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Then he called for his son Solomon, and [a]charged him to build a house for the Lord God of Israel. And David said to Solomon: “My son, as for me, (A)it was in my mind to build a house (B)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 made great wars; you shall not build a house for My name, because you have shed much blood on the earth in My sight.

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  1. 1 Chronicles 22:6 com-manded