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Bible Commentaries
2 Samuel 7

Everett's Study Notes on the Holy ScripturesEverett's Study Notes

Verses 1-29

2 Samuel 7:1 And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house, and the LORD had given him rest round about from all his enemies;

2 Samuel 7:1 “when the king sat in his house” - Comments - This apparently was the house that Hiram had built for David (2 Samuel 5:11).

2 Samuel 5:11, “And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, and carpenters, and masons: and they built David an house.”

2 Samuel 7:14 I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men:

2 Samuel 7:14 “I will be his father, and he shall be my son” - Comments - This was the way Jesus almost exclusively refers to God in the New Testament, as His Heavenly Father.

2 Samuel 7:15 But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee.

2 Samuel 7:16 And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever.

2 Samuel 7:16 “thine house and thy kingdom” - Comments - This was a two-fold prophecy. It refers to the Davidic earth kingdom that God has established over Israel; but, more definite, it refers to the eternal kingdom of God that will be ushered in with the coming of Jesus and the establishment of the Church.

2 Samuel 7:12-17 Comments - A Prophecy of the Messiah as King 2 Samuel 7:12-17 is a prophecy of the Messiah as King. Although Solomon's sin of idolatry was the cause of the northern kingdom being torn away from his son Rehoboam, God preserved the tribe of Judah for the lineage of David (1 Kings 11:13), thus fulfilling the prophecy of this passage.

1 Kings 11:13, “Howbeit I will not rend away all the kingdom; but will give one tribe to thy son for David my servant's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake which I have chosen.”

2 Samuel 7:18 Then went king David 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 hitherto?

2 Samuel 7:18 “Then went king David in, and sat before the LORD” - Comments - When David sat before the Lord, it meant that he entered the tent where the ark abode, and remained before the Lord for a period of time.

2 Samuel 7:23 And what one nation in the earth is like thy people, even like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to himself, and to make him a name, and to do for you great things and terrible, for thy land, before thy people, which thou redeemedst to thee from Egypt, from the nations and their gods?

2 Samuel 7:23 Comments - This decree, or prophecy, says that God is a God who works miracles for His people. This fact is now decreed by David, the king, prophetically as an eternal decree that will always be established, a decree that God will honour. God will always be working miracles for His people. Because of this, miracles did not stop in the book of Acts, but have been a part of the Church for the last two thousand years.

Bibliographical Information
Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7". Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ghe/2-samuel-7.html. 2013.
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