Bible: 1 Chr 17:7-14

17:7So now, say this to my servant David: ‘This is what the Lord who commands armies 1  says: “I took you from the pasture and from your work as a shepherd 2  to make you a leader of my people Israel. 17:8 I was with you wherever you went and I defeated 3  all your enemies before you. Now I will make you as famous as the great men of the earth. 4  17:9 I will establish a place for my people Israel and settle 5  them there; they will live there and not be disturbed 6  anymore. Violent men will not oppress them again, as they did in the beginning 7  17:10 and during the time when I appointed judges to lead my people Israel. I will subdue all your enemies.

‘“I declare to you that the Lord will build a dynastic house 8  for you! 17:11 When the time comes for you to die, 9  I will raise up your descendant, 10  one of your own sons, to succeed you, and I will establish his kingdom. 17:12 He will build me a house, and I will make his dynasty permanent. 11  17:13 I will become his father and he will become my son. I will never withhold my loyal love from him, as I withheld it from the one who ruled before you. 12  17:14 I will put him in permanent charge of my house and my kingdom; his dynasty will be permanent.”’ 13 

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