Compare Translations for 2 Chronicles 7:2

2 Chronicles 7:2 ASV
And the priests could not enter into the house of Jehovah, because the glory of Jehovah filled Jehovah's house.
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2 Chronicles 7:2 BBE
And the priests were not able to go into the house of the Lord, for the Lord's house was full of the glory of the Lord.
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2 Chronicles 7:2 CEB
The priests were unable to enter the LORD's temple because the LORD's glory had filled the LORD's temple.
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2 Chronicles 7:2 CJB
so that the cohanim could not enter the house of ADONAI; because the glory of ADONAI filled ADONAI's house.
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2 Chronicles 7:2 RHE
Neither could the priests enter into the temple of the Lord, because the majesty of the Lord had filled the temple of the Lord.
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2 Chronicles 7:2 ESV
And the priests could not enter the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD filled the LORD's house.
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2 Chronicles 7:2 GW
The priests couldn't go into the LORD's temple because the LORD's glory had filled the LORD's temple.
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2 Chronicles 7:2 GNT
Because the Temple was full of the dazzling light, the priests could not enter it.
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2 Chronicles 7:2 HNV
The Kohanim could not enter into the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD filled the LORD's house.
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2 Chronicles 7:2 CSB
The priests were not able to enter the Lord's temple because the glory of the Lord filled the temple of the Lord.
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2 Chronicles 7:2 KJV
And the priests could not enter into the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD had filled the LORD'S house.
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2 Chronicles 7:2 LEB
And the priests were not able to go into the house of Yahweh, for the glory of Yahweh had filled the house.
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2 Chronicles 7:2 NAS
The priests could not enter into the house of the LORD because the glory of the LORD filled the LORD'S house.
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2 Chronicles 7:2 NCV
The priests could not enter the Temple of the Lord, because the Lord's glory filled it.
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2 Chronicles 7:2 NIRV
The priests couldn't enter the temple of the Lord. His glory filled it.
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2 Chronicles 7:2 NIV
The priests could not enter the temple of the LORD because the glory of the LORD filled it.
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2 Chronicles 7:2 NKJV
And the priests could not enter the house of the Lord, because the glory of the Lord had filled the Lord's house.
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2 Chronicles 7:2 NLT
The priests could not even enter the Temple of the LORD because the glorious presence of the LORD filled it.
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2 Chronicles 7:2 NRS
The priests could not enter the house of the Lord, because the glory of the Lord filled the Lord's house.
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2 Chronicles 7:2 RSV
And the priests could not enter the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD filled the LORD's house.
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2 Chronicles 7:2 DBY
And the priests could not enter into the house of Jehovah, because the glory of Jehovah filled Jehovah's house.
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2 Chronicles 7:2 MSG
The Glory was so dense that the priests couldn't get in - God so filled The Temple that there was no room for the priests!
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2 Chronicles 7:2 WBT
And the priests could not enter into the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD had filled the LORD'S house.
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2 Chronicles 7:2 TMB
And the priests could not enter into the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD had filled the LORD'S house.
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2 Chronicles 7:2 TNIV
The priests could not enter the temple of the LORD because the glory of the LORD filled it.
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2 Chronicles 7:2 WEB
The priests could not enter into the house of Yahweh, because the glory of Yahweh filled Yahweh's house.
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2 Chronicles 7:2 WYC
And the priests might not enter into the temple of the Lord; for the mighty shining of the Lord had full-filled the temple of the Lord. (And the priests could not enter into the Temple of the Lord; for the mighty shining of the Lord had fully filled the Temple of the Lord.)
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2 Chronicles 7:2 YLT
and the priests have not been able to go in unto the house of Jehovah, because the honour of Jehovah hath filled the house of Jehovah.
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2 Chronicles 7 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 7

God's answer to Solomon's prayer.

- God gave a gracious answer to Solomon's prayer. The mercies of God to sinners are made known in a manner well suited to impress all who receive them, with his majesty and holiness. The people worshipped and praised God. When he manifests himself as a consuming Fire to sinners, his people can rejoice in him as their Light. Nay, they had reason to say, that God was good in this. It is of the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, but the sacrifice in our stead, for which we should be very thankful. And whoever beholds with true faith, the Saviour agonizing and dying for man's sin, will, by that view, find his godly sorrow enlarged, his hatred of sin increased, his soul made more watchful, and his life more holy. Solomon prosperously effected all he designed, for adorning both God's house and his own. Those who begin with the service of God, are likely to go on successfully in their own affairs. It was Solomon's praise, that what he undertook, he went through with; it was by the grace of God that he prospered in it. Let us then stand in awe, and sin not. Let us fear the Lord's displeasure, hope in his mercy, and walk in his commandments.

