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

And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my heart to build a house unto the name of the LORD my God;

but the word of the LORD 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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