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Bible Commentaries

Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

2 Chronicles 1

Verses 2-6

Sought unto it - i. e., “frequented it” - “were in the habit of making use of it.”

Verses 7-12

I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honor - Remark that the writer says nothing of any promise to Solomon of “long life,” which, however, had been mentioned in 2 Chronicles 1:11 among the blessings which he might have been expected to ask. The reason for the omission would seem to lie in the writer’s desire to record only what is good of this great king. Long life was included in the promises made to him; but it was granted conditionally; and Solomon not fulfilling the conditions, it did not take effect (1 Kings 3:14 note).

Verse 13

From his journey - These words are not in the original text, which is thought to be corrupt. It is best to correct the text, and then simply to translate: “And Solomon came from the high place that was at Gibeon to Jerusalem.”

Verses 14-17

This passage is very nearly identical with 1 Kings 10:26-29.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 1". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". 1870.