The Meaning of 2 Chronicles 2:1 Explained

2 Chronicles 2:1

KJV: And Solomon determined to build an house for the name of the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.

YLT: And Solomon saith to build a house for the name of Jehovah, and a house for his kingdom,

Darby: And Solomon purposed to build a house for the name of Jehovah, and a house for his kingdom.

ASV: Now Solomon purposed to build a house for the name of Jehovah, and a house for his kingdom.

What does 2 Chronicles 2:1 Mean?

Verse Meaning

Solomon was a model of the ultimate Davidic temple builder. Consequently the writer gave his temple construction much attention. This was Solomon"s major accomplishment from this writer"s point of view.

Chapter Summary: 2 Chronicles 2

1  Solomon's laborers for the building of the temple
3  His ambassage to Huram for workmen and provisions
11  Huram sends him a kind answer

What do the individual words in 2 Chronicles 2:1 mean?

And determined Solomon to build a temple for the name of Yahweh and a house royal for himself
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר שְׁלֹמֹ֗ה לִבְנ֥וֹת בַּ֙יִת֙ לְשֵׁ֣ם יְהוָ֔ה וּבַ֖יִת לְמַלְכוּתֽוֹ

וַיֹּ֣אמֶר  And  determined 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Verb, Qal, Consecutive imperfect, third person masculine singular
Root: אָמַר 
Sense: to say, speak, utter.
שְׁלֹמֹ֗ה  Solomon 
Parse: Proper Noun, masculine singular
Root: שְׁלֹמֹה  
Sense: son of David by Bathsheba and 3rd king of Israel; author of Proverbs and Song of Songs.
לִבְנ֥וֹת  to  build 
Parse: Preposition-l, Verb, Qal, Infinitive construct
Root: בָּנָה  
Sense: to build, rebuild, establish, cause to continue.
בַּ֙יִת֙  a  temple 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular
Root: בַּיִת 
Sense: house.
לְשֵׁ֣ם  for  the  name 
Parse: Preposition-l, Noun, masculine singular construct
Root: שֵׁם  
Sense: name.
יְהוָ֔ה  of  Yahweh 
Parse: Proper Noun, masculine singular
Root: יהוה 
Sense: the proper name of the one true God.
וּבַ֖יִת  and  a  house 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Noun, masculine singular
Root: בַּיִת 
Sense: house.
לְמַלְכוּתֽוֹ  royal  for  himself 
Parse: Preposition-l, Noun, feminine singular construct, third person masculine singular
Root: מַלְכוּת  
Sense: royalty, royal power, reign, kingdom, sovereign power.