Then King David rose to his feet and said, “Listen to me, my brethren and my people; I (A)had [a]intended to build a [b]permanent home for the ark of the covenant of the Lord and for (B)the footstool of our God. So I had made preparations to build it. But God said to me, ‘(C)You shall not build a house for My name because you are a man of war and have shed blood.’

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Chronicles 28:2 Lit in my heart
  2. 1 Chronicles 28:2 Lit house of rest

King David rose to his feet and said: “Listen to me, my fellow Israelites, my people. I had it in my heart(A) to build a house as a place of rest(B) for the ark of the covenant of the Lord, for the footstool(C) of our God, and I made plans to build it.(D) But God said to me,(E) ‘You are not to build a house for my Name,(F) because you are a warrior and have shed blood.’(G)

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