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4. Wanting to build a house for God 17:1-27
1 Chron. 17 :1 17:1 1aAnd as David dwelt in his house, David said to Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the Ark of the Covenant of Jehovah dwells under curtains.
1 Chron. 17 :2 17:2 And Nathan said to David, All that is in your heart do, for God is with you.
1 Chron. 17 :3 17:3 And in that night the word of God came to Nathan, saying,
1 Chron. 17 :4 17:4 Go and say to David My servant, Thus says Jehovah, It will not be you who abuilds Me a house to dwell in.
1 Chron. 17 :5 17:5 For I have not dwelt in a house, since the day I brought up Israel to this day; but I have been from tent to tent and from tabernacle to tabernacle.
1 Chron. 17 :6 17:6 In all My going about among all Israel, did I ever speak a word to any of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to ashepherd My people, saying, Why have you not built Me a house of cedar?
1 Chron. 17 :7 17:7 And now thus shall you say to My servant David, Thus says Jehovah of hosts, I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep, that you might be ruler over My people Israel;
1 Chron. 17 :8 17:8 And I have been with you in every place that you have gone and have cut off all your enemies before you; and I will make a name for you, like the name of the great ones who are on the earth.
1 Chron. 17 :9 17:9 And I will appoint a aplace for My people Israel and will plant them there, that they may dwell in their own place and be disturbed no more; and the sons of wickedness will waste them away no more as before,
1 Chron. 17 :10 17:10 Even since the time when I commanded that there be judges over My people Israel; and I will subdue all your enemies. Moreover I declare to you that Jehovah will build you a ahouse.
1 Chron. 17 :11 17:11 When your days are fulfilled that you must go to be with your fathers, I will raise up youre aseed after you, which will be from your sons, and I will establish his kingdom.
1 Chron. 17 :12 17:12 It is he who will abuild a house for Me, and I will establish his throne forever.
1 Chron. 17 :13 17:13 I will be his aFather, and he will be My bson; and My lovingkindness I will not take from him, as I took it away from him who was before you.
1 Chron. 17 :14 17:14 And I will set him in My house and My kingdom forever, and his throne will be established forever.
1 Chron. 17 :15 17:15 According to all these words and according to this whole vision did Nathan speak to David.
1 Chron. 17 :16 17:16 Then King David went and sat before Jehovah; and he said, Who am I, O Jehovah God, and what is my house that You have brought me this far?
1 Chron. 17 :17 17:17 And this was a small thing in Your sight, O God; but You have spoken of the house of Your servant for a great while to come; and You have regarded me according to the custom for a man of high degree, O Jehovah God.
1 Chron. 17 :18 17:18 What more can David add to say to You concerning this honoring of Your servant? For You know Your servant.
1 Chron. 17 :19 17:19 O Jehovah, for Your servant’s sake and according to Your own heart, You have done all this greatness to make known all these great things.
1 Chron. 17 :20 17:20 O Jehovah, there is none like You, nor is there any God besides You, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
1 Chron. 17 :21 17:21 And who is like Your people Israel, a nation unique on the earth, which God went to redeem to Himself as a people in order to make for Yourself a name of greatness and awesomeness to drive out nations from before Your people, whom You have redeemed out of Egypt?
1 Chron. 17 :22 17:22 And You have made Your people Israel to be a people to You forever, and You, O Jehovah, became their God.
1 Chron. 17 :23 17:23 And now, O Jehovah, may the word which You have spoken concerning Your servant and concerning his house be established forever, and do as You have spoken.
1 Chron. 17 :24 17:24 And may Your name be established and magnified forever when men say, Jehovah of hosts is the God of Israel, even a God to Israel; and the house of David Your servant will be established before You.
1 Chron. 17 :25 17:25 For You, O my God, have revealed to Your servant, that You will build him a ahouse; therefore Your servant has found it in his heart to pray before You.
1 Chron. 17 :26 17:26 And now, O Jehovah, You are God, and You have spoken this good matter concerning Your servant;
1 Chron. 17 :27 17:27 Now therefore You have been pleased to bless the house of Your servant, that it may be before You forever; for You, O Jehovah, have blessed, and it is blessed forever.
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