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He summoned his son Solomon and charged him to build a temple for the Lord God of Israel. David said to Solomon: “My son, I really wanted[a] to build a temple to honor[b] the Lord my God. But this was the Lord’s message to me: ‘You have spilled a great deal of blood and fought many battles. You must not build a temple to honor me,[c] for you have spilled a great deal of blood on the ground before me.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Chronicles 22:7 tn Heb “I was with my heart.”
  2. 1 Chronicles 22:7 tn Heb “for the name of.”
  3. 1 Chronicles 22:8 tn Heb “for my name.”

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