SEV Biblia, Chapter 8:16 Desde el día que saqué mi pueblo Israel de Egipto, no he escogido ciudad de todas las tribus de Israel para edificar Casa en la cual estuviese mi nombre, aunque escogí a David para que presidiese en mi pueblo Israel.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 8:16 Verse 16. Since the day, &c.] Mention is here made, says Dr. Kennicott, of some one place and some one person preferred before all others; and the preference is that of Jerusalem to other places, and of David to other men.
In consequence of this remark, we shall see the necessity of correcting this passage by its parallel in 2 Chron. vi. 5, 6, where the thirteen Hebrew words now lost in Kings are happily preserved. Let us compare the passages:- K. Since to day that I brought forth my people C. Since the day that I brought forth my people K. Israel out of Egypt, I chose no CITY C. out of the land of Egypt, I chose no CITY K. out of all the tribes of Israel to build a house, C. among all the tribes of Israel to build a house in, K. that my name might be therein; C. that my name might be there; neither chose I C. any MAN to be a ruler over my people Israel: C. but I have chosen JERUSALEM, that my name K. but I chose David to be C. might be there; and have chosen DAVID to be K. over my people Israel.
C. over my people Israel.
I would just observe here, that I do not think these thirteen words ever made a part of Kings, and consequently, are not lost from it; nor do they exist here in any of the versions; but their being found in Chronicles helps to complete the sense.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 16. Since the day that I brought forth my people Israel out of Egypt , etc.] Which was now about four hundred and eighty eight years ago; (see 1 Kings 6:1,38 8:2). I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel to build an house, that my name might be therein ; he had chosen one in his mind from all eternity; but he had not made known this choice, nor the place he had chosen; he gave hints by Moses, that there was a place which he should choose, or declare he had chosen to put his name in, but did not express it, ( Deuteronomy 12:5,11) but now it was a clear case that he had chosen Jerusalem, and that was the city he always had in view, (see 2 Chronicles 6:6), but I chose David to be over my people Israel ; to be their king, and to him he gave the first hint of the place where the temple was to be built, ( <132201> Chronicles 22:1), and he chose no man, and his family with him, before him, to rule over Israel, and be concerned in such a work, (see Chronicles 6:5).
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 12-21 - Solomon encouraged the priests, who were much astonished at the dar cloud. The dark dispensations of Providence should quicken us in fleeing for refuge to the hope of the gospel. Nothing can mor reconcile us to them, than to consider what God has said, and to compare his word and works together. Whatever good we do, we must loo on it as the performance of God's promise to us, not of our promises to him.
Original Hebrew מן 4480 היום 3117 אשׁר 834 הוצאתי 3318 את 853 עמי 5971 את 853 ישׂראל 3478 ממצרים 4714 לא 3808 בחרתי 977 בעיר 5892 מכל 3605 שׁבטי 7626 ישׂראל 3478 לבנות 1129 בית 1004 להיות 1961 שׁמי 8034 שׁם 8033 ואבחר 977 בדוד 1732 להיות 1961 על 5921 עמי 5971 ישׂראל׃ 3478