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Bible Commentaries

Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible

2 Chronicles 6

Verses 1-42

Solomon’s Prayer

The first 39 vv. of this chapter repeat 1 Kings 8:12-50, the conclusion of the prayer, as given in 1 Kings 8:51-61, being omitted and three additional vv. being substituted.

5. Neither chose I any man] Saul, though chosen, was subsequently rejected: 1 Samuel 15:26.

13. For Solomon had made, etc.] This is not mentioned in 1 Kings 8.

41. Now therefore arise, etc.] The same words occur in Psalms 132:8, Psalms 132:9. Be clothed with.. goodness] i.e. enjoy victory and prosperity.

42. Turn not away, etc.] i.e. do not reject his prayer and make him turn away in disappointment. For anointed cp. 1 Samuel 12:3; 1 Samuel 24:6.

The mercies of David] i.e. the mercies promised and shown to David: cp. Psalms 89:49.

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Dummelow, John. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6". "Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible". 1909.