1 Kings 8:18
New International Version
But the LORD said to my father David, ‘You did well to have it in your heart to build a temple for my Name.

New Living Translation
But the LORD told him, ‘You wanted to build the Temple to honor my name. Your intention is good,

English Standard Version
But the LORD said to David my father, ‘Whereas it was in your heart to build a house for my name, you did well that it was in your heart.

Berean Study Bible
But the LORD said to my father David, ‘Since it was in your heart to build a house for My Name, you have done well to have this in your heart.

King James Bible
And the LORD said unto David my father, Whereas it was in thine heart to build an house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thine heart.

New King James Version
But the LORD said to my father David, ‘Whereas it was in your heart to build a temple for My name, you did well that it was in your heart.

New American Standard Bible
But the LORD said to my father David, ‘Because it was in your heart to build a house for My name, you did well that it was in your heart.

NASB 1995
“But the LORD said to my father David, ‘Because it was in your heart to build a house for My name, you did well that it was in your heart.

NASB 1977
“But the LORD said to my father David, ‘Because it was in your heart to build a house for My name, you did well that it was in your heart.

Amplified Bible
But the LORD said to my father David, ‘Because it was in your heart to build a house for My Name, you did well, in that it was in your heart.

Christian Standard Bible
But the LORD said to my father David, “Since your heart was set on building a temple for my name, you have done well to have this desire.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the LORD said to my father David,” Since it was your desire to build a temple for My name, you have done well to have this desire.

American Standard Version
But Jehovah said unto David my father, Whereas it was in thy heart to build a house for my name, thou didst well that it was in thy heart:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And LORD JEHOVAH said to David my father: ‘For the sake of what was in your heart, to build a house to my name, it is beautiful what you have done, that was in your heart.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the Lord said to David my father, Forasmuch as it came into thine heart to build a house to my name, thou didst well that it came upon thine heart.

Contemporary English Version
the LORD said, "It's good that you want to build a temple where I can be worshiped.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord said to David my father: Whereas thou hast thought in thy heart to build a house to my name, thou hast done well in having this same thing in thy mind.

English Revised Version
But the LORD said unto David my father, Whereas it was in thine heart to build an house for my name, thou didst well that it was in thine heart:

Good News Translation
but the LORD said to him, 'You were right in wanting to build a temple for me,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
However, the LORD said to my father David, 'Since you had your heart set on building a temple for my name, your intentions were good.

International Standard Version
The LORD told my father David: 'Therefore, since you determined to build a temple for my name, you acted well, because it was your choice to do so.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But the LORD said unto David my father: Whereas it was in thy heart to build a house for My name, thou didst well that it was in thy heart;

Literal Standard Version
and YHWH says to my father David, Because that it has been with your heart to build a house for My Name, you have done well that it has been with your heart;

NET Bible
The LORD told my father David, 'It is right for you to have a strong desire to build a temple to honor me.

New Heart English Bible
But the LORD said to David my father, 'Whereas it was in your heart to build a house for my name, you did well that it was in your heart.

World English Bible
But Yahweh said to David my father, 'Whereas it was in your heart to build a house for my name, you did well that it was in your heart.

Young's Literal Translation
and Jehovah saith unto David my father, Because that it hath been with thy heart to build a house for My name, thou hast done well that it hath been with thy heart;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Solomon Praises the LORD
17Now it was in the heart of my father David to build a house for the Name of the LORD, the God of Israel. 18But the LORD said to my father David, ‘Since it was in your heart to build a house for My Name, you have done well to have this in your heart. 19Nevertheless, you are not the one to build it; but your son, your own offspring, will build the house for My Name.’…

Cross References
2 Samuel 7:3
And Nathan replied to the king, "Go and do all that is in your heart, for the LORD is with you."

1 Kings 8:17
Now it was in the heart of my father David to build a house for the Name of the LORD, the God of Israel.

1 Kings 8:19
Nevertheless, you are not the one to build it; but your son, your own offspring, will build the house for My Name.'


Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD said to David my father, Whereas it was in your heart to build an house to my name, you did well that it was in your heart.

Whereas

2 Chronicles 6:7-9
Now it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel…

2 Corinthians 8:12
For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.









Verse 18. - And the Lord said unto David my father [Not, perhaps, totidem verbis. The Divine approval was implied in 2 Samuel 7:11-16, and it may have been expressed at the same time. The narratives of Scripture are necessarily greatly condensed], Whereas it was in thine heart to build an house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thine heart.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But the LORD
יְהוָה֙ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

said
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

my father
אָבִ֔י (’ā·ḇî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 1: Father

David,
דָּוִ֣ד (dā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

‘Since
יַ֗עַן (ya·‘an)
Adverb
Strong's 3282: Heed, purpose, to indicate the reason, cause

it was
הָיָה֙ (hā·yāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

in your heart
לְבָ֣בְךָ֔ (lə·ḇā·ḇə·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart

to build
לִבְנ֥וֹת (liḇ·nō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 1129: To build

a house
בַּ֖יִת (ba·yiṯ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1004: A house

for My Name,
לִשְׁמִ֑י (liš·mî)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 8034: A name

you have done well
הֱטִיבֹ֔תָ (hĕ·ṭî·ḇō·ṯā)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 2895: To be pleasing or good

to have this
הָיָ֖ה (hā·yāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

in
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

your heart.
לְבָבֶֽךָ׃ (lə·ḇā·ḇe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart


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