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69 There he built his towering temple,
strong and enduring as the earth itself.
70 God also chose his beloved one, David.
He promoted him from caring for sheep
and made him his prophetic servant.
71–72 God prepared David and took this gentle shepherd-king
and presented him before the people
as the one who would love and care for them
with integrity, a pure heart, and the anointing
to lead Israel, his holy inheritance.

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