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.
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.
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.
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.
Webster's Bible Translation
And it was in the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
At the dedication of the tabernacle the glory of Jehovah in the cloud filled the sanctuary, so that Moses could not enter (Exodus 40:34-35); and so was it now. When the priests came out of the sanctuary, after putting the ark of the covenant in its place, the cloud filled the house of Jehovah, so that the priests could not stand to minister. The signification of this fact was the same on both occasions. The cloud, as the visible symbol of the gracious presence of God, filled the temple, as a sign that Jehovah the covenant-God had entered into it, and had chosen it as the scene of His gracious manifestation in Israel. By the inability of the priests to stand, we are not to understand that the cloud drove them away; for it was not till the priests had come out that it filled the temple. It simply means that they could not remain in the Holy Place to perform service, say to offer an incense-offering upon the altar to consecrate it, just as sacrifices were offered upon the altar of burnt-offering after the dedicatory prayer (1 Kings 8:62, 1 Kings 8:63).
(Note: Bertheau's opinion (on 2 Chronicles 5:14), that the priests could not remain in the hall and in front of it on account of the cloud, namely, "the cloud of smoke, which, ascending from the sacrifices burned upon the altar of burnt-offering, concealed the glory of the Lord," is decidedly erroneous. For the cloud which hindered the priest from performing the service was, according to the distinct words of the text, the cloud which filled the house; and the explanatory clause, "for the glory of the Lord filled the house of Jehovah," indicates in the most unmistakeable terms that it was the vehicle of the glory of God, and therefore was no a cloud of smoke formed by the burning sacrifices, but the cloud in which God manifested His invisible being to His people, - the very same cloud in which Jehovah was to appear above the Capporeth, when the high priest entered the Most Holy Place on the day of atonement, so that he was commanded not to enter it at all times, and, when he entered, to cover the Capporeth with the cloud of the burning incense (Leviticus 16:2, Leviticus 16:13).
The glory of the Lord, which is like a consuming fire (Exodus 24:17; Deuteronomy 4:24; Deuteronomy 9:3), before which unholy man cannot stand, manifested itself in the cloud. This marvellous manifestation of the glory of God took place only at the dedication; after that the cloud was only visible in the Most Holy Place on the great day of atonement, when the high priest entered it. - The Chronicles contain a long account at this place of the playing and singing of the Levites at these solemnities (vid., 2 Chronicles 5:12-14).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
2 Samuel 7:2
the king said to Nathan the prophet, "See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells in a tent."
2 Samuel 7:3
And Nathan said to the king, "Go, do all that is in your heart, for the LORD is with you."
1 Kings 8:18
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.
1 Chronicles 17:1
Now when David lived in his house, David said to Nathan the prophet, "Behold, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of the covenant of the LORD is under a tent."
1 Chronicles 17:2
And Nathan said to David, "Do all that is in your heart, for God is with you."
until I find a place for the LORD, a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob."
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