Rest from Above – 2 Samuel 7

2 Samuel 7:1 And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house,  and the LORD had given him rest round about from all his  enemies; 

2 Samuel 7:2 That the king said unto Nathan the prophet,  See now, I dwell in an house of cedar, but the ark of God  dwelleth within curtains. 

2 Samuel 7:3 And Nathan said to the king,  Go, do all that is in thine heart; for the LORD is with  thee.  

2 Samuel 7:4 And it came to pass that night, that the word of the  LORD came unto Nathan, saying, 

2 Samuel 7:5 Go and tell my  servant David, Thus saith the LORD, Shalt thou build me an  house for me to dwell in? 

2 Samuel 7:6 Whereas I have not dwelt in  any house since the time that I brought up the children of  Israel out of Egypt, even to this day, but have walked in a  tent and in a tabernacle. 

2 Samuel 7:7 In all the places wherein I  have walked with all the children of Israel spake I a word  with any of the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to feed  my people Israel, saying, Why build ye not me an house of  cedar? 

2 Samuel 7:8 Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my  servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee  from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler  over my people, over Israel: 

2 Samuel 7:9 And I was with thee  whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine  enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name,  like unto the name of the great men that are in the earth.  

2 Samuel 7:10 Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel,  and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their  own, and move no more; neither shall the children of  wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime, 

2 Samuel 7:11  And as since the time that I commanded judges to be over  my people Israel, and have caused thee to rest from all thine  enemies. Also the LORD telleth thee that he will make thee  an house.  


2 Samuel 7:12 And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt  sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee,  which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish  his kingdom. 

2 Samuel 7:13 He shall build an house for my name,  and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever.  

2 Samuel 7:14 I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he  commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and  with the stripes of the children of men: 

2 Samuel 7:15 But my  mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from  Saul, whom I put away before thee. 

2 Samuel 7:16 And thine house  and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee:  thy throne shall be established for ever. 

2 Samuel 7:17 According  to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did  Nathan speak unto David.  

2 Samuel 7:18 Then went king David in, and sat before the  LORD, and he said, Who am I, O Lord GOD? and what  is my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto? 

2 Samuel 7:19  And this was yet a small thing in thy sight, O Lord GOD;  but thou hast spoken also of thy servant’s house for a great  while to come. And is this the manner of man, O Lord  GOD? 

2 Samuel 7:20 And what can David say more unto thee? for  thou, Lord GOD, knowest thy servant. 

2 Samuel 7:21 For thy  word’s sake, and according to thine own heart, hast thou  done all these great things, to make thy servant know them.  

2 Samuel 7:22 Wherefore thou art great, O LORD God: for there  is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee,  according to all that we have heard with our ears. 

2 Samuel 7:23  And what one nation in the earth is like thy people, even  like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to  himself, and to make him a name, and to do for you great  things and terrible, for thy land, before thy people, which  thou redeemedst to thee from Egypt, from the nations and their gods? 

2 Samuel 7:24 For thou hast confirmed to thyself thy  people Israel to be a people unto thee for ever: and thou,  LORD, art become their God. 

2 Samuel 7:25 And now, O LORD  God, the word that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant,  and concerning his house, establish it for ever, and do as  thou hast said. 

2 Samuel 7:26 And let thy name be magnified for  ever, saying, The LORD of hosts is the God over Israel:  and let the house of thy servant David be established before  thee. 

2 Samuel 7:27 For thou, O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, hast  revealed to thy servant, saying, I will build thee an house:  therefore hath thy servant found in his heart to pray this  prayer unto thee. 

2 Samuel 7:28 And now, O Lord GOD, thou art  that God, and thy words be true, and thou hast promised this  goodness unto thy servant: 

2 Samuel 7:29 Therefore now let it  please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may  continue for ever before thee: for thou, O Lord GOD, hast  spoken it: and with thy blessing let the house of thy  servant be blessed for ever.   KJV

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