Chapter 17

"David's Preparation for the Temple. [17:1 - 22:19]"
"Purpose Declared; Nathan's Reply from God. [1 - 15]"
"David Sitting Before YHVH. [16 - 27]"

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I Chronicles 17:1 "Now it came to pass, as David sat in his house, that David said to Nathan the prophet, "Lo, I dwell in an house of cedars, but the ark of the covenant of the Lord remaineth under curtains." 

I Chronicles 17:2 "Then Nathan said unto David, "Do all that is in thine heart; for God is with thee." 

I Chronicles 17:3 "And it came to pass the same night, that the word of God came to Nathan, saying,"

I Chronicles 17:4 "Go and tell David My servant, `Thus saith the Lord, `Thou shalt not build Me an house to dwell in:"

I Chronicles 17:5 "For I have not dwelt in an house since the day that I brought up Israel unto this day; but have gone from tent to tent, and from one tabernacle to another."

I Chronicles 17:6 "Wheresoever I have walked with all Israel, spake I 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?' "

I Chronicles 17:7 "Now therefore thus shalt thou say unto My servant David, `Thus saith the Lord of hosts, `I took thee from the sheepcote, even from following the sheep, that thou shouldest be ruler over My People Israel:"

I Chronicles 17:8 "And I have been with thee whithersoever thou hast walked, and have cut off all thine enemies from before thee, and have made thee a great name like the name of the great men that are in the earth."

I Chronicles 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,"

I Chronicles 17:10 "And since the time that I commanded judges to be over My People Israel. Moreover I will subdue all thine enemies. Furthermore I will subdue all thine enemies. Furthermore I tell thee that the Lord will build thee an house."

I Chronicles 17:11 "And it shall come to pass, when thyt days be expired that thou must go to be with thy fathers, that I will raise up thy seed after thee, which shall be of thy sons; and I will establish his kingdom."

I Chronicles 17:12 "He shall build Me an house, and I will stablish his throne for ever."

I Chronicles 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:"

I Chronicles 17:14 "But I will settle him in Mine house and in My kingdom for ever: and his throne shall be established for evermore.' "

I Chronicles 17:15 "According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David."

I Chronicles 17:16 "And David the king came and sat before the Lord, and said, "Who am I, O Lord God, and what is mine house, that Thou hast brought me hitherto?"

I Chronicles 17:17 "Yet this was a small thing in Thine 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."

I Chronicles 17:18 "What can David speak more to Thee for the honour of Thy servant? for Thou knowest Thy servant."

I Chronicles 17:19 "O Lord, for Thy servant's sake, and according to Thine own heart, hast Thou done all this greatness, in making known all these great things."

I Chronicles 17:20 "O Lord, there is none like Thee, neither is there any God beside Thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears."

I Chronicles 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?

I Chronicles 17:22 "For Thy People Israel didst Thou make Thine own People for ever; and Thou, Lord, becamest their God."

I Chronicles 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."

I Chronicles 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."

I Chronicles 17:25 "For Thou, O my God, hast told Thy servant that Thou wilt build him an house: therefore Thy servant hath found in his heart to pray before Thee."

I Chronicles 17:26 "And now, Lord, Thou art God, and hast promised this goodness unto Thy servant:"

I Chronicles 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." 


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