2 Chronicles 6:2
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New Living Translation
Now I have built a glorious Temple for you, a place where you can live forever!"

King James Bible
But I have built an house of habitation for thee, and a place for thy dwelling for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
But I have built a house of habitation for thee, even a settled place for thee to abide in for ever.

World English Bible
But I have built you a house of habitation, and a place for you to dwell in forever."

Young's Literal Translation
and I -- I have built a house of habitation for Thee, and a fixed place for Thy dwelling to the ages.'

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Results of Transgression
Prominent among the primary causes that led Solomon into extravagance and oppression was his failure to maintain and foster the spirit of self-sacrifice. When, at the foot of Sinai, Moses told the people of the divine command, "Let them make Me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them," the response of the Israelites was accompanied by the appropriate gifts. "They came, everyone whose heart stirred him up, and everyone whom his spirit made willing," and brought offerings. Exodus 25:8; 35:21. For
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

The Temple and Its Dedication
The long-cherished plan of David to erect a temple to the Lord, Solomon wisely carried out. For seven years Jerusalem was filled with busy workers engaged in leveling the chosen site, in building vast retaining walls, in laying broad foundations,--"great stones, costly stones, and hewed stones,"--in shaping the heavy timbers brought from the Lebanon forests, and in erecting the magnificent sanctuary. 1 Kings 5:17. Simultaneously with the preparation of wood and stone, to which task many thousands
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Chronicles
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
2 Chronicles 1:4
David had already moved the Ark of God from Kiriath-jearim to the tent he had prepared for it in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 6:1
Then Solomon prayed, "O LORD, you have said that you would live in a thick cloud of darkness.

2 Chronicles 6:3
Then the king turned around to the entire community of Israel standing before him and gave this blessing:

Ezra 7:15
We also commission you to take with you silver and gold, which we are freely presenting as an offering to the God of Israel who lives in Jerusalem.

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