1 Chronicles 22:7
New International Version
David said to Solomon: "My son, I had it in my heart to build a house for the Name of the LORD my God.

New Living Translation
"My son, I wanted to build a Temple to honor the name of the LORD my God," David told him.

English Standard Version
David said to Solomon, “My son, I had it in my heart to build a house to the name of the LORD my God.

Berean Study Bible
“My son,” said David to Solomon, “it was in my heart to build a house for the Name of the LORD my God,

New American Standard Bible
David said to Solomon, "My son, I had intended to build a house to the name of the LORD my God.

King James Bible
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:

Christian Standard Bible
"My son," David said to Solomon, "It was in my heart to build a house for the name of the LORD my God,

Contemporary English Version
He said: My son, I wanted to build a temple where the LORD my God would be worshiped.

Good News Translation
David said to him, "Son, I wanted to build a temple to honor the LORD my God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My son," David said to Solomon, "It was in my heart to build a house for the name of Yahweh my God,

International Standard Version
David addressed Solomon: "I have attempted to build a temple to the name of the LORD my God.

NET Bible
David said to Solomon: "My son, I really wanted to build a temple to honor the LORD my God.

New Heart English Bible
David said to Solomon, "My son, as for me, it was in my heart to build a house to the name of the LORD my God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David told his son Solomon, "I had my heart set on building a temple for the name of the LORD, my God.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And David said to Solomon: 'My son, as for me, it was in my heart to build a house unto the name of the LORD my God.

New American Standard 1977
And David said to Solomon, “My son, I had intended to build a house to the name of the LORD my God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my heart to build a house unto the name of the LORD my God;

King James 2000 Bible
And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my mind to build a house unto the name of the LORD my God:

American King James Version
And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my mind to build an house to the name of the LORD my God:

American Standard Version
And David said to Solomon his son, As for me, it was in my heart to build a house unto the name of Jehovah my God.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And David said to Solomon, My child, it was in my heart to build a house to the name of the Lord God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David said to Solomon: My son, it was my desire to have built a house to the name of the Lord my God.

Darby Bible Translation
And David said to Solomon, As for me, my son, I was minded to build a house unto the name of Jehovah my God.

English Revised Version
And David said to Solomon his son, As for me, it was in my heart to build an house unto the name of the LORD my God.

Webster's Bible Translation
And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my mind to build a house to the name of the LORD my God:

World English Bible
David said to Solomon his son, "As for me, it was in my heart to build a house to the name of Yahweh my God.

Young's Literal Translation
and David saith to Solomon his son, 'As for me, it hath been with my heart to build a house to the name of Jehovah my God,
Study Bible
Solomon Anointed to Build the Temple
6Then David called for his son Solomon and instructed him to build a house for the LORD, the God of Israel. 7“My son,” said David to Solomon, “it was in my heart to build a house for the Name of the LORD my God, 8but 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.…
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
So Nathan told the king, "Go and do all that is in your heart, for the LORD is with you."

1 Chronicles 17:1
After David had settled into 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 22:19
Now set your heart and soul to seek the LORD your God. Get started building the sanctuary of the LORD God, so that you may bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD and the holy articles of God into the temple that will be built for the Name of the LORD."

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

Treasury of Scripture

And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my mind to build an house to the name of the LORD my God:

it was in

1 Chronicles 17:1
Now it came to pass, as David sat in his house, that David said to Nathan the prophet, Lo, I dwell in an house of cedars, but the ark of the covenant of the LORD remaineth under curtains.

1 Chronicles 28:2
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:

1 Chronicles 29:3
Moreover, because I have set my affection to the house of my God, I have of mine own proper good, of gold and silver, which I have given to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house,

unto the name

Deuteronomy 12:5,11,21
But unto the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there, even unto his habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come: …

1 Kings 8:16,20,29
Since the day that I brought forth my people Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel to build an house, that my name might be therein; but I chose David to be over my people Israel…

1 Kings 9:3
And the LORD said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever; and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.







Lexicon
“My son,”
בְּנִ֕י (bə·nî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

said
וַיֹּ֥אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

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

to Solomon,
לִשְׁלֹמֹ֑ה (liš·lō·mōh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8010: Solomon -- David's son and successor to his throne

“it was
הָיָ֣ה (hā·yāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

in
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

my heart
לְבָבִ֔י (lə·ḇā·ḇî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart

to build
לִבְנ֣וֹת (liḇ·nō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 1129: To build

a house
בַּ֔יִת (ba·yiṯ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

for the Name
לְשֵׁ֖ם (lə·šêm)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name

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

my God,
אֱלֹהָֽי׃ (’ĕ·lō·hāy)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative
(7) My son.--So some MSS., the Hebrew margin, and LXX., Vulg., Targ. rightly. The Hebrew text reads, "His son," which is probably an oversight, due to "Solomon his son" in 1Chronicles 22:6.

As for me, it was in my mind.--Literally, I--it became with (near or in) my heart, i.e., it came into my mind, was my intention. The phrase is common in 2 Chronicles, but rare in the older books. (Comp. 1Kings 8:17; 1Kings 10:2; and also Joshua 14:7.) It recurs in 1Chronicles 28:2 exactly as here.

Unto the name of the Lord.--Comp. 1Kings 8:29 : "My name shall be there," i.e., My real presence. The statement of this and the following verses refers to what is told in 1Chronicles 17:1-14.

Verse 7. - (Comp. 1 Chronicles 17:1, 2; 2 Samuel 7:2, 3.) For my son, the Chethiv shows "his son," the Keri substituting "my." 22:6-16 David gives Solomon the reason why he should build the temple. Because God named him. Nothing is more powerful to engage us in any service for God, than to know that we are appointed thereto. Because he would have leisure and opportunity to do it. He should have peace and quietness. Where God gives rest, he expects work. Because God had promised to establish his kingdom. God's gracious promises should quicken and strengthen our religious service. David delivered to Solomon an account of the vast preparations he had made for this building; not from pride and vain-glory, but to encourage Solomon to engage cheerfully in the great work. He must not think, by building the temple, to purchase a dispensation to sin; on the contrary, his doing that would not be accepted, if he did not take heed to fulfil the statutes of the Lord. In our spiritual work, as well as in our spiritual warfare, we have need of courage and resolution.
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