New International Version
But God said to me, 'You are not to build a house for my Name, because you are a warrior and have shed blood.'
King James Bible
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.
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blood [heb] bloods
LibraryThe Promised King and Temple-Builder
'And it came to pass that night, that the word of the Lord came unto Nathan, saying, 5. Go and tell My servant David, Thus saith the Lord, Shalt thou build Me an house for Me to dwell in! 6. Whereas I have not dwelt in any house since the time that I brought up the children of Israel out of Egypt, even to this day, but have walked in a tent and in a tabernacle. 7. In all the places wherein I have walked with all the children of Israel spake I a word with any of the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Solomon's Temple Spiritualized
1 Kings 5:3
"You know that because of the wars waged against my father David from all sides, he could not build a temple for the Name of the LORD his God until the LORD put his enemies under his feet.
1 Chronicles 17:4
"Go and tell my servant David, 'This is what the LORD says: You are not the one to build me a house to dwell in.
1 Chronicles 22:8
But this word of the LORD came to me: 'You have shed much blood and have fought many wars. You are not to build a house for my Name, because you have shed much blood on the earth in my sight.
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