We are your people forever, LORD

For your people Israel did you make your own people forever; and you, LORD, became their God. 1 Chronicles 17:22

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  1. ian vincent Says:

    1Ch 17:1 Now it came to pass, as David sat in his house, that David said to Nathan the prophet, Lo, I dwell in a house of cedars, but the ark of the covenant of the LORD remains under curtains.

    1Ch 17:2 Then Nathan said unto David, Do all that is in your heart; for God is with you.

    1Ch 17:3 And it came to pass the same night, that the word of God came to Nathan, saying,

    1Ch 17:4 Go and tell David my servant, Thus says the LORD, You shall not build me a house to dwell in:

    1Ch 17:5 For I have not dwelt in a 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.

    1Ch 17:6 Wherever I have walked with all Israel, spoke I a word to any of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my people, saying, Why have you not built me a house of cedars?

    1Ch 17:7 Now therefore thus shall you say unto my servant David, Thus says the LORD of hosts, I took you from the sheepfold, even from following the sheep, that you should be ruler over my people Israel:

    1Ch 17:8 And I have been with you wherever you have walked, and have cut off all your enemies from before you, and have made you a name like the name of the great men that are in the earth.

    1Ch 17:9 Also I will appoint 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 oppress them any more, as at the beginning,

    1Ch 17:10 And since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel. Moreover I will subdue all your enemies. Furthermore I tell you that the LORD will build you a house.

    1Ch 17:11 And it shall come to pass, when your days are ended that you must go to be with your fathers, that I will raise up your descendant after you, who shall be of your sons; and I will establish his kingdom.

    1Ch 17:12 He shall build me a house, and I will establish his throne forever.

    1Ch 17:13 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 you:

    1Ch 17:14 But I will settle him in my house and in my kingdom forever: and his throne shall be established forevermore.

    1Ch 17:15 According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.

    1Ch 17:16 And David the king came and sat before the LORD, and said,

    Who am I, O LORD God, and what is my house, that you have brought me this far?
    1Ch 17:17 And yet this was a small thing in your eyes, O God; for you have also spoken of your servant’s house for a great while to come, and have regarded me according to the estate of a man of high degree, O LORD God.

    1Ch 17:18 What can David speak more to you for the honor of your servant? for you know your servant.

    1Ch 17:19 O LORD, for your servant’s sake, and according to your own heart, have you done all this greatness, in making known all these great things.

    1Ch 17:20 O LORD, there is none like you, neither is there any God beside you, according to all that we have heard with our ears.

    1Ch 17:21 And what one nation in the earth is like your people Israel, whom God went to redeem to be his own people, to make you a name of greatness and awesomeness, by driving out nations from before your people, whom you have redeemed out of Egypt?

    1Ch 17:22 For your people Israel did you make your own people forever; and you, LORD, became their God.

    1Ch 17:23 Therefore now, LORD, let the thing that you have spoken concerning your servant and concerning his house be established forever, and do as you have said.

    1Ch 17:24 Let it even be established, that your name may be magnified forever, saying, The LORD of hosts is the God of Israel, even a God to Israel: and let the house of David your servant be established before you.

    1Ch 17:25 For you, O my God, have told your servant that you will build him a house: therefore your servant has found in his heart to pray before you.

    1Ch 17:26 And now, LORD, you are God, and have promised this goodness unto your servant:

    1Ch 17:27 Now therefore let it please you to bless the house of your servant, that it may be before you forever: for you bless, O LORD, and it shall be blessed forever.

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