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Wherever I moved among all the Israelites, I did not say[a] to any of their leaders[b] whom I appointed to care for[c] my people Israel, “Why have you not built me a house made from cedar?”’

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Samuel 7:7 tn Heb “Did I speak a word?” In the Hebrew text the statement is phrased as a rhetorical question.
  2. 2 Samuel 7:7 tn Heb “tribes of Israel” (so KJV, NASB, NCV), but the parallel passage in 1 Chr 17:6 has “judges of Israel.”
  3. 2 Samuel 7:7 tn Heb “whom I commanded to shepherd” (so NIV, NRSV).

Wherever I have moved with all the Israelites,(A) did I ever say to any of their rulers whom I commanded to shepherd(B) my people Israel, “Why have you not built me a house(C) of cedar?(D)”’

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