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2 Samuel 7 (WEBP)

[1] When the king lived in his house, and Yahweh had given him rest from all his enemies all around,
[2] the king said to Nathan the prophet, “See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but God’s ark dwells within curtains.”
[3] Nathan said to the king, “Go, do all that is in your heart, for Yahweh is with you.”
[4] That same night, Yahweh’s word came to Nathan, saying,
[5] “Go and tell my servant David, ‘Yahweh says, “Should you build me a house for me to dwell in?
[6] For I have not lived in a house since the day that I brought the children of Israel up out of Egypt, even to this day, but have moved around in a tent and in a tabernacle.
[7] In all places in which I have walked with all the children of Israel, did I say a word to anyone from the tribes of Israel whom I commanded to be shepherd of my people Israel, saying, ‘Why have you not built me a house of cedar?’ ” ’
[8] Now therefore tell my servant David this: ‘Yahweh of Armies says, “I took you from the sheep pen, from following the sheep, to be prince over my people, over Israel.
[9] I have been with you wherever you went, and have cut off all your enemies from before you. I will make you a great name, like the name of the great ones who are in the earth.
[10] I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in their own place and be moved no more. The children of wickedness will not afflict them any more, as at the first,
[11] and as from the day that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel. I will cause you to rest from all your enemies. Moreover Yahweh tells you that Yahweh will make you a house.
[12] When your days are fulfilled and you sleep with your fathers, I will set up your offspring after you, who will proceed out of your body, and I will establish his kingdom.
[13] He will build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.
[14] I will be his father, and he will be my son. If he commits iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men and with the stripes of the children of men;
[15] but my loving kindness will not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before you.
[16] Your house and your kingdom will be made sure forever before you. Your throne will be established forever.” ’ ”
[17] Nathan spoke to David all these words, and according to all this vision.
[18] Then David the king went in and sat before Yahweh; and he said, “Who am I, Lord§ Yahweh, and what is my house, that you have brought me this far?
[19] This was yet a small thing in your eyes, Lord Yahweh, but you have spoken also of your servant’s house for a great while to come; and this among men, Lord Yahweh!
[20] What more can David say to you? For you know your servant, Lord Yahweh.
[21] For your word’s sake, and according to your own heart, you have worked all this greatness, to make your servant know it.
[22] Therefore you are great, Yahweh God. For there is no one like you, neither is there any God besides you, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
[23] What one nation in the earth is like your people, even like Israel, whom God went to redeem to himself for a people, and to make himself a name, and to do great things for you, and awesome things for your land, before your people, whom you redeemed to yourself out of Egypt, from the nations and their gods?
[24] You established for yourself your people Israel to be your people forever; and you, Yahweh, became their God.
[25] “Now, Yahweh God, the word that you have spoken concerning your servant, and concerning his house, confirm it forever, and do as you have spoken.
[26] Let your name be magnified forever, saying, ‘Yahweh of Armies is God over Israel; and the house of your servant David will be established before you.’
[27] For you, Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel, have revealed to your servant, saying, ‘I will build you a house.’ Therefore your servant has found in his heart to pray this prayer to you.
[28] “Now, O Lord Yahweh, you are God, and your words are truth, and you have promised this good thing to your servant.
[29] Now therefore, let it please you to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever before you; for you, Lord Yahweh, have spoken it. Let the house of your servant be blessed forever with your blessing.”

2 Samuel 7:18 The word translated “Lord” is “Adonai.”

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of eBible.org, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

