I have become a brother to jackals and a companion of ostriches. 1
He began building on the second day of the second month of the fourth year of his reign. 1
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
It will be a day for rebuilding your walls; in that day your boundary will be extended. 1
So we decided to build this altar, not for burnt offerings and sacrifices,
Then Saul built an altar for the Lord; it was the first time he had built an altar for the Lord.
Now my father David had a strong desire 1 to build a temple to honor the Lord God of Israel. 2
He summoned his son Solomon and charged him to build a temple for the Lord God of Israel.
Realize 1 now that the Lord has chosen you to build a temple as his sanctuary. Be strong and do it!”
(1:18) 1 Solomon ordered a temple to be built to honor the Lord, as well as a royal palace for himself. 2
Now my father David had a strong desire to build a temple to honor the Lord God of Israel. 1
Then the local people 1 began to discourage 2 the people of Judah and to dishearten them from building.
Her fortresses will be overgrown with thorns; thickets and weeds will grow 1 in her fortified cities. Jackals will settle there; ostriches will live there. 2
He replied, “To build a temple 1 for her in the land of Babylonia. 2 When it is finished, she will be placed there in her own residence.”
King David rose to his feet and said: “Listen to me, my brothers and my people. I wanted to build a temple where the ark of the Lord’s covenant could be placed as a footstool for our God. 1 I have made the preparations for building it.
But Jacob took fresh-cut branches from poplar, almond, and plane trees. He made white streaks by peeling them, making the white inner wood in the branches visible.
This is what 1 the Lord has commanded for Zelophehad’s daughters: ‘Let them marry 2 whomever they think best, 3 only they must marry within the family of their father’s tribe.
Solomon’s and Hiram’s construction workers, 1 along with men from Byblos, 2 did the chiseling and prepared the wood and stones for the building of the temple. 3
The Lord told my father David, ‘It is right for you to have a strong desire to build a temple to honor me. 1
After Solomon finished building the Lord’s temple, the royal palace, and all the other construction projects he had planned, 1