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The Hebrew word (pronounced) oh-hale means a tent; more specifically, a traveller's tent. It is translated into English as either "tent" or "tabernacle." In this example, in referring to the time that the LORD led the Israelites after the Exodus, the single original Hebrew word, oh-hale, was written, but is translated as both "tent" and "tabernacle" (both of which mean a temporary shelter i.e. "tent" is an abbreviation of tentative, which means unsettled, while "tabernacle" is merely the Latin form of tent, with the same meaning) in the same verse.
"17:5 For I have not dwelt in an house since the day that I brought up Israel unto this day; but have gone from tent to tent, and from one tabernacle to another." (1 Chronicles 17:5 KJV)
In the future, after Christ's return and the Kingdom of God has been established on earth (see The Throne Of God, From Heaven To Earth; also The Camp), "the tabernacle of God" will be in the New Jerusalem, without a Temple i.e. there will be "no temple therein" because God will be the Temple (see the Fact Finder question below).
"21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God." (Revelation 21:1-3 KJV)
"Thou shalt not build Me an house to dwell in ... I tell thee that the LORD will build thee an house"
The LORD commanded the Israelites to build Him a Tabernacle, a Tent; it was King David's idea to build a Temple - and the LORD had it done, according to David's request:
"17:1 Now it came to pass, as David sat in his house, that David said to Nathan The Prophet, Lo, I dwell in an house of cedars, but the ark of the covenant of the LORD [see Christ's Mercy Seat] remaineth under curtains.
The greater irony is that the LORD is building a house for His people (see the Fact Finder question below) while He "dwells" in an earthly "tent" (see also The Trysting Tent) - a "tabernacle" that will exist even in the future (as quoted above in the book of Revelation). The "Tent" or "Tabernacle" is the place wherever God's Spirit manifests itself (see Treasure In Earthen Vessels), as He explained to David, The Future King Of Israel, through Nathan.
"17:3 And it came to pass the same night, that the word of God came to Nathan, saying,
Fact Finder: Where is the "House" that God is building (it's little coincidence that Jesus Christ was a "carpenter" see also The Lord's Plumb Line) for His people?