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1 Chronicles 17

Nathan first approving the purpose of David to build God an house,

1 Chronicles 17:1 It fortuned wha Dauid dwelt in his house, he sayde vnto ye prophet Nathan: Beholde, I dwell in a house of Ceder, and the Arke of the couenaunt of the LORDE is amonge the curtaynes. 1 Chronicles 17:2 Nathan saide vnto Dauid: What so euer is in thine hert, that do: for God is with ye.

after by the Word of God forbiddeth him.

1 Chronicles 17:3 But the same night came ye worde of God vnto Nathan, and sayde: 1 Chronicles 17:4 Go and speake to Dauid my seruaunt: Thus sayeth the LORDE: Thou shalt not buylde me an house to be an habitacio: 1 Chronicles 17:5 for I haue dwelt in no house sence the daye that I broughte forth the children of Israel, vnto this daye: But where the Tabernacle and habitacion hath bene, there haue I bene where so euer 1 Chronicles 17:6 I haue walked in all Israel. Spake I euer to eny of the Iudges in Israel (whom I commaunded to kepe my people) and sayde: Wherfore do ye not buylde me an house of Cedre tymber? 1 Chronicles 17:7 So shalt thou speake now vnto my seruaunt Dauid: Thus sayeth the LORDE Zebaoth: I toke the from the pasture behynde the shepe, that thou shuldest be the prynce ouer my people, 1 Chronicles 17:8 and haue bene with the whither so euer thou wetest, and haue roted out all thine enemies before the, and haue made the a name, acordinge to the name of the greate men that are vpo earth. 1 Chronicles 17:9 And for my people of Israel, I wyll appoynte them a place, and wyl plante them, that they maye dwell there, and nomore to be remoued. And the childre of wickednes shal oppresse them nomore, 1 Chronicles 17:10 like as afore tyme, whan I comaunded the Iudges ouer my people of Israel. And I wyl subdue all thine enemies, and do declare vnto the, that the LORDE wyl buylde the an house.

He promiseth him blessings and benefits in his seed.

1 Chronicles 17:11 But whan thy dayes are fulfilled, that thou departest hence with yi fathers, I wyl after the rayse vp yi sede, which shall be eue one of thy sonnes: his kyngdome wyl I stablisshe, 1 Chronicles 17:12 he shal buylde me an house, & I wyl make his seate sure for euer. 1 Chronicles 17:13 I wyl be his father, and he shal be my sonne. And I wyl not withdrawe my mercy from him, as I haue withdrawen it fro him that was before the: 1 Chronicles 17:14 But I wyll set him in my house and in my kyngdome for euer, so that his seate shalbe sure for euermore. 1 Chronicles 17:15 And wha Nathan had spoken vnto Dauid acordinge to all these wordes & all this vision,

David's prayer and thanksgiving.

1 Chronicles 17:16 kynge Dauid came and sat him downe before the LORDE, and sayde: O LORDE God, who am I? and what is my house, yt thou hast broughte me thus farre? 1 Chronicles 17:17 And this (O God) hast thou thoughte yet to litle, but hast spoken of thy seruauntes house yet longe for to come. And thou LORDE God hast loked downe vpon me from aboue, euen as one man loketh vpon another. 1 Chronicles 17:18 What more shal Dauid saye vnto the, yt thou bryngest yi seruaunt to soch honoure? Thou knowest thy seruaunt 1 Chronicles 17:19 O LORDE, for thy seruauntes sake and acordinge to thy hert hast thou done all these greate thinges, that thou mightest shewe all greate thinges vnto thy seruaunt. 1 Chronicles 17:20 LORDE, there is none lykel the, and there is no God but thou, of whom we haue herde with oure eares. 1 Chronicles 17:21 And where is there a people vpon earth as thy people of Israel, where God wente to delyuer him a people, and to make him selfe a name thorow greate & terrible thinges, to cast out the Heythen before thy people, whom thou hast delyuered out of Egipte? 1 Chronicles 17:22 and ye people of Israel hast thou made yi people for euer, and thou LORDE art become their God. 1 Chronicles 17:23 Now LORDE, let the worde be verified for euer, that thou hast spoken ouer thy seruaunt and ouer his house, & do as thou hast spoken: 1 Chronicles 17:24 and let thy name endure and be magnified for euer, that it maye sayde: The LORDE Zebaoth, the God of Israel is the God in Israel, and that the house of thy seruaunt Dauid maye be stablysshed before the: 1 Chronicles 17:25 for thou LORDE hast opened the eare of yi seruaunt, that thou wilt buylde him an house. Therfore hath thy seruaunt founde (confydence) to make his prayer before the. 1 Chronicles 17:26 Now LORDE, thou art God, and hast promysed soch good vnto thy seruaunt. 1 Chronicles 17:27 Begynne now to blesse the house of thy seruaunt, that it maye be euermore before the: for loke what thou blessest (O LORDE) the same is blessed for euer.

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