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7 And it came to pass, awhen the king sat in his house, and the Lord had given him rest round about from all his enemies; 2 That the king said unto bNathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in can house of cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth within dcurtains. 3 And Nathan said to the king, Go, do all that is ein thine heart; for the Lord is with thee. 4 And it came to pass that night, that the word of the Lord came unto Nathan, saying, 5 Go and tell †my servant David, Thus saith the Lord, fShalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in? 6 Whereas I have not dwelt in any house gsince the time that I brought up the children of Israel out of Egypt, even to this day, but have walked in ha tent and in a tabernacle. 7 In all the places wherein I have iwalked with all the children of Israel spake I a word with ||any of the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded kto feed my people Israel, saying, Why build ye not me an house of cedar? 8 Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, lI took thee from mthe sheepcote, †from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel: 9 And nI was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies †out of thy sight, and have made thee oa great name, like unto the name of the great men that are in the earth. 10 Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will pplant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and qmove no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime, 11 And as rsince the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel, and have scaused thee to rest from all thine enemies. Also the Lord telleth thee tthat he will make thee an house. 12 And uwhen thy days be fulfilled, and thou xshalt sleep with thy fathers, yI will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 zHe shall build an house for my name, and I will astablish the throne of his kingdom for ever. 14 bI will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he ccommit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men: 15 But my mercy shall not depart away from him, das I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee. 16 And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: ethy throne shall be established for ever. 17 According to all these words, and according to all this fvision, so did Nathan speak unto David.
18 Then went king David in, and sat before the Lord, and he said, gWho am I, O Lord God? and what is my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto? 19 And this was yet a small thing in thy sight, O Lord God; but thou hast spoken also of thy servant’s house for a great while to come. hAnd is this the †manner of man, O Lord God? 20 And what can David say more unto thee? for thou, Lord God, iknowest thy servant. 21 For thy word’s sake, and according to thine own heart, hast thou done all these great things, to make thy servant know them. 22 Wherefore jthou art great, O Lord God: for kthere is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears. 23 And lwhat one nation in the earth is like thy people, even like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to himself, and to make him a name, and to do for you mgreat things and terrible, for thy land, before nthy people, which thou redeemedst to thee from Egypt, from the nations and their gods? 24 For thou hast oconfirmed to thyself thy people Israel to be a people unto thee for ever: and thou, Lord, art become their God. 25 And now, O Lord God, the word that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant, and concerning his house, pestablish it for ever, and do as thou hast said. 26 And let thy name be magnified for ever, saying, The Lord of hosts is the God over Israel: and let the house of thy servant David be established before thee. 27 For thou, O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, hast †revealed to thy servant, saying, I will build thee an house: therefore hath thy servant found in his heart to pray this prayer unto thee. 28 And now, O Lord God, thou art that God, and qthy words be true, and thou hast promised this goodness unto thy servant: 29 Therefore now †let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may continue for ever before thee: for thou, O Lord God, hast spoken it: and with thy blessing let the house of thy servant be blessed rfor ever.
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