1 Chronicles 17:1-7 NLT

1 Now when David was settled in his palace, he said to Nathan the prophet, "Here I am living in this beautiful cedar palace, but the Ark of the LORD's covenant is out in a tent!"
2 Nathan replied, "Go ahead with what you have in mind, for God is with you."
3 But that same night God said to Nathan,
4 "Go and tell my servant David, 'This is what the LORD says: You are not the one to build me a temple to live in.
5 I have never lived in a temple, from the day I brought the Israelites out of Egypt until now. My home has always been a tent, moving from one place to another.
6 And I never once complained to Israel's leaders, a the shepherds of my people. I have never asked them, 'Why haven't you built me a beautiful cedar temple?'

References for 1 Chronicles 17:6

    • Ï 17:6 - As in Greek version (see also 2 Sam 7:7); Hebrew reads <I>judges.</I>
      7 "Now go and say to my servant David, 'This is what the LORD Almighty says: I chose you to lead my people Israel when you were just a shepherd boy, tending your sheep out in the pasture.