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2 Samuel 7

NCV 1 King David was living in his palace, and the Lord had given him peace from all his enemies around him. NIV 1 After the king was settled in his palace and the LORD had given him rest from all his enemies around him, NCV 2 Then David said to Nathan the prophet, "Look, I am living in a palace made of cedar wood, but the Ark of God is in a tent!" NIV 2 he said to Nathan the prophet, “Here I am, living in a house of cedar, while the ark of God remains in a tent.” NCV 3 Nathan said to the king, "Go and do what you really want to do, because the Lord is with you." NIV 3 Nathan replied to the king, “Whatever you have in mind, go ahead and do it, for the LORD is with you.” NCV 4 But that night the Lord spoke his word to Nathan, NIV 4 But that night the word of the LORD came to Nathan, saying: NCV 5 "Go and tell my servant David, 'This is what the Lord says: Will you build a house for me to live in? NIV 5 “Go and tell my servant David, ‘This is what the LORD says: Are you the one to build me a house to dwell in? NCV 6 From the time I brought the Israelites out of Egypt until now I have not lived in a house. I have been moving around all this time with a tent as my home. NIV 6 I have not dwelt in a house from the day I brought the Israelites up out of Egypt to this day. I have been moving from place to place with a tent as my dwelling. NCV 7 As I have moved with the Israelites, I have never said to the tribes, whom I commanded to take care of my people Israel, "Why haven't you built me a house of cedar?"' NIV 7 Wherever I have moved with all the Israelites, did I ever say to any of their rulers whom I commanded to shepherd my people Israel, “Why have you not built me a house of cedar?” ’ NCV 8 "You must tell my servant David, 'This is what the Lord All-Powerful says: I took you from the pasture and from tending the sheep and made you leader of my people Israel. NIV 8 “Now then, tell my servant David, ‘This is what the LORD Almighty says: I took you from the pasture, from tending the flock, and appointed you ruler over my people Israel. NCV 9 I have been with you everywhere you have gone and have defeated your enemies for you. I will make you as famous as any of the great people on the earth. NIV 9 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 great, like the names of the greatest men on earth. NCV 10 Also I will choose a place for my people Israel, and I will plant them so they can live in their own homes. They will not be bothered anymore. Wicked people will no longer bother them as they have in the past NIV 10 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 NCV 11 when I chose judges for my people Israel. But I will give you peace from all your enemies. I also tell you that I will make your descendants kings of Israel after you. NIV 11 and have done ever since the time I appointed leaders over my people Israel. I will also give you rest from all your enemies. “ ‘The LORD declares to you that the LORD himself will establish a house for you: NCV 12 "'When you die and join your ancestors, I will make one of your sons the next king, and I will set up his kingdom. NIV 12 When your days are over and you rest with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, your own flesh and blood, and I will establish his kingdom. NCV 13 He will build a house for me, and I will let his kingdom rule always. NIV 13 He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. NCV 14 I will be his father, and he will be my son. When he sins, I will use other people to punish him. They will be my whips. NIV 14 I will be his father, and he will be my son. When he does wrong, I will punish him with a rod wielded by men, with floggings inflicted by human hands. NCV 15 I took away my love from Saul, whom I removed before you, but I will never stop loving your son. NIV 15 But my love will never be taken away from him, as I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from before you. NCV 16 But your family and your kingdom will continue always before me. Your throne will last forever.'" NIV 16 Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me ; your throne will be established forever.’ ” NCV 17 Nathan told David everything God had said in this vision. NIV 17 Nathan reported to David all the words of this entire revelation. NCV 18 Then King David went in and sat in front of the Lord. David said, "Lord God, who am I? What is my family? Why did you bring me to this point? NIV 18 Then King David went in and sat before the LORD, and he said: “Who am I, Sovereign LORD, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far? NCV 19 But even this is not enough for you, Lord God. You have also made promises about my future family. This is not normal, Lord God. NIV 19 And as if this were not enough in your sight, Sovereign LORD, you have also spoken about the future of the house of your servant—and this decree, Sovereign LORD, is for a mere human! NCV 20 "What more can I say to you, Lord God, since you know me, your servant, so well! NIV 20 “What more can David say to you? For you know your servant, Sovereign LORD. NCV 21 You have done this great thing because you said you would and because you wanted to, and you have let me know about it. NIV 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. NCV 22 This is why you are great, Lord God! There is no one like you. There is no God except you. We have heard all this ourselves! NIV 22 “How great you are, Sovereign LORD! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears. NCV 23 There is no nation like your people Israel. They are the only people on earth that God chose to be his own. You made your name well known. You did great and wonderful miracles for them. You went ahead of them and forced other nations and their gods out of the land. You freed your people from slavery in Egypt. NIV 23 And who is like your people Israel—the one nation on earth that God went out to redeem as a people for himself, and to make a name for himself, and to perform great and awesome wonders by driving out nations and their gods from before your people, whom you redeemed from Egypt? NCV 24 You made the people of Israel your very own people forever, and, Lord, you are their God. NIV 24 You have established your people Israel as your very own forever, and you, LORD, have become their God. NCV 25 "Now, Lord God, keep the promise forever that you made about my family and me, your servant. Do what you have said. NIV 25 “And now, LORD God, keep forever the promise you have made concerning your servant and his house. Do as you promised, NCV 26 Then you will be honored always, and people will say, 'The Lord All-Powerful is God over Israel!' And the family of your servant David will continue before you. NIV 26 so that your name will be great forever. Then people will say, ‘The LORD Almighty is God over Israel!’ And the house of your servant David will be established in your sight. NCV 27 "Lord All-Powerful, the God of Israel, you have said to me, 'I will make your family great.' So I, your servant, am brave enough to pray to you. NIV 27 “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 pray this prayer to you. NCV 28 Lord God, you are God, and your words are true. And you have promised these good things to me, your servant. NIV 28 Sovereign LORD, you are God! Your covenant is trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant. NCV 29 Please, bless my family. Let it continue before you always. Lord God, you have said so. With your blessing let my family always be blessed." NIV 29 Now be pleased to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever in your sight; for you, Sovereign LORD, have spoken, and with your blessing the house of your servant will be blessed forever.”

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