A Place for God’s People – 1st Chronicles 17

1 Chronicles 17:1 Now it came to pass, as David sat in his house,  that David said to Nathan the prophet, Lo, I dwell in an  house of cedars, but the ark of the covenant of the LORD  remaineth under curtains. 

1 Chronicles 17:2 Then Nathan said unto  David, Do all that is in thine heart; for God is with thee.  

1 Chronicles 17:3 And it came to pass the same night, that the word  of God came to Nathan, saying, 

1 Chronicles 17:4 Go and tell David  my servant, Thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt not build me  an house to dwell in: 

1 Chronicles 17:5 For I have not dwelt in an  house since the day that I brought up Israel unto this day;  but have gone from tent to tent, and from one tabernacle  to another. 

1 Chronicles 17:6 Wheresoever I have walked with all  Israel, spake I a word to any of the judges of Israel, whom I  commanded to feed my people, saying, Why have ye not  built me an house of cedars? 

1 Chronicles 17:7 Now therefore thus  shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the LORD  of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, even from  following the sheep, that thou shouldest be ruler over my  people Israel: 

1 Chronicles 17:8 And I have been with thee  whithersoever thou hast walked, and have cut off all thine  enemies from before thee, and have made thee a name like  the name of the great men that are in the earth. 

1 Chronicles 17:9  Also I will ordain a place for my people Israel, and will  plant them, and they shall dwell in their place, and shall be  moved no more; neither shall the children of wickedness  waste them any more, as at the beginning, 

1 Chronicles 17:10 And  since the time that I commanded judges to be over my  people Israel. Moreover I will subdue all thine enemies.  Furthermore I tell thee that the LORD will build thee an  house.  

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1 Chronicles 17:11 And it shall come to pass, when thy days be  expired that thou must go to be with thy fathers, that I will  raise up thy seed after thee, which shall be of thy sons; and I  will establish his kingdom. 

1 Chronicles 17:12 He shall build me an  house, and I will stablish his throne for ever. 

1 Chronicles 17:13 I will  be his father, and he shall be my son: and I will not take my  mercy away from him, as I took it from him that was  before thee: 

1 Chronicles 17:14 But I will settle him in mine house and  in my kingdom for ever: and his throne shall be established  for evermore. 

1 Chronicles 17:15 According to all these words, and  according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.  

1 Chronicles 17:16 And David the king came and sat before the  LORD, and said, Who am I, O LORD God, and what is  mine house, that thou hast brought me hitherto? 

1 Chronicles 17:17  And yet this was a small thing in thine eyes, O God; for  thou hast also spoken of thy servant’s house for a great  while to come, and hast regarded me according to the estate  of a man of high degree, O LORD God. 

1 Chronicles 17:18 What can  David speak more to thee for the honour of thy servant?  for thou knowest thy servant. 

1 Chronicles 17:19 O LORD, for thy servant’s sake, and according to thine own heart, hast thou  done all this greatness, in making known all these great  things. 

1 Chronicles 17:20 O LORD, there is none like thee, neither  is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have  heard with our ears. 

1 Chronicles 17:21 And what one nation in the  earth is like thy people Israel, whom God went to redeem  to be his own people, to make thee a name of greatness  and terribleness, by driving out nations from before thy  people, whom thou hast redeemed out of Egypt? 

1 Chronicles 17:22  For thy people Israel didst thou make thine own people for  ever; and thou, LORD, becamest their God. 

1 Chronicles 17:23  Therefore now, LORD, let the thing that thou hast spoken  concerning thy servant and concerning his house be  established for ever, and do as thou hast said. 

1 Chronicles 17:24 Let it  even be established, that thy name may be magnified for  ever, saying, The LORD of hosts is the God of Israel,  even a God to Israel: and let the house of David thy  servant be established before thee. 

1 Chronicles 17:25 For thou, O  my God, hast told thy servant that thou wilt build him an  house: therefore thy servant hath found in his heart to pray  before thee. 

1 Chronicles 17:26 And now, LORD, thou art God, and  hast promised this goodness unto thy servant: 

1 Chronicles 17:27 Now  therefore let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant,  that it may be before thee for ever: for thou blessest, O  LORD, and it shall be blessed for ever.  KJV

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