‘Since the day that I brought my people out of the land of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel in which to build a house, that my name might be there, and I chose no man as prince over my people Israel; (A)but I have chosen Jerusalem that my name may be there, (B)and I have chosen David to be over my people Israel.’ (C)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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‘Since the day I brought my people out of Egypt, I have not chosen a city in any tribe of Israel to have a temple built so that my Name might be there, nor have I chosen anyone to be ruler over my people Israel. But now I have chosen Jerusalem(A) for my Name(B) to be there, and I have chosen David(C) to rule my people Israel.’

“My father David had it in his heart(D) to build a temple for the Name of the Lord, the God of Israel.

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