Now then, you are to tell My servant David that this is what the LORD of Hosts says: I took you from the pasture, from following the flock, to be the ruler over My people Israel.
Cross ReferencesActs 7:46
who found favor in the sight of God and asked to provide a dwelling place for the God of Jacob.
1 Samuel 2:8
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap. He seats them among princes and bestows on them a throne of honor. For the foundations of the earth are the LORD's, and upon them He has set the world.
1 Samuel 16:11
And Samuel asked him, "Are these all the sons you have?" "There is still the youngest," Jesse replied, "but he is tending the sheep." "Send for him," Samuel replied. "For we will not sit down to eat until he arrives."
1 Samuel 16:12
So Jesse sent for his youngest son and brought him in. He was ruddy, with beautiful eyes and a handsome appearance. And the LORD said, "Rise and anoint him, for he is the one."
2 Samuel 6:21
But David said to Michal, "I was dancing before the LORD who chose me over your father and all his house when He appointed me ruler over the LORD's people Israel. I will celebrate before the LORD,
2 Samuel 23:1
These are the last words of David: "The oracle of David son of Jesse, the oracle of the man raised on high, the one anointed by the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel:
2 Samuel 24:17
When David saw the angel striking down the people, he said to the LORD, "Surely I, the shepherd, have sinned and acted wickedly. But these sheep, what have they done? Please, let Your hand fall upon me and my father's house."
1 Kings 3:6
Solomon replied, "You have shown great loving devotion to Your servant, my father David, because he walked before You in truth, righteousness, and uprightness of heart. And You have kept this great loving devotion by giving him a son to sit on his throne this very day.
1 Kings 8:16
Since the day I brought My people Israel out of Egypt, I have not chosen a city from any tribe of Israel in which to build a house so that My Name would be there. But I have chosen David to be over My people Israel.'
1 Chronicles 21:17
and David said to God, "Was it not I who gave the order to count the people? I, the shepherd, am the one who has sinned and acted wickedly. But these sheep, what have they done? O LORD my God, please let Your hand fall upon me and my father's house, but do not let this plague remain upon Your people."
He chose David His servant and took him from the sheepfolds;
From tending the ewes He brought him to be shepherd of His people Jacob, of Israel His inheritance.
Chapter Outline1. Nathan, first approving the purpose of David to build God a house
4. After by the word of God forbids him
12. God promises him benefits and blessings in his seed
18. David's prayer and thanksgiving
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I took thee
1 Samuel 16:11, 12
1 Chronicles 17:7
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