2 Samuel 7:5
Good News Translation
"Go and tell my servant David that I say to him, 'You are not the one to build a temple for me to live in.

Contemporary English Version
to go to David and give him this message: David, you are my servant, so listen to what I say. Why should you build a temple for me?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Go, and say to my servant David: Thus saith the Lord: Shalt thou build me a house to dwell in?

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Go, and say to my servant David: Thus saith the Lord: Shalt thou build me a house to dwell in?

my servant David.

1 Kings 5:3 Thou knowest the will of David, my father, and that he could not build a house to the name of the Lord his God, because of the wars that were round about him, until the Lord put them under the soles of his feet.

1 Kings 8:16-19 Since the day that I brought my people Israel, out of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel, for a house to be built, that my name might be there: but I chose David to be over my people Israel. . . .

1 Chronicles 17:4 Go, and speak to David my servant: Thus saith the Lord: Thou shalt not build me a house to dwell in.

1 Chronicles 22:7,8 And David said to Solomon: My son, it was my desire to have built a house to the name of the Lord my God. . . .

1 Chronicles 23:3 And the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years, and upwards: and there were found of them thirty-eight thousand men.

Context
God's Covenant with David
4But it came to pass that night, that the word of the Lord came to Nathan, saying: 5Go, and say to my servant David: Thus saith the Lord: Shalt thou build me a house to dwell in?6Whereas I have not dwelt in a house from the day that I brought the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt even to this day: but have walked in a tabernacle, and in a tent.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 7:4
But it came to pass that night, that the word of the Lord came to Nathan, saying:

1 Kings 5:3
Thou knowest the will of David, my father, and that he could not build a house to the name of the Lord his God, because of the wars that were round about him, until the Lord put them under the soles of his feet.

1 Kings 5:4
But now the Lord my God hath given me rest round about; and there is no adversary nor evil occurrence.

1 Kings 6:12
As for this house, which thou art building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and execute my judgments, and keep all my commandments, walking in them, I will fulfil my word to thee, which I spoke to David thy father.

1 Kings 8:16
Since the day that I brought my people Israel, out of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel, for a house to be built, that my name might be there: but I chose David to be over my people Israel.

1 Kings 8:19
Nevertheless, thou shalt not build me a house, but thy son, that shall come forth out of thy loins, he shall build a house to my name.

Isaiah 66:1
Thus saith the Lord: Heaven is my throne, and the earth my footstool: what is this house that you will build to me? and what is this place of my rest?

Additional Translations
“Go and tell My servant David that this is what the LORD says: Are you the one to build for Me a house to dwell in?Go and tell my servant David, Thus said the LORD, Shall you build me an house for me to dwell in?

Go and tell my servant David, Thus saith Jehovah, Shalt thou build me a house for me to dwell in?

Go, and say to my servant David, Thus says the Lord, Thou shalt not build me a house for me to dwell in.

Go and say to my servant, to David, Thus saith Jehovah: Wilt thou build me a house for me to dwell in?

Go and tell my servant David, Thus saith the LORD, Shalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in?

Go and tell my servant David, Thus saith the LORD, Wilt thou build me a house for me to dwell in?

"Go and tell my servant David, 'Thus says Yahweh, "Shall you build me a house for me to dwell in?

'Go, and thou hast said unto My servant, unto David, Thus said Jehovah, Dost thou build for Me a house for My dwelling in?
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