1 It happened, once David had settled into his palace, that David said to the prophet Nathan, 'Here am I living in a cedar-wood palace, while the ark of the covenant of Yahweh is under awnings.'
1Chr 15:1 1Chr 17:5 1Chr 14:1 1Chr 16:1 1Chr 29:29 1Kgs 1:8 1Kgs 1:23
2 Nathan said to David, 'Do whatever you have in mind, for God is with you.'
1Chr 22:7 1Chr 28:2 1Cor 13:9 1Sam 10:7 1Sam 16:7 2Sam 7:3 Josh 9:14
3 But that very night the word of God came to Nathan, as follows:
2Kgs 20:1-5 Amos 3:7 Isa 30:21 Num 12:6
4 'Go and tell my servant David, "Yahweh says this: You must not build a temple for me to live in.
1Chr 28:2-3 1Chr 22:7-8 1Kgs 8:19 2Chr 6:8-9 2Sam 7:4-5 Isa 55:8-9 Rom 11:33-34
5 I have never lived in a house from the day when I brought Israel out until today, but have kept travelling from tent to tent and from shelter to shelter.
2Sam 7:6 Exod 40:2-3 1Kgs 8:4 1Kgs 8:16 1Kgs 8:27 2Chr 2:6 2Chr 6:18
6 In all my travels with all Israel, did I say to any of the judges of Israel, whom I had commanded to shepherd my people: Why do you not build me a cedar-wood temple?
2Sam 7:7 1Chr 11:2 1Sam 12:11 2Cor 6:16 Acts 13:20 Deut 23:14 Exod 33:14-15
7 This is what you must say to my servant David: Yahweh Sabaoth says this: I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep, to be leader of my people Israel.
2Sam 6:21 1Sam 16:11-12 1Sam 17:15 2Sam 7:8 Amos 7:14-15 Exod 3:1-10 Luke 5:10
8 I have been with you wherever you went; I have got rid of all your enemies for you. I am going to make your fame like that of the greatest men on earth.
1Chr 17:2 1Chr 17:17 1Sam 18:14 1Sam 18:28 1Sam 26:10 1Sam 31:1-6 2Sam 7:9
9 I am going to provide a place for my people Israel; I shall plant them there and there they will live and never be disturbed again; nor will they be oppressed by the wicked as they were in former times
Amos 9:15 Eph 2:2-3 Eph 5:6 Exod 1:13-14 Exod 2:23 Ezek 28:4 Ezek 34:13
10 ever since I instituted judges to govern my people Israel; I shall subdue all your enemies. Yahweh moreover tells you that he will build you a dynasty.
2Sam 7:11 Judg 2:14-18 1Cor 15:25 1Sam 13:5-6 1Sam 13:19-20 Exod 1:21 Judg 3:8
11 And when your days are over and you have gone to join your ancestors, I shall appoint your heir -- who will be one of your sons -- to succeed you, and I shall make his sovereignty secure.
Ps 132:11 1Chr 28:5 1Chr 29:15 1Chr 29:28 1Kgs 1:21 1Kgs 2:10 1Kgs 8:20
12 He will build a temple for me and I shall make his throne secure for ever.
1Kgs 5:5 Dan 2:44 Isa 9:7 1Chr 22:9-10 1Chr 28:6-10 1Cor 15:25 2Chr 3:1-4
13 I shall be his father and he will be my son, and I shall not withdraw my favour from him, as I withdrew it from your predecessor.
Heb 1:5 1Chr 10:14 1Chr 17:12 1Sam 15:28 Isa 55:3 Ps 2:7 Ps 2:12
14 I shall set him over my temple and kingdom for ever and his throne will be for ever secure." '
Heb 3:6 Luke 1:32-33 Ps 2:6 Ps 72:17 Ps 89:36
15 Nathan related all these words and this whole revelation to David.
2Sam 7:17 Acts 20:27 Jer 23:28
16 King David then went in, sat down in Yahweh's presence and said: 'Who am I, Yahweh God, and what is my lineage, that you have led me as far as this?
2Sam 7:18 Gen 32:10 1Sam 7:12 1Sam 9:21 2Cor 1:10 2Kgs 19:14 Acts 26:22
17 Yet, to you, O God, this seemed too little, and now you extend your promises for your servant's family into the distant future, making me see as it were a whole succession of men, and it is Yahweh God himself who raises it up.
1Chr 17:7-8 1Chr 17:11-15 Isa 49:6 Phil 2:8-11 1Kgs 3:13 2Kgs 3:18 2Sam 7:19
18 What more can David reply to you for the honour you have given to your servant? You yourself have singled out your servant.
1Sam 2:30 1Sam 16:7 2Sam 7:20-24 John 21:17 Ps 139:1 Rev 2:23
19 For your servant, and since you were so inclined, you have had the generosity to reveal all this greatness to come.
Isa 37:35 1Chr 29:11-12 2Sam 7:21 Dan 9:17 Eph 1:9-11 Eph 3:11 Isa 42:1
20 Yahweh, there is no one like you, no God but you alone, as everything that we have heard confirms.
Exod 15:11 Isa 44:6 1Sam 2:2 Deut 3:24 Deut 4:35 Deut 4:39 Deut 33:26
21 Is there another people on earth like your people Israel, whom a god has proceeded to redeem, to make them his people and to make them famous and do for them great and terrible deeds, by driving out nations before your people, whom you redeemed from Egypt?-
Ezek 20:9-10 Deut 4:7 Deut 4:32-34 Deut 7:1-2 Deut 15:15 Deut 33:26-29 Exod 3:7-8
22 for you made your people Israel your own people for ever and you, Yahweh, became their God.
Exod 19:5-6 1Pet 2:9 1Sam 12:22 Deut 7:6-8 Deut 26:18-19 Gen 17:7 Jer 31:31-34
23 'Now, Yahweh, may the promise which you have made for your servant and as regards his family hold good for ever, and do as you have said.
Jer 11:5 Luke 1:38 Ps 119:49 2Sam 7:25-29 Gen 32:12
24 May it hold good, so your name will be exalted for ever and people will say, "Israel's God is Yahweh Sabaoth; he is God for Israel." Your servant David's dynasty will be secure before you
1Pet 4:11 2Chr 6:33 Heb 8:10 Heb 11:16 Jer 31:1 John 12:28 John 17:1
25 since you, my God, have disclosed to your servant that you are going to build him a dynasty. Hence, your servant has ventured to offer this prayer to you.
1John 5:14-15 1Sam 9:15 Ezek 36:37 Ps 10:17
26 Yes, Yahweh, you are God indeed, and you have made this generous promise to your servant.
Exod 34:6-7 Heb 6:18 Titus 1:2
27 What is more, you have deigned to bless your servant's dynasty, so that it may remain for ever before you; and since you, Yahweh, have blessed it, blessed will it be for ever.'
Eph 1:3 Gen 27:33 Ps 72:17 Rom 11:29