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Solomon Charged with the Task

Then he called for Solomon his son and ordered him to build a house for the Lord, the God of Israel. David said to Solomon, “My son, I had intended to build a house for the [a]Name (Presence) of the Lord my God. But the word of the Lord came to me, saying, ‘You have shed much blood and have waged great wars; you shall not build a house for My Name, because you have shed so much blood on the earth before me.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Chronicles 22:7 See note Deut 12:5.

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