New Living Translation
But now I have chosen Jerusalem as the place for my name to be honored, and I have chosen David to be king over my people Israel.'"
King James Bible
But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.
Darby Bible Translation
but I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and I have chosen David to be over my people Israel.
World English Bible
but I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.'
Young's Literal Translation
and I fix on Jerusalem for My name being there, and I fix on David to be over My people Israel.
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Prominent among the primary causes that led Solomon into extravagance and oppression was his failure to maintain and foster the spirit of self-sacrifice. When, at the foot of Sinai, Moses told the people of the divine command, "Let them make Me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them," the response of the Israelites was accompanied by the appropriate gifts. "They came, everyone whose heart stirred him up, and everyone whom his spirit made willing," and brought offerings. Exodus 25:8; 35:21. For …
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings
The Temple and Its Dedication
"Build for me an altar made of earth, and offer your sacrifices to me--your burnt offerings and peace offerings, your sheep and goats, and your cattle. Build my altar wherever I cause my name to be remembered, and I will come to you and bless you.
1 Chronicles 28:4
"Yet the LORD, the God of Israel, has chosen me from among all my father's family to be king over Israel forever. For he has chosen the tribe of Judah to rule, and from among the families of Judah he chose my father's family. And from among my father's sons the LORD was pleased to make me king over all Israel.
2 Chronicles 6:5
From the day I brought my people out of the land of Egypt, I have never chosen a city among any of the tribes of Israel as the place where a Temple should be built to honor my name. Nor have I chosen a king to lead my people Israel.
2 Chronicles 12:13
King Rehoboam firmly established himself in Jerusalem and continued to rule. He was forty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city the LORD had chosen from among all the tribes of Israel as the place to honor his name. Rehoboam's mother was Naamah, a woman from Ammon.
The land of Judah will be the LORD's special possession in the holy land, and he will once again choose Jerusalem to be his own city.
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