1 Chronicles 17
David Prohibited from Building God's House1 And it came to pass as David dwelt in his house, and David said to Nathan the prophet, Behold, I dwell in a house of cedar, and the ark of the covenant of the lord is underneath hide coverings. 2 And Nathan said to David, All in your soul do! for God is with you. 3 And it came to pass in that night, and [3came 1the word 2of God] to Nathan, 4 You go, and say to David my servant! Thus said the lord, You shall not build for me a house for me to dwell in it. 5 for I did not dwell in a house from the day which I led up Israel until this day; for I was in a tent for protection and inside the covering. 6 In all the places in which I went with all Israel, did in speaking I say to any one tribe of Israel, to the ones whom I gave charge to tend my people, saying, Why did you not build for me a house of cedar? 7 And now, thus you shall say to my servant David, Thus says the lord of the forces, I took you from out of the haven, from following the flocks, to be as one leading over my people Israel. 8 And I was with you in all the places in which you went, and I utterly destroyed all your enemies from in front of you, and I made to you a name according to the name of the great ones, of the ones upon the earth. 9 And I shall establish a place for my people Israel, and I will plant him, and he shall encamp by himself, and he shall not be disturbed any longer; and [3shall not 4proceed 1the son 2of iniquity] to humble him as from the beginning. 10 And from days which I arranged judges over my people Israel, and I humbled all your enemies, even I will increase you, and I will build to you a house, says the lord. 11 And it will be whenever [2should be filled 1your days] to go with your fathers, that I will raise up your seed after you, who will be from your belly, and I will prepare his kingdom. 12 He shall build for me a house, and I shall re-erect his throne unto the eon. 13 I will be to him as father, and he will be to me as son. And my mercy I will not remove from him, as I removed from the ones before you. 14 And I will stand him in my house, and with his kingdom unto the eon. And his throne will be re-erected unto the eon. 15 According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so spoke Nathan to David. 16 And [3came 1king 2David] and sat before the lord, and said, Who am I, O lord God, and what is my house, that you loved me unto the eon? 17 And these things were diminished before you, O God; and you spoke about the house of your servant from a long time, and looked upon me as [2vision 1man's], and raised me up high, O lord God. 18 How shall [2proceed 3yet 1David] to you, to glorify you -- your servant? and you [2your servant 1know]. 19 O lord, on account of your servant, and according to your heart, you did all this greatness, to make known all the great things. 20 O lord, there is none likened to you, and there is no God besides you, according to all as much as we heard with our ears. 21 And there is no [2as 3your people 4Israel 1nation] yet upon the earth, as [2guided 3him 1God] for the ransoming a people to himself, to establish to himself [4name 1a great 2and 3apparent], to cast out [2from 3in front 4of your people 5of whom 6you ransomed 7out of 8Egypt 1nations]. 22 And you appointed your people Israel for yourself -- a people unto the eon. And you, O lord, became to them for God. 23 And now, O lord, your word which you spoke to your servant, and concerning his house, let it be trusted unto the eon, and you do as you spoke! 24 And let [2be trusted 3and 4be magnified 1your name] unto the eon! saying, The lord almighty, the God of Israel, God to Israel; and the house of David your servant being erected before you. 25 For you, O lord my God, uncovered the ear of your servant, to build him a house. Because of this [2found need 1your servant] to pray before your face. 26 And now, O lord, You are he -- God, and you spoke [2concerning 3your servant 1these good things]. 27 And now you began to bless the house of your servant, for it to be in the eon before you. For you, O lord, blessed; and it is blessed into the eon.
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