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Chronicles 1 17

Book of Chronicles 1 - Chapter 17

Chronicles 1 17:1

Now it came to pass, as David sat in his house, that David said to Nathan the prophet, Lo, I dwell in an house of cedars, but the ark of the covenant of the LORD [remaineth] under curtains.

Chronicles 1 17:2

Then Nathan said unto David, Do all that [is] in thine heart; for God [is] with thee.

Chronicles 1 17:3

And it came to pass the same night, that the word of God came to Nathan, saying,

Chronicles 1 17:4

Go and tell David my servant, Thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt not build me an house to dwell in:

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For I have not dwelt in an house since the day that I brought up Israel unto this day; but have gone from tent to tent, and from [one] tabernacle [to another].

Chronicles 1 17:6

Wheresoever I have walked with all Israel, spake I a 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 cedars?

Chronicles 1 17:7

Now therefore thus shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, [even] from following the sheep, that thou shouldest be ruler over my people Israel:

Chronicles 1 17:8

And I have been with thee whithersoever thou hast walked, and have cut off all thine enemies from before thee, and have made thee a name like the name of the great men that [are] in the earth.

Chronicles 1 17:9

Also I will ordain a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, and they shall dwell in their place, and shall be moved no more; neither shall the children of wickedness waste them any more, as at the beginning,

Chronicles 1 17:10

And since the time that I commanded judges [to be] over my people Israel. Moreover I will subdue all thine enemies. Furthermore I tell thee that the LORD will build thee an house.

Chronicles 1 17:11

And it shall come to pass, when thy days be expired that thou must go [to be] with thy fathers, that I will raise up thy seed after thee, which shall be of thy sons; and I will establish his kingdom.

Chronicles 1 17:12

He shall build me an house, and I will stablish his throne for ever.

Chronicles 1 17:13

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 thee:

Chronicles 1 17:14

But I will settle him in mine house and in my kingdom for ever: and his throne shall be established for evermore.

Chronicles 1 17:15

According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.

Chronicles 1 17:16

And David the king came and sat before the LORD, and said, Who [am] I, O LORD God, and what [is] mine house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?

Chronicles 1 17:17

And [yet] this was a small thing in thine eyes, O God; for thou hast [also] spoken of thy servant's house for a great while to come, and hast regarded me according to the estate of a man of high degree, O LORD God.

Chronicles 1 17:18

What can David [speak] more to thee for the honour of thy servant? for thou knowest thy servant.

Chronicles 1 17:19

O LORD, for thy servant's sake, and according to thine own heart, hast thou done all this greatness, in making known all [these] great things.

Chronicles 1 17:20

O LORD, [there is] none like thee, neither [is there any] God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.

Chronicles 1 17:21

And what one nation in the earth [is] like thy people Israel, whom God went to redeem [to be] his own people, to make thee a name of greatness and terribleness, by driving out nations from before thy people, whom thou hast redeemed out of Egypt?

Chronicles 1 17:22

For thy people Israel didst thou make thine own people for ever; and thou, LORD, becamest their God.

Chronicles 1 17:23

Therefore now, LORD, let the thing that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant and concerning his house be established for ever, and do as thou hast said.

Chronicles 1 17:24

Let it even be established, that thy name may be magnified for ever, saying, The LORD of hosts [is] the God of Israel, [even] a God to Israel: and [let] the house of David thy servant [be] established before thee.

Chronicles 1 17:25

For thou, O my God, hast told thy servant that thou wilt build him an house: therefore thy servant hath found [in his heart] to pray before thee.

Chronicles 1 17:26

And now, LORD, thou art God, and hast promised this goodness unto thy servant:

Chronicles 1 17:27

Now therefore let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may be before thee for ever: for thou blessest, O LORD, and [it shall be] blessed for ever.