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God’s Covenant with David(A)

17 Now (B)it came to pass, when David was dwelling in his house, that David said to Nathan the prophet, “See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of the covenant of the Lord is under tent curtains.”

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But it happened that night that the word of God came to Nathan, saying, “Go and tell My servant David, ‘Thus says the Lord: “You shall (A)not build Me a house to dwell in.

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11 And it shall be, when your days are (A)fulfilled, when you must [a]go to be with your fathers, that I will set up your (B)seed after you, who will be of your sons; and I will establish his kingdom. 12 (C)He shall build Me a house, and I will establish his throne forever. 13 (D)I will be his Father, and he shall be My son; and I will not take My mercy away from him, (E)as I took it from him who was before you. 14 And (F)I will establish him in My house and in My kingdom forever; and his throne shall be established forever.” ’ ”

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Chronicles 17:11 Die and join your ancestors

18 Therefore, the (A)angel of the Lord commanded Gad to say to David that David should go and erect an altar to the Lord on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.

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21 So David came to Ornan, and Ornan looked and saw David. And he went out from the threshing floor, and bowed before David with his face to the ground. 22 Then David said to Ornan, [a]“Grant me the place of this threshing floor, that I may build an altar on it to the Lord. You shall grant it to me at the full price, that the plague may be withdrawn from the people.”

23 But Ornan said to David, “Take it to yourself, and let my lord the king do what is good in his eyes. Look, I also give you the oxen for burnt offerings, the threshing implements for wood, and the wheat for the grain offering; I give it all.”

24 Then King David said to Ornan, “No, but I will surely buy it for the full price, for I will not take what is yours for the Lord, nor offer burnt offerings with that which costs me nothing.” 25 So (A)David gave Ornan six hundred shekels of gold by weight for the place. 26 And David built there an altar to the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings, and called on the Lord; and (B)He answered him from heaven by fire on the altar of burnt offering.

27 So the Lord commanded the angel, and he returned his sword to its sheath.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Chronicles 21:22 Lit. Give

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