1 Chronicles 17
Nathan first approving the purpose of David to build God an house,
1 Chronicles 17:1 And as Dauid dwelt in his house he sayde to Nathan the prophete: Lo, I dwell in an house of Cedar tree, and the Arcke of the Lordes couenaunt dwelleth vnder curtaynes. 1 Chronicles 17:2 And Nathan sayde to Dauid: do all that is in thyne hert, for God is wt the.
after by the Word of God forbiddeth him.
1 Chronicles 17:3 But the same nyghte the worde of God came to Nathan sayinge: 1 Chronicles 17:4 go & tel Dauid my seruaunte, thus saith the Lorde: thou shalt not buylde me an house to dwell in. 1 Chronicles 17:5 For I haue dwelt in no house, sence I brought out the children of Israel vnto this daye: But haue gone from tent to tent, & from one tabernacle to another. Neyther in anye place wheresoeuer 1 Chronicles 17:6 I haue walked thorowe oute all Israel, spake I euer one worde to any of the iudges of Israel, whyche I commaunded to fede my people sayinge: why buyld ye me not an house of Cedar tree? 1 Chronicles 17:7 Nowe therfore thus saye vnto my seruaunt Dauid: thus sayth the Lorde of Hostes: I toke the oute of the pasture from after shepe, that thou shouldest be captain ouer my people Israel. 1 Chronicles 17:8 And I haue bene with the in al thou tokest in hande, and haue weded oute al thyne enemies oute of thy syghte, and haue made the a name like the name of the greatest men of the earthe. 1 Chronicles 17:9 And I wil ordeyne a place for my people Israell, and wyll make it fast, & they shall dwell vnder it, & shall moue no more. Neither shal the children of wickednesse vexe them any more as at the begynuynge, 1 Chronicles 17:10 & sence the tyme I commaunded Iudges to be ouer my people Israel, & wyl brynge vnder all thyne enemies (for I tolde the that the lord woulde buylde the an house.)
He promiseth him blessings and benefits in his seed.
1 Chronicles 17:11 But when thy dayes be exspyred, þt thou must go after thy fathers, I wyll set vp thy seade after the, whiche shalbe of thy sonnes & wyl setle hys kyngedom. 1 Chronicles 17:12 He shall buyld my an house, and I wyll stablyshe hys seate for euer. 1 Chronicles 17:13 I wylbe hys father and he shalbe me sonne, and I wyll not put my mercy awaye from him, as I did from him that was before the. 1 Chronicles 17:14 But I wyl set him in myne house, and in my kyngdome for euer, and hys seate shalbe sure for euer. 1 Chronicles 17:15 When Nathan hath tolde Dauid according to all these wordes, & to al this vision,
David's prayer and thanksgiving.
1 Chronicles 17:16 kynge Dauid went & sate him before the lord & said: what am I O Lorde God and what is mine housholde, that thou hast promoted me thus ferre. 1 Chronicles 17:17 And yet this semed littell in thyne eyes O god. But that thou shouldest speake of thy seruauntes house for a great whyle to come: and hast loked vpon my as vpon a man of hye degre O Lorde God. 1 Chronicles 17:18 What can Dauid desire more of the, wherin thou shouldest make thy seruaunt more gloriouse? Thou knowest thy seruaunt: 1 Chronicles 17:19 & lord for thy seruauntes sake, euen accordyng to thyne own hert thou hast done all this magnificence, to shewe al bounteousnesse 1 Chronicles 17:20 Lorde, there is none lyke the, nor any God saue thou, accordyng to all that we haue hearde with our eares. 1 Chronicles 17:21 Moreouer what nacyon on the earth is lyke thy people Israel, which God went and redemed to be his own people, & to make the a name of excellencye & terriblenesse, with castyinge out nacyons from before thy people, 1 Chronicles 17:22 for euer, and thou Lord art become their God. 1 Chronicles 17:23 And now Lorde the thynge thou hast spoken concernynge thy seruaunt & his house be true for euer, and do as thou hast sayde. 1 Chronicles 17:24 And thy name continue & waxe great for euer, that it be sayde: the lorde of hostes, the God of Israel is God in Israel, and þe house of Dauid thy seruaunt be stable before the. 1 Chronicles 17:25 For thou lord hast tolde thy seruaunte, that thou wilt build him an house. And therfore thy seruaunt hath founde in his herte to praye before the. 1 Chronicles 17:26 And now Lorde thou arte the very God, and hast promised this goodnesse vnto thy seruaunte. 1 Chronicles 17:27 Now therfore go to and blesse þe house of thy seruaunte, that it may continue before the for euer. For what thou blessest O Lorde that is blessed for euer.