1 Chronicles 17:16
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New International Version
Then King David went in and sat before the LORD, and he said: "Who am I, LORD God, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far?

New Living Translation
Then King David went in and sat before the LORD and prayed, "Who am I, O LORD God, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far?

English Standard Version
Then King David went in and sat before the LORD and said, “Who am I, O LORD God, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far?

Berean Study Bible
Then King David went in, sat before the LORD, and said, “Who am I, O LORD God, and what is my house, that You have brought me this far?

New American Standard Bible
Then David the king went in and sat before the LORD and said, "Who am I, O LORD God, and what is my house that You have brought me this far?

King James Bible
And David the king came and sat before the LORD, and said, Who am I, O LORD God, and what is mine house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?

Christian Standard Bible
Then King David went in, sat in the LORD's presence, and said, Who am I, LORD God, and what is my house that you have brought me this far?

Contemporary English Version
David went into the tent he had set up for the sacred chest. He sat there and prayed: LORD God, my family and I don't deserve what you have already done for us,

Good News Translation
Then King David went into the Tent of the LORD's presence, sat down, and prayed, "I am not worthy of what you have already done for me, LORD God, nor is my family.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then King David went in, sat in the LORD's presence, and said, Who am I, LORD God, and what is my house that You have brought me this far?

International Standard Version
Then King David went in, sat down in the presence of the LORD, and said: "Who am I, LORD God, and what is my household, since you have brought me to this?

NET Bible
David went in, sat before the LORD, and said: "Who am I, O LORD God, and what is my family, that you should have brought me to this point?

New Heart English Bible
Then David the king went in, and sat before the LORD; and he said, "Who am I, LORD God, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then King David went into the tent and sat in front of the LORD. "Who am I, LORD God," he asked, "and why is my house so important that you have brought me this far?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then David the king went in, and sat before the LORD; and he said: 'Who am I, O LORD God, and what is my house, that Thou hast brought me thus far?

New American Standard 1977
Then David the king went in and sat before the LORD and said, “Who am I, O LORD God, and what is my house that Thou hast brought me this far?

Jubilee Bible 2000
And David, the king, came and sat before the LORD and said, Who am I, O LORD God, and what is my house, that thou hast brought me here?

King James 2000 Bible
And David the king came and sat before the LORD, and said, Who am I, O LORD God, and what is my house, that you have brought me this far?

American King James Version
And David the king came and sat before the LORD, and said, Who am I, O LORD God, and what is my house, that you have brought me till now?

American Standard Version
Then David the king went in, and sat before Jehovah; and he said, Who am I, O Jehovah God, and what is my house, that thou hast brought me thus far?

Douay-Rheims Bible
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?

Darby Bible Translation
And king David went in and sat before Jehovah, and said, Who am I, Jehovah Elohim, and what is my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?

English Revised Version
Then David the king went in, and sat before the LORD; and he said, Who am I, O LORD God, and what is my house, that thou hast brought me thus far?

Webster's Bible Translation
And David the king came and sat before the LORD, and said, Who am I, O LORD God, and what is my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?

World English Bible
Then David the king went in, and sat before Yahweh; and he said, "Who am I, Yahweh God, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far?

Young's Literal Translation
And David the king cometh in and sitteth before Jehovah, and saith, 'Who am I, O Jehovah God, and what my house, that Thou hast brought me hitherto?
Study Bible
David's Prayer of Thanksgiving
16Then King David went in, sat before the LORD, and said, “Who am I, O LORD God, and what is my house, that You have brought me this far? 17And as if this was a small thing in Your eyes, O God, You have spoken about the future of the house of Your servant and have regarded me as a man of great distinction, O LORD God.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 7:18
Then King David went in, sat before the LORD, and said, "Who am I, O Lord GOD, and what is my house, that You have brought me this far?

1 Chronicles 17:15
According to all these words and this entire vision, so Nathan spoke to David.

1 Chronicles 17:17
And as if this was a small thing in Your eyes, O God, You have spoken about the future of the house of Your servant and have regarded me as a man of great distinction, O LORD God.

Treasury of Scripture

And David the king came and sat before the LORD, and said, Who am I, O LORD God, and what is my house, that you have brought me till now?

sat before

2 Samuel 7:18 Then went king David in, and sat before the LORD, and he said, Who …

2 Kings 19:14 And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and …

Who am I

Genesis 32:10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, …

Psalm 144:3 LORD, what is man, that you take knowledge of him! or the son of …

Ephesians 3:8 To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given…

what is

Judges 6:15 And he said to him, Oh my Lord, with which shall I save Israel? …

1 Samuel 9:21 And Saul answered and said, Am not I a Benjamite, of the smallest …

that thou hast

Genesis 48:15,16 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham …

1 Samuel 7:12 Then Samuel took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and …

Acts 26:22 Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue to this day, witnessing …

2 Corinthians 1:10 Who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver: in whom …







(16) Sat before the Lord.--In the tent of the Ark.

And said.--Comp. Psalms 18, title.

Who am I.--The longer form of the pronoun I is used in Samuel ('anokhi; here 'ani).

O Lord God.--Heb., Jehovah Elohim. Samuel has "Adonai Jehovah," which is more original. David addresses God as "my Lord, Jehovah;" just as in 1Chronicles 17:4; 1Chronicles 17:7, God speaks of David as "my servant." (Comp. the frequent style of the Assyrian kings, who speak of their wars as undertaken in the service of the gods their lords.)

Mine house.--My family.

Hitherto.--To this pitch of greatness. With this and the next verse, compare David's last words (2Samuel 23:5).

Verses 16-27. - These verses contain David's response to the gracious communication which had been made to him, and thanksgivings for the promise made to him as regards his seed. His appreciation of the contents of that promise is expressed in a manner which would seem to indicate that he was not altogether untaught, even then, by the Spirit of some of the deeper significance of the far-reaching promise. Verse 16. - Sat before the Lord; i.e. before the ark. It has surprised many that it should be said that David sat before the Lord, in the act of prayer or devotion. But this was not altogether unusual (1 Kings 19:4) in the first place; and then, secondly, it is not quite clear that this is said. Possibly he sat awaiting first some such token as he might know how to construe into the presence of Jehovah, and into his gracious vouchsafing to give him audience, and thereupon he may have altered his attitude. Confessedly, however, the other is the morn natural reading. 16. David the king … sat before the Lord, and said—(See on [386]2Sa 7:18). 17:1-27 David's purposes; God's gracious promises. - This chapter is the same as 2Sa 7. See what is there said upon it. It is very observable that what in Samuel is said to be, for thy word's sake, is here said to be, "for thy servant's sake," ver. 19. Jesus Christ is both the Word of God, Re 19:13, and the Servant of God, Isa 42:1; and it is for his sake, upon account of his mediation, that the promises are made good to all believers; it is in him, that they are yea and amen. For His sake it is done, for his sake it is made known; to him we owe all this greatness, from him we are to expect all these great things. They are the unsearchable riches of Christ, which, if by faith we see in themselves, and see in the Lord Jesus, we cannot but magnify as the only true greatness, and speak honourably of them. For this blessedness may we look amidst the trials of life, and when we feel the hand of death upon us; and seek it for our children after us.
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