Until I find a place for the Lord, A dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.”
So they brought in the ark of the Lord and set it in its place inside the tent which David had pitched for it; and David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the Lord.
“But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain You, how much less this house which I have built!
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 said to them, “You are the heads of the fathers’ households of the Levites; consecrate yourselves both you and your relatives, that you may bring up the ark of the Lord God of Israel to the place that I have prepared for it.
David said to Solomon, “ My son, I had intended to build a house to the name of the Lord my God.
But who is able to build a house for Him, for the heavens and the highest heavens cannot contain Him? So who am I, that I should build a house for Him, except to burn incense before Him?
Thus says the Lord, “ Heaven is My throne and the earth is My footstool. Where then is a house you could build for Me? And where is a place that I may rest?
David found favor in God’s sight, and asked that he might find a dwelling place for the God of Jacob.
in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit.