Bible: 2 Samuel 7:8-17

7:8So now, say this to my servant David: ‘This is what the Lord of hosts says: I took you from the pasture and from your work as a shepherd 1  to make you leader of my people Israel. 7:9 I was with you wherever you went, and I defeated 2  all your enemies before you. Now I will make you as famous as the great men of the earth. 3  7:10 I will establish a place for my people Israel and settle 4  them there; they will live there and not be disturbed 5  any more. Violent men 6  will not oppress them again, as they did in the beginning 7:11 and during the time when I appointed judges to lead my people Israel. Instead, I will give you relief 7  from all your enemies. The Lord declares 8  to you that he himself 9  will build a dynastic house 10  for you. 7:12 When the time comes for you to die, 11  I will raise up your descendant, one of your own sons, to succeed you, 12  and I will establish his kingdom. 7:13 He will build a house for my name, and I will make his dynasty permanent. 13  7:14 I will become his father and he will become my son. When he sins, I will correct him with the rod of men and with wounds inflicted by human beings. 7:15 But my loyal love will not be removed from him as I removed it from Saul, whom I removed from before you. 7:16 Your house and your kingdom will stand before me 14  permanently; your dynasty 15  will be permanent.’ 7:17 Nathan told David all these words that were revealed to him. 16 

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