13. Chronicles 1
Old Testament - Chronicles 1
7 Then on that day David delivered this psalm, both he and the chiefs of all the priests and the Levites to praise the LORD, in the company of Asaph and his brethren. These are the headings of the songs which David sang on that day before the ark of the LORD: 8 Give thanks to the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples. 9 Sing to him, give thanks to him, tell of all his wondrous works. 10 Glory in his holy name; let the heart of those who seek the LORD rejoice. 11 Seek the LORD and his strength, pray before him continually. 12 Remember his marvellous works that he has done, his wonders and the judgments of his mouth, 13 O you descendants of Abraham his servant, children of Jacob, his chosen ones. 14 He is the LORD our God; his laws are in all the earth. 15 Be mindful of his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations, 16 Even his oath to Abraham and the covenant which he made with the sons of Isaac; 17 And he has confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant, 18 Saying, To you I will give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance; 19 When you were but few, even a few in numbers and strangers in it. 20 And when you were carried away captive from nation to nation and from kingdom to another kingdom, 21 He permitted not the rulers to harm you, yea, he chastened kings for your sakes, 22 Saying, Touch not my anointed ones and do my prophets no harm. 23 Sing to the LORD, all the earth; show forth from day to day his salvation. 24 Declare his glory among the nations; 25 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and he is to be revered above all kings. 26 For all the gods of the Gentiles are images; but the LORD made the heavens. 27 Glory and majesty are in his presence; strength and greatness are in his sanctuary. 28 Give thanks to the LORD, O families of the peoples, give thanks before the LORD due to his glory and strength. 29 Give thanks to the LORD with the honor due to his name; bring offerings, and give thanks before him with the prayer of your mouth; worship the LORD with holy songs. 30 Tremble before him all the earth; the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved. 31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; and let men say among the nations, The LORD reigns. 32 Let the sea roar and the fulness thereof; let the fields rejoice, and all that is therein. 33 Then shall the trees of the forest sing praises at the presence of the LORD because he comes to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with justice, and reprove the peoples in faithfulness; 34 Say also, O give thanks to the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endures for ever. 35 Save us, O LORD, save us and gather us together, and bring us back from among the nations, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, and glory in thy praises. 36 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel for ever and ever. Then all the people shall say, Amen; and with a pleasant and pure mouth, let them praise their God."
NOW it came to pass when David dwelt in his house, David said to Nathan the prophet, Behold, I dwell in a house which is covered with the beams of cedars, but the ark of the covenant of the LORD is resting in the midst of the tent of hair of goats. 2 Then Nathan said to David, Go and do all that is in your heart. 3 And it came to pass that same night, the word of the LORD came to Nathan the prophet, saying, 4 Go and thus say to my servant David, You shall not build me a house to dwell in; 5 For I have not dwelt in a house since the day that I brought up Israel out of Egypt to this day; but I moved from tent to tent. 6 Behold, wherever I have walked with all Israel, did I speak a word to any of the judges of Israel whom I commanded to judge my people Israel, saying, Why have you not built me a house which is covered with cedars? 7 Now therefore thus shall you say to my servant David, Thus says the LORD of hosts: I took you from the sheepfold, even from following the sheep, that you should be king over my people Israel; 8 And I have been with you wheresoever you went and have destroyed your enemies from before you, and I have made you a great name, like the name of the great men who are on the earth. 9 I will also appoint a place for my people Israel and will cause them to settle, and they shall dwell in their place and shall be moved no more; neither shall the wicked men carry them captive any more, as formerly. 10 And since the day that I made you a judge over my people Israel, I have given you rest from all your enemies. Moreover the LORD has declared to you that the kingdom is established for ever. 11 And it shall come to pass when your days are fulfilled that you shall go to be gathered with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come out of your loins, and I will establish him in your kingdom. 12 He shall build a house to my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever. 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 Saul, who was before you. 14 But I will make him a ruler in my house and in my kingdom for ever; and his throne shall be established for evermore. 15 According to all these words and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak to David."
