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.

Read 2 Chronicles 2:1 Using Other Translations

And Solomon determined to build an house for the name of the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.
Now Solomon purposed to build a temple for the name of the LORD, and a royal palace for himself.
Solomon decided to build a Temple to honor the name of the LORD, and also a royal palace for himself.

What does 2 Chronicles 2:1 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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.

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