Thematic Bible

1 Chronicles 17:1 (show verse)

After David had settled down to live in his palace, he spoke with the prophet Nathan. "Look, here I am living in this cedar palace, but the ark of the LORD's covenant remains surrounded by curtains!"

1 Chronicles 17:2 (show verse)

"Do everything you have in mind," Nathan replied to David, "because God is with you."

1 Chronicles 17:3 (show verse)

But later that same night, this message came to Nathan from God:

1 Chronicles 17:4 (show verse)

"Go tell David, my servant, "This is what the LORD says:

1 Chronicles 17:5 (show verse)

"""You won't be building a house for me to inhabit, will you? After all, I haven't lived in a house from the day I brought out Israel until today. Instead, I've lived from tent to tent and from one place to another.

1 Chronicles 17:6 (show verse)

Wherever I've moved within all of Israel, did I ever ask even one judge of Israel whom I commanded to shepherd my people, "Why haven't you built me a cedar house?'"'

1 Chronicles 17:7 (show verse)

"Now therefore this is what you are to tell my servant David: "This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: "I took you from the pasture myself from tending sheep to become Commander-in-Chief over my people Israel.

1 Chronicles 17:8 (show verse)

"""Furthermore, I have remained with you everywhere you have gone, annihilating all your enemies right in front of you. I will make your reputation great, like the reputation of the great ones who have lived on earth.

1 Chronicles 17:9 (show verse)

I will establish a homeland for my people Israel, planting them in a secure location where they will never be disturbed anymore. Wicked people will not oppress them as happened in the past,

1 Chronicles 17:10 (show verse)

during the time I had commanded judges to administer my people Israel. I'll also grant you deliverance from all your enemies.

1 Chronicles 17:11 (show verse)

"""I'm also announcing to you that the LORD also will himself build a house for you. It will come about that when your life is complete and you go to join your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring after you, who is related to one of your sons, and I will fortify his kingdom.

1 Chronicles 17:12 (show verse)

He will build a temple dedicated to me, and I will make his throne last forever.

1 Chronicles 17:13 (show verse)

I will be a father to him and he will be a son to me. I will never remove my gracious love from him as I did from the one who preceded you.

1 Chronicles 17:14 (show verse)

I will confirm him in my Temple and in my kingdom forever, and his throne will remain secure forever."'"

1 Chronicles 17:15 (show verse)

Using precisely these words, Nathan communicated this complete oracle to David.

1 Chronicles 17:16 (show verse)

Then King David went in, sat down in the presence of the LORD, and said:

1 Chronicles 17:17 (show verse)

"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.

1 Chronicles 17:18 (show verse)

"What more can David say to you about how you are honoring your servant, and you surely know your servant.

1 Chronicles 17:19 (show verse)

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.

1 Chronicles 17:20 (show verse)

"LORD, there is no one like you, and we have heard from no god other than you.

1 Chronicles 17:21 (show verse)

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.

1 Chronicles 17:22 (show verse)

You took your people Israel to be your very own people forever, and you, LORD, have become their God.

1 Chronicles 17:23 (show verse)

"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.

1 Chronicles 17:24 (show verse)

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.

1 Chronicles 17:25 (show verse)

"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.

1 Chronicles 17:26 (show verse)

And now, LORD, you are God, and you have promised all of these good things to your servant.

1 Chronicles 17:27 (show verse)

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."