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Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the land of Egypt, I chose no city among all the tribes of Israel to build a house in, that my name might be there; neither did I choose any man to be a prince over my people Israel.

But I have chosen Jerusalem that my name might be there and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.

Now it was in the heart of David, my father, to build a house unto the name of the LORD 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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