1 H1732 Now it came to pass, as David H3427 sat H1004 in his house, H1732 that David H559 said H5416 to Nathan H5030 the prophet, H3427 Behold, I live H1004 in an house H730 of cedars, H727 but the ark H1285 of the covenant H3068 of the Lord H3407 remains under curtains.
2 H5416 Then Nathan H559 said H1732 unto David, H6213 Do H3824 all that is in your heart; H430 for God is with you.
3 H3915 And it came to pass the same night, H1697 that the word H430 of God H5416 came to Nathan, H559 saying,
4 H3212 Go H559 and tell H1732 David H5650 my servant, H559 Thus says H3068 the Lord, H1129 You shall not build H1004 me a house H3427 to live in:
5 H3427 For I have not lived in H1004 a house H3117 since the day H5927 that I brought up H3478 Israel H3117 unto this day; H168 but have gone from tent H168 to tent, H4908 and from one tabernacle to another.
6 H1980 Wherever I have walked H3478 with all Israel, H1696 spoke H1697 I a word H259 to any H8199 of the judges H3478 of Israel, H6680 whom I commanded H7462 to feed H5971 my people, H559 saying, H1129 Why have you not built H1004 me an house H730 of cedars?
7 H559 Now therefore thus shall you say H5650 unto my servant H1732 David, H559 Thus says H3068 the Lord H6635 of hosts, H3947 I took H5116 you from the sheep fold, H310 even from following H6629 the sheep, H5057 that you should be ruler H5971 over my people H3478 Israel:
8 H1980 And I have been with you wherever you have walked, H3772 and have cut off H341 all your enemies H6440 from before H6213 you, and have made H8034 you a name H8034 like the name H1419 of the great men H776 that are in the earth.
9 H7760 Also I will ordain H4725 a place H5971 for my people H3478 Israel, H5193 and will plant H7931 them, and they shall live H7264 in their place, and shall be moved H1121 no more; neither shall the sons H5766 of wickedness H1086 waste H3254 them any more, H7223 as at the beginning,
10 H3117 And since the time H6680 that I commanded H8199 judges H5971 to be over my people H3478 Israel. H3665 Moreover I will subdue H341 all your enemies. H5046 Furthermore I tell H3068 you that the Lord H1129 will build H1004 you an house.
11 H3117 And it shall come to pass, when your days H4390 be expired H3212 that you must go H1 to be with your fathers, H6965 that I will raise up H2233 your seed H310 after H1121 you, which shall be of your sons; H3559 and I will establish H4438 his kingdom.
12 H1129 He shall build H1004 me a house, H3559 and I will establish H3678 his throne H5704 for H5769 ever.
13 H1 I will be his father, H1121 and he shall be my son: H5493 and I will not take H2617 my mercy H5493 away H5493 from him, as I took H6440 it from him that was before you:
14 H5975 But I will settle H1004 him in my house H4438 and in my kingdom H5769 for ever: H3678 and his throne H3559 shall be established H5704 for H5769 evermore.
15 H1697 According to all these words, H2377 and according to all this vision, H5416 so did Nathan H1696 speak H1732 unto David.
16 H1732 And David H4428 the king H935 came H3427 and sat H6440 before H3068 the Lord, H559 and said, H3068 Who am I, O Lord H430 God, H1004 and what is my house, H935 that you have brought H1988 me until now?
17 H6994 And yet this was a small thing H5869 in your eyes, H430 O God; H1696 for you have also spoken H5650 of your servant's H1004 house H7350 for a great while to come, H7200 and have regarded H8448 me according to the estate H120 of a man H4609 of high degree, H3068 O Lord H430 God.
18 H3254 What can H1732 David H3254 speak more H3519 to you for the honor H5650 of your servant? H3045 for you know H5650 your servant.
19 H3068 O Lord, H5650 for your servant's H3820 sake, and according to your own heart, H6213 have you done H1420 all this greatness, H3045 in making known H1420 all these great things.
20 H3068 O Lord, H430 there is none like you, neither is there any God H2108 beside H8085 you, according to all that we have heard H241 with our ears.
21 H259 And what one H1471 nation H776 in the earth H5971 is like your people H3478 Israel, H430 whom God H1980 went H6299 to redeem H5971 to be his own people, H7760 to make H8034 you a name H1420 of greatness H3372 and terribleness, H1644 by driving out H1471 nations H6440 from before H5971 your people, H6299 whom you have redeemed H4714 out of Egypt?
22 H5971 For your people H3478 Israel H5414 did you make H5971 your own people H5704 for H5769 ever; H3068 and you, Lord, H430 became their God.
23 H3068 Therefore now, Lord, H1697 let the thing H1696 that you have spoken H5650 concerning your servant H1004 and concerning his house H539 be established H5704 for H5769 ever, H6213 and do H1696 as you have said.
24 H539 Let it even be established, H8034 that your name H1431 may be magnified H5704 for H5769 ever, H559 saying, H3068 The Lord H6635 of hosts H430 is the God H3478 of Israel, H430 even a God H3478 to Israel: H1004 and let the house H1732 of David H5650 your servant H3559 be established H6440 before you.
25 H430 For you, O my God, H1540 have told H5650 your servant H1129 that you will build H1004 him a house: H5650 therefore your servant H4672 has found H6419 in his heart to pray H6440 before you.
26 H3068 And now, Lord, H430 you are God, H1696 and have promised H2896 this goodness H5650 unto your servant: