2 Chronicles 6:1
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New International Version
Then Solomon said, "The LORD has said that he would dwell in a dark cloud;

King James Bible
Then said Solomon, The LORD hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

Darby Bible Translation
Then said Solomon: Jehovah said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

World English Bible
Then Solomon said, "Yahweh has said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

Young's Literal Translation
Then said Solomon, 'Jehovah said -- to dwell in thick darkness,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The Lord hath said that he would dwell - Solomon, seeing the cloud descend and fill the house, immediately took for granted that the Lord had accepted the place, and was now present. What occurred now was precisely the same with what took place when Moses reared the tabernacle in the wilderness; see Exodus 40:34, Exodus 40:35 : A cloud covered the tent - and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. And Moses was not able to enter into the tent - because the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.

The Chaldee paraphrases thus: "Then said Solomon, It has pleased God to place his majesty in the city of Jerusalem, in the house of the sanctuary which I have built to the name of his Word, and he hath placed a dark cloud before him.

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Exodus 20:21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was.

Exodus 24:15-18 And Moses went up into the mount, and a cloud covered the mount...

Leviticus 16:2 And the LORD said to Moses, Speak to Aaron your brother...

Deuteronomy 4:11 And you came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire to the middle of heaven, with darkness, clouds...

1 Kings 8:12 Then spoke Solomon, The LORD said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

Psalm 18:8-11 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it...

Psalm 97:2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.

Nahum 1:3 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked...

Hebrews 12:18 For you are not come to the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor to blackness, and darkness, and tempest,

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December the Eighth Judged by Our Aspirations
"Thou didst well, it was in thine heart." --2 CHRONICLES vi. 1-15. And this was a purpose which the man was not permitted to realize. It was a temple built in the substance of dreams, but never established in wood and stone. And God took the shadowy structure and esteemed it as a perfected pile. The sacred intention was regarded as a finished work. The will to build a temple was regarded as a temple built. And hence I discern the preciousness of all hallowed purpose and desire, even though it
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

Sanctification.
VI. Objections answered. I will consider those passages of scripture which are by some supposed to contradict the doctrine we have been considering. 1 Kings viii. 46: "If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near," etc. On this passage, I remark:-- 1. That this sentiment in nearly the same language, is repeated in 2 Chron. vi. 26, and in Eccl.
Charles Grandison Finney—Systematic Theology

Cross References
1 Kings 8:12
Then Solomon said, "The LORD has said that he would dwell in a dark cloud;

2 Chronicles 6:2
I have built a magnificent temple for you, a place for you to dwell forever."

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