New International Version
"You, my God, have revealed to your servant that you will build a house for him. So your servant has found courage to pray to you.
King James Bible
For thou, O my God, hast told thy servant that thou wilt build him an house: therefore thy servant hath found in his heart to pray before thee.
Darby Bible Translation
For thou, my God, hast revealed to thy servant that thou wilt build him a house; therefore hath thy servant found [in his heart] to pray before thee.
World English Bible
For you, my God, have revealed to your servant that you will build him a house. Therefore your servant has found courage to pray before you.
Young's Literal Translation
for Thou, O my God, Thou hast uncovered the ear of Thy servant -- to build to him a house, therefore hath Thy servant found to pray before Thee.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Hath found in his heart to pray - The Targum expresses a full sense: "Therefore thy servant hath found an opening of mouth, that he might pray before Thee.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
told thy servant [heb] revealed the ear of thy servant
'Amasiah, the son of Zichri, who willingly offered himself unto the Lord.'--1 CHRON. xvii, 16. This is a scrap from the catalogue of Jehoshaphat's 'mighty men of valour'; and is Amasiah's sole record. We see him for a moment and hear his eulogium and then oblivion swallows him up. We do not know what it was that he did to earn it. But what a fate, to live to all generations by that one sentence! I. Cheerful self-surrender the secret of all religion. The words of our text contain a metaphor naturally …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Divine Jesus.
1 Chronicles 17:24
so that it will be established and that your name will be great forever. Then people will say, 'The LORD Almighty, the God over Israel, is Israel's God!' And the house of your servant David will be established before you.
1 Chronicles 17:26
You, LORD, are God! You have promised these good things to your servant.
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