1 Chronicles 17:1-5

NSB(i) 1 David settled in his palace. He said to Nathan the prophet: »Here I am, living in a palace of cedar, while the Ark of the Covenant of Jehovah is under a tent.« 2 Nathan replied to David: »Do what you have in mind, for God is with you.« 3 That night God spoke to Nathan. He said: 4 »Go tell my servant David, This is what Jehovah says: ‘You are not the one to build me a house to dwell in. 5 »I have not dwelt in a house from the day I brought Israel up out of Egypt to this day. I have moved from one tent site to another, from one dwelling place to another.