1 Once the king had settled into his palace and Yahweh had granted him rest from all the enemies surrounding him,
2Chr 14:6 Prov 16:7 1Kgs 5:4 Dan 4:29-30 Luke 1:74-75 Ps 18:1 1Chr 17:1-27
2 the king said to the prophet Nathan, 'Look, I am living in a cedar-wood palace, while the ark of God is under awnings.'
2Sam 5:11 2Sam 12:1 1Chr 16:1 1Chr 29:29 Acts 7:46 Exod 26:1-14 Hag 1:4
3 Nathan said to the king, 'Go and do whatever you have in mind, for Yahweh is with you.'
1Chr 22:7 1Kgs 8:17-18 1Chr 28:2 1Sam 16:7 2Kgs 4:27 1John 2:27 1Sam 10:7
4 But that very night, the word of Yahweh came to Nathan:
1Chr 17:3 Amos 3:7 Num 12:6
5 'Go and tell my servant David, "Yahweh says this: Are you to build me a temple for me to live in?
1Chr 17:4 1Chr 22:7-8 1Chr 23:3-32 1Kgs 5:3-4 1Kgs 8:16-19
6 I have never lived in a house from the day when I brought the Israelites out of Egypt until today, but have kept travelling with a tent for shelter.
1Kgs 8:16 Exod 40:18-19 Josh 18:1 1Chr 17:5-6 2Cor 6:16 Acts 7:44 Deut 23:14
7 In all my travels with all the Israelites, did I say to any of the judges of Israel, whom I had commanded to shepherd my people Israel: Why do you not build me a cedar-wood temple?"
2Sam 5:2 Lev 26:11-12 1Chr 17:6 1Pet 5:1 Acts 20:28 Acts 21:28 Deut 23:14
8 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;
1Sam 16:11-12 2Sam 6:21 2Sam 12:7 1Chr 17:7 1Sam 9:16 1Sam 10:1 Ps 78:70-71
9 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 as great as the fame of the greatest on earth.
2Sam 5:10 1Chr 17:8 Ps 18:37-42 1Sam 2:8 1Sam 18:14 2Sam 8:6 2Sam 8:14
10 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 any more, as they were in former times
1Chr 17:9 Amos 9:15 Jer 24:6 Exod 15:17 Ezek 37:25-27 Ps 80:8 Ezek 28:24
11 ever since the time when I instituted judges to govern my people Israel; and I shall grant you rest from all your enemies. Yahweh furthermore tells you that he will make you a dynasty.
1Sam 12:9-11 2Sam 7:1 2Sam 7:27 Judg 2:14-16 1Chr 17:10 1Kgs 11:38 Exod 1:21
12 And when your days are over and you fall asleep with your ancestors, I shall appoint your heir, your own son to succeed you (and I shall make his sovereignty secure.
1Kgs 2:1 1Kgs 8:20 1Chr 17:11 Acts 13:36 Deut 31:16 1Kgs 1:21 Isa 9:7
13 He will build a temple for my name) and I shall make his royal throne secure for ever.
1Kgs 8:19 1Kgs 5:5 1Kgs 6:12 1Chr 22:9-10 2Sam 7:16 Isa 9:7 Ps 89:4
14 I shall be a father to him and he a son to me; if he does wrong, I shall punish him with a rod such as men use, with blows such as mankind gives.
Heb 1:5 1Chr 28:6 Rev 3:19 1Chr 17:13 1Cor 11:32 Deut 8:5 Jer 30:11
15 But my faithful love will never be withdrawn from him as I withdrew it from Saul, whom I removed from before you.
1Sam 15:23 1Sam 15:28 1Kgs 11:13 1Sam 16:14 2Sam 7:14 1Kgs 11:34-36 1Sam 19:24
16 Your dynasty and your sovereignty will ever stand firm before me and your throne be for ever secure." '
Ps 89:36-37 2Sam 7:13 Dan 2:44 Isa 9:7 Luke 1:32-33 Ps 45:6 1Chr 17:13-14
17 Nathan related all these words and this whole revelation to David.
1Chr 17:15 1Cor 15:3 Acts 20:20 Acts 20:27
18 King David then went in, sat down in Yahweh's presence and said: 'Who am I, Lord Yahweh, and what is my lineage, for you to have led me as far as this?
Ps 8:4 1Chr 17:16 1Sam 18:18 Gen 32:10 Eph 3:8 Exod 3:11 1Sam 15:17
19 Yet, to you, Lord Yahweh, this seemed too little, and now you extend your promises for your servant's family into the distant future. Such is human destiny, Lord Yahweh.
1Chr 17:17 Isa 55:8-9 2Sam 7:11-16 Ps 36:7 2Sam 12:8 Eph 2:7 Eph 3:19-20
20 What more can David say to you, since you, Lord Yahweh, know all about your servant?
1Sam 16:7 John 21:17 Ps 139:1 Gen 18:19 Heb 4:13 John 2:25 Rev 2:23
21 Because of your promise and since you were so inclined, you have had the generosity to reveal this to your servant.
1Cor 1:1 Deut 9:5 Eph 1:9 Eph 3:11 Josh 23:14-15 Luke 1:54-55 Luke 1:72
22 That is why you are great, Lord Yahweh; there is no one like you, no God but you alone, as everything that we have heard confirms.
Exod 15:11 Ps 86:8 Ps 86:10 1Chr 16:25 Deut 3:24 1Sam 2:2 Mic 7:18
23 Is there another people on earth like your people, like Israel, whom a god proceeded to redeem, to make them his people and to make a name for himself by performing great and terrible things on their behalf, by driving out nations and their gods before his people?-
Deut 9:26 Deut 10:21 Deut 15:15 Deut 33:29 Neh 1:10 Ps 111:9 Ps 147:20
24 for you constituted your people Israel your own people for ever and you, Yahweh, became their God.
Deut 26:18 Gen 17:7 Ps 48:14 1Chr 17:22 1Pet 2:10 2Sam 7:23 Deut 27:9
25 'Now, Yahweh God, may the promise which you have made for your servant and for his family stand firm forever as you have said,
Ezek 36:37 Gen 32:12 Jer 11:4-5 Ps 119:49
26 so that your name will be exalted for ever and people will say, "Israel's God is Yahweh Sabaoth." Your servant David's dynasty will be secure before you,
1Chr 17:23-24 Matt 6:9 Ps 72:18-19 1Chr 29:10-13 Gen 17:18 John 12:28 Ps 89:36
27 since you, Yahweh Sabaoth, the God of Israel, have disclosed to your servant, "I am going to build you a dynasty." Hence, your servant has ventured to offer this prayer to you.
1Chr 17:25-26 1Sam 9:15 Ps 10:17 Ps 40:6 Ruth 4:4
28 Yes, Lord Yahweh, you are God indeed, your words are true and you have made this generous promise to your servant.
John 17:17 Exod 34:6 Num 23:19 Titus 1:2
29 What is more, you have deigned to bless your servant's dynasty, so that it may remain for ever before you; for you, Lord Yahweh, have spoken; and may your servant's dynasty be blessed with your blessing for ever.'
Num 6:24-26 1Chr 17:27 2Sam 22:51 Ps 115:12-15