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1 Chronicles 17:10

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17:10 and during the time when I appointed judges to lead my people Israel. I will subdue all your enemies.

“‘“I declare to you that the Lord will build a dynastic house 1  for you!

1 Chronicles 17:25

Context
17:25 for you, my God, have revealed to your servant that you will build a dynasty 2  for him. That is why your servant has had the courage to pray to you. 3 

1 tn Here the word “house” is used in a metaphorical sense, referring to a royal dynasty. The Lord’s use of the word here plays off the literal sense that David had in mind as he contemplated building a temple (“house”) for the Lord. In the translation the adjective “dynastic” is supplied to indicate that the term is used metaphorically.

2 tn Heb “house.”

3 tn Heb “That is why your servant found to pray before you.” Perhaps the phrase אֶת לִבּוֹ (’et libbo, “his heart”) should be supplied as the object of the verb “found.”



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