1 Kings 5:3
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New International Version
"You know that because of the wars waged against my father David from all sides, he could not build a temple for the Name of the LORD his God until the LORD put his enemies under 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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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Solomon sent to Hiram - Made an interchange of ambassadors and friendly greetings. Josephus tells us that the correspondence between Hiram and Solomon was preserved in the archives of the Tyrians even in his time. But this, like many other assertions of the same author, is worthy of little credit.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

could not

2 Samuel 7:5-11 Go and tell my servant David, Thus said the LORD, Shall you build me an house for me to dwell in...

1 Chronicles 22:4-6 Also cedar trees in abundance: for the Zidonians and they of Tyre brought much cedar wood to David...

2 Chronicles 6:6-8 But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel...

the wars

1 Chronicles 22:8 But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, You have shed blood abundantly, and have made great wars...

put

Joshua 10:24 And it came to pass, when they brought out those kings to Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel...

Psalm 8:6 You made him to have dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet:

Psalm 110:1 The LORD said to my Lord, Sit you at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.

Malachi 4:3 And you shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this...

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

Ephesians 1:22 And has put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,

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Great Preparations for a Great Work
'And Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants unto Solomon; for he had heard that they had anointed him king in the room of his father: for Hiram was ever a lover of David. 2. And Solomon sent to Hiram, saying, 3. 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. 4. But now the Lord my God hath given me rest on every side, so that there is neither adversary
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
2 Samuel 7:5
"Go and tell my servant David, 'This is what the LORD says: Are you the one to build me a house to dwell in?

1 Kings 8:19
Nevertheless, you are not the one to build the temple, but your son, your own flesh and blood--he is the one who will build the temple for my Name.'

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.'

2 Chronicles 6:7
"My father David had it in his heart to build a temple for the Name of the LORD, the God of Israel.

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