MKJV(i) 3 But God said to me, You shall not build a house for My name, because you have been a man of war and have shed blood. 4 But Jehovah, the God of Israel chose me before all the house of my father to be king over Israel forever. For He has chosen Judah to be the ruler, and of the house of Judah the house of my father. And in my father's house He was pleased to make me king over all Israel. 5 And of all my sons (for Jehovah has given me many sons), He has chosen Solomon my son to sit on the throne of the kingdom of the Lord over Israel. 6 And He said to me, Solomon your son shall build My house and My courts, for I have chosen him to be My son, and I will be his Father.