it attained canonical distinction later than they. Nor is this unnatural. The book
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Exodus 15:11
Who among the gods is like you, LORD? Who is like you-- majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?

Exodus 18:11
Now I know that the LORD is greater than all other gods, for he did this to those who had treated Israel arrogantly."

1 Chronicles 16:25
For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.

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