1 Kings 8:17
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.

Berean Study 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.

New King James Version
Now it was in the heart of my father David to build a temple for the name of the LORD 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.

NASB 1995
"Now it was in the heart of my father David to build a house for the name of the LORD, the God of Israel.

NASB 1977
“Now it was in the heart of my father David to build a house for the name of the LORD, the God of Israel.

Amplified Bible
Now it was [determined] in the heart of my father David to build a house (temple) for the Name of the LORD, the God of Israel.

Christian Standard Bible
My father David had his heart set on building a temple for the name of the LORD, the 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.

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And it was in the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of LORD JEHOVAH, God of Israel.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it was in the heart of my father to build a house to the name of the Lord God of Israel.

Contemporary English Version
So when David wanted to build a temple for the LORD 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:

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.

Good News Translation
And Solomon continued, "My father David planned to build a temple for the worship of 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.

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

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now it was in the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of the LORD, the God of Israel.

Literal Standard Version
And it is with the heart of my father David to build a house for the Name of YHWH, God of Israel,

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

New Heart English Bible
"Now it was in the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of the LORD, the 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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Solomon Praises the LORD
16‘Since the day I brought My people Israel out of Egypt, I have not chosen a city from any tribe of Israel in which to build a house so that My Name would be there. But I have chosen David to be over My people Israel.’ 17Now it was in the heart of my father David to build a house for the Name of the LORD, the God of Israel. 18But the LORD said to my father David, ‘Since it was in your heart to build a house for My Name, you have done well to have this 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
And Nathan replied to the king, "Go and do all that is in your heart, for the LORD is with you."

1 Kings 8:18
But the LORD said to my father David, 'Since it was in your heart to build a house for My Name, you have done well to have this in your heart.

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 17:2
And Nathan replied to David, "Do all that is in your heart, for God is with you."

Psalm 132:5
until 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 unto Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in an house of cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth within curtains…

1 Chronicles 17:1,2
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 22:7
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:









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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Now it was
וַיְהִ֕י (way·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

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

the heart
לְבַ֖ב (lə·ḇaḇ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart

of my father
אָבִ֑י (’ā·ḇî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 1: Father

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

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

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

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

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

the God
אֱלֹהֵ֥י (’ĕ·lō·hê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

of Israel.
יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc


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