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The Lord's Covenant with David

17 (A)Now when David lived in his house, David said to Nathan the prophet, “Behold, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of the covenant of the Lord is under a tent.” And Nathan said to David, “Do all that is in your heart, for God is with you.”

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Then King David rose to his feet and said: “Hear me, my brothers and my people. (A)I had it in my heart to build a house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the Lord and for the (B)footstool of our God, and I made preparations for building.

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the king said to (A)Nathan the prophet, “See now, I dwell (B)in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells (C)in a tent.” And Nathan said to the king, (D)“Go, do all that is in your heart, for the Lord is with you.”

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17 (A)Now it was in the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of the Lord, the God of Israel.

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The Lord Has Chosen Zion

A Song of (A)Ascents.

132 Remember, O Lord, in David's favour,
    all (B)the hardships he endured,
how he swore to the Lord
    and (C)vowed to (D)the Mighty One of Jacob,
“I will not enter my house
    or get into my bed,
I will not (E)give sleep to my eyes
    or slumber to my eyelids,
until I (F)find a place for the Lord,
    a dwelling place for (G)the Mighty One of Jacob.”

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