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2 Chronicles 1

Overview

2 Chronicles 1:1, The solemn offering of Solomon at Gibeon; 2 Chronicles 1:7, Solomon’s choice of wisdom is blessed by God; 2 Chronicles 1:13, Solomon’s forces and wealth.

Verse 1

was strengthened: 1 Kings 2:12, 1 Kings 2:46

the Lord: Genesis 21:22, Genesis 39:2, Genesis 39:21, Exodus 3:12, 1 Chronicles 17:8, Matthew 28:20

magnified: 1 Chronicles 29:25, Philippians 2:9-11

Reciprocal: Genesis 26:28 - was with Joshua 3:7 - magnify thee 1 Kings 1:37 - As the 2 Chronicles 6:10 - I am risen 2 Chronicles 9:1 - fame 2 Chronicles 11:17 - three years 2 Chronicles 32:23 - he was magnified Ecclesiastes 2:9 - General

Verse 2

Then Solomon: This seems to have taken place a short time after David's decease, and, according to some, in the second year of Solomon's reign; when being established in his kingdom, he convened his chief men, and spake to them concerning the solemn sacrifice which he purposed to offer to God.

to the captains: 2 Chronicles 29:20, 2 Chronicles 30:2, 2 Chronicles 34:29, 2 Chronicles 34:30, 1 Chronicles 13:1, 1 Chronicles 15:3, 1 Chronicles 27:1, 1 Chronicles 28:1, 1 Chronicles 29:1

the chief: 1 Chronicles 15:12, 1 Chronicles 24:4, 1 Chronicles 24:31

Verse 3

Gibeon: 1 Kings 3:4-15, 1 Chronicles 16:39, 1 Chronicles 21:29

the tabernacle: Exodus 26:1-37, Exodus 40:2, Exodus 40:34, Leviticus 1:1

the servant: Deuteronomy 34:5

Reciprocal: Joshua 9:17 - Gibeon 1 Kings 3:2 - the people 1 Kings 8:4 - and the 2 Chronicles 1:13 - at Gibeon 2 Chronicles 5:5 - the tabernacle

Verse 4

the ark: The tabernacle and the brazen altar still remained at Gibeon; but David had brought away the ark out of the tabernacle, and placed it in a tent at Jerusalem. 2 Samuel 6:2, 2 Samuel 6:17, 1 Chronicles 13:5, 1 Chronicles 13:6, 1 Chronicles 15:1, 1 Chronicles 15:25-28

for he had pitched: 1 Chronicles 16:1, Psalms 132:5, Psalms 132:6

Reciprocal: Joshua 9:17 - Kirjathjearim Judges 18:12 - Kirjathjearim 2 Samuel 7:2 - curtains 1 Chronicles 16:39 - before 1 Chronicles 17:1 - under curtains 2 Chronicles 5:2 - out

Verse 5

the brazen: Exodus 27:1-8, Exodus 38:1-7

Bezaleel: Exodus 31:2, 1 Chronicles 2:19, 1 Chronicles 2:20

he put: or, was there

sought unto it: went to seek the Lord there

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 16:14 - the brazen 2 Chronicles 4:1 - an altar Job 22:24 - lay up

Verse 6

a thousand: 1 Kings 3:4, 1 Kings 8:63, 1 Chronicles 29:21, Isaiah 40:16

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 7:5 - a sacrifice 2 Chronicles 15:11 - seven hundred Malachi 3:4 - as

Verse 7

In that night: This was the night following the sacrifice which Solomon had offered. 1 Kings 3:5-15, Proverbs 3:5, Proverbs 3:6

Ask: Matthew 7:7, Matthew 7:8, Mark 10:36, Mark 10:37, Mark 10:51, John 16:23, 1 John 5:14, 1 John 5:15

Reciprocal: Genesis 18:1 - appeared 1 Kings 3:4 - Gibeon 1 Kings 9:2 - as he 2 Chronicles 7:12 - the Lord Psalms 119:125 - give Matthew 6:33 - seek 1 Corinthians 4:7 - and what

Verse 8

Thou has showed: 2 Samuel 7:8, 2 Samuel 7:9, 2 Samuel 12:7, 2 Samuel 12:8, 2 Samuel 22:51, 2 Samuel 23:1, Psalms 86:13, Psalms 89:20-28, Psalms 89:49, Isaiah 55:3

to reign: 1 Chronicles 28:5, 1 Chronicles 29:23

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 2:24 - set me 2 Timothy 2:7 - and

Verse 9

let thy promise: 2 Samuel 7:12-16, 2 Samuel 7:25-29, 1 Chronicles 17:11-14, 1 Chronicles 17:23-27, 1 Chronicles 28:6, 1 Chronicles 28:7, Psalms 89:35-37, Psalms 132:11, Psalms 132:12

for thou hast: 1 Kings 3:7, 1 Kings 3:8

like the dust: Heb. much as the dust, Genesis 13:16, Genesis 22:17, Numbers 23:10

