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2 Samuel

1 And it came to pass, when 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 Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in an house of cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth with­in cur­tains. 3 And Nathan said to the king, Go, do all that is in 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, Shalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in? 6 Where­as I have not dwelt in any house since the time that I brought up the chil­dren of Is­rael out of Egypt, even to this day, but have walked in a tent and in a taber­na­cle. 7 In all the places where­in I have walked with all the chil­dren of Is­rael spake I a word with any of the tribes of Is­rael, whom I com­mand­ed to 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, I took thee from the sheep­cote, from fol­low­ing the sheep, to be ruler over my peo­ple, over Is­rael: 9 And I was with thee whith­er­so­ev­er thou wen­test, and have cut off all thine en­e­mies out of thy sight, and have made thee a 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 plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; nei­ther shall the chil­dren of wicked­ness af­flict them any more, as be­fore­time, 11 And as since the time that I com­mand­ed judges ­to be over my peo­ple Is­rael, and have caused thee to rest from all thine en­e­mies. Also the LORD tel­leth thee that he will make thee an house. 12 And when thy days be ful­filled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fa­thers, I will set up thy seed af­ter thee, which shall pro­ceed out of thy bow­els, and I will es­tab­lish his king­dom. 13 He shall build an house for my name, and I will sta­b­lish the throne of his king­dom for ev­er. 14 I will be his fa­ther, and he shall be my son. If he com­mit 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, as 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: thy throne shall be es­tab­lished for ev­er. 17 Ac­cord­ing to all these words, and ac­cord­ing to all this vi­sion, so did Nathan speak unto David. 18 Then went king David in, and sat be­fore the LORD, and he said, Who 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. And is this the man­ner of man, O Lord GOD? 20 And what can David say more unto thee? for thou, Lord GOD, know­est 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 thou art great, O LORD God: for there is none like thee, nei­ther is there any God be­side thee, ac­cord­ing to all that we have heard with our ears. 23 And what 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 great things and ter­ri­ble, for thy land, be­fore thy peo­ple, which thou re­deemedst to thee from Egypt, from the na­tions and their gods? 24 For thou hast con­firmed 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, es­tab­lish 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 thy 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 for ev­er.