Then King David rose to his feet and said, “Listen to me, my brothers and my people; [a]I (A)had intended to build a [b]permanent home for the ark of the covenant of the Lord and for (B)the footstool of our God. So I had made preparations to build it. But God said to me, ‘(C)You shall not build a house for My name, because you are a man of war and have shed blood.’

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Chronicles 28:2 Lit as for me, it was with my heart
  2. 1 Chronicles 28:2 Lit house of rest