2 Samuel 7:1-6

The  Lord’s Covenant with David

1 a  Now when the king lived in his house and the  Lord b  had given him rest from all his surrounding enemies, 2the king said to c  Nathan the prophet, “See now, I dwell d  in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells e  in a tent.” 3And Nathan said to the king, f  Go, do all that is in your heart, for the  Lord is with you.”

4But that same night the word of the  Lord came to Nathan, 5Go and tell my servant David, ‘Thus says the  Lord: g  Would you build me a house to dwell in? 6I have not lived in a house h  since the day I brought up the people of Israel from Egypt to this day, but I have been moving about i  in a tent for my dwelling.
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