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2 Samuel 7

Introduction

Overview

2 Samuel 7:1, Nathan, first approving the purpose of David to build God a house, 2 Samuel 7:4, after by the word of God forbids him; 2 Samuel 7:12, God promises him benefits and blessings in his seed; 2 Samuel 7:18, David’s prayer and thanksgiving.

Verse 1

the king: 1 Chronicles 17:1-Ezra :, Daniel 4:29, Daniel 4:30

the Lord: Joshua 21:44, Joshua 23:1, 1 Kings 5:4, 2 Chronicles 14:6, Psalms 18:1, *title Proverbs 16:7, Luke 1:74, Luke 1:75

Reciprocal: Genesis 49:15 - rest 2 Samuel 7:11 - have caused 2 Samuel 12:1 - the Lord 1 Chronicles 22:18 - and hath 1 Chronicles 23:25 - The Lord 1 Chronicles 28:2 - I had in mine heart 2 Chronicles 9:29 - Nathan 2 Chronicles 20:30 - his God Esther 1:2 - sat Job 34:29 - When he giveth Psalms 21:8 - General Psalms 89:23 - I will Psalms 132:2 - he sware Malachi 3:16 - and the Matthew 25:16 - went Acts 7:46 - found

Verse 2

Nathan: 2 Samuel 12:1, 1 Chronicles 29:29

I dwell: 2 Samuel 5:11, 1 Chronicles 14:1, Jeremiah 22:13-Ezra :, Haggai 1:4

the ark: Psalms 132:5, John 2:17, Acts 7:46

curtains: 2 Samuel 6:17, Exodus 26:1-2 Chronicles :, Exodus 40:21, 1 Chronicles 16:1, 2 Chronicles 1:4

Reciprocal: Exodus 26:2 - curtain Exodus 35:17 - The hangings 1 Samuel 1:9 - General 2 Samuel 11:11 - The ark 2 Samuel 15:25 - habitation 2 Samuel 16:11 - came forth 1 Kings 1:8 - Nathan 1 Kings 1:26 - General 1 Kings 4:5 - son of Nathan 1 Kings 8:17 - General 1 Chronicles 3:5 - Nathan 1 Chronicles 13:2 - and that it be 1 Chronicles 17:1 - as David 1 Chronicles 22:7 - it was in 1 Chronicles 28:2 - I had in mine heart 2 Chronicles 6:7 - General 2 Chronicles 29:25 - Nathan Psalms 30:1 - at the Jeremiah 22:14 - ceiled with cedar Hosea 12:9 - yet Zechariah 12:12 - Nathan

Verse 3

do: 2 Kings 4:27

all that: 1 Samuel 16:7, 1 Kings 8:17, 1 Kings 8:18, 1 Chronicles 22:7, 1 Chronicles 28:2, Psalms 20:4, Psalms 37:4

for the: 1 Samuel 10:7, 1 John 2:27

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 14:7 - Do all 2 Kings 20:5 - Turn again 1 Chronicles 17:2 - for God 2 Chronicles 6:7 - General Isaiah 38:5 - and say

Verse 4

that night: Numbers 12:6, 1 Chronicles 17:3, Amos 3:7

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 12:25 - Nathan 1 Chronicles 17:4 - Thou shalt not

Verse 5

my servant David: Heb. to my servant, to David

Shalt: 1 Kings 5:3, 1 Kings 8:16-Psalms :, 1 Chronicles 17:4, 1 Chronicles 22:7, 1 Chronicles 22:8, 1 Chronicles 23:3-Jonah :

Reciprocal: Exodus 15:2 - an habitation 1 Kings 3:6 - thy servant 1 Kings 8:15 - which spake 1 Kings 8:19 - General 1 Chronicles 28:3 - Thou shalt Isaiah 66:1 - where is the house John 10:35 - unto

Verse 6

I have not: Joshua 18:1, 1 Kings 8:16, 1 Chronicles 17:5, 1 Chronicles 17:6

walked: Exodus 33:14, Exodus 33:15, Exodus 40:35-Zechariah :, Leviticus 26:23, Leviticus 26:24, Leviticus 26:27, Leviticus 26:28, Numbers 10:33-Zephaniah :, Deuteronomy 23:14, 2 Corinthians 6:16, Revelation 2:1

tent: Exodus 40:18, Exodus 40:19, Exodus 40:34, Acts 7:44

Reciprocal: Exodus 26:36 - the tent 2 Samuel 11:11 - The ark 2 Chronicles 6:5 - Since the day

