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2 Chronicles 6:5

Overview - 2 Chronicles 6
Solomon, having blessed the people, blesses God.
12 Solomon's prayer in the consecration of the temple, upon the brasen scaffold, etc.
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2 Chronicles 6:5  (King James Version)
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, that my name might be there; neither chose I any man to be a ruler over my people Israel:
 


Since the day
2 Samuel 7:6 2 Samuel 7:7 ; 1 Kings 8:16

my name
Exodus 20:24 ; 23:21 Deuteronomy 12:5 Deuteronomy 12:11 ; Daniel 9:19

neither chose
The judges and Saul were chosen by God, for a season, to be rulers of Israel; but not to establish a permanent and hereditary authority over that people, as was the case with David. This clause is wanting in the parallel passage of Kings; but it helps to clear the sense.
1 Samuel 10:24 ; 1 Samuel 13:13 1 Samuel 13:14 15:23 2 Samuel 7:15 2 Samuel 7:16
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