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1 Kings 8:16 CEB

16 ‘From the day I brought my people Israel out of Egypt I haven't selected a city from any Israelite tribe as a site for the building of a temple for my name. But now I have chosen David to be over my people Israel.'

Study tools for 1 Kings 8:16

  • a 8:2 - September–October, Tishrei; Ethanim is a month from a Canaanite calendar.
  • b 8:29 - Or <i>for, regarding</i>; also used in several verses that follow
  • c 8:31 - Heb uncertain
  • d 8:35 - Or <i>answered them</i>
  • e 8:37 - LXX <i>one of</i>; MT <i>in the land of their gates</i>
  • f 8:47 - Heb adds <i>in the land they are held captive.</i>
  • g 8:66 - The second seven-day celebration (see 2 Chron 7:8-9); but contrast LXX.