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

New Living Translation
But the LORD told him, 'You wanted to build the Temple to honor my name. Your intention is good,

English Standard Version
But the LORD said to David my father, ‘Whereas it was in your heart to build a house for my name, you did well that it was in your heart.

Berean Study Bible
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.

New American Standard Bible
"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.

King James Bible
And the LORD said unto David my father, Whereas it was in thine heart to build an house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thine heart.

Christian Standard Bible
But the LORD said to my father David, "Since your heart was set on building a temple for my name, you have done well to have this desire.

Contemporary English Version
the LORD said, "It's good that you want to build a temple where I can be worshiped.

Good News Translation
but the LORD said to him, 'You were right in wanting to build a temple for me,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the LORD said to my father David," Since it was your desire to build a temple for My name, you have done well to have this desire.

International Standard Version
The LORD told my father David: 'Therefore, since you determined to build a temple for my name, you acted well, because it was your choice to do so.

NET Bible
The LORD told my father David, 'It is right for you to have a strong desire to build a temple to honor me.

New Heart English Bible
But the LORD said to David my father, 'Whereas it was in your heart to build a house for my name, you did well that it was in your heart.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
However, the LORD said to my father David, 'Since you had your heart set on building a temple for my name, your intentions were good.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But the LORD said unto David my father: Whereas it was in thy heart to build a house for My name, thou didst well that it was in thy heart;

New American Standard 1977
“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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But the LORD said unto David, my father, Whereas it was in thy heart to build a house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thy heart;

King James 2000 Bible
And the LORD said unto David my father, Since it was in your heart to build a house unto my name, you did well that it was in your heart.

American King James Version
And the LORD said to David my father, Whereas it was in your heart to build an house to my name, you did well that it was in your heart.

American Standard Version
But Jehovah said unto David my father, Whereas it was in thy heart to build a house for my name, thou didst well that it was in thy heart:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the Lord said to David my father, Forasmuch as it came into thine heart to build a house to my name, thou didst well that it came upon thine heart.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord said to David my father: Whereas thou hast thought in thy heart to build a house to my name, thou hast done well in having this same thing in thy mind.

Darby Bible Translation
But Jehovah said to David my father, Whereas it was in thy heart to build a house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thy heart;

English Revised Version
But the LORD said unto David my father, Whereas it was in thine heart to build an house for my name, thou didst well that it was in thine heart:

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD said to David my father, Whereas it was in thy heart to build a house to my name, thou didst well that it was in thy heart.

World English Bible
But Yahweh said to David my father, 'Whereas it was in your heart to build a house for my name, you did well that it was in your heart.

Young's Literal Translation
and Jehovah saith unto David my father, Because that it hath been with thy heart to build a house for My name, thou hast done well that it hath been with thy heart;
Study Bible
Solomon Praises the LORD
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. 19Nevertheless, you are not the one to build it; but your son, your own offspring, will build the house for My Name.’…
Cross References
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 Kings 8:17
Now it was in the heart of my father David to build a house for the Name of the LORD, the God of Israel.

1 Kings 8:19
Nevertheless, you are not the one to build it; but your son, your own offspring, will build the house for My Name.'

Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD said to David my father, Whereas it was in your heart to build an house to my name, you did well that it was in your heart.

Whereas

2 Chronicles 6:7-9
Now it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel…

2 Corinthians 8:12
For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.







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

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

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

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

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

‘Since
יַ֗עַן (ya·‘an)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3282: Heed, purpose, to indicate the reason, cause

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

in your heart
לְבָ֣בְךָ֔ (lə·ḇā·ḇə·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart

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

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

for My Name,
לִשְׁמִ֑י (liš·mî)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name

you have done well
הֱטִיבֹ֔תָ (hĕ·ṭî·ḇō·ṯā)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2895: To be pleasing or good

to have this
הָיָ֖ה (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

your heart.
לְבָבֶֽךָ׃ (lə·ḇā·ḇe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart
Verse 18. - And the Lord said unto David my father [Not, perhaps, totidem verbis. The Divine approval was implied in 2 Samuel 7:11-16, and it may have been expressed at the same time. The narratives of Scripture are necessarily greatly condensed], Whereas it was in thine heart to build an house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thine heart. 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.
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