The Bible in Its Traditions

1 Chronicles 17:16–27

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16  Then David the king went in, and sat before YHWH; and he said: 'Who am I, O YHWH God, and what is my house, that Thou hast brought me thus far?

16  And king David came and sat before the Lord, and said, Who am I, O Lord God? and what is my house, that thou hast loved me for ever?

1Chr17:17  But even this has seemed little in your sight, and therefore you have also spoken about the house of your servant even for the future. And you have made me a spectacle above all men, O Lord God.

17  And this was a small thing in Thine eyes, O God; but Thou hast spoken of Thy servant's house for a great while to come, and hast regarded me after the manner of a man of high degree, O YHWH God.

17  And these things were little in thy sight, O God: thou hast also spoken concerning the house of thy servant for a long time to come, and thou hast looked upon me as a man looks upon his fellow, and hast exalted me, O Lord God.

1Chr17:18  What more can David add, since you have so glorified your servant, and have known him?

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18  What can David say yet more unto Thee concerning the honour which is done to Thy servant? for Thou knowest Thy servant.

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19  O YHWH, for Thy servant's sake, and according to Thine own heart, hast Thou wrought all this greatness, to make known all these great things.

19  And thou hast wrought all this greatness according to thine heart.

1Chr17:20  O Lord, there is no one like you. And there is no other God apart from you, out of all whom we have heard about with our ears.

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20  O YHWH, there is none like Thee, neither is there any God beside Thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.

1Chr17:21  For what other single nation upon earth is like your people Israel, to whom God reached out, so that he might free them, and might make a people for himself, and by his greatness and terribleness cast out the nations before the face of those whom he had freed from Egypt?

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21  And who is like Thy people Israel, a nation one in the earth, whom God went to redeem unto Himself for a people, to make Thee a name by great and tremendous things, in driving out nations from before Thy people, whom Thou didst redeem out of Egypt.

1Chr17:22  And you have set your people Israel to be your people, even unto eternity. And you, O Lord, have become their God.

21  And what other nation on earth is united like thy people Israel? For thou didst reveal thyself from heaven and saved them, and for their sakes thou didst perform great and terrible wonders and brought severe plagues upon the Egyptians until thou didst bring them out from among them.

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22  For Thy people Israel didst Thou make Thine own people for ever; and Thou, YHWH, becamest their God.

22  And thou hast appointed thy people Israel as a people to thyself for ever; and thou, Lord, didst become a God to them.

1Chr17:23  Now therefore, O Lord, let the word that you have spoken to your servant, and over his house, be confirmed in perpetuity, and do just as you have spoken.

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23  And now, O YHWH, let the word that Thou hast spoken concerning Thy servant, and concerning his house, be established for ever, and do as Thou hast spoken.

1Chr17:24  And may your name remain and be magnified even for all time. And let it be said: ‘The Lord of hosts is the God of Israel. And the house of his servant David remains forever before him.’

23  Therefore now, O LORD, let the word that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant and concerning his house be established for ever, and do as thou hast said.

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24  Yea, let it be established, and let Thy name be magnified for ever, that it may be said: YHWH of hosts is the God of Israel, even a God to Israel; and the house of David Thy servant shall be established before Thee.

24  And let thy name be established and magnified for ever, men saying, Lord, Lord, Almighty God of Israel: and let the house of thy servant David be established before thee.

1Chr17:25  For you, O Lord my God, have revealed to the ear of your servant that you will build a house for him. And therefore your servant has found faith so that he might pray before you.

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25  For Thou, O my God, hast revealed to Thy servant that Thou wilt build him a house; therefore hath Thy servant taken heart to pray before Thee.

1Chr17:26  Now then, O Lord, you are God. And you have spoken to your servant such great benefits.

26  And now, O YHWH, Thou alone art God, and hast promised this good thing unto Thy servant;

1Chr17:27  And you have begun to bless the house of your servant, so that it may be always before you. For since it is you who is blessing, O Lord, it shall be blessed forever.”

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27  and now it hath pleased Thee to bless the house of Thy servant, that it may continue for ever before Thee; for Thou, O YHWH, hast blessed, and so let Thy servant be blessed for ever.'

1Chr18:1  Now after these things, it happened that David struck the Philistines, and he humbled them, and he took Gath and her daughters from the hand of the Philistines.

27  Now therefore reveal thyself to bless the house of thy servant, that it may be before thee for ever; for thou, O LORD God, hast spoken, and of thy blessing shall all the houses of righteous men be blessed for ever.