1 Chronicles 17:1–2; 1 Chronicles 28:2; 2 Samuel 7:2–3; 1 Kings 8:17; Psalm 132:1–5

The Lord's Covenant with David

17 tNow when David lived in his house, David said to Nathan the prophet, Behold, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of the covenant of the Lord is under a tent. And Nathan said to David, Do all that is in your heart, for God is with you.


Then King David rose to his feet and said: Hear me, my brothers and my people. nI had it in my heart to build a house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the Lord and for the ofootstool of our God, and I made preparations for building.


the king said to uNathan the prophet, See now, I dwell vin a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells win a tent. And Nathan said to the king, xGo, do all that is in your heart, for the Lord is with you.


17 iNow it was in the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of the Lord, the God of Israel.


The Lord Has Chosen Zion

A Song of mAscents.

132  Remember, O Lord, in David's favor,

all ythe hardships he endured,

how he swore to the Lord

and zvowed to athe Mighty One of Jacob,

I will not enter my house

or get into my bed,

I will not bgive sleep to my eyes

or slumber to my eyelids,

until I cfind a place for the Lord,

a dwelling place for athe Mighty One of Jacob.