1 Kings 8:18
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New International Version
But the LORD said to my father David, 'You did well to have it in your heart to build a temple for my Name.


New American Standard Bible
"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.


King James Bible
And the LORD said unto David my father, Whereas it was in thine heart to build an house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thine heart.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the LORD said to my father David," Since it was your desire to build a temple for My name, you have done well to have this desire.


International Standard Version
The LORD told my father David: 'Therefore, since you determined to build a temple for my name, you acted well, because it was your choice to do so.


American Standard Version
But Jehovah said unto David my father, Whereas it was in thy heart to build a house for my name, thou didst well that it was in thy heart:


Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord said to David my father: Whereas thou hast thought in thy heart to build a house to my name, thou hast done well in having this same thing in thy mind.


Darby Bible Translation
But Jehovah said to David my father, Whereas it was in thy heart to build a house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thy heart;


Young's Literal Translation
and Jehovah saith unto David my father, Because that it hath been with thy heart to build a house for My name, thou hast done well that it hath been with thy heart;
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Context
Solomon Blesses the Lord

12Then spoke Solomon, The LORD said that he would dwell in the thick darkness. 13I have surely built you an house to dwell in, a settled place for you to abide in for ever. 14And the king turned his face about, and blessed all the congregation of Israel: (and all the congregation of Israel stood;) 15And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, which spoke with his mouth to David my father, and has with his hand fulfilled it, saying, 16Since the day that I brought forth my people Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel to build an house, that my name might be therein; but I chose David to be over my people Israel. 17And it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel. 18And the LORD said to David my father, Whereas it was in your heart to build an house to my name, you did well that it was in your heart. 19Nevertheless you shall not build the house; but your son that shall come forth out of your loins, he shall build the house to my name. 20And the LORD has performed his word that he spoke, and I am risen up in the room of David my father, and sit on the throne of Israel, as the LORD promised, and have built an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel. 21And I have set there a place for the ark, wherein is the covenant of the LORD, which he made with our fathers, when he brought them out of the land of Egypt.
Cross References
2 Samuel 7:3
And Nathan said to the king, Go, do all that is in your heart; for the LORD is with you.


1 Kings 8:17
And it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.


1 Kings 8:19
Nevertheless you shall not build the house; but your son that shall come forth out of your loins, he shall build the house to my name.


Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD said to David my father, Whereas it was in your heart to build an house to my name, you did well that it was in your heart.

Whereas

2 Chronicles 6:7-9 Now it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel...

2 Corinthians 8:12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man has, and not according to that he has not.

Strong's Concordance
And the LORD said unto David my father, Whereas it was in thine heart to build an house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thine heart.
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1 Kings Chapter 8 Verse 18

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