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Since the day I brought my people out of the land of Egypt, I have not chosen a city out of any tribe of Israel for the building of a house, that my name might be there; nor have I chosen any man to be ruler of my people Israel; but now I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name may be there, and I have chosen David[a] to rule my people Israel. When David my father wished to build a house for the name of the Lord, the God of Israel,

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  1. 6:6 Jerusalem…David: Ps 132:11, 13 puts in parallel the Lord’s choice of David and Zion, the royal house of David and the mountain in Jerusalem as the site for the Lord’s house.