Verse 7

walked: Leviticus 26:11, Leviticus 26:12

any of the tribes: 1 Chronicles 17:6, any of the judges, Instead of שבטי, shivtey, "tribes," we should probably read, with Houbigant, Drs. Waterland and A. Clarke, and others, שפטי, shophtey, "judges;" which is the reading in the parallel passage. Indeed there is but one letter of difference between them, and letters which might be easily mistaken for each other; the apex under the upper stroke of the פ, pay, being the only mark to distinguish it from the ב, baith. Compare with 2 Samuel 7:11.

feed: 2 Samuel 5:2, Psalms 78:71, Psalms 78:72, Isaiah 40:11, Jeremiah 3:15, Jeremiah 23:4, Ezekiel 34:2, Ezekiel 34:15, Ezekiel 34:23, Micah 5:4, Matthew 2:6, *marg. John 21:15-Esther :, Acts 20:28, Acts 21:28, 1 Peter 5:1

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 8:16 - Since 1 Chronicles 11:2 - Thou shalt 2 Chronicles 6:5 - Since the day Psalms 28:9 - feed

Verse 8

I took thee: 1 Samuel 16:11, 1 Samuel 16:12, 1 Chronicles 17:7, Psalms 78:70

following: Heb. after

ruler: 2 Samuel 6:21, 2 Samuel 12:7, 1 Samuel 9:16, 1 Samuel 10:1

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 2:8 - set them 1 Samuel 2:10 - he shall 2 Samuel 14:13 - people 2 Samuel 22:49 - thou also 2 Samuel 23:1 - raised 1 Kings 3:6 - great 1 Kings 8:16 - I chose David 1 Chronicles 14:2 - his kingdom 1 Chronicles 28:4 - chose me 2 Chronicles 1:8 - Thou has showed 2 Chronicles 32:28 - cotes Psalms 21:5 - glory Psalms 89:19 - Then Psalms 89:21 - With Psalms 113:7 - needy Proverbs 25:6 - in the presence Isaiah 55:3 - the sure Amos 7:15 - took Luke 1:48 - regarded Acts 7:46 - found Acts 13:22 - he raised

Verse 9

And I was: 2 Samuel 5:10, 2 Samuel 8:6, 2 Samuel 8:14, 2 Samuel 22:30, 2 Samuel 22:34-Zechariah :, 1 Samuel 18:14, 1 Chronicles 17:8

cut off: 2 Samuel 22:1, 1 Samuel 31:6, Psalms 18:37-Luke :, Psalms 89:23

out of thy sight: Heb. from thy face

a great: Genesis 12:2, 1 Samuel 2:8, 1 Chronicles 17:8, Psalms 113:7, Psalms 113:8, Luke 1:52

like unto: Psalms 87:3-Joshua :

Reciprocal: Exodus 11:3 - Moses Deuteronomy 33:7 - and be thou Joshua 6:27 - his fame 2 Samuel 8:13 - gat him 2 Samuel 22:49 - thou also 2 Samuel 23:1 - raised 2 Chronicles 1:8 - Thou has showed Psalms 21:5 - glory Psalms 27:6 - above

Verse 10

plant them: 1 Chronicles 17:9, Psalms 44:4, Psalms 80:8, Jeremiah 18:9, Jeremiah 24:6, Ezekiel 37:25-Daniel :, Amos 9:15

neither: Psalms 89:22, Psalms 89:23, Isaiah 60:18, Ezekiel 28:24, Hosea 2:18, Revelation 21:4

as beforetime: Exodus 1:13, Exodus 1:14, Exodus 1:22, Judges 4:3, Judges 6:2-Joshua :, 1 Samuel 13:17

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 21:8 - will I make 2 Chronicles 33:8 - will I Psalms 44:7 - But Psalms 89:3 - made Jeremiah 11:17 - that

Verse 11

since: Judges 2:14-Nehemiah :, 1 Samuel 12:9-1 Kings :, Psalms 106:42

have caused: 2 Samuel 7:1, Job 5:18, Job 5:19, Job 34:29, Psalms 46:9

he will make: 2 Samuel 7:27, Exodus 1:21, 1 Kings 2:24, 1 Kings 11:38, 1 Chronicles 17:10, 1 Chronicles 22:10, Psalms 89:3, Psalms 89:4, Psalms 127:1, Proverbs 14:1

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 2:35 - I will build 1 Samuel 25:28 - the Lord 2 Samuel 7:7 - any of the tribes 2 Samuel 7:19 - but thou 1 Kings 2:4 - his word 1 Chronicles 23:25 - The Lord Luke 1:32 - give Acts 2:30 - knowing Acts 13:20 - he gave Acts 15:16 - build again the tabernacle Hebrews 11:33 - obtained

Verse 12

And when: 1 Kings 2:1, 1 Kings 8:20

sleep: Deuteronomy 31:16, 1 Kings 1:21, Daniel 12:2, Acts 13:36, 1 Corinthians 15:51, 1 Thessalonians 4:14

