God’s Promise to David
1After the king was settled in his palace and the Lord had given him rest from all his enemies around him, 2he said to Nathan the prophet, “Here I am, living in a house of cedar, while the ark of God remains in a tent.”
3Nathan replied to the king, “Whatever you have in mind, go ahead and do it, for the Lord is with you.”
4But that night the word of the Lord came to Nathan, saying:
5“Go and tell my servant David, ‘This is what the Lord says: Are you the one to build me a house to dwell in? 6I have not dwelt in a house from the day I brought the Israelites up out of Egypt to this day. I have been moving from place to place with a tent as my dwelling. 7Wherever I have moved with all the Israelites, did I ever say to any of their rulers whom I commanded to shepherd my people Israel, “Why have you not built me a house of cedar?” ’
8“Now then, tell my servant David, ‘This is what the Lord Almighty says: I took you from the pasture, from tending the flock, and appointed you ruler over my people Israel. 9I have been with you wherever you have gone, and I have cut off all your enemies from before you. Now I will make your name great, like the names of the greatest men on earth. 10And I will provide a place for my people Israel and will plant them so that they can have a home of their own and no longer be disturbed. Wicked people will not oppress them anymore, as they did at the beginning 11and have done ever since the time I appointed leaders7:11 Traditionally judges over my people Israel. I will also give you rest from all your enemies.
“ ‘The Lord declares to you that the Lord himself will establish a house for you: 12When your days are over and you rest with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, your own flesh and blood, and I will establish his kingdom. 13He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. 14I will be his father, and he will be my son. When he does wrong, I will punish him with a rod wielded by men, with floggings inflicted by human hands. 15But my love will never be taken away from him, as I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from before you. 16Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me7:16 Some Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint; most Hebrew manuscripts you; your throne will be established forever.’ ”
17Nathan reported to David all the words of this entire revelation.
18Then King David went in and sat before the Lord, and he said:
“Who am I, Sovereign Lord, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far? 19And as if this were not enough in your sight, Sovereign Lord, you have also spoken about the future of the house of your servant—and this decree, Sovereign Lord, is for a mere human!7:19 Or for the human race
20“What more can David say to you? For you know your servant, Sovereign Lord. 21For the sake of your word and according to your will, you have done this great thing and made it known to your servant.
22“How great you are, Sovereign Lord! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears. 23And who is like your people Israel—the one nation on earth that God went out to redeem as a people for himself, and to make a name for himself, and to perform great and awesome wonders by driving out nations and their gods from before your people, whom you redeemed from Egypt?7:23 See Septuagint and 1 Chron. 17:21; Hebrew wonders for your land and before your people, whom you redeemed from Egypt, from the nations and their gods. 24You have established your people Israel as your very own forever, and you, Lord, have become their God.
25“And now, Lord God, keep forever the promise you have made concerning your servant and his house. Do as you promised, 26so that your name will be great forever. Then people will say, ‘The Lord Almighty is God over Israel!’ And the house of your servant David will be established in your sight.
27“Lord Almighty, God of Israel, you have revealed this to your servant, saying, ‘I will build a house for you.’ So your servant has found courage to pray this prayer to you. 28Sovereign Lord, you are God! Your covenant is trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant. 29Now be pleased to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever in your sight; for you, Sovereign Lord, have spoken, and with your blessing the house of your servant will be blessed forever.”
Kĩĩranĩro kĩa Ngai kũrĩ Daudi
1Na rĩrĩ, thuutha wa mũthamaki gũikara nyũmba yake ya ũthamaki, nake Jehova akamũhe ũhurũko agatiga gũũkĩrĩrwo nĩ thũ ciake ciothe iria ciamũrigiicĩirie-rĩ, 27:2 1Maũ 29:29; Jer 22:14akĩĩra mũnabii Nathani atĩrĩ, “Niĩ njikaraga nyũmba ya ũthamaki yaakĩtwo na mĩtarakwa, o rĩrĩa ithandũkũ rĩa Ngai rĩigĩtwo hema-inĩ.”
37:3 1Sam 10:7; Thab 132:1-5Nathani agĩcookeria mũthamaki atĩrĩ, “Ũndũ ũrĩa ũreciiria, gwĩka ĩka guo tondũ Jehova arĩ hamwe nawe.”
