King James Version
But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build an house for my name, because thou hast been a man of war, and hast shed blood.
Darby Bible Translation
But God said to me, Thou shalt not build a house unto my name, for thou art a man of war, and hast shed blood.
World English Bible
But God said to me, 'You shall not build a house for my name, because you are a man of war, and have shed blood.'
Young's Literal Translation
and God hath said to me, Thou dost not build a house to My name, for a man of wars thou art, and blood thou hast shed.
1 Chronicles 28:3 Parallel
CommentaryKing James Translators' Notes
blood: Heb. bloods
But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build an house for my name, because thou hast been a man of war, and hast shed blood.1 Chronicles 28:3 Parallel Commentaries
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1 Kings 5:3
Thou knowest how that David my father could not build an house unto the name of the LORD his God for the wars which were about him on every side, until the LORD put them under the soles of his feet.
1 Chronicles 17:4
Go and tell David my servant, Thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt not build me an house to dwell in:
1 Chronicles 22:8
But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, Thou hast shed blood abundantly, and hast made great wars: thou shalt not build an house unto my name, because thou hast shed much blood upon the earth in my sight.
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