11 and have done ever since the time I appointed leaders[a](A) over my people Israel. I will also give you rest from all your enemies.(B)

“‘The Lord declares(C) to you that the Lord himself will establish(D) a house(E) for you: 12 When your days are over and you rest(F) with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, your own flesh and blood,(G) and I will establish his kingdom.(H) 13 He is the one who will build a house(I) for my Name,(J) and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.(K) 14 I will be his father, and he will be my son.(L) When he does wrong, I will punish him(M) with a rod(N) wielded by men, with floggings inflicted by human hands. 15 But my love will never be taken away from him,(O) as I took it away from Saul,(P) whom I removed from before you. 16 Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me[b]; your throne(Q) will be established(R) forever.(S)’”

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Samuel 7:11 Traditionally judges
  2. 2 Samuel 7:16 Some Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint; most Hebrew manuscripts you