1 H1732 It happened, when David H3427 lived H1004 in his house, H1732 that David H559 said H5416 to Nathan H5030 the prophet, H3427 "Behold, I dwell H1004 in a house H730 of cedar, H727 but the ark H1285 of the covenant H3068 of Yahweh H3407 is under curtains."
2 H5416 Nathan H559 said H1732 to David, H6213 "Do H3824 all that is in your heart; H430 for God is with you."
3 H3915 It happened 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 Yahweh, H1129 "You shall not build H1004 me a house H3427 to dwell in;
5 H3427 for I have not lived in H1004 a house H3117 since the day H5927 that I brought up H3478 Israel, H3117 to this day, H168 but have gone from tent H168 to tent, H4908 and from one tent to another.
6 H1980 In all places in which I have walked H3478 with all Israel, H1696 did I speak H1697 a word H259 with any H8199 of the judges H3478 of Israel, H6680 whom I commanded H7462 to be shepherd H5971 of my people, H559 saying, H1129 ‘Why have you not built H1004 me a house H730 of cedar?'"'
7 H559 "Now therefore, you shall tell H5650 my servant H1732 David, H559 ‘Thus says H3068 Yahweh H6635 of Armies, H3947 "I took H5116 you from the sheep pen, H310 from following H6629 the sheep, H5057 that you should be prince H5971 over my people H3478 Israel.
8 H1980 I have been with you wherever you have gone, H3772 and have cut off H341 all your enemies H6440 from before H6213 you. I will make H8034 you a name, H8034 like the name H1419 of the great ones H776 who are in the earth.
9 H7760 I will appoint H4725 a place H5971 for my people H3478 Israel, H5193 and will plant H7931 them, that they may dwell H7264 in their own place, and be moved H1121 no more; neither shall the children H5766 of wickedness H1086 waste H3254 them any more, H7223 as at the first,
10 H3117 and from the day H6680 that I commanded H8199 judges H5971 to be over my people H3478 Israel; H3665 and I will subdue H341 all your enemies. H5046 Moreover I tell H3068 you that Yahweh H1129 will build H1004 you a house.
11 H3117 It shall happen, when your days H4390 are fulfilled H3212 that you must go H1 to be with your fathers, H6965 that I will set up H2233 your seed H310 after H1121 you, who 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 H5769 forever.
13 H1 I will be his father, H1121 and he shall be my son. H5493 I will not take H2617 my loving kindness 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 forever. H3678 His throne H3559 shall be established H5704 H5769 forever."'"
15 H1697 According to all these words, H2377 and according to all this vision, H5416 so Nathan H1696 spoke H1732 to David.
16 H1732 Then David H4428 the king H935 went H3427 in, and sat H6440 before H3068 Yahweh; H559 and he said, H3068 "Who am I, Yahweh H430 God, H1004 and what is my house, H935 that you have brought H1988 me thus far?
17 H6994 This was a small thing H5869 in your eyes, H430 God; H1696 but you have spoken H5650 of your servant's H1004 house H7350 for a great while to come, H7200 and have respected H8448 me according to the estate H120 of a man H4609 of high degree, H3068 Yahweh H430 God.
18 H3254 What can H1732 David H3254 say yet more H3519 to you concerning the honor H5650 which is done to your servant? H3045 For you know H5650 your servant.
19 H3068 Yahweh, H5650 for your servant's H3820 sake, and according to your own heart, H6213 you have worked H1420 all this greatness, H3045 to make known H1420 all these great things.
20 H3068 Yahweh, H430 there is none like you, neither is there any God H2108 besides H8085 you, according to all that we have heard H241 with our ears.
21 H259 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 himself for a people, H7760 to make H8034 you a name H1420 by great H3372 and awesome H1644 things, in driving out H1471 nations H6440 from before H5971 your people, H6299 whom you redeem H4714 out of Egypt?
22 H5971 For your people H3478 Israel H5414 you made H5971 your own people H5704 H5769 forever; H3068 and you, Yahweh, H430 became their God.
23 H3068 Now, Yahweh, H1697 let the word H1696 that you have spoken H5650 concerning your servant, H1004 and concerning his house, H539 be established H5704 H5769 forever, H6213 and do H1696 as you have spoken.
24 H8034 Let your name H539 be established H1431 and magnified H5704 H5769 forever, H559 saying, H3068 ‘Yahweh H6635 of Armies H430 is the God H3478 of Israel, H430 even a God H3478 to Israel. H1004 The house H1732 of David H5650 your servant H3559 is established H6440 before you.'
25 H430 For you, my God, H1540 have revealed H5650 to your servant H1129 that you will build H1004 him a house. H5650 Therefore your servant H4672 has found H6419 courage to pray H6440 before you.
26 H3068 Now, Yahweh, H430 you are God, H1696 and have promised H2896 this good H5650 thing to your servant.