David's Prayer of Gratitude

2 Samuel 7

18 Then King David went in and sat before the Lord and said, v "Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far? 19 And yet this was a small thing in your eyes, O Lord God. w You have spoken also of your servant's house for a great while to come, and this is instruction for mankind, O Lord God! 20 And what more can David say to you? x For you know your servant, O Lord God! 21 Because of your promise, and according to your own heart, you have brought about all this greatness, to make your servant know it. 22 y Therefore you are great, O Lord God. z For there is none like you, and there is no God besides you, according to all that we have heard with our ears. 23 a And who is like your people Israel, the one nation on earth whom God went to redeem to be his people, making himself a name b and doing for them 1 great and awesome things by driving out 2 before your people, whom c you redeemed for yourself from Egypt, a nation and its gods? 24 d And you established for yourself your people Israel to be your people forever. And you, O Lord, became their God. 25 And now, O Lord God, confirm forever the word that you have spoken concerning your servant and concerning his house, and do as you have spoken. 26 And your name will be magnified forever, saying, 'The Lord of hosts is God over Israel,' and the house of your servant David will be established before you. 27 For you, O Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, have made this revelation to your servant, saying, 'I will build you a house.' Therefore your servant has found courage to pray this prayer to you. 28 And now, O Lord God, you are God, and e your words are true, and you have promised this good thing to your servant. 29 Now therefore may it please you to bless the house of your servant, so that it may continue forever before you. For you, O Lord God, have spoken, f and with your blessing shall the house of your servant be blessed forever."

  1. Cross References
    Genesis 32:10
    I am not worthy of the least of all the deeds of steadfast love and all the faithfulness that you have shown to your servant, for with only my staff I crossed this Jordan, and now I have become two camps.
  2. Cross References
    2 Samuel 7:12 - 13
    When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom.
    1 Chronicles 17:17
    And this was a small thing in your eyes, O God. You have also spoken of your servant's house for a great while to come, and have shown me future generations, O Lord God!
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 139:1 - 4
    O Lord, you have searched me and known me!
  4. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 16:25
    For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and he is to be held in awe above all gods.
    2 Chronicles 2:5
    The house that I am to build will be great, for our God is greater than all gods.
  5. Cross References
    Exodus 15:11
    Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods? Who is...
    Deuteronomy 3:24
    O Lord God, you have only begun to show your se...
    Psalms 86:8
    There is none like you among the gods, O Lord, ...
    Psalms 89:6
    For who in the skies can be compared to the Lor...
    Psalms 89:8
    O Lord God of hosts, who is mighty as you are, ...
    Isaiah 45:5
    I am the Lord, and there is no other, besides m...
    Jeremiah 10:6
    There is none like you, O Lord ; you are great,...
  6. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 4:7
    For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as the Lord our God is to us, whenever we call upon him?
    Deuteronomy 4:34
    Or has any god ever attempted to go and take a nation for himself from the midst of another nation, by trials, by signs, by wonders, and by war, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, and by great deeds of terror, all of which the Lord your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?
    Deuteronomy 33:29
    Happy are you, O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the Lord, the shield of your help, and the sword of your triumph! Your enemies shall come fawning to you, and you shall tread upon their backs.
    Psalms 147:20
    He has not dealt thus with any other nation; they do not know his rules. Praise the Lord!
  7. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 10:21
    He is your praise. He is your God, who has done for you these great and terrifying things that your eyes have seen.
  8. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 9:26
    And I prayed to the Lord, 'O Lord God, do not destroy your people and your heritage, whom you have redeemed through your greatness, whom you have brought out of Egypt with a mighty hand.
    Nehemiah 1:10
    They are your servants and your people, whom you have redeemed by your great power and by your strong hand.
  9. Cross References
    2 Samuel 7:13
    He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.
    2 Samuel 7:16
    And your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me. Your throne shall be established forever.'
    2 Samuel 7:26
    And your name will be magnified forever, saying, 'The Lord of hosts is God over Israel,' and the house of your servant David will be established before you.
    Deuteronomy 26:18
    And the Lord has declared today that you are a people for his treasured possession, as he has promised you, and that you are to keep all his commandments.
  10. Cross References
    John 17:17
    Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.
  11. Cross References
    2 Samuel 22:51
    Great salvation he brings to his king, and shows steadfast love to his anointed, to David and his offspring forever.
    Psalms 89:28 - 29
    My steadfast love I will keep for him forever, and my covenant will stand firm for him.
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