But God said to me, (A)‘You shall not build a house for My name, because you have been a man of war and have shed (B)blood.’ However the Lord God of Israel (C)chose me above all the house of my father to be king over Israel forever, for He has chosen (D)Judah to be the ruler. And of the house of Judah, (E)the house of my father, and (F)among the sons of my father, He was pleased with me to make me king over all Israel. (G)And of all my sons (for the Lord has given me many sons) (H)He has chosen my son Solomon to sit on the throne of the kingdom of the Lord over Israel. Now He said to me, ‘It is (I)your son Solomon who shall build My house and My courts; for I have chosen him to be My son, and I will be his Father.

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