2 Samuel 7

1 And it came to pass, awhen the king sat in his house, and the LORD had given him rest round about from all his enemies; 2 That the king said unto Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in ban house of cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth within ccurtains. 3 And Nathan said to the king, Go, do all that is din thine heart; for the LORD is with thee.

4 And it came to pass that night, that the word of the LORD came unto Nathan, saying, 5 Go and tell my servant David, Thus saith the LORD, Shalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in? 6 Whereas I have not dwelt in any house since ethe time that I brought up the children of Israel out of Egypt, even to this day, but have walked in a tent and in a tabernacle. 7 In all the places wherein I have gwalked with all the children of Israel spake I a word with any of the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded fto feed my people Israel, saying, Why build ye not me an house of cedar?

8 Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel: 9 And I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee ha great name, like unto the name of the great men that are in the earth. 10 Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and iwill plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime, 11 And as since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel, and have caused thee to rest from all thine enemies. Also the LORD telleth thee that he will make thee an house.

12 And jwhen thy days be fulfilled, and thou kshalt sleep with thy fathers, lI will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 nHe shall build an house for my name, and I will mstablish the throne of his kingdom for ever. 14 oI will be his father, and he shall be my son. If phe commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men: 15 But my mercy shall not depart away from him, qas I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee. 16 And rthine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever. 17 According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.

18 Then went king David in, and sat before the LORD, and he said, sWho am I, O Lord GOD? and what is my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto? 19 And this was yet a small thing in thy sight, O Lord GOD; but thou hast spoken also of thy servant's house for a great while to come. And tis this the manner of man, O Lord GOD? 20 And what can David say more unto thee? for thou, Lord GOD, uknowest thy servant. 21 For thy vword's sake, and according to thine own heart, hast thou done all these great things, to make thy servant know them. 22 Wherefore xthou art great, O LORD God: for wthere is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears. 23 And zwhat one nation in the earth is like thy people, even like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to himself, and to make him a name, and to do for you great things and terrible, for thy land, before ythy people, which thou redeemedst to thee from Egypt, from the nations and their gods? 24 For athou hast confirmed to thyself thy people Israel to be a people unto thee for ever: and thou, LORD, art become their God.

25 And now, O LORD God, the word that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant, and concerning his house, establish it for ever, and do as thou hast said. 26 And let bthy name be magnified for ever, saying, The LORD of hosts is the God over Israel: and let the house of thy servant David be established before thee. 27 For thou, O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, hast revealed to thy servant, saying, I will build thee an house: therefore hath thy servant found in his heart to pray this prayer unto thee. 28 And now, O Lord GOD, thou art that God, and cthy words be true, and thou hast promised this goodness unto thy servant: 29 Therefore now let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may continue for ever before thee: for thou, O Lord GOD, hast spoken it: and with thy blessing let the house of thy servant be blessed for ever.

Cross Ref
1a1 Chr 17:1
Dan 4:29-30
2b2 Sam 5:11
cExo 26:1
3d1 Chr 22:7
1 Kin 8:17
6e1 Kin 8:16
7fAct 20:28
Mat 2:6
Eze 34:23
Eze 34:15
Eze 34:2
Psa 78:71-72
2 Sam 5:2
gLev 26:11
9hGen 12:2
1 Chr 17:8
Luk 1:52
10iAmo 9:15
Jer 24:6
Psa 44:2
12j1 Kin 2:1
kDeu 31:16
Act 13:36
lPsa 132:11
Isa 11:1-3
Isa 11:10
13mPsa 89:4
n1 Kin 5:5
14oHeb 1:5
pPsa 89:30
15q1 Sam 15:23
16rPsa 89:36-37
Joh 12:34
18sGen 32:10
19tIsa 55:8
20uGen 18:19
21vEph 4:32
22wIsa 45:5
Psa 86:8
1 Sam 2:2
Deu 3:24
xPsa 135:5
Psa 96:4
Psa 86:10
Psa 48:1
2 Chr 2:5
1 Chr 16:25
23yNeh 1:10
zPsa 147:20
Deu 4:7
24aDeu 26:18
26bPsa 72:19
Mat 6:9
28cJoh 17:17