2 Samuel 7 ©
Nathan, first approving David's purpose to build God an house, afterward by the word of the Lord forbiddeth it, but with assurance of favour, and a promise of especial blessings in his seed. David's prayer and thanksgiving.
In all the places wherein I have walked with all the children of Israel spake I a word with 2any of the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my people Israel, saying, Why build ye not me an house of cedar?
Moreover kI will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will lplant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and mmove no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime,
And hwhat one nation in the earth is like thy people, even like Israel, whom God iwent to redeem for a people to himself, and to make him a name, and to do for you jgreat things and terrible, for thy land, before thy people, which thou redeemedst to thee from Egypt, from the nations and their gods?
Therefore qnow 7let 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 rfor ever.