Solomon Charged with the Task

Then (A)he called for his son Solomon, and charged him to build a house for the Lord God of Israel. David said to Solomon, “(B)My son, [a]I had intended to build a house to the name of the Lord my God. But the word of the Lord came to me, saying, ‘(C)You have shed much blood and have [b]waged great wars; you shall not build a house to My name, because you have shed so much blood on the earth before Me.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Chronicles 22:7 Lit as for me, it was in my heart
  2. 1 Chronicles 22:8 Lit made

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