1 Chronicles 17:1-27, NLT
1 Chronicles 17
The Lord’s Covenant Promise to David
1When David was settled in his palace, he summoned Nathan the prophet. “Look,” David said, “I am living in a beautiful cedar palace,*17:1 Hebrew a house of cedar. but the Ark of the Lord’s Covenant is out there under a tent!”
2Nathan replied to David, “Do whatever you have in mind, for God is with you.”
3But that same night God said to Nathan,
4“Go and tell my servant David, ‘This is what the Lord has declared: You are not the one to build a house for me to live in.
7“Now go and say to my servant David, ‘This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies has declared: I took you from tending sheep in the pasture and selected you to be the leader of my people Israel.
“‘Furthermore, I declare that the Lord will build a house for you—a dynasty of kings!
15So Nathan went back to David and told him everything the Lord had said in this vision.
David’s Prayer of Thanks
16Then King David went in and sat before the Lord and prayed,
“Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far?
18“What more can I say to you about the way you have honored me? You know what your servant is really like.
20“O Lord, there is no one like you. We have never even heard of another God like you!
23“And now, O Lord, I am your servant; do as you have promised concerning me and my family. May it be a promise that will last forever.
25“O my God, I have been bold enough to pray to you because you have revealed to your servant that you will build a house for him—a dynasty of kings!