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Notes on the Bible, by Albert Barnes, [1834], at

2 Chronicles Chapter 5

2 Chronicles 5:1

ch2 5:1

This chapter contains one important addition only to the narrative of Kings (see the marginal references); namely, the account of the circumstances under which the manifestation of the Divine Presence took place Ch2 5:11-13.

2 Chronicles 5:4

ch2 5:4

The Levites took up the ark - i. e., such of the Levites as were also priests (compare Ch2 5:7; Kg1 8:3).

2 Chronicles 5:9

ch2 5:9

From the ark - Or, according to a different reading here and according to Kg1 8:8, some read, "the ends of the staves were seen from the Holy place."

There it is unto this day - This should be corrected as in the margin.

2 Chronicles 5:13

ch2 5:13

Even the house of the Lord - Or, according to another reading (Septuagint), which removes the superfluousness of these words - "The house was filled with a cloud of the glory of the Lord."

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