Now it cameH1961 to pass, as DavidH1732 satH3427 in his house,H1004 that DavidH1732 saidH559 to NathanH5416 the prophet,H5030 See,H2009 I dwellH3427 in an houseH1004 of cedars,H730 but the arkH727 of the covenantH1285 of the LORDH3068 remains underH8478 curtains.H3407
Then NathanH5416 saidH559 to David,H1732 DoH6213 allH3605 that is in your heart;H3824 for GodH430 is with you.
And it cameH1961 to pass the sameH1931 night,H3915 that the wordH1697 of GodH430 cameH1961 to Nathan,H5416 saying,H559
GoH3212 and tellH559 DavidH1732 my servant,H5650 ThusH3541 saidH559 the LORD,H3068 You shall not buildH1129 me an houseH1004 to dwellH3427 in:
For I have not dwelledH3427 in an houseH1004 sinceH4480 the dayH3117 that I broughtH5927 up IsraelH3478 to thisH2088 day;H3117 but have goneH1961 from tentH168 to tent,H168 and from one tabernacleH4908 to another.
WhereverH3605 H834 I have walkedH1980 with allH3605 Israel,H3478 spokeH1696 I a wordH1697 to anyH259 of the judgesH8199 of Israel,H3478 whomH834 I commandedH6680 to feedH7462 my people,H5971 saying,H559 WhyH4100 have you not builtH1129 me an houseH1004 of cedars?H730
NowH6258 therefore thusH3541 shall you sayH559 to my servantH5650 David,H1732 ThusH3541 saidH559 the LORDH3068 of hosts,H6635 I tookH3947 you from the sheepcote,H5116 even from followingH310 the sheep,H6629 that you should be rulerH5057 overH5921 my peopleH5971 Israel:H3478
And I have beenH1961 with you whereverH3605 H834 you have walked, and have cutH3772 off allH3605 your enemiesH341 from beforeH6440 you, and have madeH6213 you a nameH8034 like the nameH8034 of the greatH1419 men that are in the earth.H776
Also I will ordainH7760 a placeH4725 for my peopleH5971 Israel,H3478 and will plantH5193 them, and they shall dwellH7931 in their place,H8478 and shall be movedH7264 noH3808 more;H5750 neitherH3808 shall the childrenH1121 of wickednessH5766 wasteH1086 them any more,H3254 as at the beginning,H7223
And since the timeH3117 that I commandedH6680 judgesH8199 to be overH5921 my peopleH5971 Israel.H3478 Moreover I will subdueH3665 allH3605 your enemies.H341 Furthermore I tellH5046 you that the LORDH3068 will buildH1129 you an house.H1004
And it shall comeH1961 to pass, whenH3588 your daysH3117 be expiredH4390 that you must goH3212 to be with your fathers,H1 that I will raiseH6965 up your seedH2233 afterH310 you, whichH834 shall be of your sons;H1121 and I will establishH3559 his kingdom.H4438
He shall buildH1129 me an house,H1004 and I will establishH3559 his throneH3678 for ever.H5769
I will be his father,H25 and he shall be my son:H1121 and I will not takeH5493 my mercyH2617 awayH5493 from him, as I tookH5493 it from him that was beforeH6440 you:
But I will settleH5975 him in my houseH1004 and in my kingdomH4438 for ever:H5769 and his throneH3678 shall be establishedH3559 for ever more.H5769
According to allH3605 theseH428 words,H1697 and according to allH3605 thisH2088 vision,H2377 soH3651 did NathanH5416 speakH1696 to David.H1732
And DavidH1732 the kingH4428 cameH935 and satH3427 beforeH6440 the LORD,H3068 and said,H559 WhoH4310 am I, O LORDH3068 God,H430 and whatH4310 is my house,H1004 that you have broughtH935 me till now?H1988
And yet thisH2063 was a smallH6994 thing in your eyes,H5869 O God;H430 for you have also spokenH1696 of your servant'sH5650 houseH1004 for a greatH7350 while to come, and have regardedH7200 me according to the estateH8448 of a manH120 of highH4608 degree, O LORDH3068 God.H430
WhatH4100 can DavidH1732 speak moreH3254 H5750 to you for the honorH3519 of your servant?H5650 for you knowH3045 your servant.H5650
O LORD,H3068 for your servant'sH5650 sake,H5668 and according to your own heart,H3820 have you doneH6213 allH3605 thisH2063 greatness,H1420 in making knownH3045 allH3605 these greatH1420 things.
O LORD,H3068 there is noneH369 likeH3644 you, neitherH369 is there any GodH430 besideH2108 you, according to allH3605 that we have heardH8085 with our ears.H241
And whatH4310 oneH259 nationH1471 in the earthH776 is like your peopleH5971 Israel,H3478 whomH834 GodH430 wentH1980 to redeemH6299 to be his own people,H5971 to makeH7760 you a nameH8034 of greatnessH1420 and terribleness,H3372 by drivingH1644 out nationsH1471 from beforeH6440 your people H5971whomH834 you have redeemedH6299 out of Egypt?H4714
For your peopleH5971 IsraelH3478 did you makeH5414 your own peopleH5971 for ever;H5769 and you, LORD,H3068 becameH1961 their God.H430
Therefore now,H6258 LORD,H3068 let the thingH1697 that you have spokenH1696 concerningH5921 your servantH5650 and concerningH5921 his houseH1004 be establishedH539 for ever,H5769 and doH6213 as you have said.H1696
Let it even be established,H539 that your nameH8034 may be magnifiedH1431 for ever,H5769 saying,H559 The LORDH3068 of hostsH6635 is the GodH430 of Israel,H3478 even a GodH430 to Israel:H3478 and let the houseH1004 of DavidH1732 your servantH5650 be establishedH3559 beforeH6440 you.
For you, O my God,H430 have toldH1540 your servantH5650 that you will buildH1129 him an house:H1004 thereforeH5921 H3651 your servantH5650 has foundH4672 in his heartH3820 to prayH6419 beforeH6440 you.
And now,H6258 LORD,H3068 you are God,H430 and have promisedH1696 thisH2063 goodnessH2896 to your servant:H5650
NowH6258 therefore let it pleaseH2974 you to blessH1288 the houseH1004 of your servant,H5650 that it may be beforeH6440 you for ever:H5769 for you bless,H1288 O LORD,H3068 and it shall be blessedH1288 for ever.H5769