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2 Samuel 7:18-29 (New International Version)

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David's Prayer

7:18-29pp -- 1Ch 17:16-27

18 Then King David went in and sat before the LORD, and he said: "Who am I,1 O Sovereign LORD, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far? 19 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,2 O Sovereign LORD? 20 "What more can David say3 to you? For you know4 your servant,5 O Sovereign LORD. 21 For the sake of your word and according to your will, you have done this great thing and made it known to your servant. 22 "How great6 you are,7 O Sovereign LORD! There is no one like8 you, and there is no God9 but you, as we have heard with our own ears.10 23 And who is like your people Israel11--the one nation on earth that God went out to redeem as a people for himself, and to make a name12 for himself, and to perform great and awesome wonders13 by driving out nations and their gods from before your people, whom you redeemed14 from Egypt?a 24 You have established your people Israel as your very own15 forever, and you, O LORD, have become their God.16 25 "And now, LORD God, keep forever the promise17 you have made concerning your servant and his house. Do as you promised, 26 so that your name18 will be great forever. Then men will say, 'The LORD Almighty is God over Israel!' And the house of your servant David will be established19 before you. 27 "O LORD Almighty, God of Israel, you have revealed this to your servant, saying, 'I will build a house for you.' So your servant has found courage to offer you this prayer. 28 O Sovereign LORD, you are God! Your words are trustworthy,20 and you have promised these good things to your servant. 29 Now be pleased to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever in your sight; for you, O Sovereign LORD, have spoken, and with your blessing21 the house of your servant will be blessed forever."
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