And it came to pass, when David dwelt in his house, that David said to Nathan the prophet, Lo, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of the covenant of LORD [dwells] under curtains.
And [David] made for him houses in the city of David. And he prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched a tent for it.
For I have not dwelt in a house since the day that I brought up Israel, to this day, but have gone from tent to tent, and from [one] tabernacle [to another].
And he spread the tent over the tabernacle, and put the covering of the tent above upon it, as LORD commanded Moses.
And they brought in the ark of LORD, and set it in its place, in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it. And David offered burnt-offerings and peace-offerings before LORD.
And it came to pass, when the king dwelt in his house, and LORD had given him rest from all his enemies round about,
And LORD sent Nathan to David. And he came to him, and said to him, There were two men in one city: the one rich, and the other poor.
and he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet. And he called his name Jedidiah, for LORD's sake.
But Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and Nathan the prophet, and Shimei, and Rei, and the mighty men who belonged to David, were not with Adonijah.
And they told the king, saying, Behold, Nathan the prophet. And when he came in before the king, he bowed himself before the king with his face to the ground.
And the king has sent with him Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites and the Pelethites. And they have caused him to ride upon the king's mule.
And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, and masons, and carpenters, to build for him a house.
And they brought in the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it. And they offered burnt-offerings and peace-offerings before God.
Now the acts of David the king, first and last, behold, they are written in the history of Samuel the seer, and in the history of Nathan the prophet, and in the history of Gad the seer,
But the ark of God David had brought up from Kiriath-jearim to [the place] that David had prepared for it. For he had pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem.
Now it was in the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of LORD, the God of Israel.
until I find out a place for LORD, a tabernacle for the Mighty One of Jacob.
Shall thou reign, because thou strive to excel in cedar? Did not thy father eat and drink, and do justice and righteousness? Then it was well with him.
At the end of twelve months he was walking in the royal palace of Babylon.
Is it a time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses while this house lays waste?
Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little, and when ye brought it home, I blew upon it. Why? says LORD of hosts. Because of my house that lays waste while ye run each man to his own house.
who found favor in the sight of God. And he asked to find a habitation for the God of Jacob.