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Then David called for his son, Solomon, and instructed him to build a house for the Eternal God of Israel.

David: My son, I had intended to build a house honoring the reputation of the Eternal One my God, but the Eternal spoke to me.

The blood on David’s hands makes him ritually impure to build a holy structure and house like the Jerusalem temple.

Eternal One: You have shed much blood and waged great wars, My wars. But because of your conquests and the amount of blood you spilled on My behalf, you will not build a house honoring My reputation.

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