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 13:5 - as the sand 1 Kings 2:24 - set me 1 Kings 8:26 - let thy word 2 Kings 2:9 - Elisha said 1 Chronicles 28:5 - to sit Matthew 25:16 - went

Verse 10

Give me: 1 Kings 3:9, Psalms 119:34, Psalms 119:73, Proverbs 2:2-6, Proverbs 3:13-18, Proverbs 4:7, James 1:5

go out: Numbers 27:17, Deuteronomy 31:2, 2 Samuel 5:2

for who can: 2 Corinthians 2:16, 2 Corinthians 3:5

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:6 - General 1 Kings 4:29 - God 2 Kings 2:9 - Elisha said 1 Chronicles 22:12 - Only the 2 Chronicles 2:6 - who am I then 2 Chronicles 2:12 - endued 2 Chronicles 9:23 - God Psalms 72:1 - Give Psalms 119:169 - give me Proverbs 2:5 - shalt Ecclesiastes 1:16 - Lo Daniel 1:17 - God Daniel 2:21 - he giveth Matthew 25:16 - went

Verse 11

Because: This does not occur in Kings, and it implies that the request of Solomon, as arising from a spiritual judgment and heart, was peculiarly acceptable to that God who searches, regards, and demands the heart. God promised Solomon all the things which he had not asked, except the life of his enemies; for he was to be a peaceable king, a type of the Prince of peace.

this was: 1 Samuel 16:7, 1 Kings 3:11-13, 1 Kings 8:18, 1 Chronicles 28:2, 1 Chronicles 29:17, 1 Chronicles 29:18, Proverbs 23:7, Acts 5:4, Hebrews 4:12

that thou mayest: 1 Kings 3:28, Proverbs 14:8, James 3:13, James 3:17

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 3:12 - I have given 2 Chronicles 18:1 - riches Proverbs 3:14 - General Ecclesiastes 6:2 - a man James 1:17 - good

Verse 12

I will give: Matthew 6:33, Ephesians 3:20

such as none: 2 Chronicles 9:22, 1 Chronicles 29:25, Ecclesiastes 2:9, James 1:5

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 3:12 - I have given 1 Kings 5:12 - as he promised him 2 Chronicles 1:15 - the king 2 Chronicles 9:1 - fame 2 Chronicles 25:8 - The Lord 2 Chronicles 32:27 - exceeding much Nehemiah 13:26 - yet among Psalms 89:27 - higher Proverbs 3:14 - General Daniel 1:17 - God James 1:17 - good

Verse 13

at Gibeon: 2 Chronicles 1:3

reigned: 1 Kings 4:24, 1 Kings 4:25

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 16:39 - before 1 Chronicles 21:29 - Gibeon

Verse 14

Solomon: 2 Chronicles 9:25, Deuteronomy 17:16, 1 Kings 4:26, 1 Kings 10:16, 1 Kings 10:26-29

the chariot cities: Cities where the chariots, and horses belonging to them, were kept.

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 8:6 - chariot cities Song of Solomon 1:9 - to a

Verse 15

the king: He destroyed its value by making it so exceedingly plentiful. 2 Chronicles 1:12, 2 Chronicles 9:27, 1 Kings 10:27-29, Job 22:24, Job 22:25, Isaiah 60:17

made: Heb. gave

sycamore trees: 2 Chronicles 9:27, Isaiah 9:10, Amos 7:14

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 5:9 - in giving food 2 Chronicles 17:5 - he had riches

Verse 16

Solomon: Heb. the going forth of the horses which was Solomon's, 2 Chronicles 9:28, 1 Kings 10:28-29,

linen yarn: The word מקוא [Strong's H4723], or מקוה [Strong's H4723], mikweh, is regarded by the ancient translators as a proper name. The LXX have וך וךןץו, "from Tekoa," the Vulgate, de Coa, "from Koa," which is adopted by Dr. Geddes; the Syriac, "from the city Aphelia;" and the Arabic, "ex urbe Australium." Bochart thinks it signifies a tribute; others suppose that it signifies a string or drove of horses, or as Jarchi says, what the Germans call Stutte, a stud; but Houbigant supposes it to be a corruption for mercavah, "chariots." Our English translation, however, which regards it as synonymous with tikwah, seems by far the best. According to Norden, linen yarn is still one of the principal articles of commerce in Egypt, and is exported in very large quantities, together with unmanufactured flax and spun cotton; and Sanutus, 400 years ago, remarked that though Christian countries abounded in flax, yet the goodness of the Egyptian was such, that it was dispersed even to the west.

Verse 17

the kings: 2 Kings 10:29

means: Heb. hand

Reciprocal: Judges 1:26 - the land 1 Kings 10:28 - horses brought

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 1". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/2-chronicles-1.html.