1 Kings 8:18
Modern Translations
New International Version
But the LORD said to my father David, 'You did well to have it in your heart to build a temple for my Name.

New Living Translation
But the LORD told him, ‘You wanted to build the Temple to honor my name. Your intention is good,

English Standard Version
But the LORD said to David my father, ‘Whereas it was in your heart to build a house for my name, you did well that it was in your heart.

Berean Study Bible
But the LORD said to my father David, ‘Since it was in your heart to build a house for My Name, you have done well to have this in your heart.

New American Standard Bible
But the LORD said to my father David, ‘Because it was in your heart to build a house for My name, you did well that it was in your heart.

NASB 1995
"But the LORD said to my father David, 'Because it was in your heart to build a house for My name, you did well that it was in your heart.

NASB 1977
“But the LORD said to my father David, ‘Because it was in your heart to build a house for My name, you did well that it was in your heart.

Amplified Bible
But the LORD said to my father David, ‘Because it was in your heart to build a house for My Name, you did well, in that it was in your heart.

Christian Standard Bible
But the LORD said to my father David, “Since your heart was set on building a temple for my name, you have done well to have this desire.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the LORD said to my father David," Since it was your desire to build a temple for My name, you have done well to have this desire.

Contemporary English Version
the LORD said, "It's good that you want to build a temple where I can be worshiped.

Good News Translation
but the LORD said to him, 'You were right in wanting to build a temple for me,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
However, the LORD said to my father David, 'Since you had your heart set on building a temple for my name, your intentions were good.

International Standard Version
The LORD told my father David: 'Therefore, since you determined to build a temple for my name, you acted well, because it was your choice to do so.

NET Bible
The LORD told my father David, 'It is right for you to have a strong desire to build a temple to honor me.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
And the LORD said unto David my father, Whereas it was in thine heart to build an house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thine heart.

New King James Version
But the LORD said to my father David, ‘Whereas it was in your heart to build a temple for My name, you did well that it was in your heart.

King James 2000 Bible
And the LORD said unto David my father, Since it was in your heart to build a house unto my name, you did well that it was in your heart.

New Heart English Bible
But the LORD said to David my father, 'Whereas it was in your heart to build a house for my name, you did well that it was in your heart.

World English Bible
But Yahweh said to David my father, 'Whereas it was in your heart to build a house for my name, you did well that it was in your heart.

American King James Version
And the LORD said to David my father, Whereas it was in your heart to build an house to my name, you did well that it was in your heart.

American Standard Version
But Jehovah said unto David my father, Whereas it was in thy heart to build a house for my name, thou didst well that it was in thy heart:

A Faithful Version
But the LORD said to my father David, 'Because it was in your heart to build a house to My name, you did well that it was in your heart.

Darby Bible Translation
But Jehovah said to David my father, Whereas it was in thy heart to build a house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thy heart;

English Revised Version
But the LORD said unto David my father, Whereas it was in thine heart to build an house for my name, thou didst well that it was in thine heart:

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD said to David my father, Whereas it was in thy heart to build a house to my name, thou didst well that it was in thy heart.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
And the Lord said vnto Dauid my father, Where as it was in thine heart to build an house vnto my Name, thou diddest well, that thou wast so minded:

Bishops' Bible of 1568
And the Lorde saide vnto Dauid my father: Whereas it was in thyne heart to build an house vnto my name, thou diddest well that thou wast so minded:

Coverdale Bible of 1535
neuertheles the LORDE sayde vnto my father Dauid: Where as thou wast mynded to buylde an house vnto my name, thou hast done well, that thou art so aduysed.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
and YHWH says to my father David, Because that it has been with your heart to build a house for My Name, you have done well that it has been with your heart;

Young's Literal Translation
and Jehovah saith unto David my father, Because that it hath been with thy heart to build a house for My name, thou hast done well that it hath been with thy heart;

Smith's Literal Translation
And Jehovah will say to David my father, Because it was with thy heart to build a house for my name, it was good it was with thy heart.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord said to David my father: Whereas thou hast thought in thy heart to build a house to my name, thou hast done well in having this same thing in thy mind.

Catholic Public Domain Version
But the Lord said to my father David: ‘Since you have planned in your heart to build a house to my name, you have done well by considering this plan in your mind.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And LORD JEHOVAH said to David my father: ‘For the sake of what was in your heart, to build a house to my name, it is beautiful what you have done, that was in your heart.

Lamsa Bible
But the LORD said to David my father, Whereas it was in your heart to build a house to my name, you did well that it was in your heart.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
But the LORD said unto David my father: Whereas it was in thy heart to build a house for My name, thou didst well that it was in thy heart;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the Lord said to David my father, Forasmuch as it came into thine heart to build a house to my name, thou didst well that it came upon thine heart.








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