1 Chronicles 17 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
17 3 David is forbidden to build an house unto the Lord. 12 Christ is promised under the figure of Solomon. 18 David giveth thanks, 23 and prayeth unto God.
2 Then Nathan said to David, Do [c]all that is in thine heart: for God is with thee.
3 And the same [d]night even 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 dwelt in no house since the day that I brought out the children of Israel unto this day, but I have been from tent to [e]tent, and from habitation to habitation.
6 Wherefore I have [f]walked with all Israel, spake I one 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 cedar trees?
7 Now therefore thus shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote [g]and from following the sheep, that thou shouldest be a prince over my people Israel.
8 And I have been with thee whithersoever thou hast walked, and have destroyed all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have [h]made thee a name, like the name of the great men that are in the earth.
9 (Also I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will [i]plant it, that they may dwell in their place, and move no more: neither shall the [j]wicked people [k]vex them anymore, as at the beginning,
10 And since the time that I commanded judges over my people Israel) And I will subdue all thine enemies: therefore I say unto thee, that the Lord will [l]build thee an house.
11 And when thy days shall be fulfilled to go with thy fathers, then will I raise up thy seed after thee, which shall be of thy sons, and will establish his kingdom.
12 He shall build me an house, and I will establish his throne [m]forever.
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 [n]thee.
14 But I will establish him in mine house, and in my kingdom forever, and his throne shall be established forever,
15 According to all these words, and according to all this vision. So Nathan spake to David.
17 Yet thou esteeming this a small thing, O God, hast also spoken concerning the house of thy servant for a great while, and hast regarded me according to the estate of a man of [r]high degree, O Lord God.
18 What can David desire more of thee for the honor of thy servant? for thou knowest thy servant.
19 O Lord, for thy servant’s sake, even according to thine [s]heart hast thou done all this great thing to declare all magnificence.
20 Lord, there is none like thee, neither is there any God besides thee according to all that we have heard with our ears.
21 Moreover what one nation in the earth is like thy people Israel, whose God went to redeem them to be his people, and to make thyself a Name, and to do great and terrible things by casting out Nations from before thy people, whom thou hast delivered out of Egypt?
22 For thou hast ordained thy people Israel to be thine own people forever, and thou Lord art become their God.
23 Therefore now Lord, let the thing that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant, and concerning his house, be confirmed forever, and do as thou hast said,
24 And let thy Name be stable and magnified forever, that it may be said, The Lord of hosts, God of Israel, is the God of [t]Israel, and let the house of David thy servant be established before thee.
26 Therefore now Lord (for thou art [w]God, and hast spoken this goodness unto thy servant.)
27 Now therefore it hath pleased thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may be before thee forever: for thou, O Lord, hast blessed it, and it shall be blessed forever.
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