4Ũtukũ ũcio kiugo kĩa Jehova gĩgĩkinyĩra Nathani, akĩĩrwo atĩrĩ:
57:5 1Maũ 28:3; 1Ath 8:19“Thiĩ ũkeere ndungata yakwa Daudi atĩrĩ, ‘Jehova ekuuga ũũ: Anga we nĩwe ũkũnjakĩra nyũmba nĩguo ndĩmĩtũũre? 67:6 Atũm 7:45; 1Ath 8:16Niĩ ndirĩ ndatũũra nyũmba kuuma mũthenya ũrĩa ndaarutire andũ a Isiraeli kuuma bũrũri wa Misiri nginya ũmũthĩ. Ndũũraga thiiaga kũndũ na kũndũ ndĩ hema-inĩ arĩ yo gĩtũũro gĩakwa. 77:7 Gũcook 23:14; Alaw 26:11-12Kũrĩa guothe ndanathiĩ na andũ a Isiraeli othe-rĩ, ndĩ ndooria mũtongoria o na ũmwe wao, arĩa ndaathire marĩithagie andũ akwa a Isiraeli, atĩrĩ, “Mwagĩte kũnjakĩra nyũmba ya mĩtarakwa nĩkĩ?” ’
87:8 1Sam 16:11; 2Akor 6:18“Na rĩrĩ, ĩra ndungata yakwa Daudi atĩrĩ, ‘Jehova Mwene-Hinya-Wothe ekuuga ũũ: Ndaakũrutire rũũru-inĩ ngĩgũtigithia kũrũmĩrĩra mahiũ nĩguo ũtuĩke mwathi wa andũ akwa a Isiraeli. 97:9 2Sam 5:10; Thab 18:37-42Nĩ ngoretwo nawe o kũrĩa guothe wanathiĩ, na ngakwehereria thũ ciaku ciothe ikeehera mbere yaku. Rĩu nĩngũtũma rĩĩtwa rĩaku rĩtuĩke inene, o ta marĩĩtwa ma andũ arĩa anene mũno a thĩ. 107:10 Isa 5:1-7; Thab 89:22-23Na nĩngaahe andũ akwa a Isiraeli handũ, na ndĩmahaande wega nĩgeetha magĩe na mũciĩ wao kĩũmbe, na matigacooka gũthĩĩnĩka. Andũ aaganu matigacooka kũmahinyĩrĩria rĩngĩ, o ta ũrĩa maatũire meekaga kĩambĩrĩria-inĩ, 117:11 1Sam 12:9-11; Thab 89:35-37o na ũrĩa matũire meekaga kuuma rĩrĩa ndathuurire atongoria a gũtongoragia andũ akwa a Isiraeli. Ningĩ nĩngakũhe ũhurũko kuuma kũrĩ thũ ciaku ciothe.
“ ‘Jehova egũkwĩra atĩ Jehova we mwene nĩwe ũkaarũgamia nyũmba yaku: 127:12 1Ath 2:1; Jer 30:21Hĩndĩ ĩrĩa matukũ maku magaathira, ũhurũke hamwe na maithe maku, nĩngarahũra mbeũ yaku ĩcooke ithenya rĩaku, ĩrĩa ĩkoima mũthiimo waku wee mwene, na nĩngarũgamia ũthamaki wake. 137:13 Gũcook 12:5; 2Ath 21:4, 7Ũcio nĩwe ũgaaka nyũmba ĩtanĩtio na Rĩĩtwa Rĩakwa, na nĩngarũgamia gĩtĩ kĩa ũnene wake nginya tene. 147:14 Thab 89:30-33; Ahib 1:5Nĩngatuĩka ithe, nake atuĩke mũrũ wakwa. Hĩndĩ ĩrĩa ageeka ũũru, ngaamũherithia na rũthanju rwa andũ, na ahũũrwo mahũũra nĩ andũ. 157:15 1Ath 2:4; 2Maũ 6:16No rĩrĩ, wendo wakwa ndũrĩ hĩndĩ ũkeeherio kũrĩ we, ta ũrĩa ndaaweheririe harĩ Saũlũ, ũrĩa ndeheririe mbere yaku. 167:16 Luk 1:33; Thab 9:7Nyũmba yaku na ũthamaki waku igũtũũra mbere yakwa nginya tene; o nakĩo gĩtĩ gĩaku kĩa ũnene gĩgũtũũra kĩrĩ kĩrũmu wega nginya tene.’ ”
17Nake Nathani akĩĩra Daudi ciugo ciothe cia ũguũrio ũcio.
