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Bible Commentaries
2 Chronicles 5

Trapp's Complete CommentaryTrapp's Commentary

Verse 1

Thus all the work that Solomon made for the house of the LORD was finished: and Solomon brought in [all] the things that David his father had dedicated; and the silver, and the gold, and all the instruments, put he among the treasures of the house of God.

Thus all the work. — See 1 Kings 7:51 .

Verse 2

Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, unto Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which [is] Zion.

Then Solomon assembled, … — See for this whole chapter following, 1 Kings 8:1-12 . See Trapp on " 1 Kings 8:1 "

Verse 3

Wherefore all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto the king in the feast which [was] in the seventh month.

In the seventh month. — Called Ethanim: haply from the many festivals therein observed. And Solomon fitly taketh that time for the dedication of the temple.

Verse 9

And they drew out the staves [of the ark], that the ends of the staves were seen from the ark before the oracle; but they were not seen without. And there it is unto this day.

And there it is unto this day,i.e., Until the time that the larger Chronicles of the Kings of Judah out of which Ezra compiled this abstract - were written.

Verse 11

And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy [place]: (for all the priests [that were] present were sanctified, [and] did not [then] wait by course:

And did not then wait by course. — Because the work was extraordinary.

Verse 12

Also the Levites [which were] the singers, all of them of Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren, [being] arrayed in white linen, having cymbals and psalteries and harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them an hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets:)

Being arrayed in white linen. — Which might remind them of that innoceney and integrity required of them.

Verse 13

It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers [were] as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up [their] voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of musick, and praised the LORD, [saying], For [he is] good; for his mercy [endureth] for ever: that [then] the house was filled with a cloud, [even] the house of the LORD;

Were even as one, to make one sound. — Signifying that unanimity and good agreement that must be amongst ministers, yea, all Christians.

Verse 14

So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God.

So that the priests could not stand. — This showed that that Levitical ministry should cease when the Lord Christ came.

Bibliographical Information
Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 5". Trapp's Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/jtc/2-chronicles-5.html. 1865-1868.
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