2 Chronicles 6:5-7
Evangelical Heritage Version
5 The Lord said, “From the day I brought my people out from the land of Egypt, I did not choose a city from all the tribes of Israel to build a house for my Name to be there. I did not choose a man to be ruler over my people Israel. 6 But now I have chosen Jerusalem as the place where my Name will be, and I have chosen David to be over my people Israel.”
7 It was on my father David’s heart to build a house for the Name of the Lord, the God of Israel.