2 Chronicles 8 Bible Commentary

John Wesley’s Explanatory Notes

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Verse 11

[11] And Solomon brought up the daughter of Pharaoh out of the city of David unto the house that he had built for her: for he said, My wife shall not dwell in the house of David king of Israel, because the places are holy, whereunto the ark of the LORD hath come.

The house — He built this house for her; because the ark was now in the house of David, which therefore ought to be kept pure and free from the very danger and appearance of pollution.

Verse 14

[14] And he appointed, according to the order of David his father, the courses of the priests to their service, and the Levites to their charges, to praise and minister before the priests, as the duty of every day required: the porters also by their courses at every gate: for so had David the man of God commanded.

Man of God — A prophet inspired by God in these matters, whose commands therefore are the commands of God.

Verse 16

[16] Now all the work of Solomon was prepared unto the day of the foundation of the house of the LORD, and until it was finished. So the house of the LORD was perfected.

Prepared — All the materials were procured, and in all points fitted and compleated before-hand.