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2 Samuel 7 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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David Plans to Build a Temple

(1Ch 17:1–15 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:1 -

Now it came about, when the king lived in his house, and the LORD had given him rest on every side from all his enemies,

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:2 - that the king said to Nathan the prophet, “See now, I live in a house of cedar, but the ark of God remains within the tent.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:3 - Nathan said to the king, “Go, do all that is in your mind, for the LORD is with you.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:4 -

But in the same night, the word of the LORD came to Nathan, saying,

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:5 - “Go and say to My servant David, ‘This is what the LORD says: “Should you build Me a house for My dwelling?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:6 - “For I have not dwelt in a house since the day I brought up the sons of Israel from Egypt, even to this day; rather, I have been moving about in a tent, that is, in a dwelling place.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:7 - “Wherever I have gone with all the sons of Israel, did I speak a word with one of the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to shepherd My people Israel, saying, ‘Why have you not built Me a house of cedar?’”’

God’s Covenant with David

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:8 - “Now then, this is what you shall say to My servant David: ‘This is what the LORD of armies says: “I Myself took you from the pasture, from following the sheep, to be leader over My people Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:9 - “And I have been with you wherever you have gone, and have eliminated all your enemies from you; I will also make a great name for you, like the names of the great men who [fn]are on the earth.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:10 - “And I will establish a place for My people Israel, and will plant them, so that they may live in their own place and not be disturbed again, nor will [fn]malicious people oppress them anymore as previously,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:11 - even from the day that I appointed judges over My people Israel; and I will give you rest from all your enemies. The LORD also declares to you that the LORD will make a house for you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:12 - “When your days are finished and you [fn]lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your [fn]descendant after you, who will come from [fn]you, and I will establish his kingdom.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:13 - “He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:14 - “I will be a father to him and he will be a son to Me; when he does wrong, I will discipline him with a rod of men and with strokes of sons of mankind,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:15 - but My favor shall not depart from him, as I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:16 - “Your house and your kingdom shall endure before [fn]Me forever; your throne shall be established forever.”’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:17 - In accordance with all these words and all of this vision, so Nathan spoke to David.

David’s Prayer

(1Ch 17:16–27 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:18 -

Then David the king came in and sat before the LORD, and he said, “Who am I, Lord [fn]GOD, and who are the members of my household, that You have brought me this far?

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:19 - “And yet this was insignificant in Your eyes, Lord GOD, for You have spoken also of the house of Your servant regarding the distant future. And this is the [fn]custom of mankind, Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:20 - “Again what more can David say to You? For You know Your servant, Lord GOD!
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:21 - “For the sake of Your word, and according to Your heart, You have done all this greatness, to let Your servant know.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:22 - “For this reason You are great, Lord GOD; for there is no one like You, and there is no God except You, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:23 - “And what one nation on the earth is like Your people Israel, whom God went to redeem for Himself as a people, and to make a name for Himself, and to do a great thing for You and awesome things for Your land, [fn]because of Your people whom You have redeemed for Yourself from Egypt, from other nations and their gods?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:24 - “For You have established for Yourself Your people Israel as Your own people forever, and You, LORD, have become their God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:25 - “Now then, LORD God, the word that You have spoken about Your servant and his house, confirm it forever, and do just as You have spoken,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:26 - so that Your name may be great forever, by saying, ‘The LORD of armies is God over Israel’; and may the house of Your servant David be established before You.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:27 - “For You, LORD of armies, God of Israel, have [fn]given a revelation to Your servant, saying, ‘I will build you a house’; therefore Your servant has found [fn]courage to pray this prayer to You.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:28 - “Now then, Lord GOD, You are God, and Your words are truth; and You have [fn]promised this good thing to Your servant.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:29 - “And now, may [fn]it please You to bless the house of Your servant, so that it may continue forever before You. For You, Lord GOD, have spoken; and [fn]with Your blessing may the house of Your servant be blessed forever.”
NASB20 Footnotes
Or were
Lit sons of malice
I.e., die
Lit seed
Lit your bowels
As in LXX and some ancient mss; MT you
Heb YHWH, usually rendered LORD, and so throughout the ch
Or law
Or before Your
Lit uncovered the ear of
Lit his heart
Lit spoken
Lit You be resolved and bless
Lit from

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