1890 Darby's Translation of the Holy Scriptures (DBY)
1 Chronicles 17
1 Nathan first approving the purpose of David to build God an house, 3 after by the Word of God forbiddeth him. 11 He promiseth him blessings and benefits in his seed. 16 David's prayer and thanksgiving.
17:2 And Nathan said to David, Do all that is in thy heart; for God is with thee.
17:3 ¶ And it came to pass that night that the word of God came to Nathan saying,
17:5 for I have not dwelt in a house since the day that I brought up Israel to this day; but I have been from tent to tent, and from [one] tabernacle [to another].
17:6 In all my going about with all Israel, did I speak a word to any of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my people, saying, Why build ye me not a house of cedars?
17:8 and I have been with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies from before thee, and have made thee a name, like unto the name of the great men that are on the earth.
17:9 And I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and be disturbed no more; neither shall the sons of wickedness waste them any more, as formerly,
17:11 ¶ And it shall come to pass, when thy days are fulfilled that thou must go [to be] with thy fathers, that I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall be of thy sons; and I will establish his kingdom.
17:12 It is he who shall build me a house, and I will establish his throne for ever.
17:13 I will be his father, and he shall be my son; and I will not take away my mercy from him, as I took it from him that was before thee;
17:14 and I will settle him in my house and in my kingdom for ever; and his throne shall be established for ever.
17:15 According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak to David.
17:17 And this hath been a small thing in thy sight, O God; and thou hast spoken of thy servant's house for a great while to come, and hast regarded me according to the rank of a man of high degree, Jehovah Elohim.
17:18 What can David [say] more to thee for the glory of thy servant? thou indeed knowest thy servant.
17:21 And who is like thy people Israel, the one nation in the earth that God went to redeem to be a people to himself, to make thee a name of greatness and terribleness, by driving out nations from before thy people, which thou hast redeemed out of Egypt?
17:24 Let it even be established, and let thy name be magnified for ever, saying, Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel, is God to Israel; and let the house of David thy servant be established before thee.
17:25 For thou, my God, hast revealed to thy servant that thou wilt build him a house; therefore hath thy servant found [in his heart] to pray before thee.
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