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2 Samuel 7 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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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 dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells within tent curtains.”
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, ‘Thus says the LORD, “Are you the one who should build Me a house to dwell in?
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; but I have been moving about in a tent, even in a [fn]tabernacle.
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, which 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 therefore, thus you shall say to My servant David, ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts, “I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep, to be ruler over My people Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:9 - “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 great name, like the names of the great men who are on the earth.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:10 - “I will also appoint a place for My people Israel and will plant them, that they may live in their own place and not be disturbed again, nor will the [fn]wicked afflict them any more as formerly,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:11 - even from the day that I commanded judges to be 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 complete and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your [fn]descendant after you, who will come forth 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 commits iniquity, I will correct him with the rod of men and the strokes of the sons of men,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:15 - but My lovingkindness shall not depart from him, as I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from before 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 this vision, so Nathan spoke to David.

David's Prayer

(1Ch 17:16–27 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:18 - Then David the king went in and sat before the LORD, and he said, “Who am I, O Lord [fn]GOD, and what is my house, that You have brought me this far?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:19 - “And yet this was insignificant in Your eyes, O Lord GOD, for You have spoken also of the house of Your servant concerning the distant future. And this is the [fn]custom of man, O Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:20 - “Again what more can David say to You? For You know Your servant, O Lord GOD!
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:21 - “For the sake of Your word, and according to Your own heart, You have done all this greatness to let Your servant know.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:22 - “For this reason You are great, O Lord GOD; for there is none like You, and there is no God besides 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, before Your people whom You have redeemed for Yourself from Egypt, from 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, O LORD, have become their God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:25 - “Now therefore, O LORD God, the word that You have spoken concerning Your servant and his house, confirm it forever, and do as You have spoken,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:26 - that Your name may be magnified forever, by saying, ‘The LORD of hosts is God over Israel’; and may the house of Your servant David be established before You.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:27 - “For You, O LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, have [fn]made 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, O 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 - “Now therefore, may it please You to bless the house of Your servant, that it may continue forever before You. For You, O Lord GOD, have spoken; and with Your blessing may the house of Your servant be blessed forever.”
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: dwelling place
Literally: sons of wickedness
Literally: seed
Literally: your bowels
So with Gr and some ancient mss; M.T. you
Hebrew: YHWH, usually rendered LORD, and so through out the chapter
Or, law
Literally: uncovered the ear of
Literally: his heart
Or, spoken

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