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Go and tell David my servant, Thus says the Lord: Is it you who would build me a house to dwell in?(A) I have never dwelt in a house from the day I brought Israel up from Egypt to this day, but I have been going about in a tent or a tabernacle. As long as I have wandered about among the Israelites, did I ever say a word to any of the judges whom I commanded to shepherd my people Israel: Why have you not built me a house of cedar?

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(A)David said to Solomon: “My son, it was my purpose to build a house myself for the name of the Lord, my God. But this word of the Lord came to me: You have shed much blood, and you have waged great wars. You may not build a house for my name, because you have shed too much blood upon the earth in my sight.

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