Anyone from 1 his people among you (may his God be with him!) may go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and may build the temple of the Lord God of Israel – he is the God who is in Jerusalem.
Then I related to them how the good hand of my God was on me and what 1 the king had said to me. Then they replied, “Let’s begin rebuilding right away!” 2 So they readied themselves 3 for this good project.
Written in it were the following words: “Among the nations it is rumored 1 (and Geshem 2 has substantiated 3 this) that you and the Jews have intentions of revolting, and for this reason you are building the wall. Furthermore, according to these rumors 4 you are going to become their king.
He told David, 1 ‘Since the day I brought my people Israel out of Egypt, I have not chosen a city from all the tribes of Israel to build a temple in which to live. 2 But I have chosen David to lead my people Israel.’
You must obey 1 all I command you to do, follow my instructions, 2 do what I approve, 3 and keep my rules and commandments, like my servant David did. Then I will be with you and establish for you a lasting dynasty, as I did for David; 4 I will give you Israel.
He told David, 1 ‘Since the day I brought my people out of the land of Egypt, I have not chosen a city from all the tribes of Israel to build a temple in which to live. 2 Nor did I choose a man as leader of my people Israel.
Let’s go to the Jordan. Each of us will get a log from there and we will build a meeting place for ourselves there.” He said, “Go.”
So the Lord’s messenger told Gad to instruct David to go up and build 1 an altar for the Lord on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
This includes 3,000 talents 1 of gold from Ophir and 7,000 talents of refined silver for overlaying the walls of the buildings,
(3:33) 1 Now when Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall he became angry and was quite upset. He derided the Jews,
When you eat your fill, when you build and occupy good houses,
He said to the people of Judah: 1 “Let’s build these cities and fortify them with walls, towers, and barred gates. 2 The land remains ours because we have followed 3 the Lord our God and he has made us secure on all sides.” 4 So they built the cities 5 and prospered.
Is it at your command 1 that the eagle soars, and builds its nest on high?