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‘I led Israel out of Egypt long ago. And in all that time, I have not chosen a city from any tribe of Israel for a place to build a house for my name. I have not chosen a man to lead my people, the people of Israel. But now I have chosen Jerusalem as a place for my name, and I have chosen David to lead my people Israel.’

“My father David wanted to build a temple for the name of the Lord, the God of Israel.

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