2 Samuel 7 (KJVS)

[1] And it came to pass, when the king H4428 sat H3427 (8804) in his house H1004, and the LORD H3068 had given him rest H5117 (8689) round about H5439 from all his enemies H341 (8802);
[2] That the king H4428 said H559 (8799) unto Nathan H5416 the prophet H5030, See H7200 (8798) now, I dwell H3427 (8802) in an house H1004 of cedar H730, but the ark H727 of God H430 dwelleth H3427 (8802) within H8432 curtains H3407.
[3] And Nathan H5416 said H559 (8799) to the king H4428, Go H3212 (8798), do H6213 (8798) all that [is] in thine heart H3824; for the LORD H3068 [is] with thee.
[4] And it came to pass that night H3915, that the word H1697 of the LORD H3068 came unto Nathan H5416, saying H559 (8800),
[5] Go H3212 (8798) and tell H559 (8804) my servant H5650 David H1732, Thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068, Shalt thou build H1129 (8799) me an house H1004 for me to dwell in H3427 (8800)?
[6] Whereas I have not dwelt H3427 (8804) in [any] house H1004 since the time H3117 that I brought up H5927 (8687) the children H1121 of Israel H3478 out of Egypt H4714, even to this day H3117, but have walked H1980 (8693) in a tent H168 and in a tabernacle H4908.
[7] In all [the places] wherein I have walked H1980 (8694) with all the children H1121 of Israel H3478 spake H1696 (8765) I a word H1697 with any H259 of the tribes H7626 of Israel H3478, whom I commanded H6680 (8765) to feed H7462 (8800) my people H5971 Israel H3478, saying H559 (8800), Why build H1129 (8804) ye not me an house H1004 of cedar H730?
[8] Now therefore so shalt thou say H559 (8799) unto my servant H5650 David H1732, Thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068 of hosts H6635, I took H3947 (8804) thee from the sheepcote H5116, from following H310 the sheep H6629, to be ruler H5057 over my people H5971, over Israel H3478:
[9] And I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest H1980 (8804), and have cut off H3772 (8686) all thine enemies H341 (8802) out of thy sight H6440, and have made H6213 (8804) thee a great H1419 name H8034, like unto the name H8034 of the great H1419 [men] that [are] in the earth H776.
[10] Moreover I will appoint H7760 (8804) a place H4725 for my people H5971 Israel H3478, and will plant H5193 (8804) them, that they may dwell H7931 (8804) in a place of their own, and move H7264 (8799) no more; neither shall the children H1121 of wickedness H5766 afflict H6031 (8763) them any more H3254 (8686), as beforetime H7223,
[11] And as since the time H3117 that I commanded H6680 (8765) judges H8199 (8802) [to be] over my people H5971 Israel H3478, and have caused thee to rest H5117 (8689) from all thine enemies H341 (8802). Also the LORD H3068 telleth H5046 (8689) thee that he will make H6213 (8799) thee an house H1004.
[12] And when thy days H3117 be fulfilled H4390 (8799), and thou shalt sleep H7901 (8804) with thy fathers H1, I will set up H6965 (8689) thy seed H2233 after H310 thee, which shall proceed H3318 (8799) out of thy bowels H4578, and I will establish H3559 (8689) his kingdom H4467.
[13] He shall build H1129 (8799) an house H1004 for my name H8034, and I will stablish H3559 (8790) the throne H3678 of his kingdom H4467 for H5704 ever H5769.
[14] I will be his father H1, and he shall be my son H1121. If he commit iniquity H5753 (8687), I will chasten H3198 (8689) him with the rod H7626 of men H582, and with the stripes H5061 of the children H1121 of men H120:
[15] But my mercy H2617 shall not depart away H5493 (8799) from him, as I took H5493 (8689) [it] from Saul H7586, whom I put away H5493 (8689) before H6440 thee.
[16] And thine house H1004 and thy kingdom H4467 shall be established H539 (8738) for H5704 ever H5769 before H6440 thee: thy throne H3678 shall be established H3559 (8737) for H5704 ever H5769.
[17] According to all these words H1697, and according to all this vision H2384, so did Nathan H5416 speak H1696 (8765) unto David H1732.
[18] Then went H935 (8799) king H4428 David H1732 in, and sat H3427 (8799) before H6440 the LORD H3068, and he said H559 (8799), Who [am] I, O Lord H136 GOD H3069? and what [is] my house H1004, that thou hast brought H935 (8689) me hitherto H1988?
[19] And this was yet a small thing H6994 (8799) in thy sight H5869, O Lord H136 GOD H3069; but thou hast spoken H1696 (8762) also of thy servant’s H5650 house H1004 for a great while to come H7350. And [is] this the manner H8452 of man H120, O Lord H136 GOD H3069?
[20] And what can H3254 David H1732 say H1696 (8763) more H3254 (8686) unto thee? for thou, Lord H136 GOD H3069, knowest H3045 (8804) thy servant H5650.
[21] For thy word’s H1697 sake, and according to thine own heart H3820, hast thou done H6213 (8804) all these great things H1420, to make thy servant H5650 know H3045 (8687) [them].
[22] Wherefore thou art great H1431 (8804), O LORD H3068 God H430: for [there is] none like thee, neither [is there any] God H430 beside H2108 thee, according to all that we have heard H8085 (8804) with our ears H241.
[23] And what one H259 nation H1471 in the earth H776 [is] like thy people H5971, [even] like Israel H3478, whom God H430 went H1980 (8804) to redeem H6299 (8800) for a people H5971 to himself, and to make H7760 (8800) him a name H8034, and to do H6213 (8800) for you great things H1420 and terrible H3372 (8737), for thy land H776, before H6440 thy people H5971, which thou redeemedst H6299 (8804) to thee from Egypt H4714, [from] the nations H1471 and their gods H430?
[24] For thou hast confirmed H3559 (8787) to thyself thy people H5971 Israel H3478 [to be] a people H5971 unto thee for H5704 ever H5769: and thou, LORD H3068, art become H1961 (8804) their God H430.
[25] And now, O LORD H3068 God H430, the word H1697 that thou hast spoken H1696 (8765) concerning thy servant H5650, and concerning his house H1004, establish H6965 (8685) [it] for H5704 ever H5769, and do H6213 (8798) as thou hast said H1696 (8765).
[26] And let thy name H8034 be magnified H1431 (8799) for H5704 ever H5769, saying H559 (8800), The LORD H3068 of hosts H6635 [is] the God H430 over Israel H3478: and let the house H1004 of thy servant H5650 David H1732 be established H3559 (8737) before H6440 thee.
[27] For thou, O LORD H3068 of hosts H6635, God H430 of Israel H3478, hast revealed H1540 (8804) H241 to thy servant H5650, saying H559 (8800), I will build H1129 (8799) thee an house H1004: therefore hath thy servant H5650 found H4672 (8804) in his heart H3820 to pray H6419 (8692) this prayer H8605 unto thee.
[28] And now, O Lord H136 GOD H3069, thou [art] that God H430, and thy words H1697 be true H571, and thou hast promised H1696 (8762) this goodness H2896 unto thy servant H5650:
[29] Therefore now let it please H2974 (8685) thee to bless H1288 (8761) the house H1004 of thy servant H5650, that it may continue for ever H5769 before H6440 thee: for thou, O Lord H136 GOD H3069, hast spoken H1696 (8765) [it]: and with thy blessing H1293 let the house H1004 of thy servant H5650 be blessed H1288 (8792) for ever H5769.

