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2 Chronicles 8:1 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, wherein Solomon had built the house of Jehovah, and his own house,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, wherein Solomon had built the house of the LORD, and his own house,
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Now it came about at the end of the twenty years in which Solomon had built the house of the LORD and his own house
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, wherein Solomon had built the house of the LORD, and his own house,
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, when Solomon had built the house of Jehovah and his own house,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And it came to pass, at the end of twenty years, wherein Solomon had built the house of Yahweh, and his own house,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And it cometh to pass, at the end of twenty years, that Solomon hath built the house of Jehovah, and his own house.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And at the end of twenty years after Solomon had built the house of the Lord and his own house:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And it came to passe (at the end of twentie yeeres, wherein Solomon had built the house of the LORD, & his own house)
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And it came to pass after twenty years, in which Solomon built the house of the Lord, and his own house,
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, wherein Shelomoh had built the house of Yahweh, and his own house,

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And it came to pass x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
at the end 7093
{7093} Prime
קֵץ
qets
{kates}
Contracted from H7112; an extremity; adverbially (with prepositional prefix) after.
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
of twenty 6242
{6242} Prime
עֶשְׂרִים
`esriym
{es-reem'}
From H6235; twenty; also (ordinal) twentieth.
years, 8141
{8141} Prime
שָׁנֵה
shaneh
{shaw-neh'}
(The first form being in plural only, the second form being feminine); from H8138; a year (as a revolution of time).
wherein x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
lm שְׁלֹמֹה 8010
{8010} Prime
שְׁלֹמֹה
Sh@lomoh
{shel-o-mo'}
From H7965; peaceful; Shelomoh, David's successor.
had built 1129
{1129} Prime
בָּנָה
banah
{baw-naw'}
A primitive root; to build (literally and figuratively).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
the house 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
of Yhw יָהוֶה, 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
and his own house, 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Chronicles 8:1

_ _ 2 Chronicles 8:1-6. Solomon’s buildings.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

2 Chronicles 8:1-11

_ _ This we had 1 Kings 9:10-24, and therefore shall only observe here,

_ _ I. Though Solomon was a man of great learning and knowledge, yet he spent his days, not in contemplation, but in action, not in his study, but in his country, in building cities and fortifying them, in a time of peace preparing for a time of war, which is as much a man's business as it is in summer to provide food for winter.

_ _ II. As he was a man of business himself, and did not consult his own ease, so he employed a great many hands, kept abundance of people to work. It is the interest of a state by all means possible to promote and encourage industry, and to keep its subjects from idleness. A great many strangers there were in Israel, many that remained of the Canaanites; and they were welcome to live there, but not to live and do nothing. The men of Laish, who had no business, were an easy prey to the invaders, Judges 18:7.

_ _ III. When Solomon had begun with building the house of God, and made good work and quick work of that, he prospered in all his undertakings, so that he built all that he desired to build, 2 Chronicles 8:6. Those who have a genius for building find that one project draws on another, and the latter must amend and improve the former. Now observe, 1. How the divine providence gratified even Solomon's humour, and gave him success, not only in all that he needed to build and that it was for his advantage to build, but in all that he had a mind to build. So indulgent a Father God is sometimes to the innocent desires of his children that serve him. Thus he pleased Jacob with that promise, Joseph shall put his hand on thy eyes. 2. Solomon knew how to set bounds to his desires. He was not one of those that enlarge them endlessly, and can never be satisfied, but knew when to draw in; for he finished all he desired, and then he desired no more. He did not sit down and fret that he had not more cities to build, as Alexander did that he had not more worlds to conquer, Habakkuk 2:5.

_ _ IV. That one reason why Solomon built a palace on purpose for the queen, and removed her and her court to it, was because he thought it by no means proper that she should dwell in the house of David (2 Chronicles 8:11), considering that that had been a place of great piety, and perhaps her house was a place of great vanity. She was proselyted, it is likely, to the Jewish religion; but it is a question whether all her servants were. Perhaps they had among them the idols of Egypt, and a great deal of profaneness and debauchery. Now, though Solomon had not zeal and courage enough to suppress and punish what was amiss there, yet he so far consulted the honour of his father's memory that he would not suffer that place to be thus profaned where the ark of God had been and where holy David had prayed many a good prayer and sung many a sweet psalm. Not that all the places where the ark had been were so holy as never to be put to a common use; for then the houses of Abinadab and Obed-edom must have been so. But the place where it had been so long, and had been so publicly attended on, was so venerable that it was not fit to be the place of so much gaiety, not to say iniquity, as was to be found, I fear, in the court that Pharaoh's daughter kept. Note, Between things sacred and things common the ancient landmarks ought to be kept up. It was an outer-court of the temple that was the court of the women.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Chronicles 8:1

And it came to pass at the end of (a) twenty years, wherein Solomon had built the house of the LORD, and his own house,

(a) Signifying that he was 20 years in building them.

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at the end:

1 Kings 9:10 And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, when Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the LORD, and the king's house,
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