David's Prayer of Gratitude
Then King David went in and sat before the LORD; and he said: a "Who am I, O Lord GOD? And what is my house, that You have brought me this far?
"And yet this was a small thing in Your sight, O Lord GOD; and You have also spoken of Your servant's house for a great while to come. b Is this the manner of man, O Lord GOD?
"Now what more can David say to You? For You, Lord GOD, c know Your servant.
"For Your word's sake, and according to Your own heart, You have done all these great things, to make Your servant know them.
"Therefore d You are great, O Lord GOD. For e there is none like You, nor is there any God besides You, according to all that we have heard with our f ears.
"And who is like Your people, like Israel, g the one nation on the earth whom God went to redeem for Himself as a people, to make for Himself a name - and to do for Yourself great and awesome deeds for Your land - before h Your people whom You redeemed for Yourself from Egypt, the nations, and their gods?
"For i You have made Your people Israel Your very own people forever; j and You, LORD, have become their God.
"Now, O LORD God, the word which You have spoken concerning Your servant and concerning his house, establish it forever and do as You have said.
"So let Your name be magnified forever, saying, 'The LORD of hosts is the God over Israel.' And let the house of Your servant David be established before You.
"For You, O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, have revealed this to Your servant, saying, 'I will build you a house.' Therefore Your servant has found it in his heart to pray this prayer to You.
"And now, O Lord GOD, You are God, and k Your words are true, and You have promised this goodness to Your servant.
"Now therefore, let it please You to bless the house of Your servant, that it may continue before You forever; for You, O Lord GOD, have spoken it, and with Your blessing let the house of Your servant be blessed l forever."
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
2 Samuel 7:13
He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.
His seed shall endure forever, And his throne as the sun before Me.
It shall be established forever like the moon, Even like the faithful witness in the sky." Selah
When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.
The people answered Him, "We have heard from the law that the Christ remains forever; and how can You say, 'The Son of Man must be lifted up' ? Who is this Son of Man?
I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies and of all the truth which You have shown Your servant; for I crossed over this Jordan with my staff, and now I have become two companies.
But Moses said to God, "Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?
1 Samuel 18:18
So David said to Saul, "Who am I, and what is my life or my father's family in Israel, that I should be son-in-law to the king?
For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways," says the LORD.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.
1 Samuel 16:7
But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.
O LORD, You have searched me and known me.
He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?" Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, "Do you love Me?" And he said to Him, "Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You." Jesus said to him, "Feed My sheep.
For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe.
1 Chronicles 16:25
For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised; He is also to be feared above all gods.
2 Chronicles 2:5
And the temple which I build will be great, for our God is greater than all gods.
For You are great, and do wondrous things; You alone are God.
Inasmuch as there is none like You, O LORD (You are great, and Your name is great in might).
Who is like You, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like You, glorious in holiness, Fearful in praises, doing wonders?
O Lord GOD, You have begun to show Your servant Your greatness and Your mighty hand, for what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do anything like Your works and Your mighty deeds?
To you it was shown, that you might know that the LORD Himself is God; there is none other besides Him.
Now see that I, even I, am He, And there is no God besides Me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; Nor is there any who can deliver from My hand.
"and that you may tell in the hearing of your son and your son's son the mighty things I have done in Egypt, and My signs which I have done among them, that you may know that I am the LORD."
We have heard with our ears, O God, Our fathers have told us, The deeds You did in their days, In days of old:
He has not dealt thus with any nation; And as for His judgments, they have not known them. Praise the LORD!
Therefore I prayed to the LORD, and said: 'O Lord GOD, do not destroy Your people and Your inheritance whom You have redeemed through Your greatness, whom You have brought out of Egypt with a mighty hand.
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 majesty! Your enemies shall submit to you, And you shall tread down their high places.
And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you.
"Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God."
I will take you as My people, and I will be your God. Then you shall know that I am the LORD your God who brings you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.
Also today the LORD has proclaimed you to be His special people, just as He promised you, that you should keep all His commandments.
For this is God, Our God forever and ever; He will be our guide Even to death.
And the LORD passed before him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth.
Not a word failed of any good thing which the LORD had spoken to the house of Israel. All came to pass.
Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.