Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For I have not dwelt in an house since the day that I brought up Israel unto this day; but have gone from tent to tent, and from one tabernacle to another.
2 Samuel 7:6
I have not lived in a house from the time I brought the Israelites up from Egypt to the present day. Instead, I was traveling with them and living in a tent.
1 Kings 8:27
"God does not really live on the earth! Look, if the sky and the highest heaven cannot contain you, how much less this temple I have built!
2 Chronicles 2:6
Of course, who can really build a temple for him, since the sky and the highest heavens cannot contain him? Who am I that I should build him a temple! It will really be only a place to offer sacrifices before him.
2 Chronicles 6:18
"God does not really live with humankind on the earth! Look, if the sky and the highest heaven cannot contain you, how much less this temple I have built!
This is what the Lord says: "The heavens are my throne and the earth is my footstool. Where then is the house you will build for me? Where is the place where I will rest?
Our ancestors had the tabernacle of testimony in the wilderness, just as God who spoke to Moses ordered him to make it according to the design he had seen.
From tent to tent
"On the first day of the first month you are to set up the tabernacle, the tent of meeting.
2 Samuel 6:17
They brought the ark of the Lord and put it in its place in the middle of the tent that David had pitched for it. Then David offered burnt sacrifices and peace offerings before the Lord.
1 Kings 8:4
The priests and Levites carried the ark of the Lord, the tent of meeting, and all the holy items in the tent.