1 Kings 8:17
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New International Version
"My father David had it in his heart to build a temple for the Name of the LORD, the God of Israel.

New Living Translation
Then Solomon said, "My father, David, wanted to build this Temple to honor the name of the LORD, the God of Israel.

English Standard Version
Now it was in the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of the LORD, the God of Israel.

New American Standard Bible
"Now it was in the heart of my father David to build a house for the name of the LORD, the God of Israel.

King James Bible
And it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It was in the desire of my father David to build a temple for the name of Yahweh, the God of Israel.

International Standard Version
"My father David wanted to build a temple for the name of the LORD God of Israel.

NET Bible
Now my father David had a strong desire to build a temple to honor the LORD God of Israel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"My father David had his heart set on building a temple for the name of the LORD God of Israel.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it was in the heart of David, my father, to build a house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.

King James 2000 Bible
And it was in the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.

American King James Version
And it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.

American Standard Version
Now it was in the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of Jehovah, the God of Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David my father would have built a house to the name of the Lord the God of Israel:

Darby Bible Translation
And it was in the heart of David my father to build a house unto the name of Jehovah the God of Israel.

English Revised Version
Now it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the LORD, the God of Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it was in the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.

World English Bible
"Now it was in the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of Yahweh, the God of Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
'And it is with the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of Jehovah, God of Israel,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

8:12-21 Solomon encouraged the priests, who were much astonished at the dark cloud. The dark dispensations of Providence should quicken us in fleeing for refuge to the hope of the gospel. Nothing can more reconcile us to them, than to consider what God has said, and to compare his word and works together. Whatever good we do, we must look on it as the performance of God's promise to us, not of our promises to him.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 17. - And it was in the heart of David my father [2 Samuel 7:2; 1 Chronicles 17:1] to build an house for the name of the Lord God of Israel.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And it was in the heart of David my father,.... His mind was disposed to it, his heart was set upon it, he had taken up a resolution:

to build an house for the name of the Lord God of Israel; for his worship and service, for his honour and glory, 2 Samuel 7:3.



1 Kings 8:17 Additional Commentaries
Context
Solomon Praises the Lord
16Since the day that I brought My people Israel from Egypt, I did not choose a city out of all the tribes of Israel in which to build a house that My name might be there, but I chose David to be over My people Israel.' 17"Now it was in the heart of my father David to build a house for the name of the LORD, the God of Israel. 18"But the LORD said to my father David, 'Because it was in your heart to build a house for My name, you did well that it was in your heart.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 7:2
he said to Nathan the prophet, "Here I am, living in a house of cedar, while the ark of God remains in a tent."

2 Samuel 7:3
Nathan replied to the king, "Whatever you have in mind, go ahead and do it, for the LORD is with you."

1 Kings 8:18
But the LORD said to my father David, 'You did well to have it in your heart to build a temple for my Name.

1 Chronicles 17:1
After David was settled in his palace, he said to Nathan the prophet, "Here I am, living in a house of cedar, while the ark of the covenant of the LORD is under a tent."

1 Chronicles 17:2
Nathan replied to David, "Whatever you have in mind, do it, for God is with you."

Psalm 132:5
till I find a place for the LORD, a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob."
Treasury of Scripture

And it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.

2 Samuel 7:2,3 That the king said to Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in an …

1 Chronicles 17:1,2 Now it came to pass, as David sat in his house, that David said to …

1 Chronicles 22:7 And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my mind to …

1 Chronicles 28:2 Then David the king stood up on his feet, and said, Hear me, my brothers, …

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