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2 Chronicles 3:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And he garnished the house with precious stones for beauty: and the gold was gold of Parvaim.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And he garnished the house with precious stones for beauty: and the gold [was] gold of Parvaim.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Further, he adorned the house with precious stones; and the gold was gold from Parvaim.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And he garnished the house with precious stones for beauty: and the gold [was] gold of Parvaim.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And he overlaid the house with precious stones for beauty; and the gold was gold of Parvaim.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And he covered the house with precious stones, for beauty,—and, the gold, was gold of Parvaim.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and he overlayeth the house with precious stone for beauty, and the gold [is] gold of Parvaim,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He paved also the floor of the temple with most precious marble, of great beauty.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And he garnished the house with precious stones for beautie, and the gold [was] gold of Paruaim.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And he garnished the house with precious stones for beauty; and he gilded it with gold of the gold from Pharuim.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And he garnished the house with precious stones for beauty: and the gold [was] gold of Parwayim.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And he garnished 6823
{6823} Prime
צָפָה
tsaphah
{tsaw-faw'}
A primitive root (probably rather identical with H6822 through the idea of expansion in outlook transformed to act); to sheet over (especially with metal).
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
the house 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
with precious 3368
{3368} Prime
יָקָר
yaqar
{yaw-kawr'}
From H3365; valuable (objectively or subjectively).
stones 68
{0068} Prime
אֶבֶן
'eben
{eh'-ben}
From the root of H1129 through the meaning, to build; a stone.
for beauty: 8597
{8597} Prime
תִּפְאָרָה
tiph'arah
{tif-aw-raw'}
From H6286; ornament (abstractly or concretely, literally or figuratively).
and the gold 2091
{2091} Prime
זָהָב
zahab
{zaw-hawb'}
From an unused root meaning to shimmer; gold; figuratively something gold colored (that is, yellow), as oil, a clear sky.
[was] gold 2091
{2091} Prime
זָהָב
zahab
{zaw-hawb'}
From an unused root meaning to shimmer; gold; figuratively something gold colored (that is, yellow), as oil, a clear sky.
of Parwäyim פַּרוָיִם. 6516
{6516} Prime
פַּרְוָיִם
Parvayim
{par-vah'-yim}
Of foreign origin; Parvajim, an Oriental region.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Chronicles 3:6

_ _ he garnished the house with precious stones for beauty — better, he paved the house with precious and beautiful marble [Kitto]. It may be, after all, that these were stones with veins of different colors for decorating the walls. This was an ancient and thoroughly Oriental kind of embellishment. There was an under pavement of marble, which was covered with planks of fir. The whole interior was lined with boards, richly decorated with carved work, clusters of foliage and flowers, among which the pomegranate and lotus (or water-lily) were conspicuous; and overlaid, excepting the floor, with gold, either by gilding or in plates (1 Kings 6:1-38).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Chronicles 3:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Chronicles 3:6

And he garnished the house with precious stones for beauty: and the gold [was] gold of (e) Parvaim.

(e) Some think it is Peru.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
garnished:
Heb. covered

precious:

1 Chronicles 29:2 Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God the gold for [things to be made] of gold, and the silver for [things] of silver, and the brass for [things] of brass, the iron for [things] of iron, and wood for [things] of wood; onyx stones, and [stones] to be set, glistering stones, and of divers colours, and all manner of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance.
1 Chronicles 29:8 And they with whom [precious] stones were found gave [them] to the treasure of the house of the LORD, by the hand of Jehiel the Gershonite.
Isaiah 54:11-12 O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, [and] not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires. ... And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones.
Revelation 21:18-21 And the building of the wall of it was [of] jasper: and the city [was] pure gold, like unto clear glass. ... And the twelve gates [were] twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city [was] pure gold, as it were transparent glass.

Parvaim:
Parvaim is supposed by Calmet to be the same as Sepharvaim in Armenia or Media; Bochart is of opinion that it is Taprobanes, now the island of Ceylon, which he drives from taph, a border, and Parvan, i.e., "the coast of Parvan;" but the late Editor of Calmet thinks it the same as the Parvatoi mountains of Ptolemy, at the head of the Indus.
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