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Then he called for Solomon his son and charged him to build a house for the Lord, the God of Israel.

David said to Solomon, My son, it was in my heart to build a house to the [a]Name and [for the symbol of] the 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 to My Name, because you have shed much blood on the earth in My sight.

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  1. 1 Chronicles 22:7 See footnote on Deut. 12:5.

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