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1 Chronicles 17 :: Webster's Bible (WEB)

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God's Covenant with David

(2Sa 7:1–29 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:1 - Now it came to pass, as David sat in his house, that David said to Nathan the prophet, Lo, I dwell in a house of cedars, but the ark of the covenant of the LORD remaineth under curtains.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:2 - Then Nathan said to David, Do all that is in thy heart; for God is with thee.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:3 - And it came to pass the same night, that the word of God came to Nathan, saying,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:4 - Go and tell David my servant, Thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt not build me a house to dwell in:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:5 - For I have not dwelt in a house since the day that I brought up Israel to this day; but have gone from tent to tent, and from one tabernacle to another.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:6 - Wherever I have walked with all Israel, have I spoken a word to any of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my people, saying, Why have ye not built me a house of cedars?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:7 - Now therefore thus shalt thou say to my servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheep-cote, even from following the sheep, that thou shouldst be ruler over my people Israel:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:8 - And I have been with thee whithersoever thou hast walked, and have cut off all thy enemies from before thee, and have made thee a name like the name of the great men that are in the earth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:9 - Also I will ordain a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, and they shall dwell in their place, and shall be moved no more; neither shall the children of wickedness waste them any more, as at the beginning.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:10 - And since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel. Moreover, I will subdue all thy enemies. Furthermore, I tell thee that the LORD will build thee a house.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:11 - And it shall come to pass, when thy days shall be ended that thou must go to be with thy fathers, that I will raise up thy seed after thee, who shall be of thy sons; and I will establish his kingdom.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:12 - He shall build me a house, and I will establish his throne for ever.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:13 - I will be his father, and he shall be my son: and I will not take my mercy away from him, as I took it from him that was before thee:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:14 - But I will settle him in my house and in my kingdom for ever: and his throne shall be established for evermore.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:15 - According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak to David.

David's Prayer in Response

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:16 - And David the king came and sat before the LORD, and said, Who am I, O LORD God, and what is my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:17 - And yet this was a small thing in thy eyes, O God; for thou hast also spoken of thy servant's house for a great while to come, and hast regarded me according to the estate of a man of high degree, O LORD God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:18 - What can David speak more to thee for the honor of thy servant? for thou knowest thy servant.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:19 - O LORD, for thy servant's sake, and according to thy own heart, hast thou done all this greatness, in making known all these great things.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:20 - O LORD, there is none like thee, neither is there any God besides thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:21 - And what one nation in the earth is like thy people Israel, whom God went to redeem to be his own people, to make thee a name of greatness and terribleness, by driving out nations from before thy people, whom thou hast redeemed out of Egypt?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:22 - For thy people Israel didst thou make thy own people for ever; and thou, LORD, becamest their God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:23 - Therefore now, LORD, Let the thing that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant and concerning his house be established for ever, and do as thou hast said.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:24 - Let it even be established, that thy name may be magnified for ever, saying, The LORD of hosts is the God of Israel, even a God to Israel: and let the house of David thy servant be established before thee.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:25 - For thou, O my God, hast told thy servant that thou wilt build him a house: therefore thy servant hath found in his heart to pray before thee.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:26 - And now, LORD, thou art God, and hast promised this goodness to thy servant:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:27 - Now therefore let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may be before thee for ever: for thou blessest, O LORD, and it shall be blessed for ever.

The Webster Bible was translated by Noah Webster in 1833 in order to bring the language of the bible up to date. 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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