Context3But God said to me, You shall not build a house for My name because you are a man of war and have shed blood. 4Yet, the LORD, the God of Israel, chose me from all the house of my father to be king over Israel forever. For He has chosen Judah to be a leader; and in the house of Judah, my fathers house, and among the sons of my father He took pleasure in me to make me king over all Israel. 5Of all my sons (for the LORD has given me many sons), He has chosen my son Solomon to sit on the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel. 6He said to me, Your son Solomon is the one who shall build My house and My courts; for I have chosen him to be a son to Me, and I will be a father to him. 7I will establish his kingdom forever if he resolutely performs My commandments and My ordinances, as is done now. 8So now, in the sight of all Israel, the assembly of the LORD, and in the hearing of our God, observe and seek after all the commandments of the LORD your God so that you may possess the good land and bequeath it to your sons after you forever.
9As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever. 10Consider now, for the LORD has chosen you to build a house for the sanctuary; be courageous and act.
11Then David gave to his son Solomon the plan of the porch of the temple, its buildings, its storehouses, its upper rooms, its inner rooms and the room for the mercy seat; 12and the plan of all that he had in mind, for the courts of the house of the LORD, and for all the surrounding rooms, for the storehouses of the house of God and for the storehouses of the dedicated things; 13also for the divisions of the priests and the Levites and for all the work of the service of the house of the LORD and for all the utensils of service in the house of the LORD; 14for the golden utensils, the weight of gold for all utensils for every kind of service; for the silver utensils, the weight of silver for all utensils for every kind of service; 15and the weight of gold for the golden lampstands and their golden lamps, with the weight of each lampstand and its lamps; and the weight of silver for the silver lampstands, with the weight of each lampstand and its lamps according to the use of each lampstand; 16and the gold by weight for the tables of showbread, for each table; and silver for the silver tables; 17and the forks, the basins, and the pitchers of pure gold; and for the golden bowls with the weight for each bowl; and for the silver bowls with the weight for each bowl; 18and for the altar of incense refined gold by weight; and gold for the model of the chariot, even the cherubim that spread out their wings and covered the ark of the covenant of the LORD.
19All this, said David, the LORD made me understand in writing by His hand upon me, all the details of this pattern.
20Then David said to his son Solomon, Be strong and courageous, and act; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you nor forsake you until all the work for the service of the house of the LORD is finished. 21Now behold, there are the divisions of the priests and the Levites for all the service of the house of God, and every willing man of any skill will be with you in all the work for all kinds of service. The officials also and all the people will be entirely at your command.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build a house for my name, because thou art a man of war, and hast shed blood.
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.
Darby Bible Translation
But God said to me, Thou shalt not build a house unto my name, for thou art a man of war, and hast shed blood.
English Revised Version
But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build an house for my name, because thou art a man of war, and hast shed blood.
Webster's Bible Translation
But God said to me, Thou shalt not build a house for my name, because thou hast been a man of war, and hast shed blood.
World English Bible
But God said to me, 'You shall not build a house for my name, because you are a man of war, and have shed blood.'
Young's Literal Translation
and God hath said to me, Thou dost not build a house to My name, for a man of wars thou art, and blood thou hast shed.
LibraryThe Promised King and Temple-Builder
'And it came to pass that night, that the word of the Lord came unto Nathan, saying, 5. Go and tell My servant David, Thus saith the Lord, Shalt thou build Me an house for Me to dwell in! 6. Whereas I have not dwelt in any house since the time that I brought up the children of Israel out of Egypt, even to this day, but have walked in a tent and in a tabernacle. 7. In all the places wherein I have walked with all the children of Israel spake I a word with any of the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
David's Charge to Solomon
December the Seventh Chosen as Builders
Solomon's Temple Spiritualized
An Exhortation to Love God
Never! Never! Never! Never! Never!
The Seven Deacons
The Promise in 2 Samuel, Chap. vii.
The First Commandment
Covenanting Performed in Former Ages with Approbation from Above.
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