I have built you an exalted house, a place for you to reside 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 my father David, saying,
"Since the day that I brought my people out of the land of Egypt, I have not chosen a city from any of the tribes of Israel in which to build a house, so that my name might be there, and I chose no one as ruler over my people Israel;
but I have chosen Jerusalem in order that my name may be there, and I have chosen David to be over my people Israel.'