New Living Translation
Then Solomon said, "My father, David, wanted to build this Temple to honor the name of the LORD, the God of Israel.
King James Bible
Now it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.
Darby Bible Translation
And it was in the heart of David my father to build a house unto the name of Jehovah the God of Israel.
World English Bible
Now it was in the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of Yahweh, the God of Israel.
Young's Literal Translation
'And it is with the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of Jehovah God of 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
1 Kings 5:3
"You know that my father, David, was not able to build a Temple to honor the name of the LORD his God because of the many wars waged against him by surrounding nations. He could not build until the LORD gave him victory over all his enemies.
1 Chronicles 28:2
David rose to his feet and said: "My brothers and my people! It was my desire to build a temple where the Ark of the LORD's Covenant, God's footstool, could rest permanently. I made the necessary preparations for building it,
2 Chronicles 6:8
But the LORD told him, 'You wanted to build the Temple to honor my name. Your intention is good,
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