1 Kings 5:3
Good News Translation
"You know that because of the constant wars my father David had to fight against the enemy countries all around him, he could not build a temple for the worship of the LORD his God until the LORD had given him victory over all his enemies.

Contemporary English Version
Remember how my father David wanted to build a temple where the LORD his God could be worshiped? But enemies kept attacking my father's kingdom, and he never had the chance.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou knowest the will of David, my father, and that he could not build a house to the name of the Lord his God, because of the wars that were round about him, until the Lord put them under the soles of his feet.

New American Bible
“You know that David my father, because of the wars that beset him, could not build a house for the name of the LORD his God until such time as the LORD should put his enemies under the soles of his feet.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Thou knowest the will of David, my father, and that he could not build a house to the name of the Lord his God, because of the wars that were round about him, until the Lord put them under the soles of his feet.

could not

2 Samuel 7:5-11 Go, and say to my servant David: Thus saith the Lord: Shalt thou build me a house to dwell in? . . .

1 Chronicles 22:4-6 And the cedar trees were without number, which the Sidonians, and Tyrians brought to David. . . .

2 Chronicles 6:6-8 But I chose Jerusalem, that my name might be there: and I chose David to set him over my people Israel. . . .

the wars

1 Chronicles 22:8 But the word of the Lord came to me, saying: Thou hast shed much blood, and fought many battles, so thou cannot not build house to my name, after shedding so much blood before me:

put

Joshua 10:24 And when they were brought out to him, he called all the men of Israel, and said to the chiefs of the army that were with him: Go, and set your feet on the necks of these kings. And when they had gone, and put their feet upon the necks of them lying under them,

Psalm 8:6 And hast set him over the works of thy hands.

Psalm 110:1 A psalm for David. The Lord said to my Lord: Sit thou at my right hand: Until I make thy enemies thy footstool.

Malachi 4:3 And you shall tread down the wicked when they shall be ashes under the sole of your feet in the day that I do this, saith the Lord of hosts.

1 Corinthians 15:25 For he must reign, until he hath put all his enemies under his feet.

Ephesians 1:22 And he hath subjected all things under his feet and hath made him head over all the church,

Context
Materials for the Temple
2Solomon sent to Hiram, saying: 3Thou knowest the will of David, my father, and that he could not build a house to the name of the Lord his God, because of the wars that were round about him, until the Lord put them under the soles of his feet.4But now the Lord my God hath given me rest round about; and there is no adversary nor evil occurrence.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 7:5
Go, and say to my servant David: Thus saith the Lord: Shalt thou build me a house to dwell in?

1 Kings 8:19
Nevertheless, thou shalt not build me a house, but thy son, that shall come forth out of thy loins, he shall build a house to my name.

1 Chronicles 28:2
And the king rising up, and standing said: Hear me, my brethren and my people: I had a thought to have built a house, in which the ark of the Lord, and the footstool of our God might rest: and prepared all things for the building.

1 Chronicles 28:3
And God said to me: Thou shalt not build a house to my name: because thou art a man of war, and hast shed blood.

2 Chronicles 6:7
And whereas David my father had a mind to build a house to the name of the Lord the God of Israel,

Additional Translations
“As you are aware, because of the wars waged on all sides against my father David, he could not build a house for the Name of the LORD his God until the LORD had put his enemies under his feet.You know how that David my father could not build an house to the name of the LORD his God for the wars which were about him on every side, until the LORD put them under the soles of his feet.

Thou knowest how that David my father could not build a house for the name of Jehovah his God for the wars which were about him on every side, until Jehovah put them under the soles of his feet.

Thou knewest my father David, that he could not build a house to the name of the Lord my God because of the wars that compassed him about, until the Lord put them under the soles of his feet.

Thou knowest that David my father could not build a house unto the name of Jehovah his God, because of the wars which were about him on every side, until Jehovah put them under the soles of his feet.

Thou knowest how that David my father could not build an house for the name of the LORD his God for the wars which were about him on every side, until the LORD put them under the soles of his feet.

Thou knowest how that David my father could not build a house to the name of the LORD his God, for the wars which were about him on every side, until the LORD put them under the soles of his feet.

"You know how that David my father could not build a house for the name of Yahweh his God for the wars which were about him on every side, until Yahweh put them under the soles of his feet.

'Thou hast known David my father, that he hath not been able to build a house to the name of Jehovah his God, because of the wars that have been round about him, till Jehovah's putting them under the soles of his feet.
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