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.”

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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.”

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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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