Young’s Literal Translation

2 Samuel 7 (YLT)

[1] And it cometh to pass, when the king sat in his house, and Jehovah hath given rest to him round about, from all his enemies,
[2] that the king saith unto Nathan the prophet, ‘See, I pray thee, I am dwelling in a house of cedars, and the ark of God is dwelling in the midst of the curtain.’
[3] And Nathan saith unto the king, ‘All that is in thine heart-go, do, for Jehovah is with thee.’
[4] And it cometh to pass in that night, that the word of Jehovah is unto Nathan, saying,
[5] ‘Go, and thou hast said unto My servant, unto David, Thus said Jehovah, Dost thou build for Me a house for My dwelling in?
[6] for I have not dwelt in a house even from the day of My bringing up the sons of Israel out of Egypt, even unto this day, and am walking up and down in a tent and in a tabernacle.
[7] During all the time that I have walked up and down among all the sons of Israel, a word have I spoken with one of the tribes of Israel which I commanded to feed my people Israel, saying, ‘Why have ye not built to Me a house of cedars?
[8] and now, thus dost thou say to My servant, to David: ‘Thus said Jehovah of Hosts, I have taken thee from the comely place, from after the flock, to be leader over My people, over Israel;
[9] and I am with thee whithersoever thou hast gone, and I cut off all thine enemies from thy presence, and have made for thee a great name, as the name of the great ones who are in the earth,
[10] and I have appointed a place for My people, for Israel, and have planted it, and it hath tabernacled in its place, and it is not troubled any more, and the sons of perverseness do not add to afflict it any more, as in the beginning,
[11] even from the day that I appointed judges over My people Israel; and I have given rest to thee from all thine enemies, and Jehovah hath declared to thee that Jehovah doth make for thee a house.
[12] ‘When thy days are full, and thou hast lain with thy fathers, then I have raised up thy seed after thee which goeth out from thy bowels, and have established his kingdom;
[13] He doth build a house for My Name, and I have established the throne of his kingdom unto the age.
[14] I am to him for a father, and he is to Me for a son; whom in his dealings perversely I have even reproved with a rod of men, and with strokes of the sons of Adam,
[15] and My kindness doth not turn aside from him, as I turned it aside from Saul, whom I turned aside from before thee,
[16] and stedfast is thy house and thy kingdom unto the age before thee, thy throne is established unto the age.’
[17] According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so spake Nathan unto David.
[18] And king David cometh in and sitteth before Jehovah, and saith, ‘Who am I, Lord Jehovah? and what my house, that Thou hast brought me hitherto?
[19] And yet this is little in Thine eyes, Lord Jehovah, and Thou dost speak also concerning the house of Thy servant afar off; and this is the law of the Man, Lord Jehovah.
[20] And what doth David add more to speak unto Thee? and Thou, Thou hast known Thy servant, Lord Jehovah.
[21] Because of Thy word, and according to Thy heart, Thou hast done all this greatness, to cause Thy servant to know it.
[22] Therefore Thou hast been great, Jehovah God, for there is none like Thee, and there is no God save Thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
[23] ‘And who is as Thy people, as Israel-one nation in the earth, whom God hath gone to redeem to Him for a people, and to make for Him a name-and to do for you the greatness-even fearful things for Thy land, at the presence of Thy people, whom Thou hast redeemed to Thee out of Egypt-among the nations and their gods?
[24] Yea, Thou dost establish to Thee Thy people Israel, to Thee for a people unto the age, and Thou, Jehovah, hast been to them for God.
[25] ‘And now, Jehovah God, the word which Thou hast spoken concerning Thy servant, and concerning his house, establish unto the age, and do as Thou hast spoken;
[26] And Thy Name is great unto the age, saying, Jehovah of Hosts is God over Israel, and the house of Thy servant David is established before Thee,
[27] For Thou, Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel, Thou hast uncovered the ear of Thy servant, saying, A house I build for thee, therefore hath Thy servant found his heart to pray unto Thee this prayer;
[28] And now, Lord Jehovah, Thou art God Himself, and Thy words are truth, and Thou speakest unto Thy servant this goodness,
[29] And now, begin and bless the house of Thy servant, to be unto the age before Thee, for Thou, Lord Jehovah, hast spoken, and by Thy blessing is the house of Thy servant blessed-to the age.’