Now David built houses for himself in the city of David; and he prepared a place for the ark of God and pitched a tent for it.
And they brought in the ark of God and placed it inside the tent which David had pitched for it, and they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before God.
And David assembled all Israel at Jerusalem to bring up the ark of the Lord to its place which he had prepared for it.
And it came about, when David dwelt in his house, that David said to Nathan the prophet, “Behold, I am dwelling in a house of cedar, but the ark of the covenant of the Lord is under curtains.”
Until I find a place for the Lord,
A dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.”
So David lived in the stronghold and called it the city of David. And David built all around from the Millo and inward.
Then David sent to the house for Tamar, saying, “Go now to your brother Amnon’s house, and prepare food for him.”
However the king said, “Let him turn to his own house, and let him not see my face.” So Absalom turned to his own house and did not see the king’s face.
David found favor in God’s sight, and asked that he might find a dwelling place for the God of Jacob.