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2 Chronicles 6:5-7 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Since the day I brought my people out of the land of Egypt, I have not chosen a city out of any tribe of Israel for the building of a house, that my name might be there; nor have I chosen any man to be ruler of my people Israel; but now I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name may be there, and I have chosen David[a] to rule my people Israel. When David my father wished to build a house for the name of the Lord, the God of Israel,

Footnotes:

  1. 6:6 Jerusalem…David: Ps 132:11, 13 puts in parallel the Lord’s choice of David and Zion, the royal house of David and the mountain in Jerusalem as the site for the Lord’s house.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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