2 Samuel 7:1-6 (New International Version)

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God's Promise to David

7:1-17pp -- 1Ch 17:1-15

1 After the king was settled in his palace1 and the LORD had given him rest from all his enemies2 around him,3 2 he said to Nathan4 the prophet, "Here I am, living in a palace5 of cedar, while the ark of God remains in a tent."6 3 Nathan replied to the king, "Whatever you have in mind,7 go ahead and do it, for the LORD is with you." 4 That night the word of the LORD came to Nathan, saying: 5 "Go and tell my servant David, 'This is what the LORD says: Are you8 the one to build me a house to dwell in?9 6 I have not dwelt in a house from the day I brought the Israelites up out of Egypt to this day.10 I have been moving from place to place with a tent11 as my dwelling.12
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