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1 Chronicles 17 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now when David was settled in his palace, he said to Nathan the prophet, "Here I am living in this beautiful cedar palace, but the Ark of the LORD's covenant is out in a tent!" 1 After David was settled in his palace, he said to Nathan the prophet, "Here I am, living in a palace of cedar, while the ark of the covenant of the LORD is under a tent."
2 Nathan replied, "Go ahead with what you have in mind, for God is with you." 2 Nathan replied to David, "Whatever you have in mind, do it, for God is with you."
3 But that same night God said to Nathan, 3 That night the word of God came to Nathan, saying:
4 "Go and tell my servant David, 'This is what the LORD says: You are not the one to build me a temple to live in. 4 "Go and tell my servant David, 'This is what the LORD says: You are not the one to build me a house to dwell in.
5 I have never lived in a temple, from the day I brought the Israelites out of Egypt until now. My home has always been a tent, moving from one place to another. 5 I have not dwelt in a house from the day I brought Israel up out of Egypt to this day. I have moved from one tent site to another, from one dwelling place to another.
6 And I never once complained to Israel's leaders, the shepherds of my people. I have never asked them, 'Why haven't you built me a beautiful cedar temple?' 6 Wherever I have moved with all the Israelites, did I ever say to any of their leaders whom I commanded to shepherd my people, "Why have you not built me a house of cedar?" '
7 "Now go and say to my servant David, 'This is what the LORD Almighty says: I chose you to lead my people Israel when you were just a shepherd boy, tending your sheep out in the pasture. 7 "Now then, tell my servant David, 'This is what the LORD Almighty says: I took you from the pasture and from following the flock, to be ruler over my people Israel.
8 I have been with you wherever you have gone, and I have destroyed all your enemies. Now I will make your name famous throughout the earth! 8 I have been with you wherever you have gone, and I have cut off all your enemies from before you. Now I will make your name like the names of the greatest men of the earth.
9 And I have provided a permanent homeland for my people Israel, a secure place where they will never be disturbed. It will be their own land where wicked nations won't oppress them as they did in the past, 9 And I will provide a place for my people Israel and will plant them so that they can have a home of their own and no longer be disturbed. Wicked people will not oppress them anymore, as they did at the beginning
10 from the time I appointed judges to rule my people. And I will subdue all your enemies." "'And now I declare that the LORD will build a house for you -- a dynasty of kings! 10 and have done ever since the time I appointed leaders over my people Israel. I will also subdue all your enemies. " 'I declare to you that the LORD will build a house for you:
11 For when you die, I will raise up one of your sons, and I will make his kingdom strong. 11 When your days are over and you go to be with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, one of your own sons, and I will establish his kingdom.
12 He is the one who will build a house -- a temple -- for me. And I will establish his throne forever. 12 He is the one who will build a house for me, and I will establish his throne forever.
13 I will be his father, and he will be my son. I will not take my unfailing love from him as I took it from Saul, who ruled before you. 13 I will be his father, and he will be my son. I will never take my love away from him, as I took it away from your predecessor.
14 I will establish him over my dynasty and my kingdom for all time, and his throne will be secure forever.'" 14 I will set him over my house and my kingdom forever; his throne will be established forever.' "
15 So Nathan went back to David and told him everything the LORD had said. 15 Nathan reported to David all the words of this entire revelation.
16 Then King David went in and sat before the LORD and prayed, "Who am I, O LORD God, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far? 16 Then King David went in and sat before the LORD, and he said: "Who am I, O LORD God, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far?
17 And now, O God, in addition to everything else, you speak of giving me a lasting dynasty! You speak as though I were someone very great, O LORD God! 17 And as if this were not enough in your sight, O God, you have spoken about the future of the house of your servant. You have looked on me as though I were the most exalted of men, O LORD God.
18 What more can I say about the way you have honored me? You know what I am really like. 18 "What more can David say to you for honoring your servant? For you know your servant,
19 For my sake, O LORD, and according to your will, you have done all these great things and have made them known." 19 O LORD. For the sake of your servant and according to your will, you have done this great thing and made known all these great promises.
20 "O LORD, there is no one like you -- there is no other God. We have never even heard of another god like you! 20 "There is no one like you, O LORD, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears.
21 What other nation on earth is like Israel? What other nation, O God, have you redeemed from slavery to be your own people? You made a great name for yourself when you rescued your people from Egypt. You performed awesome miracles and drove out the nations that stood in their way. 21 And who is like your people Israel--the one nation on earth whose God went out to redeem a people for himself, and to make a name for yourself, and to perform great and awesome wonders by driving out nations from before your people, whom you redeemed from Egypt?
22 You chose Israel to be your people forever, and you, O LORD, have become their God." 22 You made your people Israel your very own forever, and you, O LORD, have become their God.
23 "And now, O LORD, do as you have promised concerning me and my family. May it be a promise that will last forever. 23 "And now, LORD, let the promise you have made concerning your servant and his house be established forever. Do as you promised,
24 And may your name be established and honored forever so that all the world will say, 'The LORD Almighty is God over Israel!' And may the dynasty of your servant David be established in your presence." 24 so that it will be established and that your name will be great forever. Then men will say, 'The LORD Almighty, the God over Israel, is Israel's God!' And the house of your servant David will be established before you.
25 "O my God, I have been bold enough to pray this prayer because you have revealed that you will build a house for me -- an eternal dynasty! 25 "You, my God, have revealed to your servant that you will build a house for him. So your servant has found courage to pray to you.
26 For you are God, O LORD. And you have promised these good things to me, your servant. 26 O LORD, you are God! You have promised these good things to your servant.
27 And now, it has pleased you to bless me and my family so that our dynasty will continue forever before you. For when you grant a blessing, O LORD, it is an eternal blessing!" 27 Now you have been pleased to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever in your sight; for you, O LORD, have blessed it, and it will be blessed forever."