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 2 Samuel 7:4 - 17
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   Book of 2 Samuel
   Chapter 7
7:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
That night the word of the LORD came to Nathan, saying:
 
7:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Go and tell my servant David, 'This is what the LORD says: Are you the one to build me a house to dwell in?
 
7:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
I have not dwelt in a house from the day I brought the Israelites up out of Egypt to this day. I have been moving from place to place with a tent as my dwelling.
 
7:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Wherever I have moved with all the Israelites, did I ever say to any of their rulers whom I commanded to shepherd my people Israel, "Why have you not built me a house of cedar?"'
 
7:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Now then, tell my servant David, 'This is what the LORD Almighty says: I took you from the pasture and from following the flock to be ruler over my people Israel.
 
7:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
I have been with you wherever you have gone, and I have cut off all your enemies from before you. Now I will make your name great, like the names of the greatest men of the earth.
 
7:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And I will provide a place for my people Israel and will plant them so that they can have a home of their own and no longer be disturbed. Wicked people will not oppress them anymore, as they did at the beginning
 
7:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
and have done ever since the time I appointed leaders F17 over my people Israel. I will also give you rest from all your enemies. "'The LORD declares to you that the LORD himself will establish a house for you:
 
7:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When your days are over and you rest with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, who will come from your own body, and I will establish his kingdom.
 
7:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.
 
7:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
I will be his father, and he will be my son. When he does wrong, I will punish him with the rod of men, with floggings inflicted by men.
 
7:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But my love will never be taken away from him, as I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from before you.
 
7:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me F18 ; your throne will be established forever.'"
 
7:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Nathan reported to David all the words of this entire revelation.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F17 Traditionally judges
F18 Some Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint; most Hebrew manuscripts you

 
 

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