I will set: Genesis 15:4, 1 Kings 8:20, 1 Chronicles 17:11, Psalms 89:29, Psalms 132:11, Psalms 132:12, Isaiah 9:7, Isaiah 11:1-Leviticus :, Isaiah 11:10, Matthew 22:42-Acts :, Acts 2:30

Reciprocal: Genesis 47:29 - must die Judges 2:10 - General 2 Samuel 12:24 - she bare 2 Samuel 22:51 - seed 1 Kings 1:11 - Nathan 1 Kings 1:26 - General 1 Kings 2:4 - fail 1 Kings 2:12 - his kingdom 1 Kings 2:15 - for it was 1 Kings 5:5 - as the Lord 1 Kings 7:21 - Jachin 1 Kings 8:19 - General 1 Kings 8:24 - thou spakest 1 Kings 9:5 - I will establish 1 Kings 15:4 - for David's 1 Kings 22:40 - slept 2 Kings 8:19 - for David 2 Kings 10:35 - Jehu slept 2 Kings 13:13 - slept 2 Kings 14:16 - Jehoash 2 Kings 15:38 - Jotham 1 Chronicles 22:9 - a son 2 Chronicles 1:9 - let thy promise 2 Chronicles 6:9 - thy son 2 Chronicles 6:15 - and spakest 2 Chronicles 6:16 - saying 2 Chronicles 9:31 - slept 2 Chronicles 13:5 - to David 2 Chronicles 21:7 - as he promised 2 Chronicles 23:3 - as the Lord Psalms 31:15 - My times Psalms 89:4 - General Psalms 119:42 - for I trust Acts 13:23 - this Acts 26:6 - the promise Romans 1:3 - which

Verse 13

He shall: 1 Kings 5:5, 1 Kings 6:12, 1 Kings 8:19, 1 Chronicles 17:11, 1 Chronicles 17:12, 1 Chronicles 22:9, 1 Chronicles 22:10, 1 Chronicles 28:6, 1 Chronicles 28:10, Zechariah 6:13, Matthew 16:18, Luke 1:31-Micah :, Hebrews 3:3, 1 Peter 2:5

I will stablish: 2 Samuel 7:16, 1 Chronicles 28:7, Psalms 89:4, Psalms 89:21, Psalms 89:29, Psalms 89:36, Psalms 89:37, Isaiah 9:7, Isaiah 49:8, Luke 1:32, Luke 1:33

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 2:10 - he shall 2 Samuel 22:51 - seed 1 Kings 2:4 - fail 1 Kings 2:12 - his kingdom 1 Kings 8:13 - surely built 2 Kings 8:19 - for David 2 Kings 21:4 - In Jerusalem 2 Kings 21:7 - In this house 1 Chronicles 18:12 - slew of the Edomites 2 Chronicles 6:2 - I have built 2 Chronicles 6:9 - thy son 2 Chronicles 7:18 - stablish 2 Chronicles 22:11 - she slew him not Job 36:7 - he doth Psalms 18:50 - to his Psalms 28:5 - not build Psalms 89:33 - Nevertheless Jeremiah 30:21 - governor Matthew 1:1 - the son of David John 12:34 - Christ Acts 7:47 - General Acts 26:6 - the promise

Verse 14

I will be: 1 Chronicles 17:13, 1 Chronicles 28:6, Psalms 89:20-Haggai :, Matthew 3:17, Hebrews 1:5

If he: Psalms 89:30-Habakkuk :

I will: Deuteronomy 8:5, Job 5:17, Psalms 94:12, Psalms 94:13, Proverbs 3:11, Proverbs 3:12, Jeremiah 30:11, 1 Corinthians 11:32, Hebrews 12:5-1 Kings :, Revelation 3:19

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 21:18 - when they 2 Samuel 7:15 - But my 2 Samuel 23:5 - he hath made 1 Kings 9:6 - if ye 1 Kings 11:14 - an adversary 1 Chronicles 18:13 - garrisons Psalms 66:20 - General Psalms 89:26 - Thou Psalms 89:32 - General Proverbs 11:31 - General Jeremiah 33:17 - David shall never want Ezekiel 21:10 - General Hosea 11:4 - of a Acts 13:34 - the sure Hebrews 12:6 - and scourgeth

Verse 15

But my: 2 Samuel 7:14, 2 Samuel 7:16, 1 Samuel 19:24, Psalms 89:28, Psalms 89:34, Isaiah 55:3, Acts 13:34-Haggai :

as I took: 1 Samuel 15:23, 1 Samuel 15:28, 1 Samuel 16:14, 1 Kings 11:13, 1 Kings 11:34-Zephaniah :, Isaiah 9:7, Isaiah 37:35

