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the Are came down: i.e. to consume the sacrifices. See note on Genesis 4:4 . This is complementary to 1 Kings 8:63 , 1 Kings 8:64 .
sacrifices = victims. Hebrew. zebah. App-43 .
children = sons.
mercy = grace.
offered = sacrificed. Hebrew. zebach. App-43 .
God. Hebrew. ha-Elohim = the [true] God. App-4 .
hallowed. See note on "holy "(Exodus 3:5 ).
offered = prepared. Hebrew. 'asah . App-43 .
the feast: i.e. of Tabernacles.
congregation = assembly, or muster.
the river = torrent, or Wady. Hebrew. nahal.
appeared to Solomon. This was thirteen years after the dedication. Compare 2 Chronicles 7:1 with 2 Chronicles 8:1 . 1 Kings 6:37 ; 1 Kings 9:1 . The fire from heaven was the immediate answer to Solomon's prayer. This later answer shows that the prayers of God's people are ever fresh before Him.
which are called by My name = upon whom My name is called.
as = according as.
covenanted = confirmed by covenant.
fail thee = be cut off from thee.
nations = the peoples.
an astonishment. Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6 = a cause of astonishment to others.
God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .
evil. Same as "wicked", 2 Chronicles 7:14 .
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 7". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/
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