Whereas I have not dwelt in any house since the time that I brought up the children of Israel out of Egypt, even to this day, but have walked in a tent and in a tabernacle.7
In all the places wherein I have walked with all the children of Israelspake I a word with any of the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my peopleIsrael,saying , Why build ye not me an house of cedar?8
Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servantDavid, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from followinga the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel:9
And I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest , and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a greatname, like unto the name of the great men that are in the earth.10
Moreover I will appoint a place for my peopleIsrael, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickednessafflict them any more , as beforetime,11
And as since the time that I commandedjudges to be over my peopleIsrael, and have caused thee to rest from all thine enemies . Also the LORDtelleth thee that he will make thee an house.12
And when thy days be fulfilled , and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seedafter thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.13
He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdomforever.14
I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity , I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men:15
But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put awaybefore thee.
And thine house and thy kingdom shall be establishedforeverbefore thee: thy throne shall be establishedforever.