2 Samuel 7
Nathan first approving the purpose of David to build God an house,
2 Samuel 7:1 And it came to passe, when the King sate in his house, and the LORD had giuen him rest round about fro all his enemies; 2 Samuel 7:2 That the king said vnto Nathan the Prophet, See now, I dwell in an house of Cedar, but the Arke of God dwelleth within curtaines. 2 Samuel 7:3 And Nathan sayde to the King, Go, doe all that is in thine heart: for the LORD [is] with thee.
after by the Word of God forbiddeth him.
2 Samuel 7:4 And it came to passe that night, that the word of the LORD came vnto Nathan, saying; 2 Samuel 7:5 Goe and tell my seruant Dauid, Thus sayth the LORD, Shalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in? 2 Samuel 7:6 Whereas I haue not dwelt in any house, since the time that I brought vp the children of Israel out of Egypt, euen to this day, but haue walked in a tent and in a tabernacle. 2 Samuel 7:7 In all [the places] wherein I haue walked with all the children of Israel, spake I a word with any of the tribes of Israel, whome I commanded to feede my people Israel, saying, Why build ye not me an house of Cedar? 2 Samuel 7:8 Now therefore so shalt thou say vnto my seruant Dauid; Thus sayth the LORD of hostes, I tooke thee from the sheepe-cote, from following the sheepe, to be ruler ouer my people, ouer Israel. 2 Samuel 7:9 And I was with thee withersoeuer thou wentest, and haue cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight, and haue made thee a great name, like vnto the name of the great men that [are] in the earth. 2 Samuel 7:10 (Moreouer I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their owne, and mooue no more: neither shall the children of wickednesse afflict them any more, as beforetime, 2 Samuel 7:11 And as since the time that I commanded Iudges [to bee] ouer my people Israel, and haue caused thee to rest from all thine enemies:) Also the LORD telleth thee, that he will make thee an house.
He promiseth him benefits and blessings in his seed.
2 Samuel 7:12 And when thy dayes be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleepe with thy fathers, I will set vp thy seede after thee, which shall proceede out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdome. 2 Samuel 7:13 Hee shall build an house for my Name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdome for euer. 2 Samuel 7:14 I will be his father, and he shall be my sonne: if hee commit iniquitie, I will chasten him with the rodde of men, and with the stripes of the children of men. 2 Samuel 7:15 But my mercie shall not depart away from him, as I tooke it from Saul, whom I put away before thee. 2 Samuel 7:16 And thine house, and thy kingdome shall be stablished for euer before thee: thy throne shall be stablished for euer. 2 Samuel 7:17 According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speake vnto Dauid.
David's prayer and thanksgiving.
2 Samuel 7:18 Then went king Dauid in, and sate before the LORD, and hee said, Who [am] I, O Lord GOD? and what [is] my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto? 2 Samuel 7:19 And this was yet a small thing in thy sight, O Lord GOD: but thou hast spoken also of thy seruants house for a great while to come, and [is] this the maner of man, O Lord GOD? 2 Samuel 7:20 And what can Dauid say more vnto thee? for thou, Lord GOD, knowest thy seruant. 2 Samuel 7:21 For thy words sake, and according to thine own heart hast thou done all these great things, to make thy seruant know [them]. 2 Samuel 7:22 Wherefore thou art great, O LORD God: for [there is] none like thee, neither [is there] any God beside thee, according to all that we haue heard with our eares. 2 Samuel 7:23 And what one nation in the earth [is] like thy people, [euen] like Israel, whom God went to redeeme for a people to himselfe, & to make him a name, and to doe for you great things, and terrible, for thy lande, before thy people which thou redeemedst to thee from Egypt, [from] the nations, and their gods? 2 Samuel 7:24 For thou hast confirmed to thy selfe thy people Israel [to be] a people vnto thee for euer: and thou, LORD art become their God. 2 Samuel 7:25 And now, O LORD God, the word that thou hast spoken, concerning thy seruant, and concerning his house, establish [it] for euer, and doe as thou hast said. 2 Samuel 7:26 And let thy name bee magnified for euer, saying, The LORD of hosts [is] the God ouer Israel: and let the house of thy seruant Dauid bee established before thee. 2 Samuel 7:27 For thou, O LORD of hostes, God of Israel, hast reuealed to thy seruant, saying, I will build thee an house: therfore hath thy seruant found in his heart to pray this prayer vnto thee. 2 Samuel 7:28 And now, O Lord GOD, (thou art that God, and thy words be true, and thou hast promised this goodnesse vnto thy seruant.) 2 Samuel 7:29 Therefore now let it please thee to blesse the house of thy seruant, that it may continue for euer before thee: for thou, O Lord GOD, hast spoken [it], and with thy blessing let the house of thy seruant be blessed for euer.