Compare Translations for 1 Chronicles 17:2

1 Chronicles 17:2 ASV
And Nathan said unto David, Do all that is in thy heart; for God is with thee.
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1 Chronicles 17:2 BBE
And Nathan said to David, Do whatever is in your heart, for God is with you.
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1 Chronicles 17:2 CEB
Nathan replied, "Go ahead and do whatever you are thinking, because God is with you."
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1 Chronicles 17:2 CJB
Natan said to David, "Go, do everything that is in your heart, for God is with you."
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1 Chronicles 17:2 RHE
And Nathan said to David: Do all that is in thy heart: for God is with thee.
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1 Chronicles 17:2 ESV
And Nathan said to David, "Do all that is in your heart, for God is with you."
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1 Chronicles 17:2 GW
Nathan told David, "Do everything you have in mind, because God is with you."
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1 Chronicles 17:2 GNT
Nathan answered, "Do whatever you have in mind, because God is with you."
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1 Chronicles 17:2 HNV
Natan said to David, Do all that is in your heart; for God is with you.
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1 Chronicles 17:2 CSB
So Nathan told David, "Do all that is on your heart, for God is with you."
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1 Chronicles 17:2 KJV
Then Nathan said unto David, Do all that is in thine heart; for God is with thee.
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1 Chronicles 17:2 LEB
And Nathan said to David, "Whatever [is] in your heart, do, for God [is] with you."
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1 Chronicles 17:2 NAS
Then Nathan said to David, "Do all that is in your heart, for God is with you."
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1 Chronicles 17:2 NCV
Nathan said to David, "Do what you want to do, because God is with you."
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1 Chronicles 17:2 NIV
Nathan replied to David, "Whatever you have in mind, do it, for God is with you."
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1 Chronicles 17:2 NKJV
Then Nathan said to David, "Do all that is in your heart, for God is with you."
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1 Chronicles 17:2 NLT
Nathan replied, "Go ahead with what you have in mind, for God is with you."
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1 Chronicles 17:2 NRS
Nathan said to David, "Do all that you have in mind, for God is with you."
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1 Chronicles 17:2 RSV
And Nathan said to David, "Do all that is in your heart, for God is with you."
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1 Chronicles 17:2 DBY
And Nathan said to David, Do all that is in thy heart; for God is with thee.
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1 Chronicles 17:2 MSG
Nathan told David, "Whatever is on your heart, go and do it; God is with you."
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1 Chronicles 17:2 WBT
Then Nathan said to David, Do all that [is] in thy heart; for God [is] with thee.
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1 Chronicles 17:2 TMB
Then Nathan said unto David, "Do all that is in thine heart, for God is with thee."
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1 Chronicles 17:2 TNIV
Nathan replied to David, "Whatever you have in mind, do it, for God is with you."
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1 Chronicles 17:2 WEB
Nathan said to David, Do all that is in your heart; for God is with you.
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1 Chronicles 17:2 WYC
And Nathan said to David, Do thou all things that be in thine heart, for God is with thee.
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1 Chronicles 17:2 YLT
and Nathan saith unto David, `All that [is] in thy heart do, for God [is] with thee.'
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1 Chronicles 17 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 17

David's purposes; God's gracious promises.

( 2 Samuel 7 ) upon it. It is very observable that what in Samuel is said to be, "for thy word's sake," is here said to be, "for thy servant's sake," ver. ( 19 ) . Jesus Christ is both the Word of God, #Re. 19:13 |, and the Servant of God, ( Isaiah 42:1 ) ; and it is for his sake, upon account of his mediation, that the promises are made good to all believers; it is in him, that they are yea and amen. For His sake it is done, for his sake it is made known; to him we owe all this greatness, from him we are to expect all these great things. They are the unsearchable riches of Christ, which, if by faith we see in themselves, and see in the Lord Jesus, we cannot but magnify as the only true greatness, and speak honourably of them. For this blessedness may we look amidst the trials of life, and when we feel the hand of death upon us; and seek it for our children after us.

1 Chronicles 17 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 17

1 Chronicles 17:1-10 . DAVID FORBIDDEN TO BUILD GOD A HOUSE.

1. as David sat in his house--The details of this chapter were given in nearly similar terms ( 2 Samuel 7:1-29 ). The date was towards the latter end of David's reign, for it is expressly said in the former book to have been at the cessation of all his wars. But as to narrate the preparations for the removal of the ark and the erection of the temple was the principal object of the historian, the exact chronology is not followed.

5. I . . . have gone from tent to tent, and from one tabernacle to another--The literal rendering is, "I was walking in a tent and in a dwelling." The evident intention (as we may see from 1 Chronicles 17:6 ) was to lay stress upon the fact that God was a Mithhatlek (a travelling God) and went from one place to another with His tent and His entire dwelling (the dwelling included not merely the tent, but the fore-courts with the altar of burnt offerings, &c.) [BERTHEAU].

6. spake I a word to any of the judges--In 2 Samuel 7:7 it is "any of the tribes" of Israel. Both are included. But the judges "who were commanded to feed the people," form the more suitable antithesis to David.
Why have ye not built me an house of cedars?--that is, a solid and magnificent temple.

7. Thus saith the Lord of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote--a round tower of rude construction, high walled, but open at the top, in which sheep are often enclosed at night to protect them from wild beasts. The meaning is, I elevated you to the throne from a humble condition solely by an act of divine grace, and not from any antecedent merits of your own and I enabled you to acquire renown, equal or superior to any other monarch. Your reign will ever be afterwards regarded as the best and brightest era in the history of Israel, for it will secure to the nation a settled inheritance of prosperity and peace, without any of the oppressions or disorders that afflicted them in early times.

9, 10. at the beginning, and since the time that I commanded judges--that is, including the whole period from Joshua to Saul.
I tell thee that the Lord will build thee an house--This was the language of Nathan himself, who was specially directed to assure David, not only of personal blessing and prosperity, but of a continuous line of royal descendants.

11. I will raise up thy

13. I will not take my mercy away from him, as I took it from him that was before thee--My procedure in dealing with him will be different from My disposal of Saul. Should his misconduct call for personal chastisement, I shall spare his family. If I see it necessary to withdraw My favor and help for a time, it will be a corrective discipline only to reform and restore, not to destroy. (On this passage some have founded an argument for Solomon's repentance and return to God).

14. I will settle him in my house--over My people Israel.
and in my kingdom for ever--God here asserts His right of supreme sovereignty in Israel. David and Solomon, with their successors, were only the vicegerents whom He nominated, or, in His providence, permitted.
his throne shall be established for evermore--The posterity of David inherited the throne in a long succession--but not always. In such a connection as this, the phrase "for evermore" is employed in a We naturally expect the prophet to revert to David before concluding, after having spoken ( 1 Chronicles 17:12 ) of the building of Solomon's temple. The promise that his house should be blessed was intended as a compensation for the disappointment of his wish to build the temple, and hence this assurance is appropriately repeated at the conclusion of the prophet's address [BERTHEAU].

15. According to all . . . this vision--The revelation of the divine will was made to the prophet in a dream.

16. David the king . . . sat before the Lord, and