Then Solomon said, "The LORD said that he would live in a dark cloud;
but God, I have built you a lofty temple—a place where you can live forever."
The king turned around, and while the entire assembly of Israel was standing there, he blessed them,
saying: Bless the LORD, the God of Israel, who spoke directly to my father David and now has kept his promise:
"From the day I brought my people out of the land of Egypt, I haven't selected a city from any Israelite tribe as a site for the building of a temple for my name. Neither have I chosen anyone as prince over my people Israel.
But now I have chosen Jerusalem as a place for my name, and David as prince over my people Israel."
My father David wanted to build a temple for the name of the LORD, Israel's God.
But the LORD said to my father David: "It is very good that you thought to build a temple for my name. Nevertheless,
you yourself won't build that temple. Instead, your very own son will build the temple for my name."
The LORD has kept his promise—I have succeeded my father David on Israel's throne, just as the LORD said, and I have built the temple for the name of the LORD, Israel's God.