2 Chronicles 7:16
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New International Version
I have chosen and consecrated this temple so that my Name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.

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.

Darby Bible Translation
for I have now chosen and hallowed this house, that my name may be there for ever; and mine eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.

World English Bible
For now have I chosen and made this house holy, that my name may be there forever; and my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.

Young's Literal Translation
and now, I have chosen and sanctified this house for My name being there unto the age; yea, Mine eyes and My heart have been there all the days.

2 Chronicles 7:16 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Now mine eyes shall be open - It shall be pleasing to me in the sight of my Word, that I should incline mine ear," etc. - Targum.

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.

Library
November the Twenty-Fifth after the Prayer the Fire!
"When Solomon had made an end of praying the fire came down from heaven." --2 CHRONICLES vii. 1-11. And the fire is the symbol of the Holy God. Pure flame is our imperfect mode of expressing the Incorruptible. This burning flame is heat and light in one. And when Solomon had prayed, the holy Flame was in their midst. But not only is the flame the symbol of the Holy; it also typifies the power which can make me holy. We have no cleansing minister to compare with fire. Where water fails fire succeeds.
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

Hezekiah
In sharp contrast with the reckless rule of Ahaz was the reformation wrought during the prosperous reign of his son. Hezekiah came to the throne determined to do all in his power to save Judah from the fate that was overtaking the northern kingdom. The messages of the prophets offered no encouragement to halfway measures. Only by most decided reformation could be threatened judgments be averted. In the crisis, Hezekiah proved to be a man of opportunity. No sooner had he ascended the throne than he
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
2 Kings 21:7
He took the carved Asherah pole he had made and put it in the temple, of which the LORD had said to David and to his son Solomon, "In this temple and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will put my Name forever.

2 Chronicles 7:12
the LORD appeared to him at night and said: "I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a temple for sacrifices.

2 Chronicles 7:17
"As for you, if you walk before me faithfully as David your father did, and do all I command, and observe my decrees and laws,

2 Chronicles 33:4
He built altars in the temple of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, "My Name will remain in Jerusalem forever."

2 Chronicles 33:7
He took the image he had made and put it in God's temple, of which God had said to David and to his son Solomon, "In this temple and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will put my Name forever.

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