And it came to pass, when the kingsat in his house, and the LORD had given him rest round about from all his enemies ;
That the kingsaid unto Nathan the prophet,See now, I dwell in an house of cedar, but the ark of Goddwellethwithincurtains.3
And Nathansaid to the king,Go , do all that is in thine heart; for the LORD is with thee.
And it came to pass that night, that the word of the LORD came unto Nathan,saying ,
5Go and tell my servantaDavid, Thus saith the LORD, Shalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in ?
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 followingb 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.17
According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathanspeak unto David.18
Then wentkingDavid in, and satbefore the LORD, and he said , Who am I, O LordGOD? and what is my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?19
And this was yet a small thing in thy sight, O LordGOD; but thou hast spoken also of thy servant'shouse for a great while to come. And is this the mannerc of man, O LordGOD?20
And what canDavidsaymore unto thee? for thou, LordGOD,knowest thy servant.21
For thy word's sake, and according to thine own heart, hast thou done all these great things, to make thy servantknow them.
Wherefore thou art great , O LORDGod: for there is none like thee, neither is there any Godbeside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.23
And what onenation in the earth is like thy people, even like Israel, whom Godwent to redeem for a people to himself, and to make him a name, and to do for you great things and terrible , for thy land,before thy people, which thou redeemedst to thee from Egypt, from the nations and their gods?24
For thou hast confirmed to thyself thy peopleIsrael to be a people unto thee forever: and thou, LORD, art become their God.25
And now, O LORDGod, the word that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant, and concerning his house,establish it forever, and do as thou hast said .
And let thy name be magnifiedforever,saying , The LORD of hosts is the God over Israel: and let the house of thy servantDavid be establishedbefore thee.
For thou, O LORD of hosts,God of Israel, hast revealedd to thy servant,saying , I will build thee an house: therefore hath thy servantfound in his heart to pray this prayer unto thee.
And now, O LordGOD, thou art that God, and thy words be true, and thou hast promised this goodness unto thy servant:29
Therefore now let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may continue for everbefore thee: for thou, O LordGOD, hast spoken it: and with thy blessing let the house of thy servant be blessed for ever.