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.
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.
Darby Bible Translation
But Jehovah said to David my father, Whereas it was in thy heart to build a house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thy 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;
1 Kings 8:18 Parallel
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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 shall not build the house, but your son who will be born to you, he will build the house for My name.'
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