1 Kings 5:3
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New Living Translation
"You know that my father, David, was not able to build a Temple to honor the name of the LORD his God because of the many wars waged against him by surrounding nations. He could not build until the LORD gave him victory over all his enemies.

King James Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou knowest that David my father could not build a house unto the name of Jehovah his God, because of the wars which were about him on every side, until Jehovah put them under the soles of his feet.

World English Bible
"You know how that David my father could not build a house for the name of Yahweh his God for the wars which were about him on every side, until Yahweh put them under the soles of his feet.

Young's Literal Translation
'Thou hast known David my father, that he hath not been able to build a house to the name of Jehovah his God, because of the wars that have been round about him, till Jehovah's putting them under the soles of his feet.

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2 Samuel 7:5
"Go and tell my servant David, 'This is what the LORD has declared: Are you the one to build a house for me to live in?

1 Kings 8:19
but you are not the one to do it. One of your own sons will build the Temple to honor me.'

1 Chronicles 28:2
David rose to his feet and said: "My brothers and my people! It was my desire to build a temple where the Ark of the LORD's Covenant, God's footstool, could rest permanently. I made the necessary preparations for building it,

1 Chronicles 28:3
but God said to me, 'You must not build a temple to honor my name, for you are a warrior and have shed much blood.'

2 Chronicles 6:7
Then Solomon said, "My father, David, wanted to build this Temple to honor the name of the LORD, the God of Israel.

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