And I will provide a place for my people Israel and will plant1 them so that they can have a home of their own and no longer be disturbed.2 Wicked3 people will not oppress them anymore,4 as they did at the beginning
and have done ever since the time I appointed leadersa5 over my people Israel. I will also give you rest from all your enemies.6 " 'The LORD declares7 to you that the LORD himself will establish8 a house9 for you:
When your days are over and you rest10 with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, who will come from your own body,11 and I will establish his kingdom.1213
He is the one who will build a house13 for my Name,14 and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.1514
I will be his father, and he will be my son.16 When he does wrong, I will punish him17 with the rod18 of men, with floggings inflicted by men.
But my love will never be taken away from him,19 as I took it away from Saul,20 whom I removed from before you.
Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before meb; your throne21 will be established22 forever.23' "
Nathan reported to David all the words of this entire revelation.
Then King David went in and sat before the LORD, and he said: "Who am I,24 O Sovereign LORD, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far?
And as if this were not enough in your sight, O Sovereign LORD, you have also spoken about the future of the house of your servant. Is this your usual way of dealing with man,25 O Sovereign LORD?
"What more can David say26 to you? For you know27 your servant,28 O Sovereign LORD.