That night the word of the LORD came to Nathan, saying:
"Go and tell my servant David, 'This is what the LORD says: Are you1 the one to build me a house to dwell in?2
References for 2 Samuel 7:5
I have not dwelt in a house from the day I brought the Israelites up out of Egypt to this day.3 I have been moving from place to place with a tent4 as my dwelling.5
References for 2 Samuel 7:6
Wherever I have moved with all the Israelites,6 did I ever say to any of their rulers whom I commanded to shepherd7 my people Israel, "Why have you not built me a house8 of cedar?9" '
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