“Now then, tell my servant David, ‘This is what the Lord Almighty says: I took you from the pasture, from tending the flock,(A) and appointed you ruler(B) over my people Israel.(C)

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16 ‘Since the day I brought my people Israel out of Egypt,(A) I have not chosen a city in any tribe of Israel to have a temple built so that my Name(B) might be there, but I have chosen(C) David(D) to rule my people Israel.’

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and though Judah(A) was the strongest of his brothers and a ruler(B) came from him, the rights of the firstborn(C) belonged to Joseph)—

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