2 Chronicles 2:1

Preparations for Building the Temple

1 Solomon gave orders to build a temple for the Name of the LORD and a royal palace for himself.

2 Chronicles 2:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 And Solomon determined to build an house for the name of the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.
ESV
1 Now Solomon purposed to build a temple for the name of the LORD, and a royal palace for himself.
NLT
1 Solomon decided to build a Temple to honor the name of the LORD, and also a royal palace for himself.
MSG
1 Solomon gave orders to begin construction on the house of worship in honor of God and a palace for himself.
CSB
1 Solomon decided to build a temple for the name of the Lord and a royal palace for himself,

2 Chronicles 2:1 Meaning and Commentary

2 Chronicles 2:1

And Solomon determined to build an house for the name of the
Lord
For the worship and service of God, and for his honour and glory, being directed, enjoined, and encouraged to it by his father David:

and an house for his kingdom;
for a royal palace for him, and his successors, first the one, and then the other; and in this order they were built.

2 Chronicles 2:1 In-Context

1 Solomon gave orders to build a temple for the Name of the LORD and a royal palace for himself.
2 He conscripted 70,000 men as carriers and 80,000 as stonecutters in the hills and 3,600 as foremen over them.
3 Solomon sent this message to Hiram king of Tyre: “Send me cedar logs as you did for my father David when you sent him cedar to build a palace to live in.
4 Now I am about to build a temple for the Name of the LORD my God and to dedicate it to him for burning fragrant incense before him, for setting out the consecrated bread regularly, and for making burnt offerings every morning and evening and on the Sabbaths, at the New Moons and at the appointed festivals of the LORD our God. This is a lasting ordinance for Israel.
5 “The temple I am going to build will be great, because our God is greater than all other gods.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Deuteronomy 12:5
  • 2. Ecclesiastes 2:4