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1 Chronicles 17 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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God's Covenant with David

(2Sa 7:1–29 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:1 - It happened, when David lived in his house, that David said to Natan the prophet, Behold, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of the covenant of the LORD dwells under curtains.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:2 - Natan said to David, Do all that is in your heart; for God is with you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:3 - It happened the same night, that the word of God came to Natan, saying,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:4 - Go and tell David my servant, Thus says the LORD, You shall not build me a house to dwell in:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:5 - for I have not lived in a house since the day that I brought up Yisra'el, to this day, but have gone from tent to tent, and from one tent to another.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:6 - In all places in which I have walked with all Yisra'el, spoke I a word with any of the judges of Yisra'el, whom I commanded to be shepherd of my people, saying, Why have you not built me a house of cedar?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:7 - Now therefore thus shall you tell my servant David, Thus says the LORD of Hosts, I took you from the sheep pen, from following the sheep, that you should be prince over my people Yisra'el:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:8 - and I have been with you wherever you have gone, and have cut off all your enemies from before you; and I will make you a name, like the name of the great ones who are in the eretz.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:9 - I will appoint a place for my people Yisra'el, and will plant them, that they may dwell in their own place, and be moved no more; neither shall the children of wickedness waste them any more, as at the first,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:10 - and as from the day that I commanded judges to be over my people Yisra'el; and I will subdue all your enemies. Moreover I tell you that the LORD will build you a house.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:11 - It shall happen, when your days are fulfilled that you must go to be with your fathers, that I will set up your seed after you, who shall be of your sons; and I will establish his kingdom.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:12 - He shall build me a house, and I will establish his throne forever.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:13 - I will be his father, and he shall be my son: and I will not take my lovingkindness away from him, as I took it from him that was before you;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:14 - but I will settle him in my house and in my kingdom forever; and his throne shall be established forever.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:15 - According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Natan speak to David.

David's Prayer in Response

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:16 - Then David the king went in, and sat before the LORD; and he said, Who am I, LORD God, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:17 - This was a small thing in your eyes, God; but you have spoken of your servant's house for a great while to come, and have regarded me according to the estate of a man of high degree, LORD God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:18 - What can David say yet more to you concerning the honor which is done to your servant? for you know your servant.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:19 - LORD, for your servant's sake, and according to your own heart, have you worked all this greatness, to make known all these great things.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:20 - LORD, there is none like you, neither is there any God besides you, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:21 - What one nation in the eretz is like your people Yisra'el, whom God went to redeem to himself for a people, to make you a name by great and awesome things, in driving out nations from before your people, whom you redeem out of Mitzrayim?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:22 - For your people Yisra'el did you make your own people forever; and you, LORD, became their God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:23 - Now, LORD, let the word that you have spoken concerning your servant, and concerning his house, be established forever, and do as you have spoken.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:24 - Let your name be established and magnified forever, saying, the LORD of Hosts is the God of Yisra'el, even a God to Yisra'el: and the house of David your servant is established before you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:25 - For you, my God, have revealed to your servant that you will build him a house: therefore has your servant found in his heart to pray before you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:26 - Now, LORD, you are God, and have promised this good thing to your servant:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:27 - and now it has pleased you to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever before you: for you, LORD, have blessed, and it is blessed forever.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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