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God makes a covenant with David
David wanted to build a temple for God. God told him through Nathan the prophet not to do it.
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2 Sa 7:1–17

It happened that the king settled in his house. (Now Yahweh had given rest to him from all his enemies all around.) And the king said to Nathan the prophet, “Look, please, I am living in a house of cedar, but the ark of God is staying in the middle of the tent.” …

1 Ch 17:1–15

And as David lived in his house, David said to Nathan the prophet, “Look, I live in a house of cedar, but the ark of the covenant of Yahweh is under tent curtains.” And Nathan said to David, “Whatever is in your heart, do, for God is with you.” And it happened …

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