King James Version (KJV)
105Â O give thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.
2Â Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.
3Â Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.
4Â Seek the Lord, and his strength: seek his face evermore.
5Â Remember his marvellous works that he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;
6Â O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen.
7Â He is the Lord our God: his judgments are in all the earth.
8Â He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations.
9Â Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac;
10Â And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant:
11Â Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance:
12Â When they were but a few men in number; yea, very few, and strangers in it.
13Â When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people;
14Â He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes;
15Â Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
16Â Moreover he called for a famine upon the land: he brake the whole staff of bread.
17Â He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant:
18Â Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron:
19Â Until the time that his word came: the word of the Lord tried him.
20Â The king sent and loosed him; even the ruler of the people, and let him go free.
21Â He made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his substance:
22Â To bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his senators wisdom.
23Â Israel also came into Egypt; and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.
24Â And he increased his people greatly; and made them stronger than their enemies.
25Â He turned their heart to hate his people, to deal subtilly with his servants.
26Â He sent Moses his servant; and Aaron whom he had chosen.
27Â They shewed his signs among them, and wonders in the land of Ham.
28Â He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his word.
29Â He turned their waters into blood, and slew their fish.
30Â Their land brought forth frogs in abundance, in the chambers of their kings.
31Â He spake, and there came divers sorts of flies, and lice in all their coasts.
32Â He gave them hail for rain, and flaming fire in their land.
33Â He smote their vines also and their fig trees; and brake the trees of their coasts.
34Â He spake, and the locusts came, and caterpillers, and that without number,
35Â And did eat up all the herbs in their land, and devoured the fruit of their ground.
36Â He smote also all the firstborn in their land, the chief of all their strength.
37Â He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.
38Â Egypt was glad when they departed: for the fear of them fell upon them.
39Â He spread a cloud for a covering; and fire to give light in the night.
40Â The people asked, and he brought quails, and satisfied them with the bread of heaven.
41Â He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out; they ran in the dry places like a river.
42Â For he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham his servant.
43Â And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness:
44Â And gave them the lands of the heathen: and they inherited the labour of the people;
45Â That they might observe his statutes, and keep his laws. Praise ye the Lord.
2 Samuel 7
7Â And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house, and the Lord had given him rest round about from all his enemies;
2Â That the king said unto Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in an house of cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth within curtains.
3Â And Nathan said to the king, Go, do all that is in thine heart; for the Lord is with thee.
4Â And it came to pass that night, that the word of the Lord came unto Nathan, saying,
5Â Go and tell my servant David, Thus saith the Lord, Shalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in?
6Â Whereas I have not dwelt in any house since the time that I brought up the children of Israel out of Egypt, even to this day, but have walked in a tent and in a tabernacle.
7Â In all the places wherein I have walked with all the children of Israel spake I a word with any of the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my people Israel, saying, Why build ye not me an house of cedar?
8Â Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel:
9Â And I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the great men that are in the earth.
10Â Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime,
11Â And as since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel, and have caused thee to rest from all thine enemies. Also the Lord telleth thee that he will make thee an house.
12Â And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.
13Â He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever.
14Â I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men:
15Â But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee.
16Â And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever.
17Â According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.
18Â Then went king David in, and sat before the Lord, and he said, Who am I, O Lord God? and what is my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?
19Â And this was yet a small thing in thy sight, O Lord God; but thou hast spoken also of thy servant’s house for a great while to come. And is this the manner of man, O Lord God?
20Â And what can David say more unto thee? for thou, Lord God, knowest thy servant.
21Â For thy word’s sake, and according to thine own heart, hast thou done all these great things, to make thy servant know them.
22Â Wherefore thou art great, O Lord God: for there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
23Â And what one nation in the earth is like thy people, even like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to himself, and to make him a name, and to do for you great things and terrible, for thy land, before thy people, which thou redeemedst to thee from Egypt, from the nations and their gods?
24Â For thou hast confirmed to thyself thy people Israel to be a people unto thee for ever: and thou, Lord, art become their God.
25Â And now, O Lord God, the word that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant, and concerning his house, establish it for ever, and do as thou hast said.
26Â And let thy name be magnified for ever, saying, The Lord of hosts is the God over Israel: and let the house of thy servant David be established before thee.
27Â For thou, O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, hast revealed to thy servant, saying, I will build thee an house: therefore hath thy servant found in his heart to pray this prayer unto thee.
28Â And now, O Lord God, thou art that God, and thy words be true, and thou hast promised this goodness unto thy servant:
29Â Therefore now let 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 for ever.
1 Chronicles 17
17Â Now it came to pass, as David sat in his house, that David said to Nathan the prophet, Lo, I dwell in an house of cedars, but the ark of the covenant of the Lord remaineth under curtains.
2Â Then Nathan said unto David, Do all that is in thine heart; for God is with thee.
3Â And it came to pass the same night, that the word of God came to Nathan, saying,
4Â Go and tell David my servant, Thus saith the Lord, Thou shalt not build me an house to dwell in:
5Â For I have not dwelt in an house since the day that I brought up Israel unto this day; but have gone from tent to tent, and from one tabernacle to another.
6Â Wheresoever I have walked with all Israel, spake I a word to any of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my people, saying, Why have ye not built me an house of cedars?
7Â Now therefore thus shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, even from following the sheep, that thou shouldest be ruler over my people Israel:
8Â And I have been with thee whithersoever thou hast walked, and have cut off all thine enemies from before thee, and have made thee a name like the name of the great men that are in the earth.
9Â Also I will ordain a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, and they shall dwell in their place, and shall be moved no more; neither shall the children of wickedness waste them any more, as at the beginning,
10Â And since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel. Moreover I will subdue all thine enemies. Furthermore I tell thee that the Lord will build thee an house.
11Â And it shall come to pass, when thy days be expired that thou must go to be with thy fathers, that I will raise up thy seed after thee, which shall be of thy sons; and I will establish his kingdom.
12Â He shall build me an house, and I will stablish his throne for ever.
13Â I will be his father, and he shall be my son: and I will not take my mercy away from him, as I took it from him that was before thee:
14Â But I will settle him in mine house and in my kingdom for ever: and his throne shall be established for evermore.
15Â According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.
16Â And David the king came and sat before the Lord, and said, Who am I, O Lord God, and what is mine house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?
17Â And yet this was a small thing in thine eyes, O God; for thou hast also spoken of thy servant’s house for a great while to come, and hast regarded me according to the estate of a man of high degree, O Lord God.
18Â What can David speak more to thee for the honour of thy servant? for thou knowest thy servant.
19Â O Lord, for thy servant’s sake, and according to thine own heart, hast thou done all this greatness, in making known all these great things.
20Â O Lord, there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
21Â And what one nation in the earth is like thy people Israel, whom God went to redeem to be his own people, to make thee a name of greatness and terribleness, by driving out nations from before thy people whom thou hast redeemed out of Egypt?
22Â For thy people Israel didst thou make thine own people for ever; and thou, Lord, becamest their God.
23Â Therefore now, Lord, let the thing that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant and concerning his house be established for ever, and do as thou hast said.
24Â Let it even be established, that thy name may be magnified for ever, saying, The Lord of hosts is the God of Israel, even a God to Israel: and let the house of David thy servant be established before thee.
25Â For thou, O my God, hast told thy servant that thou wilt build him an house: therefore thy servant hath found in his heart to pray before thee.
26Â And now, Lord, thou art God, and hast promised this goodness unto thy servant:
27Â Now therefore let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may be before thee for ever: for thou blessest, O Lord, and it shall be blessed for ever.