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‘From the day I brought out my people from the land of Egypt I never chose a city from all the tribes of Israel to build a temple where my name might reside. And I never chose any man to become Commander-in-Chief[a] over my people Israel. But I have chosen Jerusalem, where my name will reside. And I have chosen David to be over my people Israel.’

“My father David wanted to build a temple for the name of the Lord God of Israel.

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  1. 2 Chronicles 6:5 Lit. Nagid; i.e. a senior officer entrusted with dual roles of operational oversight and management authority