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David Commissions Solomon to Build the Temple

Later, David called for his son Solomon and directed him to build a temple to the Lord God of Israel. David addressed Solomon: “I have attempted to build a temple to the name of the Lord my God. But this message from the Lord came to me, telling me

‘You have shed a lot of blood and fought great battles. You won’t be building a house for my name, since you have shed so much blood on the earth in my sight.

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