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1 Chronicles 17

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

1 Chronicles 17:1 Forsothe whanne Dauid dwellide in his hows, he seide to Nathan, the prophete, Lo! Y dwelle in an hows of cedris; sotheli the arke of boond of pees of the Lord is vndur skynnys. 1 Chronicles 17:2 And Nathan seide to Dauid, Do thou alle thingis that ben in thin herte, for God is with thee.

after by the Word of God forbiddeth him.

1 Chronicles 17:3 Therfor in that nyyt the word of the Lord was maad to Nathan, and seide, 1 Chronicles 17:4 Go thou, and speke to Dauid, my seruaunt, The Lord seith these thingis, Thou schalt not bilde to me an hows to dwelle in; 1 Chronicles 17:5 for Y dwellide not in an hows, fro that tyme in which Y ledde Israel out of the lond of Egipt til to this dai, but euere Y chaungide places of tabernacle, and dwellide in a tente with al Israel. 1 Chronicles 17:6 Where I spak nameli to oon of the iugis of Israel, to which I comaundide that thei schulde fede my puple, and seide, Whi bildidist thou not to me an hous of cedre? 1 Chronicles 17:7 Now therfor thou schalt speke thus to my seruaunt Dauid, The Lord of oostis seith these thingis, Y took thee, whanne thou suedist the floc in the lesewis, that thou schuldist be duyk on my puple Israel; 1 Chronicles 17:8 and Y was with thee whidur euere thou yedist, and Y killide alle thin enemyes bifor thee, and Y made to thee an name as of oon of the grete men that ben maad worschipful, ether famouse, in erthe. 1 Chronicles 17:9 And Y yaf a place to my puple Israel; it schal be plauntid, and schal dwelle there ynne, and it schal no more be moued, and the sones of wickydnesse schulen not defoule hem, 1 Chronicles 17:10 as fro the bigynnyng, fro the daies in whiche Y yaf iugis to my puple Israel; and Y made lowe alle thin enemyes. Therfor Y telle to thee, that the Lord schal bilde an hows to thee.

He promiseth him blessings and benefits in his seed.

1 Chronicles 17:11 And whanne thou hast fillid thi daies, that thou go to thi fadris, Y schal reise thi seed after thee, that schal be of thi sones, and Y schal stablische his rewme; 1 Chronicles 17:12 he schal bilde to me an hows, and Y schal make stidefast his seete til in to with outen ende. 1 Chronicles 17:13 Y schal be to hym in to a fadir, and he schal be to me in to a sone; and Y schal not do my mersi fro hym, as Y took awei fro hym that was bifore thee; 1 Chronicles 17:14 and Y schal ordeyne hym in myn hows and in my rewme til in to with outen ende; and his trone schal be moost stidefast with outen ende. 1 Chronicles 17:15 Bi alle these wordis, and bi al this reuelacioun, so Nathan spak to Dauid.

David's prayer and thanksgiving.

1 Chronicles 17:16 And whanne kyng Dauid hadde come, and hadde sete bifore the Lord, he seide, Lord God, who am Y, and what is myn hows, that thou schuldist yyue siche thingis to me? 1 Chronicles 17:17 But also this is seyn litil in thi siyt, and therfor thou spakest on the hows of thi seruaunt, yhe, in to tyme to comynge; and hast maad me worthi to be biholdun ouer alle men. 1 Chronicles 17:18 My Lord God, what may Dauid adde more, sithen thou hast so glorified thi seruaunt, and hast knowe hym? 1 Chronicles 17:19 Lord, for thi seruaunt thou hast do bi thin herte al this grete doyng, and woldist that alle grete thingis be knowun. 1 Chronicles 17:20 Lord, noon is lijk thee, and noon other God is with oute thee, of alle whiche we herden with oure eeris. 1 Chronicles 17:21 For who is anothir as thi puple Israel, o folc in erthe, to whom God yede, to delyuere and make a puple to hym silf, and to caste out bi his greetnesse and dredis naciouns fro the face therof, which he delyuerede fro Egipt? 1 Chronicles 17:22 And thou hast set thi puple Israel in to a puple to thee til in to with outen ende, and thou, Lord, art maad the God therof. 1 Chronicles 17:23 Now therfor, Lord, the word which thou hast spoke to thi seruaunt, and on his hows, be confermed with outen ende, and do, as thou spake; 1 Chronicles 17:24 and thi name dwelle, and be magnefied with outen ende; and be it seid, The Lord of oostis is God of Israel, and the hous of Dauid, his seruaunt, dwellynge bifor hym. 1 Chronicles 17:25 For thou, my Lord God, hast maad reuelacioun to the eere of thi seruaunt, that thou woldist bilde to hym an hous; and therfor thi seruaunt foond trist, that he preie bifor thee. 1 Chronicles 17:26 Now therfor, Lord, thou art God, and hast spoke to thi seruaunt so grete benefices; 1 Chronicles 17:27 and thou hast bigunne to blesse the hous of thi seruaunt, that it be euer bifore thee; for, Lord, for thou blessist, it schal be blessid with outen ende.

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