But God said to me, ‘You shall not build a house for My name because you are a man of war and have shed blood.’
But the word of the Lord came to me, saying, ‘You have shed much blood and have waged great wars; you shall not build a house to My name, because you have shed so much blood on the earth before Me.
“You know that David my father was unable to build a house for the name of the Lord his God because of the wars which surrounded him, until the Lord put them under the soles of his feet.
“Go and tell David My servant, ‘Thus says the Lord, “You shall not build a house for Me to dwell in;
“Go and say to My servant David, ‘Thus says the Lord, “Are you the one who should build Me a house to dwell in?
But the Lord said to my father David, ‘Because it was in your heart to build a house for My name, you did well that it was in your heart.