7:10 On the twenty-third day of the seventh month, Solomon 1 sent the people home. They left 2 happy and contented 3 because of the good the Lord had done for David, Solomon, and his people Israel.
7:11 After Solomon finished building the Lord’s temple and the royal palace, and accomplished all his plans for the Lord’s temple and his royal palace, 4 7:12 the Lord appeared to Solomon at night and said to him: “I have answered 5 your prayer and chosen this place to be my temple where sacrifices are to be made. 6
1 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Solomon) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
2 tn The words “they left” are supplied in the translation for stylistic reasons.
3 tn Heb “good of heart.”
4 tn Heb “and all that entered the heart of Solomon to do in the house of the
5 tn Heb “I have heard.”
6 tn Heb “temple of sacrifice.” This means the