|Now when David was dwelling in his house, he said to Nathan the prophet: Behold I dwell in a house of cedar: and the ark of the covenant of the Lord is under skins.
|cum autem habitaret David in domo sua dixit ad Nathan prophetam ecce ego habito in domo cedrina arca autem foederis Domini sub pellibus est
|And Nathan said to David: Do all that is in thy heart: for God is with thee.
|et ait Nathan ad David omnia quae in corde tuo sunt fac Deus enim tecum est
|Now that night the word of God came to Nathan, saying:
|igitur nocte illa factus est sermo Dei ad Nathan dicens
|Go, and speak to David my servant: Thus saith the Lord: Thou shalt not build me a house to dwell in.
|vade et loquere David servo meo haec dicit Dominus non aedificabis tu mihi domum ad habitandum
|For I have not remained in a house from the time that I brought up Israel, to this day: but I have been always changing places in a tabernacle, and in a tent,
|neque enim mansi in domo ex eo tempore quo eduxi Israhel usque ad hanc diem sed fui semper mutans loca tabernaculi et in tentorio
|Abiding with all Israel. Did I ever speak to any one, of all the judges of Israel whom I charged to feed my people, saying: Why have you not built me a house of cedar?
|manens cum omni Israhel numquid locutus sum saltim uni iudicum Israhel quibus praeceperam ut pascerent populum meum et dixi quare non aedificastis mihi domum cedrinam
|Now therefore thus shalt thou say to my servant David: Thus saith the Lord of hosts: I took thee from the pastures, from following the flock, that thou shouldst be ruler of my people Israel.
|nunc itaque sic loqueris ad servum meum David haec dicit Dominus exercituum ego tuli te cum in pascuis sequereris gregem ut esses dux populi mei Israhel
|And I have been with thee whithersoever thou hast gone: and have slain all thy enemies before thee, and have made thee a name like that of one of the great ones that are renowned in the earth.
|et fui tecum quocumque perrexisti et interfeci omnes inimicos tuos coram te fecique tibi nomen quasi unius magnorum qui celebrantur in terra
|And I have given a place my people Israel: they shall be planted, and shall dwell therein, and shall be moved no more, neither shall the children of iniquity waste them, as at the beginning,
|et dedi locum populo meo Israhel plantabitur et habitabit in eo et ultra non commovebitur nec filii iniquitatis adterent eos sicut a principio
|Since the days that I gave judges to my people Israel, and have humbled all thy enemies. And I declare to thee, that the Lord will build thee a house.
|ex diebus quibus dedi iudices populo meo Israhel et humiliavi universos inimicos tuos adnuntio ergo tibi quod aedificaturus sit domum tibi Dominus
|And when thou shalt have ended thy days to go to thy fathers, I will raise up thy seed after thee, which shall be of thy sons: and I will establish his kingdom.
|cumque impleveris dies tuos ut vadas ad patres tuos suscitabo semen tuum post te quod erit de filiis tuis et stabiliam regnum eius
|He shall build me a house, and I will establish his throne for ever.
|ipse aedificabit mihi domum et firmabo solium eius usque in aeternum
|I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son: and I will not take my mercy away from him, as I took it from him that was before thee.
|ego ero ei in patrem et ipse erit mihi in filium et misericordiam meam non auferam ab eo sicut abstuli ab eo qui ante te fuit
|But I will settle him in my house, and in my kingdom for ever: and his throne shall be most firm for ever.
|et statuam eum in domo mea et in regno meo usque in sempiternum et thronus eius erit firmissimus in perpetuum
|According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak to David.
|iuxta omnia verba haec et iuxta universam visionem istam sic locutus est Nathan ad David
|And king David came and sat before the Lord, and said: Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my house, that thou shouldst give such things to me?
|cumque venisset rex David et sedisset coram Domino dixit quis ego sum Domine Deus et quae domus mea ut praestares mihi talia
|But even this hath seemed little in thy sight, and therefore thou hast also spoken concerning the house of thy servant for the time to come: and hast made me remarkable above all men, O Lord God.
|sed et hoc parum visum est in conspectu tuo ideoque locutus es super domum servi tui etiam in futurum et fecisti me spectabilem super omnes homines Domine Deus meus
|What can David add more, seeing thou hast thus glorified thy servant, and known him?
|quid ultra addere potest David cum ita glorificaveris servum tuum et cognoveris eum
|O Lord, for thy servant's sake, according to thy own heart, thou hast shewn all this magnificence, and wouldst have all the great things to be known.
|Domine propter famulum tuum iuxta cor tuum fecisti omnem magnificentiam hanc et nota esse voluisti universa magnalia
|O Lord there is none like thee: and here is no other God beside thee, of all whom we have heard of with our ears.
|Domine non est similis tui et non est alius deus absque te ex omnibus quos audivimus auribus nostris
|For what other nation is there upon earth like thy people Israel, whom God went to deliver, and make a people for himself, and by his greatness and terrors cast out nations before their face whom he had delivered out of Egypt?
|quis autem est alius ut populus tuus Israhel gens una in terra ad quam perrexit Deus ut liberaret et faceret populum sibi et magnitudine sua atque terroribus eiceret nationes a facie eius quem de Aegypto liberarat
|And thou hast made thy people Israel to be thy own people for ever, and thou, O Lord, art become their God.
|et posuisti populum tuum Israhel tibi in populum usque in aeternum et tu Domine factus es Deus eius
|Now therefore, O Lord, let the word which thou hast spoken to thy servant, and concerning his house, be established for ever, and do as thou hast said.
|nunc igitur Domine sermo quem locutus es famulo tuo et super domum eius confirmetur in perpetuum et fac sicut locutus es
|And let thy name remain and be magnified for ever: and let it be said: The Lord of hosts is God of Israel, and the house of David his servant remaineth before him.
|permaneatque et magnificetur nomen tuum usque in sempiternum et dicatur Dominus exercituum Deus Israhel et domus David servi eius permanens coram eo
|For thou, O Lord my God, hast revealed to the ear of thy servant, that thou wilt build him a house: and therefore thy servant hath found confidence to pray before thee.
|tu enim Domine Deus meus revelasti auriculam servi tui ut aedificares ei domum et idcirco invenit servus tuus fiduciam ut oret coram te
|And now O Lord, thou art God: and thou hast promised to thy servant such great benefits.
|nunc ergo Domine tu es Deus et locutus es ad servum tuum tanta beneficia
|And thou hast begun to bless the house of thy servant, that it may be always before thee: for seeing thou blessest it, O Lord, it shall be blessed for ever.
|et coepisti benedicere domui servi tui ut sit semper coram te te enim Domine benedicente benedicta erit in perpetuum