Then saidSolomon, The LORD hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.2
But I have built an house of habitation for thee, and a place for thy dwelling for ever.3
And the kingturned his face, and blessed the whole congregation of Israel: and all the congregation of Israelstood .
And he said , Blessed be the LORDGod of Israel, who hath with his handsfulfilled that which he spake with his mouth to my fatherDavid,saying ,
Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the land of Egypt I chose no city among all the tribes of Israel to build an house in, that my name might be there; neither chose I any man to be a ruler over my peopleIsrael:6
But I have chosenJerusalem, that my name might be there; and have chosenDavid to be over my peopleIsrael.7
Now it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the LORDGod of Israel.8
But the LORDsaid to David my father, Forasmuch as it was in thine heart to build an house for my name, thou didst well in that it was in thine heart:9Notwithstanding thou shalt not build the house; but thy son which shall come forth out of thy loins, he shall build the house for my name.10
The LORD therefore hath performed his word that he hath spoken : for I am risen up in the room of David my father, and am set on the throne of Israel, as the LORDpromised , and have built the house for the name of the LORDGod of Israel.11
And in it have I put the ark, wherein is the covenant of the LORD, that he made with the children of Israel.