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He summoned his son Solomon and commanded him to build a temple for the Lord God of Israel. David told his son Solomon, “I had my heart set on building a temple for the name of the Lord, my God. But the Lord spoke his word to me by saying, ‘You have caused a lot of bloodshed and fought in a lot of wars. You must not build a temple for my name because you have caused so much bloodshed in my presence.

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