2 Samuel 7

CHAPTER 7

Nathan Speaks to David Regarding God's House

And it came to pass when [3sat 1the 2king] in his house, and the  lord rested him round about from all of his enemies; that [3said 1the 2king] to Nathan the prophet, Behold, indeed, I dwell in a house of cedar, and the ark of God sits in the midst of the tent. And Nathan said to the king, All as much as should be in your heart, proceed and do! for the  lord is with you. And it came to pass in that night, and [3came 1the word 2of the  lord] to Nathan, saying, Go, and speak to my servant David! Thus says the  lord, You shall not build for me a house for me to dwell in. For I have not dwelt in a house from which day I led the sons of Israel out of Egypt, until this day, for I was walking about in a lodging, in a tent. In all the places which [3went 4by 1all 2Israel], have I in speaking spoke to one tribe of Israel in which I gave charge to tend my people Israel, saying, Why do you not build for me a house of cedar? And now, thus you shall say to my servant David, Thus says the  lord almighty. I took you from out of the haven of the sheep, for you to be for leader over my people Israel. And I was with you in all wheresoever you went, and I utterly destroyed all your enemies from your face, and I made to you [2name 1a great], according to the name of the great ones of the ones upon the earth. 10 And I will establish a place for my people Israel, and I will plant it, and they shall encamp by themselves, and shall not be anxious any longer. And [3shall not 4proceed 1the son 2of iniquity] to humble them as from the beginning, 11 even from the days which I ordered judges over my people Israel. And I will rest you from all your enemies. And [2will report 3to you 1the  lord] that [2a house 1he shall build] to you. 12 And it will be whenever [3should have been fulfilled 2days 1your], and you shall sleep with your fathers, that I shall raise up your seed after you, who will be from out of your belly, and I shall prepare his kingdom. 13 He shall build to me a house to my name, and I will erect his throne unto into the eon. 14 I will be to him for father, and he will be to me for son. And if [3should come 2injustice 1his], then I shall reprove him by a rod of men, and by blows of the sons of men. 15  But my mercy I will not remove from him, as I removed it from Saul, whom I removed from your face. 16 And [2shall be trustworthy 1your house], and your kingdom unto the eon before me. And your throne will be erected into the eon. 17 According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so spoke Nathan to David.

David's Prayer

18 And [3entered 1king 2David] and sat before the  lord, and said, Who am I, O my Lord, O  lord? and what is my house, that you love me for these things? 19 And it was reduced small before you, O my Lord, O  lord, and you spoke about the house of your servant for a far time. And is this the law of man, O my Lord, O  lord? 20 And what shall David add yet to speak to you? And now you know your servant, O my Lord, O  lord. 21 Because of your word, and because of your servant, you have acted, and according to your heart you have done all this greatness, to make known to your servant; 22 so as to magnify you, O my Lord, O  lord. For there is none as you, and there is no God besides you among all in whom we heard with our ears. 23 And what [3is as 4your people 5Israel 2nation 1other] in the earth? As [2guided 3it 1God] to ransom to himself a people, to establish your name for the executing greatness and grandeur, for you to cast out from in front of your people, whom you ransomed to yourself from out of Egypt, even nations and tents? 24 And you prepared for yourself your people Israel for a people unto the eon. And you, O  lord, became to them for God. 25 And now, O my Lord, O  lord, the word which you spoke for your servant, and for his house, confirm it as trustworthy unto the eon! And as you spoke, do! 26 And now may [2be magnified 1your name] until the eon, saying, 27 The  lord almighty, God over Israel. You uncovered the ear of your servant, saying, [3a house 1I shall build 2for you]. On account of this [3found 2servant 1your] his own heart to pray to you this prayer. 28 And now, O my Lord, O  lord, you are God, and your words will be true, and you spoke [2concerning 3your servant 1these good things]. 29 And now begin and bless the house of your servant to be into the eon before you! For you, O my Lord, O  lord, spoke, and from your blessing [4shall be blessed 1the 2house 3of your servant] into the eon.
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