1 Factum est autem cum sedisset rex in domo sua, et Dominus de disset ei requiem undique ab universis inimicis suis,
2 dixit ad Nathan prophetam: "Videsne quod ego habitem in domo cedrina, et arca Dei posita sit in medio pellium?".
3 Dixitque Nathan ad regem: "Omne, quod est in corde tuo, vade, fac, quia Dominus tecum est".
4 Factum est autem in nocte illa, et ecce sermo Domini ad Nathan dicens:
7:5" Vade et loquere ad servum meum David: Haec dicit Dominus: Numquid tu aedificabis mihi domum ad habitandum?
6 Numquam enim habitavi in domo ex die, qua eduxi filios Israel de terra Aegypti, usque in diem hanc, sed ambulabam in tabernaculo et in tentorio.
7 Per cuncta loca, quae transivi cum omnibus filiis Israel, numquid loquens locutus sum ad unum de iudicibus Israel, cui praecepi, ut pasceret populum meum Israel, dicens: Quare non aedificastis mihi domum cedrinam?
8 Et nunc haec dices servo meo David: Haec dicit Dominus exercituum: Ego tuli te de pascuis sequentem greges, ut esses dux super populum meum Israel,
9 et fui tecum in omnibus, ubicumque ambulasti, et interfeci universos inimicos tuos a facie tua; fecique tibi nomen grande iuxta nomen magnorum, qui sunt in terra.
10 Et ponam locum populo meo Israel et plantabo eum, et habitabit in eo et non turbabitur amplius; nec addent filii iniquitatis ut affligant eum sicut prius
11 et ex die, qua constitui iudices super populum meum Israel, et requiem dabo tibi ab omnibus inimicis tuis. Praedicitque tibi Dominus quod domum faciat tibi Dominus.
12 Cumque completi fuerint dies tui, et dormieris cum patribus tuis, suscitabo semen tuum post te, quod egredietur de visceribus tuis; et firmabo regnum eius.
13 Ipse aedificabit domum nomini meo, et stabiliam thronum regni eius usque in sempiternum.
14 Ego ero ei in patrem, et ipse erit mihi in filium; qui si inique aliquid gesserit, arguam eum in virga virorum et in plagis filiorum hominum.
15 Misericordiam autem meam non auferam ab eo, sicut abstuli a Saul, quem amovi a facie tua;
16 et stabilis erit domus tua et regnum tuum usque in aeternum ante faciem meam, et thronus tuus erit firmus iugiter".
17 Secundum omnia verba haec et iuxta universam visionem istam sic locutus est Nathan ad David.
18 Ingressus est autem rex David et sedit coram Domino et dixit: "Quis ego sum, Domine Deus, et quae domus mea, quia adduxisti me hucusque?
19 Sed et hoc parum visum est in conspectu tuo, Domine Deus, et locutus es etiam de domo servi tui in longinquum, et ista est lex hominis, Domine Deus!
20 Quid ergo addere poterit adhuc David, ut loquatur ad te? Tu enim scis servum tuum, Domine Deus.
21 Propter verbum tuum et secundum cor tuum fecisti omnia magnalia haec, ita ut nota faceres servo tuo.
22 Idcirco magnus es, Domine Deus, quia non est similis tui; neque est Deus extra te, iuxta omnia, quae audivimus auribus nostris.
23 Quae est autem ut populus tuus Israel una gens in terra, propter quam ivit Deus, ut redimeret eam sibi in populum et poneret sibi nomen faceretque eis magnalia et horribilia, ut eiceres a facie populi tui, quem redemisti tibi ex Aegypto, gentes et deos eorum?
24 Et firmasti tibi populum tuum Israel in populum sempiternum; et tu, Domine, factus es eis in Deum.
25 Nunc ergo, Domine Deus, verbum, quod locutus es super servum tuum et super domum eius, confirma in sempiternum et fac, sicut locutus es!
26 Et magnificetur nomen tuum usque in sempiternum, atque dicatur: "Dominus exercituum est Deus super Israel". Et domus servi tui David erit stabilita coram te,
27 quia tu, Domine exercituum, Deus Israel, revelasti aurem servi tui dicens: "Domum aedificabo tibi". Propterea invenit servus tuus cor suum, ut oraret te oratione hac.
28 Nunc ergo, Domine Deus, tu es Deus, et verba tua erunt vera; cum ergo locutus sis ad servum tuum bona haec,
29 dignare igitur benedicere domui servi tui, ut sit in sempiternum coram te, quia tu, Domine Deus, locutus es, et benedictione tua benedicetur domus servi tui in sempiternum".
King James Version
1 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;
2 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.
3 And Nathan said to the king, Go, do all that is in thine heart; for the LORD is with thee.
4 ¶ And it came to pass that night, that the word of the LORD came unto Nathan, saying,
5 Go and tell my servant David, Thus saith the LORD, Shalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in?
6 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.
7 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?
8 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:
9 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.
10 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,
11 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.
12 ¶ 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.
13 He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever.
14 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:
15 But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee.
16 And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever.
17 According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.
18 ¶ 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?
19 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?
20 And what can David say more unto thee? for thou, Lord GOD, knowest thy servant.
21 For thy word's sake, and according to thine own heart, hast thou done all these great things, to make thy servant know them.
22 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.
23 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?
24 For thou hast confirmed to thyself thy people Israel to be a people unto thee for ever: and thou, LORD, art become their God.
25 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.
26 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.
27 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.
28 And now, O Lord GOD, thou art that God, and thy words be true, and thou hast promised this goodness unto thy servant:
29 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.