2 Samuel 7:8-17 NIV

8 "Now then, tell my servant David, 'This is what the LORD Almighty says: I took you from the pasture and from following the flock1 to be ruler2 over my people Israel.3

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9 I have been with you wherever you have gone,4 and I have cut off all your enemies from before you.5 Now I will make your name great, like the names of the greatest men of the earth.6

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10 And I will provide a place for my people Israel and will plant7 them so that they can have a home of their own and no longer be disturbed.8 Wicked9 people will not oppress them anymore,10 as they did at the beginning

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11 and have done ever since the time I appointed leadersa11 over my people Israel. I will also give you rest from all your enemies.12 " 'The LORD declares13 to you that the LORD himself will establish14 a house15 for you:

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    • a 7:11 - Traditionally "judges"
      12 When your days are over and you rest16 with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, who will come from your own body,17 and I will establish his kingdom.18

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      13 He is the one who will build a house19 for my Name,20 and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.21
      14 I will be his father, and he will be my son.22 When he does wrong, I will punish him23 with the rod24 of men, with floggings inflicted by men.

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      15 But my love will never be taken away from him,25 as I took it away from Saul,26 whom I removed from before you.

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      16 Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before meb; your throne27 will be established28 forever.29' "

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        • b 7:16 - Some Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint; most Hebrew manuscripts "you"
          17 Nathan reported to David all the words of this entire revelation.