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and with all the valiant men, unto Jerusalem.
CH1 28:2 Then David the king stood up upon his feet, and said, Hear me,
my brethren, and my people: As for me, I had in mine 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:
CH1 28:3 But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build an house for my
name, because thou hast been a man of war, and hast shed blood.
CH1 28:4 Howbeit the LORD God of Israel chose me before all the house
of my father to be king over Israel for ever: for he hath chosen Judah
to be the ruler; and of the house of Judah, the house of my father; and
among the sons of my father he liked me to make me king over all Israel:
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