1 Chronicles 28:3
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New International Version
But God said to me, 'You are not to build a house for my Name, because you are a warrior and have shed blood.'

New Living Translation
but God said to me, 'You must not build a temple to honor my name, for you are a warrior and have shed much blood.'

English Standard Version
But God said to me, ‘You may not build a house for my name, for you are a man of war and have shed blood.’

Berean Study Bible
but God said to me, ‘You are not to build a house for My Name, because you are a man of war who has spilled blood.’

New American Standard Bible
"But God said to me, 'You shall not build a house for My name because you are a man of war and have shed blood.'

King James Bible
But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build an house for my name, because thou hast been a man of war, and hast shed blood.

Christian Standard Bible
but God said to me, 'You are not to build a house for my name because you are a man of war and have shed blood.'

Contemporary English Version
but the LORD has refused to let me build it, because he said I have killed too many people in battle.

Good News Translation
but he has forbidden me to do it, because I am a soldier and have shed too much blood.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but God said to me, 'You are not to build a house for My name because you are a man of war and have shed blood.'"

International Standard Version
But then God told me, 'You will not build a temple to my name, because you are a man of war, and you have committed bloodshed.'

NET Bible
But God said to me, 'You must not build a temple to honor me, for you are a warrior and have spilled blood.'

New Heart English Bible
But God said to me, 'You shall not build a house for my name, because you are a man of war, and have shed blood.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But God told me, 'You must not build the temple for my name. You have fought wars and caused bloodshed.'

JPS Tanakh 1917
But God said unto me: Thou shalt not build a house for My name, because thou art a man of war, and hast shed blood.

New American Standard 1977
“But God said to me, ‘You shall not build a house for My name because you are a man of war and have shed blood.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build a house for my name because thou hast been a man of war and hast shed blood.

King James 2000 Bible
But God said unto me, You shall not build a house for my name, because you have been a man of war, and have shed blood.

American King James Version
But God said to me, You shall not build an house for my name, because you have been a man of war, and have shed blood.

American Standard Version
But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build a house for my name, because thou art a man of war, and hast shed blood.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And God said to me: Thou shalt not build a house to my name: because thou art a man of war, and hast shed blood.

Darby Bible Translation
But God said to me, Thou shalt not build a house unto my name, for thou art a man of war, and hast shed blood.

English Revised Version
But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build an house for my name, because thou art a man of war, and hast shed blood.

Webster's Bible Translation
But God said to me, Thou shalt not build a house for my name, because thou hast been a man of war, and hast shed blood.

World English Bible
But God said to me, 'You shall not build a house for my name, because you are a man of war, and have shed blood.'

Young's Literal Translation
and God hath said to me, Thou dost not build a house to My name, for a man of wars thou art, and blood thou hast shed.
Study Bible
David Commissions Solomon
2Then King David rose to his feet and said, “Listen to me, my brothers and my people. It was in my heart to build a house as a resting place for the ark of the covenant of the LORD and as a footstool for our God. I had made preparations to build it, 3but God said to me, ‘You are not to build a house for My Name, because you are a man of war who has spilled blood.’ 4Yet the LORD, the God of Israel, chose me out of all my father’s house to be king over Israel forever. For He chose Judah as leader, and from the house of Judah He chose my father’s household, and from my father’s sons He was pleased to make me king over all Israel.…
Cross References
1 Kings 5:3
"As you are aware, because of the wars waged on all sides against my father David, he could not build a house for the Name of the LORD his God until the LORD had put his enemies under his feet.

1 Chronicles 17:4
"Go and tell My servant David that this is what the LORD says: You are not the one to build a house for Me to dwell in.

1 Chronicles 22:8
but this word of the LORD came to me: 'You have shed much blood and waged great wars. You are not to build a house for My Name because you have shed so much blood on the ground before Me.

Treasury of Scripture

But God said to me, You shall not build an house for my name, because you have been a man of war, and have shed blood.

Thou shalt

1 Chronicles 17:4 Go and tell David my servant, Thus said the LORD, You shall not build …

1 Chronicles 22:8 But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, You have shed blood …

2 Samuel 7:5-13 Go and tell my servant David, Thus said the LORD, Shall you build …

1 Kings 5:3 You know how that David my father could not build an house to the …

2 Chronicles 6:8,9 But the LORD said to David my father, For as much as it was in your …

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(3) But God said unto me.--The emphasis lies on the word God, which is in direct contrast with the "I--in my heart it was," of 1Chronicles 28:2. (Comp. 1Chronicles 22:8, of which this verse is a summary.)

Verse 3. - The contents of this verse are stated, as already seen, even more forcibly in 1 Chronicles 22:8; while far less forcibly in 2 Samuel 7:5; 1 Kings 5:5. But God said unto me, thou shalt not build an house for my name,.... This he said by Nathan the prophet, 2 Samuel 7:5.

because thou hast been a man of war, and hast shed blood: see 1 Chronicles 22:8. 3. thou hast been a man of war, and hast shed blood—The church or spiritual state of the world, of which the temple at Jerusalem was to be a type, would be presided over by One who was to be pre-eminently the Prince of Peace, and therefore would be represented not so fitly by David, whose mission had been a preparatory one of battle and conquest, as by his son, who should reign in unbroken peace.28:1-10 During David's last sickness, many chief priests and Levites were at Jerusalem. Finding himself able, David spoke of his purpose to build a temple for God, and of God's disallowing that purpose. He opened to them God's gracious purposes concerning Solomon. David charged them to cleave stedfastly to God and their duty. We cannot do our work as we should, unless we put on resolution, and fetch in strength from Divine grace. Religion or piety has two distinct parts. The first is knowledge of God, the second is worship of God. David says, Know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and a willing mind. God is made known by his works and word. Revelation alone shows the whole character of God, in his providence, his holy law, his condemnation of sinners, his blessed gospel, and the ministration of the Spirit to all true believers. The natural man cannot receive this knowledge of God. But thus we learn the value of the Saviour's atonement, and of the sanctification of the Holy Spirit, and are influenced to walk in all his commandments. It brings a sinner to his proper place at the foot of the cross, as a poor, guilty, helpless worm, deserving wrath, yet expecting every thing needful from the free mercy and grace of God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. Having been forgiven much, the pardoned sinner learns to love much.



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