7:1 The king settled into his palace, 1 for the Lord gave him relief 2 from all his enemies on all sides. 3 7:2 The king said to Nathan the prophet, “Look! I am living in a palace made from cedar, while the ark of God sits in the middle of a tent.” 7:3 Nathan replied to the king, “You should go 4 and do whatever you have in mind, 5 for the Lord is with you.” 7:4 That night the Lord told Nathan, 6 7:5 “Go, tell my servant David: ‘This is what the Lord says: Do you really intend to build a house for me to live in? 7:6 I have not lived in a house from the time I brought the Israelites up from Egypt to the present day. Instead, I was traveling with them and living in a tent. 7
1 tn Heb “house” (also in the following verse).
2 tn Or “rest.”
4 tc Several medieval Hebrew
5 tn Heb “all that is in your heart.”
6 tn Heb “the word of the
7 tn Heb “in a tent and in a dwelling.” The expression is a hendiadys, using two terms to express one idea.