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2 Samuel 7

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1 When the king lived in his house, and the Lord reassured him from all his neighboring enemies,
2 Then the king said to the prophet Nathan: Behold, I live in a cedar house, and the ark of God is under the tent.
3 And Nathan said to the king: All that is in your heart, go do it; for the Lord is with you.

4 But that same night the word of the Lord came to Nathan:
5 go, tell my servant David: thus saith the Lord: will you build me a house for my dwelling,
6 when I have not lived in the house since that time, as I brought the sons of Israel out of Egypt, and to this day, but have passed in the tent and in the tabernacle?
7 Wherever I went with all the sons of Israel, did I even say a word to one of the tribes to whom I appointed to feed My people of Israel: “Why don’t I build a cedar house”?
eight And now say so to My servant David: thus says the Lord of hosts: I have taken you from the flock of sheep, that you may be the leader of My people, Israel;
nine and I was with you wherever you went, and destroyed all your enemies before your face, and made your name great, like the name of the great on earth.
ten And I will make a place for My people, for Israel, and I’ll root it, and he will live quietly in his place, and will not worry anymore, and the wicked people will not crowd him more, as before,
eleven from the time that I appointed judges over my people Israel; and I will reassure you from all your enemies. And the Lord declares to you that He will build a house for you.
12 When your days are fulfilled, and you rest with your fathers, I will restore after you your seed, which comes from your loins, and I will strengthen his kingdom.
13 He will build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.
fourteen I will be his father, and he will be my son; and if he sins, I will punish him with the rod of men and with the blows of the sons of men;
fifteen but I will not take My mercy from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I rejected before your face.
16 And your house and your kingdom will be forever forever before My face, and your throne will be established forever.
17 Nathan told all these words and all this vision to David.

18 And King David went and appeared before the Lord, and said: Who am I, Lord, Lord, and what is my house, that You have made me so great!
19 And this was still not enough in Your sight, Lord, Lord; but Thou didst proclaim the house of thy servant in the distance. This is already human. Oh my lord
20 What else can David say to you? You know your servant, my Lord, Lord!
21 For the sake of your word and according to your heart, you do this, revealing all this great to your servant.
22 In everything you are great, my Lord, Lord! for there is none like You, and there is no God but You, in all that we have heard with our ears.
23 And who is like your people, Israel, the only people on earth for whom God came to acquire [himself] to be your people and to glorify your name [and] to make the great and the terrible before your people, which you have acquired for yourself from the Egyptians, having expelled the peoples and their gods?
24 And You have strengthened Your people, Israel, as your own people, forever, and You, Lord, have become God.
25 And now, Lord God, confirm forever the word that You have spoken of Thy servant and of his house, and fulfill what You have spoken.
26 And may Your name be magnified forever, so that they say: `The Lord of hosts is God over Israel. ' And the house of thy servant David may be firm before thy face.
27 Since you, the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, have revealed to your servant, saying: 'I will build you a house', your servant has prepared his heart to pray to you with such a prayer.
28 So, my Lord, Lord! You are God, and Your words are immutable, and You have declared such a blessing to Your servant!
29th And now begin and bless the house of your servant, that it be forever before your face, for you, my Lord, Lord, have announced this, and your blessing will make the house of your servant blessed forever.

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