1Ch:17:16: And David the king came and sat before the LORD, and said, Who am I, O LORD God, and what is mine house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?
1Ch:17:17: And yet this was a small thing in thine eyes, O God; for thou hast also spoken of thy servantís house for a great while to come, and hast regarded me according to the estate of a man of high degree, O LORD God.
1Ch:17:18: What can David speak more to thee for the honour of thy servant? for thou knowest thy servant.
1Ch:17:19: O LORD, for thy servantís sake, and according to thine own heart, hast thou done all this greatness, in making known all these great things.
1Ch:17:20: O LORD, there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
1Ch:17:21: And what one nation in the earth is like thy people Israel, whom God went to redeem to be his own people, to make thee a name of greatness and terribleness, by driving out nations from before thy people, whom thou hast redeemed out of Egypt?
1Ch:17:22: For thy people Israel didst thou make thine own people for ever; and thou, LORD, becamest their God.
1Ch:17:23: Therefore now, LORD, let the thing that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant and concerning his house be established for ever, and do as thou hast said.
1Ch:17:24: Let it even be established, that thy name may be magnified for ever, saying, The LORD of hosts is the God of Israel, even a God to Israel: and let the house of David thy servant be established before thee.
1Ch:17:25: For thou, O my God, hast told thy servant that thou wilt build him an house: therefore thy servant hath found in his heart to pray before thee.
1Ch:17:26: And now, LORD, thou art God, and hast promised this goodness unto thy servant:
1Ch:17:27: Now therefore let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may be before thee for ever: for thou blessest, O LORD, and it shall be blessed for ever.
1Ch:18:1: Now after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them, and took Gath and her towns out of the hand of the Philistines.
1Ch:18:2: And he smote Moab; and the Moabites became Davidís servants, and brought gifts.
1Ch:18:3: And David smote Hadarezer king of Zobah unto Hamath, as he went to stablish his dominion by the river Euphrates.
1Ch:18:4: And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven thousand horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: David also houghed all the chariot horses, but reserved of them an hundred chariots.
1Ch:18:5: And when the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadarezer king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand men.
1Ch:18:6: Then David put garrisons in Syria-damascus; and the Syrians became Davidís servants, and brought gifts. Thus the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.
1Ch:18:7: And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadarezer, and brought them to Jerusalem.
1Ch:18:8: Likewise from Tibhath, and from Chun, cities of Hadarezer, brought David very much brass, wherewith Solomon made the brasen sea, and the pillars, and the vessels of brass.
1Ch:18:9: Now when Tou king of Hamath heard how David had smitten all the host of Hadarezer king of Zobah;
1Ch:18:10: He sent Hadoram his son to king David, to enquire of his welfare, and to congratulate him, because he had fought against Hadarezer, and smitten him; (for Hadarezer had war with Tou;) and with him all manner of vessels of gold and silver and brass.
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