1 Kings 8:16-24 TNIV

16 'Since the day I brought my people Israel out of Egypt,1 I have not chosen a city in any tribe of Israel to have a temple built that my Name2 might be there, but I have chosen3 David4 to rule my people Israel.'

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17 "My father David had it in his heart5 to build a temple6 for the Name of the LORD, the God of Israel.

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      18 But the LORD said to my father David, 'You did well to have it in your heart to build a temple for my Name.
      19 Nevertheless, you7 are not the one to build the temple, but your son, who is your own flesh and blood--he is the one who will build the temple for my Name.'8

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      20 "The LORD has kept the promise he made: I have succeeded9 David my father and now I sit on the throne of Israel, just as the LORD promised, and I have built10 the temple for the Name of the LORD, the God of Israel.

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      21 I have provided a place there for the ark, in which is the covenant of the LORD that he made with our ancestors when he brought them out of Egypt."

      Solomon's Prayer of Dedication

      8:22-53pp -- 2Ch 6:12-40

      22 Then Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in front of the whole assembly of Israel, spread out his hands11 toward heaven

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      23 and said: "LORD, the God of Israel, there is no God like12 you in heaven above or on earth below--you who keep your covenant of love13 with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way.

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      24 You have kept your promise to your servant David my father; with your mouth you have promised and with your hand you have fulfilled it--as it is today.