1 Chronicles 17:4
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New International Version
"Go and tell my servant David, 'This is what the LORD says: You are not the one to build me a house to dwell in.

King James Bible
Go and tell David my servant, Thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt not build me an house to dwell in:

Darby Bible Translation
Go and say to David my servant, Thus saith Jehovah: Thou shalt not build me a house to dwell in;

World English Bible
"Go and tell David my servant, 'Thus says Yahweh, "You shall not build me a house to dwell in;

Young's Literal Translation
'Go, and thou hast said unto David My servant, Thus said Jehovah, Thou dost not build for Me the house to dwell in:

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Now it came to pass - See every thing recorded in this chapter amply detailed in the notes on 2 Samuel 7:1 (note), etc.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Isaiah 55:8,9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, said the LORD...

Romans 11:33,34 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!...

Thou shalt not

1 Chronicles 22:7,8 And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my mind to build an house to the name of the LORD my God...

1 Chronicles 28:2,3 Then David the king stood up on his feet, and said, Hear me, my brothers, and my people: As for me...

2 Samuel 7:4,5 And it came to pass that night, that the word of the LORD came to Nathan, saying...

1 Kings 8:19 Nevertheless you shall not build the house; but your son that shall come forth out of your loins, he shall build the house to my name.

2 Chronicles 6:8,9 But the LORD said to David my father, For as much as it was in your heart to build an house for my name...

'Amasiah, the son of Zichri, who willingly offered himself unto the Lord.'--1 CHRON. xvii, 16. This is a scrap from the catalogue of Jehoshaphat's 'mighty men of valour'; and is Amasiah's sole record. We see him for a moment and hear his eulogium and then oblivion swallows him up. We do not know what it was that he did to earn it. But what a fate, to live to all generations by that one sentence! I. Cheerful self-surrender the secret of all religion. The words of our text contain a metaphor naturally
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Divine Jesus.
Jehovah-Jesus: John 1:1-18. the intimacy of John, John 13:23. 19:26. 20:2. 21:7, 20. "with Jesus," John 18:15.--John writes of Jesus--- when he wrote--getting the range--his literary style--the beginning--the Word--this was Jesus--the tragic tone. God's Spokesman: the Creator was Jehovah--- Jehovah is Jesus--the Spokesman--Old Testament revelations, Adam, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, the elders of Israel, Isaiah, Ezekiel,--Whom these saw--various ways of speaking--John's Gospel
S. D. Gordon—Quiet Talks about Jesus

Cross References
1 Chronicles 17:3
But that night the word of God came to Nathan, saying:

1 Chronicles 28:2
King David rose to his feet and said: "Listen to me, my fellow Israelites, my people. I had it in my heart to build a house as a place of rest for the ark of the covenant of the LORD, for the footstool of our God, and I made plans to build it.

1 Chronicles 28:3
But God said to me, 'You are not to build a house for my Name, because you are a warrior and have shed blood.'

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