1 Kings 5:3
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New American Standard Bible
"You know that David my father was unable to build a house for the name of the LORD his God because of the wars which surrounded him, until the LORD put them under the soles of his feet.

King James Bible
Thou knowest how that David my father could not build an house unto 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.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
"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.

Young's Literal Translation
'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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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Solomon's presumption that Hiram knew David's design has not appeared in the previous history, but it is in accordance with 1 Chronicles 22:4.

1 Kings 5:3 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Kings
The book[1] of Kings is strikingly unlike any modern historical narrative. Its comparative brevity, its curious perspective, and-with some brilliant exceptions--its relative monotony, are obvious to the most cursory perusal, and to understand these things is, in large measure, to understand the book. It covers a period of no less than four centuries. Beginning with the death of David and the accession of Solomon (1 Kings i., ii.) it traverses his reign with considerable fulness (1 Kings iii.-xi.),
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
2 Samuel 7:5
"Go and say to My servant David, 'Thus says the LORD, "Are you the one who should build Me a house to dwell in?

1 Kings 8:19
'Nevertheless you shall not build the house, but your son who will be born to you, he will build the house for My name.'

1 Chronicles 28:2
Then King David rose to his feet and said, "Listen to me, my brethren and my people; I had intended to build a permanent home for the ark of the covenant of the LORD and for the footstool of our God. So I had made preparations to build it.

1 Chronicles 28:3
"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.'

2 Chronicles 6:7
"Now it was in the heart of my father David to build a house for the name of the LORD, the God of Israel.

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