1 Chronicles 17:16-27 - David's Prayer

16 Then King David went in, sat down in the presence of the LORD, and said: 17 "Who am I, LORD God, and what is my household, since you have brought me to this? Furthermore, this is a small thing to you, God, and yet you have spoken concerning your servant's household for a great while to come, and you have seen in me the fulfillment of man's purpose, LORD God. 18 "What more can David say to you about how you are honoring your servant, and you surely know your servant. 19 LORD, for the sake of your servant, and consistent with your heart, you have done all of these great things and are now making these great things known. 20 "LORD, there is no one like you, and we have heard from no god other than you. 21 What other one nation on the earth is like your people Israel, God, which you have redeemed from slavery to become your own people, making a great name for yourself when you redeemed your people from Egypt. You did awesome miraculous deeds, driving out nations that stood in their way. 22 You took your people Israel to be your very own people forever, and you, LORD, have become their God. 23 "And now, LORD, let what you have spoken concerning your servant and his household be done forever and let it be done just as you've promised. 24 May your name be made great and honored forever: The LORD of the Heavenly Armies, the God of Israel, is God for Israel, and may the family of David your servant stand before you forever. 25 "Because of you, my God, I have been bold to pray to you, as you have told your servant that you will build him a dynasty. 26 And now, LORD, you are God, and you have promised all of these good things to your servant. 27 Furthermore, it has pleased you to bless the dynasty of your servant, so that it will continue in place forever in your presence, because when you, LORD, grant a blessing, it is an eternal blessing."


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