11Then Solomon said, "The LORD has said that he would dwell in thick darkness.
But I have built you 2an exalted house, a place for you to dwell in forever."
Then the king turned around and blessed all the assembly of Israel, while all the assembly of Israel stood.
And he said, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who with his hand has fulfilled what he promised with his mouth to David my father, saying,
'Since the day that I brought my people out of the land of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel in which to build a house, that my name might be there, and I chose no man as prince over my people Israel;
63but I have chosen Jerusalem that my name may be there, 4and I have chosen David to be over my people Israel.'
75Now it was in the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of the LORD, the God of Israel.