2 Chronicles 6:5-7 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
5 “Since the day I brought My people Israel
out of the land of Egypt,
I have not chosen a city to build a temple in
among any of the tribes of Israel,
so that My name would be there,
and I have not chosen a man
to be ruler over My people Israel.
6 But I have chosen Jerusalem
so that My name will be there,
and I have chosen David
to be over My people Israel.”
7 Now it was in the heart of my father David
to build a temple for the name of Yahweh, the God of Israel.