1 Chronicles 28:2
Then King David rose to his feet and said, "Listen to me, my brothers and my people. It was in my heart to build a house as a resting place for the ark of the covenant of the LORD and as a footstool for our God. I had made preparations to build it,
Cross References
1 Kings 5:3
"As you are well aware, due to the wars waged on all sides against my father David, he could not build a house for the Name of the LORD his God until the LORD had put his enemies under his feet.

1 Chronicles 17:1
After David had settled into his palace, he said to Nathan the prophet, "Here I am, living in a house of cedar, while the ark of the covenant of the LORD is under a tent."

1 Chronicles 17:2
And Nathan replied to David, "Do all that is in your heart, for God is with you."

1 Chronicles 17:4
"Go and tell My servant David that this is what the LORD says: You are not the one to build Me a house in which to dwell.

2 Chronicles 6:7
Now it was in the heart of my father David to build a house for the Name of the LORD, the God of Israel.

Psalm 132:7
Let us go to His dwelling place; let us worship at His footstool.

Isaiah 60:13
The glory of Lebanon will come to you--its cypress, elm, and boxwood together--to adorn the place of My sanctuary, and I will glorify the place of My feet.

Isaiah 66:1
This is what the LORD says: "Heaven is My throne, and earth is My footstool. What kind of house will you build for Me? Or where will My place of repose be?

Treasury of Scripture
Then David the king stood up on his feet, and said, Hear me, my brothers, and my people: As for me, I had in my heart to build an house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and for the footstool of our God, and had made ready for the building:

Stood up

Genesis 48:2
And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.

1 Kings 1:47
And moreover the king's servants came to bless our lord king David, saying, God make the name of Solomon better than thy name, and make his throne greater than thy throne. And the king bowed himself upon the bed.

my brethren

1 Chronicles 11:1-3
Then all Israel gathered themselves to David unto Hebron, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh…

Deuteronomy 17:15,20
Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom the LORD thy God shall choose: one from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over thee, which is not thy brother…

Psalm 22:22
I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.

I had in mine heart

1 Chronicles 17:1,2
Now it came to pass, as David sat in his house, that David said to Nathan the prophet, Lo, I dwell in an house of cedars, but the ark of the covenant of the LORD remaineth under curtains…

2 Samuel 7:1,2
And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house, and the LORD had given him rest round about from all his enemies; …

1 Kings 8:17,18
And it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel…


1 Chronicles 6:31
And these are they whom David set over the service of song in the house of the LORD, after that the ark had rest.

Psalm 132:3-8,14
Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed; …

the footstool

Psalm 99:5
Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.

Psalm 132:7
We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool.

Isaiah 66:1
Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?

had made ready

1 Chronicles 18:7-11
And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadarezer, and brought them to Jerusalem…


1 Chronicles 28:1
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