2 Chronicles 7 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 7

2 Chronicles 7:1-3 . GOD GIVES TESTIMONY TO SOLOMON'S PRAYER; THE PEOPLE WORSHIP.

1. the fire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt offering--Every act of worship was accompanied by a sacrifice. The preternatural stream of fire kindled the mass of flesh, and was a token of the divine acceptance of Solomon's prayer 1 Kings 18:38 ).
the glory of the Lord filled the house--The cloud, which was the symbol of God's presence and majesty, filled the interior of the temple ( Exodus 40:35 ).

2. the priests could not enter--Both from awe of the miraculous fire that was burning on the altar and from the dense cloud that enveloped the sanctuary, they were unable for some time to perform their usual functions But afterwards, their courage and confidence being revived, they approached the altar and busied themselves in the offering of an immense number of sacrifices.

3. all the children of Israel . . . bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement--This form of prostration (that of lying on one's knees with the forehead touching the earth), is the manner in which the Hebrews, and Orientals in general, express the most profound sentiments of reverence and humility. The courts of the temple were densely crowded on the occasion, and the immense multitude threw themselves on the ground. What led the Israelites suddenly to assume that prostrate attitude on the occasion referred to, was the spectacle of the symbolical cloud slowly and majestically descending upon the temple, and then entering it.

2 Chronicles 7:4-11 . SOLOMON'S SACRIFICES.

4. Then the king and all the people offered sacrifices--Whether the individual worshippers slaughtered their own cattle, or a certain portion of the vast number of the Levitical order in attendance performed that work, as they sometimes did, in either case the offerings were made through the priests, who presented the blood and the fat upon the altar

5, 6. so the king and all the people dedicated the house of God--The ceremonial of dedication consisted principally in the introduction of the ark into the temple, and in the sacrificial offerings that were made on a scale of magnitude suitable to the extraordinary occasion. All present, the king, the people, and the priests, took part according to their respective stations in the performance of the solemn service. The duty, of course, devolved chiefly on the priests, and hence in proceeding to describe their several departments of work, the historian says, generally, "the priests waited on their offices." While great numbers would be occupied with the preparation and offering of the victims, others sounded with their trumpets, and the different bands of the Levites praised the Lord with vocal and instrumental music, by Psalms 136:1-26 , the hundred thirty-sixth Psalm, the oft-recurring chorus of which is, "for His mercy endureth for ever."

7. Solomon hallowed the middle of the court--On this extraordinary occasion, when a larger number of animals were offered than one altar and the usual place of rings to which the animals were bound would admit, the whole space was taken in that was between the place of rings and the west end of the court to be used as a temporary place for additional altars. On that part of the spacious court holocausts were burning all round.

8. Solomon kept the feast seven days--The time chosen for the dedication of the temple was immediately previous to the feast of tabernacles harvest, corresponding to our September and October, lasted seven days, and during so prolonged a festival there was time afforded for the offering of the immense sacrifices enumerated. A large proportion of these were peace offerings, which afforded to the people the means of festive enjoyment.
all Israel . . . from the entering in of Hamath--that is, the defile at Lebanon.
unto the river of Egypt--that is, Rhinocorura, now El-Arish, the south boundary of Palestine.

10. on the three and twentieth day of the seventh month--This was the last day of the feast of tabernacles.

2 Chronicles 7:12-22 . GOD APPEARS TO HIM.

12. the Lord appeared to Solomon by The dedication of the temple must have been an occasion of intense national interest to Solomon and his subjects. Nor was the interest merely temporary or local. The record of it is read and thought of with an interest that is undiminished by the lapse of time. The fact that this was the only temple of all nations in which the true God was worshipped imparts a moral grandeur to the scene and prepares the mind for the sublime prayer that was offered at the dedication. The pure theism of that prayer--its acknowledgment of the unity of God as well as of His moral perfections in providence and grace, came from the same divine source as the miraculous fire. They indicated sentiments and feelings of exalted and spiritual devotion, which sprang not from the unaided mind of man, but from the fountain of revelation. The reality of the divine presence was attested by the miracle, and that miracle stamped the seal of truth upon the theology of the temple-worship.