New International Version
On the eighth day they held an assembly, for they had celebrated the dedication of the altar for seven days and the festival for seven days more.
King James Bible
And in the eighth day they made a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.
Darby Bible Translation
And on the eighth day they held a solemn assembly; for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.
World English Bible
On the eighth day they held a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.
Young's Literal Translation
And they make on the eighth day a restraint, because the dedication of the altar they have made seven days, and the feast seven days.
2 Chronicles 7:9 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The entering in of Hamath - "From the entrance of Antioch to the Nile of Egypt." - Targum.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
solemn assembly [heb] restraint
LibraryNovember 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
For seven days present food offerings to the LORD, and on the eighth day hold a sacred assembly and present a food offering to the LORD. It is the closing special assembly; do no regular work.
When the altar was anointed, the leaders brought their offerings for its dedication and presented them before the altar.
2 Chronicles 7:10
On the twenty-third day of the seventh month he sent the people to their homes, joyful and glad in heart for the good things the LORD had done for David and Solomon and for his people Israel.
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