1 aNow it came about when the king lived in his house, and the Lord had given him rest on every side from all his enemies,
3 Nathan said to the king, “aGo, do all that is in your mind, for the Lord is with you.”
5 “Go and say to My servant David, ‘Thus says the Lord, “aAre you the one who should build Me a house to dwell in?
7 “aWherever I have gone with all the sons of Israel, did I speak a word with one of the tribes of Israel, bwhich I commanded to shepherd My people Israel, saying, ‘Why have you not built Me a house of cedar?’ ” ’
15 but My lovingkindness shall not depart from him, aas I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from before you.
20 “Again what more can David say to You? For aYou know Your servant, O Lord God!
21 “aFor the sake of Your word, and according to Your own heart, You have done all this greatness to let Your servant know.
23 “And awhat one nation on the earth is like Your people Israel, whom God went to redeem for Himself as a people and to make a name for Himself, and bto do a great thing for You and awesome things for Your land, before cYour people whom dYou have redeemed for Yourself from Egypt, from nations and their gods?
26 athat Your name may be magnified forever, by saying, ‘The Lord of hosts is God over Israel’; and may the house of Your servant David be established before You.
29 “Now therefore, may it please You to bless the house of Your servant, that it may continue forever before You. For You, O Lord God, have spoken; and awith Your blessing may the house of Your servant be blessed forever.”
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