‘Since the day that I brought My people out of the land of Egypt, I have chosen no city from any tribe of Israel in which to build a house, that My name might be there, nor did I choose any man to be a ruler over My people Israel. (A)Yet I have chosen Jerusalem, that My name may be there, and I (B)have chosen David to be over My people Israel.’ Now (C)it was in the heart of my father David to build a [a]temple for the name of the Lord God of Israel.

Read full chapter


  1. 2 Chronicles 6:7 Lit. house, and so in vv. 8–10