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1 Chronicles

1 Now it came to pass, as David sat in his house, that David said to Nathan the prophet, Lo, I dwell in an house of cedars, but the ark of the covenant of the LORD remaineth un­der cur­tains. 2 Then Nathan said unto David, Do all that is in thine heart; for God is with thee. 3 And it came to pass the same night, that the word of God came to Nathan, say­ing, 4 Go and tell David my ser­vant, Thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt not build me an house to dwell in: 5 For I have not dwelt in an house since the day that I brought up Is­rael unto this day; but have gone from tent to tent, and from one taber­na­cle ­to another. 6 Where­so­ev­er I have walked with all Is­rael, spake I a word to any of the judges of Is­rael, whom I com­mand­ed to feed my peo­ple, say­ing, Why have ye not built me an house of cedars? 7 Now there­fore thus shalt thou say unto my ser­vant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheep­cote, even from fol­low­ing the sheep, that thou shouldest be ruler over my peo­ple Is­rael: 8 And I have been with thee whith­er­so­ev­er thou hast walked, and have cut off all thine en­e­mies from be­fore thee, and have made thee a name like the name of the great men that are in the earth. 9 Also I will or­dain a place for my peo­ple Is­rael, and will plant them, and they shall dwell in their place, and shall be moved no more; nei­ther shall the chil­dren of wicked­ness waste them any more, as at the be­gin­ning, 10 And since the time that I com­mand­ed judges ­to be over my peo­ple Is­rael. More­over I will sub­due all thine en­e­mies. Fur­ther­more I tell thee that the LORD will build thee an house. 11 And it shall come to pass, when thy days be ex­pired that thou must go ­to be with thy fa­thers, that I will raise up thy seed af­ter thee, which shall be of thy sons; and I will es­tab­lish his king­dom. 12 He shall build me an house, and I will sta­b­lish his throne for ev­er. 13 I will be his fa­ther, and he shall be my son: and I will not take my mer­cy away from him, as I took it from him that was be­fore thee: 14 But I will set­tle him in mine house and in my king­dom for ev­er: and his throne shall be es­tab­lished for ev­er­more. 15 Ac­cord­ing to all these words, and ac­cord­ing to all this vi­sion, so did Nathan speak unto David. 16 And David the king came and sat be­fore the LORD, and said, Who am I, O LORD God, and what is mine house, that thou hast brought me hith­er­to? 17 And yet this was a small thing in thine eyes, O God; for thou hast also spo­ken of thy servant's house for a great while to come, and hast re­gard­ed me ac­cord­ing to the es­tate of a man of high de­gree, O LORD God. 18 What can David speak more to thee for the hon­our of thy ser­vant? for thou know­est thy ser­vant. 19 O LORD, for thy servant's sake, and ac­cord­ing to thine own heart, hast thou done all this great­ness, in mak­ing known all these great things. 20 O LORD, there is none like thee, nei­ther is there any God be­side thee, ac­cord­ing to all that we have heard with our ears. 21 And what one na­tion in the earth is like thy peo­ple Is­rael, whom God went to re­deem ­to be his own peo­ple, to make thee a name of great­ness and ter­ri­ble­ness, by driv­ing out na­tions from be­fore thy peo­ple, whom thou hast re­deemed out of Egypt? 22 For thy peo­ple Is­rael didst thou make thine own peo­ple for ev­er; and thou, LORD, be­camest their God. 23 There­fore now, LORD, let the thing that thou hast spo­ken con­cern­ing thy ser­vant and con­cern­ing his house be es­tab­lished for ev­er, and do as thou hast said. 24 Let it even be es­tab­lished, that thy name may be mag­ni­fied for ev­er, say­ing, The LORD of hosts is the God of Is­rael, even a God to Is­rael: and let the house of David thy ser­vant be es­tab­lished be­fore thee. 25 For thou, O my God, hast told thy ser­vant that thou wilt build him an house: there­fore thy ser­vant hath found in his heart to pray be­fore thee. 26 And now, LORD, thou art God, and hast promised this good­ness unto thy ser­vant: 27 Now there­fore let it please thee to bless the house of thy ser­vant, that it may be be­fore thee for ev­er: for thou bless­est, O LORD, and it shall be blessed for ev­er.