1 Chronicles 17:4
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.

New Living Translation
“Go and tell my servant David, ‘This is what the LORD has declared: You are not the one to build a house for me to live in.

English Standard Version
“Go and tell my servant David, ‘Thus says the LORD: It is not you who will build me a house to dwell in.

Berean Study Bible
“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.

New American Standard Bible
"Go and tell David My servant, 'Thus says the LORD, "You shall not build a house for Me to dwell in;

New King James Version
“Go and tell My servant David, ‘Thus says the LORD: “You shall not 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:

Christian Standard Bible
"Go to David my servant and say, 'This is what the LORD says: You are not the one to build me a house to dwell in.

Contemporary English Version
to go to David and tell him: David, you are my servant, so listen carefully: You are not the one to build a temple for me.

Good News Translation
"Go and tell my servant David that I say to him, 'You are not the one to build a temple for me to live in.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Go to David My servant and say, 'This is what the LORD says: You are not the one to build Me a house to dwell in.

International Standard Version
"Go tell David, my servant, 'This is what the Lord says: "'"You won't be building a house for me to inhabit, will you?

NET Bible
"Go, tell my servant David: 'This is what the LORD says: "You must not build me a house in which to live.

New Heart English Bible
"Go and tell David my servant, 'Thus says the LORD, "You shall not build me a house to dwell in;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Say to David, my servant, 'This is what the LORD says: You must not build this house for me to live in.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Go and tell David My servant: Thus saith the LORD: Thou shalt not build Me a house to dwell in;

New American Standard 1977
“Go and tell David My servant, ‘Thus says the LORD, “You shall not build a house for Me to dwell in;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Go and tell David my slave, Thus hath the LORD said, Thou shalt not build me a house to dwell in,

King James 2000 Bible
Go and tell David my servant, Thus says the LORD, You shall not build me a house to dwell in:

American King James Version
Go and tell David my servant, Thus said the LORD, You shall not build me an house to dwell in:

American Standard Version
Go and tell David my servant, Thus saith Jehovah, Thou shalt not build me a house to dwell in:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Go and say to David my servant, Thus said the Lord, Thou shalt not build me a house for me to dwell in it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Go, and speak to David my servant: Thus saith the Lord: Thou shalt not build me a 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;

English Revised Version
Go and tell David my servant, Thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt not build me an house to dwell in:

Webster's Bible Translation
Go and tell David my servant, Thus saith the LORD, 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:
Study Bible
God's Covenant with David
3But that night the word of God came to Nathan, saying, 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. 5For I have not dwelt in a house from the day I brought Israel up from Egypt until this day, but I have moved from tent to tent and dwelling to dwelling.…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 17:3
But that night the word of God came to Nathan, saying,

1 Chronicles 28:2
Then 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,

1 Chronicles 28:3
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.'

Treasury of Scripture

Go and tell David my servant, Thus said the LORD, You shall not build me an house to dwell in:

tell

Isaiah 55:8,9
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD…

Romans 11:33,34
O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! …

Thou shalt not

1 Chronicles 22:7,8
And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my mind to build an house unto the name of the LORD my God: …

1 Chronicles 28:2,3
Then David the king stood up upon his feet, and said, Hear me, my brethren, and my people: As for me, I had in mine heart to build an house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and for the footstool of our God, and had made ready for the building: …

2 Samuel 7:4,5
And it came to pass that night, that the word of the LORD came unto Nathan, saying, …







Lexicon
“Go
לֵ֤ךְ (lêḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

and tell
וְאָמַרְתָּ֙ (wə·’ā·mar·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

My servant
עַבְדִּ֔י (‘aḇ·dî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5650: Slave, servant

David
דָּוִ֣יד (dā·wîḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

that this is what
כֹּ֖ה (kōh)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

the LORD
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

says:
אָמַ֣ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

You
אַתָּ֛ה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

are not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

the one to build
תִּבְנֶה־ (tiḇ·neh-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1129: To build

a house
הַבַּ֖יִת (hab·ba·yiṯ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

for Me
לִּ֥י (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

to dwell in.
לָשָֽׁבֶת׃ (lā·šā·ḇeṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry
(4) David my servant.--Samuel, "unto my servant, unto David."

Thou shalt not build me an house to dwell in.--Rather, It is not thou that shalt build me the house to dwell in. Samuel, interrogatively, implying a negation, "Wilt thou build me a house for me to dwell in?" The chronicler, thinking of the famous Temple of Solomon, writes, "the house."

Verses 4-15. - These verses are the unfolding to David of the magnificent and far-stretching purposes of God's grace towards him in his son Solomon and his descendants for ever. The revelation is made by the mouth of Nathan. Verse 4. - Thou shalt not build. The Hebrew marks the personal pronoun here as emphatic," Not thou shalt build," i.e. but some one else. In the parallel this prohibition is conveyed by that interrogative particle which expects the answer No, and may be thus translated: "Is it thou shalt build for me," etc.? 17:1-27 David's purposes; God's gracious promises. - This chapter is the same as 2Sa 7. See what is there said upon it. It is very observable that what in Samuel is said to be, for thy word's sake, is here said to be, "for thy servant's sake," ver. 19. Jesus Christ is both the Word of God, Re 19:13, and the Servant of God, Isa 42:1; and it is for his sake, upon account of his mediation, that the promises are made good to all believers; it is in him, that they are yea and amen. For His sake it is done, for his sake it is made known; to him we owe all this greatness, from him we are to expect all these great things. They are the unsearchable riches of Christ, which, if by faith we see in themselves, and see in the Lord Jesus, we cannot but magnify as the only true greatness, and speak honourably of them. For this blessedness may we look amidst the trials of life, and when we feel the hand of death upon us; and seek it for our children after us.
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