Ihooya rĩa Daudi
187:18 Thaam 3:11Nake Mũthamaki Daudi agĩtoonya, agĩikara thĩ mbere ya Jehova, akiuga atĩrĩ:
“Niĩ ndĩkĩrĩ ũ, Wee Mwathani Jehova, nayo nyũmba yakwa-rĩ, ĩkĩrĩ kĩ, atĩ nĩkĩo ũnginyĩtie nginya haha? 197:19 Isa 55:8-9Na rĩrĩ, Wee Mwathani Jehova, wonete ũndũ ũcio ta ũrĩ mũnini maitho-inĩ maku, nawe ũgacooka kwaria ũhoro wa matukũ marĩa magooka makoniĩ nyũmba ya ndungata yaku. Ningĩ Wee Mwathani Jehova ĩno nĩyo njĩra yaku ĩrĩa waragĩria andũ nayo?
207:20 Isa 38:15; Joh 21:17“Nĩ atĩa ũngĩ Daudi angĩkwĩra? Nĩgũkorwo Wee Mwathani Jehova, nĩũĩ ndungata yaku. 21Nĩ ũndũ wa kiugo gĩaku, na kũringana na wendo waku, nĩwĩkĩte ũndũ ũyũ mũnene ũguo, na ũkaũmenyithia ndungata yaku.
227:22 Gũcook 3:24; Thab 44:1“Wee Mwathani Jehova, kaĩ ũkĩrĩ mũnene-ĩ! Gũtirĩ ũngĩ tawe, na gũtirĩ Ngai ũngĩ tiga wee, o ta ũrĩa tũiguĩte na matũ maitũ. 237:23 Gũcook 4:32-38; Ndar 6:27Na nũũ ũhaana ta andũ aku a Isiraeli, rũrĩrĩ rũmwe gũkũ thĩ rũrĩa Ngai waruo aakũũrire rũtuĩke andũ ake, nĩgeetha wĩgĩĩre igweta, na wĩke maũndũ manene ma magegania na ma gwĩtigĩrwo, na ũndũ wa kũingata ndũrĩrĩ na ngai ciao ciehere mbere ya andũ aku, arĩa wakũũrire kuuma bũrũri wa Misiri? 247:24 Gũcook 26:18; Thab 48:14Wee nĩũrũgamĩtie andũ aku a Isiraeli matuĩke andũ aku nginya tene, nawe, Wee Jehova nĩũtuĩkĩte Ngai wao.
25“Na rĩrĩ, Jehova Ngai, tũma kĩĩranĩro kĩrĩa wĩranĩire gĩkoniĩ ndungata yaku na nyũmba yake kĩrũme nginya tene. Na wĩke o ta ũguo wĩranĩire, 267:26 Thaam 6:3; 1Sam 25:28nĩgeetha rĩĩtwa rĩaku rĩnenehe nginya tene. Ningĩ andũ nĩmakoiga atĩrĩ, ‘Jehova Mwene-Hinya-Wothe nĩwe Ngai wa Isiraeli!’ Nayo nyũmba ya ndungata yaku Daudi nĩĩkehaanda mbere yaku.
27“Wee Jehova Mwene-Hinya-Wothe, Ngai wa Isiraeli, nĩũguũrĩirie ndungata yaku ũndũ ũyũ, ũkoiga atĩrĩ, ‘Nĩngagwakĩra nyũmba.’ Nĩ ũndũ ũcio ndungata yaku nĩĩgĩĩte na ũmĩrĩru wa kũhooya ihooya rĩrĩ. 287:28 Joh 17:17Wee Mwathani Jehova, Wee nĩwe Ngai! Ciugo ciaku nĩciakwĩhokwo, na nĩwĩrĩire ndungata yaku maũndũ macio mega. 297:29 Ndar 6:23-27Rĩu nĩwonete kwagĩrĩire ũrathime nyũmba ya ndungata yaku, nĩgeetha ĩtũũre mbere yaku nginya tene maitho-inĩ maku; nĩgũkorwo Wee Mwathani Jehova nĩwe warĩtie, na nĩ ũndũ wa kĩrathimo gĩaku, nyũmba ya ndungata yaku ĩtũũre ĩraathimĩtwo nginya tene.”