After the king was settled in his palace and the LORD had given him rest from all his enemies around him,
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he said to Nathan the prophet, “Here I am, living in a house of cedar, while the ark of God remains in a tent.”
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Nathan replied to the king, “Whatever you have in mind, go ahead and do it, for the LORD is with you.”
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But that night the word of the LORD came to Nathan, saying:
“Go and tell my servant David, ‘This is what the LORD says: Are you the one to build me a house to dwell in?
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I have not dwelt in a house from the day I brought the Israelites up out of Egypt to this day. I have been moving from place to place with a tent as my dwelling.
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