The Bible in Its Traditions

2 Chronicles 6:3–11

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And the king turned his face, and blessed all the congregation of Israel; and all the congregation of Israel stood.

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And he said: 'Blessed be YHWH, the God of Israel, who spoke with His mouth unto David my father, and hath with His hands fulfilled it, saying

“Blessed is the Lord, the God of Israel, who has completed the work that he spoke to David my father, saying

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Since the day that I brought forth My people out of the land of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel to build a house in, that My name might be there; neither chose I any man to be prince over My people Israel;

From the day when I brought up my people out of the land of Egypt, I chose no city of all the tribes of Israel, to build a house that my name should be there; neither did I choose a man to be a leader over my people Israel.

‘From the day when I led my people away from the land of Egypt, I did not choose a city from all the tribes of Israel, so that a house would be built in it to my name. And I did not choose any other man, so that he would be the ruler of my people Israel.

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but I have chosen Jerusalem, that My name might be there; and have chosen David to be over My people Israel.

But I chose Jerusalem, so that my name would be in it. And I chose David, so that I might appoint him over my people Israel.’

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Now it was in the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of YHWH, the God of Israel.

And it came into the heart of David my father, to build a house for the name of the Lord God of Israel.

And though David, my father, had decided that he would build a house to the name of the Lord God of Israel,

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But YHWH said unto David my father: Whereas it was in thy heart to build a house for My name, thou didst well that it was in thy heart;

But the Lord said to my father David, Whereas it came into thy heart to build a house for my name, thou didst well that it came into thy heart.

the Lord said to him: ‘In so far as it was your will that you build a house to my name, certainly you have done well in having such a will.

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nevertheless thou shalt not build the house, but thy son that shall come forth out of thy loins, he shall build the house for My name.

But you shall not build the house. Truly, your son, who will go forth from your loins, shall build a house to my name.’

Nevertheless you shall not build the house for my name, but your son who shall come forth out of your loins, he shall build the house for my name.

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10  And YHWH hath established His word that He spoke; for I am risen up in the room of David my father, and sit on the throne of Israel, as the YHWH promised, and have built the house for the name of the LORD, the God of Israel.

10  And the Lord has confirmed this word, which he spoke; and I am raised up in the room of my father David, and I sit upon the throne of Israel as the Lord said, and I have built the house for the name of the Lord God of Israel

10  Therefore, the Lord has accomplished his word, which he had spoken. And I have risen up in place of my father David, and I sit upon the throne of Israel, just as the Lord spoke. And I have built a house to the name of the Lord, the God of Israel.

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11  And there have I set the ark, wherein is the covenant of YHWH, which He made with the children of Israel.'

11  And I have placed in it the ark, in which is the covenant of the Lord that he formed with the sons of Israel.”

11  And I have prepared a place for the ark, wherein is the covenant of the LORD that he made with our fathers when he brought them forth out of the land of Egypt.