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2 Chronicles 2:6

Context
NET ©

Of course, who can really build a temple for him, since the sky 1  and the highest heavens cannot contain him? Who am I that I should build him a temple! It will really be only a place to offer sacrifices before him. 2 

NIV ©

But who is able to build a temple for him, since the heavens, even the highest heavens, cannot contain him? Who then am I to build a temple for him, except as a place to burn sacrifices before him?

NASB ©

"But who is able to build a house for Him, for the heavens and the highest heavens cannot contain Him? So who am I, that I should build a house for Him, except to burn incense before Him?

NLT ©

But who can really build him a worthy home? Not even the highest heavens can contain him! So who am I to consider building a Temple for him, except as a place to burn sacrifices to him?

MSG ©

But who is capable of building such a structure? Why, the skies--the entire cosmos!--can't begin to contain him. And me, who am I to think I can build a house adequate for God--burning incense to him is about all I'm good for!

BBE ©

But who may have strength enough to make a house for him, seeing that the heaven and the heaven of heavens are not wide enough to be his resting-place? who am I then to make a house for him? But I am building it only for the burning of perfume before him.

NRSV ©

But who is able to build him a house, since heaven, even highest heaven, cannot contain him? Who am I to build a house for him, except as a place to make offerings before him?

NKJV ©

But who is able to build Him a temple, since heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain Him? Who am I then, that I should build Him a temple, except to burn sacrifice before Him?


KJV
But who is able
<06113> (8799) <03581>
to build
<01129> (8800)
him an house
<01004>_,
seeing the heaven
<08064>
and heaven
<08064>
of heavens
<08064>
cannot contain
<03557> (8770)
him? who [am] I then, that I should build
<01129> (8799)
him an house
<01004>_,
save only
<0518>
to burn sacrifice
<06999> (8687)
before
<06440>
him? {is able: Heb. hath retained, or, obtained strength}
NASB ©
"But who
<04310>
is able
<06113>
<3581> to build
<01129>
a house
<01004>
for Him, for the heavens
<08064>
and the highest
<08064>
heavens
<08064>
cannot
<03808>
contain
<03557>
Him? So who
<04310>
am I, that I should build
<01129>
a house
<01004>
for Him, except
<03588>
<518> to burn
<06999>
incense before
<06440>
Him?
HEBREW
wynpl
<06440>
ryjqhl
<06999>
Ma
<0518>
yk
<03588>
tyb
<01004>
wl
<0>
hnba
<01129>
rsa
<0834>
yna
<0589>
ymw
<04310>
whlklky
<03557>
al
<03808>
Mymsh
<08064>
ymsw
<08064>
Mymsh
<08064>
yk
<03588>
tyb
<01004>
wl
<0>
twnbl
<01129>
xk
<03581>
ruey
<06113>
ymw
<04310>
(2:6)
<2:5>
LXXM
(2:5) kai
<2532
CONJ
tiv
<5100
I-NSM
iscusei
<2480
V-FAI-3S
oikodomhsai
<3618
V-AAN
autw
<846
D-DSM
oikon
<3624
N-ASM
oti
<3754
CONJ
o
<3588
T-NSM
ouranov
<3772
N-NSM
kai
<2532
CONJ
o
<3588
T-NSM
ouranov
<3772
N-NSM
tou
<3588
T-GSM
ouranou
<3772
N-GSM
ou
<3364
ADV
ferousin
<5342
V-PAI-3P
autou
<846
D-GSM
thn
<3588
T-ASF
doxan
<1391
N-ASF
kai
<2532
CONJ
tiv
<5100
I-NSM
egw
<1473
P-NS
oikodomwn
<3618
V-PAPNS
autw
<846
D-DSM
oikon
<3624
N-ASM
oti
<3754
CONJ
all
<235
CONJ
h
<2228
CONJ
tou
<3588
T-GSN
yumian
<2370
V-PAN
katenanti {ADV} autou
<846
D-GSM
NET © [draft] ITL
Of course
<06113>
, who can
<04310>
really build
<01129>
a temple
<01004>
for him, since
<03588>
the sky
<08064>
and the highest
<08064>
heavens
<08064>
cannot
<03808>
contain
<03557>
him? Who
<04310>
am
<0589>
I that
<0834>
I should build
<01129>
him a temple
<01004>
! It will really
<03588>
be only
<0518>
a place to offer
<06999>
sacrifices before
<06440>
him.
NET ©

Of course, who can really build a temple for him, since the sky 1  and the highest heavens cannot contain him? Who am I that I should build him a temple! It will really be only a place to offer sacrifices before him. 2 

NET © Notes

tn Or “heavens” (also in v. 12). The Hebrew term שָׁמַיִם (shamayim) may be translated “heaven(s)” or “sky” depending on the context.

tn Heb “Who retains strength to build for him a house, for the heavens and the heavens of heavens do not contain him? And who am I that I should build for him a house, except to sacrifice before him?”



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