New International Version
"Go and tell my servant David, 'This is what the LORD says: You are not the one to build me a house to dwell in.
King James Bible
Go and tell David my servant, Thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt not build me an house to dwell in:
Darby Bible Translation
Go and say to David my servant, Thus saith Jehovah: Thou shalt not build me a house to dwell in;
World English Bible
"Go and tell David my servant, 'Thus says Yahweh, "You shall not build me a house to dwell in;
Young's Literal Translation
'Go, and thou hast said unto David My servant, Thus said Jehovah, Thou dost not build for Me the house to dwell in:
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Now it came to pass - See every thing recorded in this chapter amply detailed in the notes on 2 Samuel 7:1 (note), etc.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Thou shalt not
'Amasiah, the son of Zichri, who willingly offered himself unto the Lord.'--1 CHRON. xvii, 16. This is a scrap from the catalogue of Jehoshaphat's 'mighty men of valour'; and is Amasiah's sole record. We see him for a moment and hear his eulogium and then oblivion swallows him up. We do not know what it was that he did to earn it. But what a fate, to live to all generations by that one sentence! I. Cheerful self-surrender the secret of all religion. The words of our text contain a metaphor naturally …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Divine Jesus.
1 Chronicles 17:3
But that night the word of God came to Nathan, saying:
1 Chronicles 28:2
King David rose to his feet and said: "Listen to me, my fellow Israelites, my people. I had it in my heart to build a house as a place of rest for the ark of the covenant of the LORD, for the footstool of our God, and I made plans to build it.
1 Chronicles 28:3
But God said to me, 'You are not to build a house for my Name, because you are a warrior and have shed blood.'
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