"16 And King David came and sat before the LORD and said, Who am I in thy presence, O LORD God, and what is my house, that thou hast brought me to this eminence? 17 And yet this was a small thing in thine eyes, O LORD God; for thou hast also spoken of thy servantís house for a great while to come; for all the men who worship thee with all their heart, thou bringest out of the darkness into the light, O LORD God. 18 What more can David boast to speak before thee? For the works of thy servant are known, O LORD God. 19 For thou knowest that which is in the heart of thy servant, that thou hast done for him all this greatness in making great thy servant. 20 Therefore I know, O LORD God, there is none like thee and there is no God besides thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears. 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. 22 For thy people Israel thou didst make thine own people for ever; and thou, O LORD, didst become their God. 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. 24 And let thy works be established for ever, and thy name be magnified in the world for ever, so that the people shall say, The LORD of hosts is the God of Israel; and let the house of David thy servant be established before thee for ever. 25 For thou, O my God, hast revealed the secret to thy servant, and hast said to him, Build for yourself a house; therefore thy servant has set in his heart to pray before thee this prayer. 26 And now, O LORD, thou art God, and all thy words are true, with which thou hast promised this goodness to thy servant; 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."
15 And the LORD sent an angel to Jerusalem to destroy it; and as he was destroying it, the LORD saw and considered it and averted the disaster, and said to the angel that destroyed, You have destroyed a great many, stay now your hand. And the angel of the LORD stood by the threshing floor of Aran the Jebusite. 16 And David lifted up his eyes and saw the angel of the LORD standing between heaven and earth, having a drawn sword in his hand stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders of Israel, who were with him clothed in sackcloth, fell upon their faces.
6 Then he called for Solomon his son and said to him, 7 You shall build a house for the LORD God of Israel.
9 Behold. a son shall be born to you who shall be a man of peace; and I will give him rest from all his enemies round about; for his name shall be Solomon, and there shall be peace and quietness to Israel in his days.
WHEN David was old and full of days, he made Solomon his son king over Israel.
MOREOVER David the king said to all the assemblies of Israel, This Solomon my son is still a small boy, and yet the LORD has chosen him out of all my sons, because he is wise and has understanding, and this work which is given to him is not small, but it is great; for such a task has never been given to any man; now therefore be strong and of good courage, because the work belongs to the LORD our God.
11 For thine, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the beauty and the majesty and the honor; for thou art the ruler over all that is in the heaven and on the earth; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and the wisdom and the might and the knowledge. 12 Both riches and honor come of thee, and thou rulest over all; and in thy hand is power and might; and in thy hand is to make great and to give strength to all creations which thou hast created. 13 Even now, O LORD our God, we thank thee and praise thy glorious name. 14 But who am I and what is my people, because all my teachers have taught me that thy way of life has helped us, and thou art our hope, O LORD our God. 15 For we are like the proverb of vapor and of the potter, and we are sojourners before thee and a small people in the world, but thou didst rule over our fathers of old, and thou didst command them by which way they should walk and live. 16 And to thee we offer praise, O LORD our God, that thou mightest save us from all those who harm us, for the nations reproach us, saying, Where is your God, whom you serve? 17 I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have sung all these praises; and now I have seen that thy people who are present here praise thee with a great joy, saying, 18 O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers kept all these things which thou hast promised us for ever, and now turn away our heart from evil, that we may not sin before thee, and prepare our hearts to worship thee. 19 And I David answered and said thus: O LORD my God, give to Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all these things which I have commanded, and to build the temple for which I have made provision; for thy great name will be hallowed and praised in the world which thou hast created, in the presence of those who worship thee. 20 Then David said to all the people of Israel, Now bless the LORD your God. And all the people blessed the LORD God of their fathers, and bowed down and worshipped the LORD, and they also blessed King David. 21 And they offered sacrifices to the LORD and offered burnt offerings to the LORD, and on the next day they sacrificed a thousand bullocks and a thousand rams and a thousand lambs, with their drink offerings, and sacrificed in abundance for all Israel; 22 And they did eat and drink before the LORD on that day with great gladness. And they made Solomon the son of David king, and appointed Zadok to be the priest."
"23 Then Solomon sat on the throne of the kingdom of the LORD as king instead of David his father, and prospered; and all Israel obeyed him. 24 And all the mighty men and all the sons of King David submitted themselves to Solomon his son. 25 And the LORD magnified Solomon exceedingly in the sight of all Israel, and bestowed upon him such royal majesty as had not been on any king of Israel who had been before him. 26 Thus David the son of Jesse made Solomon his son king over all Israel.
30 With all his reign and his might and the times that passed over him and over Israel and over all the kingdoms of the countries. David did that which was good in the presence of the LORD, and he transgressed not against anything that he commanded him all the days of his life."
14. Chronicles 2