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Then he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build a house for Jehovah, the God of Israel. And David said to Solomon [a]his son, As for me, it was in my heart to build a house unto the name of Jehovah my God. But the word of Jehovah came to me, saying, Thou hast shed blood abundantly, and hast made great wars: thou shalt not build a house unto my name, because thou hast shed much blood upon the earth in my sight.

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  1. 1 Chronicles 22:7 According to another reading, My son, as for me etc.

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