Add parallel Print Page Options

17 Now, O Lord God of Israel, may the promise you made to your servant David be realized.[a]

18 “God does not really live with humankind on the earth![b] Look, if the sky and the highest heaven cannot contain you, how much less this temple I have built! 19 But respond favorably to[c] your servant’s prayer and his request for help, O Lord my God. Answer[d] the desperate prayer[e] your servant is presenting to you.[f]

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. 2 Chronicles 6:17 tn Or “prove to be reliable.”
  2. 2 Chronicles 6:18 tn Heb “Indeed, can God really live with mankind on the earth?” The rhetorical question expects the answer, “Of course not,” the force of which is reflected in the translation “God does not really live with mankind on the earth.”
  3. 2 Chronicles 6:19 tn Heb “turn to.”
  4. 2 Chronicles 6:19 tn Heb “by listening to.”
  5. 2 Chronicles 6:19 tn Heb “the loud cry and the prayer.”
  6. 2 Chronicles 6:19 tn Heb “praying before you.”
New English Translation (NET)

NET Bible® copyright ©1996-2017 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. http://netbible.com All rights reserved.

Bible Gateway Sponsors