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 13:14 - the Lord 1 Samuel 20:13 - he hath been with my father 1 Kings 12:16 - now see 2 Kings 8:19 - for David 1 Chronicles 17:13 - I will not 2 Chronicles 6:5 - neither chose 2 Chronicles 10:16 - David Psalms 51:11 - take Psalms 66:20 - General Psalms 89:33 - Nevertheless Psalms 89:49 - thou Proverbs 11:31 - General Luke 19:26 - and from Acts 13:22 - when

Verse 16

2 Samuel 7:13, Genesis 49:10, 2 Kings 19:34, 1 Chronicles 17:13, 1 Chronicles 17:14, Psalms 45:6, Psalms 72:5, Psalms 72:17-:, Psalms 89:36, Psalms 89:37, Isaiah 9:7, Daniel 2:44, Daniel 7:14, Matthew 16:18, Luke 1:32, Luke 1:33, John 12:34, Hebrews 1:8, Revelation 11:15

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 13:14 - the Lord 1 Samuel 25:28 - the Lord 2 Samuel 5:12 - David 2 Samuel 7:15 - But my 1 Kings 2:4 - fail 1 Kings 8:24 - thou spakest 1 Kings 9:5 - I will establish 1 Kings 11:13 - Howbeit 1 Kings 11:36 - David 1 Kings 11:38 - build the 1 Kings 12:16 - now see 1 Chronicles 14:2 - the Lord 2 Chronicles 6:5 - neither chose 2 Chronicles 10:16 - David 2 Chronicles 23:3 - as the Lord Psalms 89:28 - mercy Proverbs 12:7 - the house Proverbs 27:24 - doth Isaiah 7:2 - the house Isaiah 16:5 - in the Jeremiah 17:25 - sitting Matthew 1:1 - the son of David

Verse 17

1 Chronicles 17:15, Acts 20:20, Acts 20:27, 1 Corinthians 15:3

Verse 18

sat: 1 Chronicles 17:16, Isaiah 37:14

Who am I: Genesis 32:10, Exodus 3:11, Judges 6:15, 1 Samuel 9:21, 1 Samuel 15:17, 1 Samuel 18:18, Psalms 8:4, Ephesians 3:8

Reciprocal: Genesis 24:21 - wondering at 2 Samuel 12:20 - the house 2 Samuel 23:5 - Although 2 Kings 19:15 - prayed 1 Chronicles 29:14 - who am I 2 Chronicles 2:6 - who am I then Psalms 60:6 - rejoice Isaiah 37:15 - General Jeremiah 32:16 - I Prayed Luke 1:48 - regarded Acts 7:46 - found 1 Thessalonians 3:9 - what

Verse 19

And this: 2 Samuel 12:8, Numbers 16:9, Numbers 16:13

but thou: 2 Samuel 7:11-Nehemiah :, 1 Chronicles 17:17

And is this: Psalms 36:7, Isaiah 55:8, Isaiah 55:9, Ephesians 2:7, Ephesians 3:19, Ephesians 3:20

manner: Heb. law

Reciprocal: Psalms 21:5 - glory Ezekiel 34:18 - a small Matthew 7:11 - how Luke 1:48 - regarded Luke 19:25 - Lord Acts 7:46 - found 1 John 3:1 - what

Verse 20

knowest: Genesis 18:19, 1 Samuel 16:7, Psalms 139:1, John 2:25, John 21:17, Hebrews 4:13, Revelation 2:23

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 17:18 - the honour Psalms 108:7 - I will rejoice John 21:15 - thou knowest

Verse 21

thy word's: Numbers 23:19, Deuteronomy 9:5, Joshua 23:14, Joshua 23:15, Psalms 115:1, Psalms 138:2, Matthew 24:35, Luke 1:54, Luke 1:55, Luke 1:72

according: Matthew 11:26, Luke 10:21, Luke 12:32, 1 Corinthians 1:1, Ephesians 1:9, Ephesians 3:11

Verse 22

Wherefore: Deuteronomy 3:24, 1 Chronicles 16:25, 2 Chronicles 2:5, Psalms 48:1, Psalms 86:10, Psalms 96:4, Psalms 135:5, Psalms 145:3, Ezekiel 36:22, Ezekiel 36:32

none: Exodus 15:11, Deuteronomy 4:35, Deuteronomy 32:39, 1 Samuel 2:2, Psalms 86:8, Psalms 89:6, Psalms 89:8, Isaiah 40:18, Isaiah 40:25, Isaiah 45:5, Isaiah 45:18, Isaiah 45:22, Jeremiah 10:6, Jeremiah 10:7, Micah 7:18

Reciprocal: Exodus 8:10 - there is none 1 Kings 8:23 - no God 2 Chronicles 6:14 - no God Daniel 2:45 - the great

Verse 23

what one: Deuteronomy 4:7, Deuteronomy 4:8, Deuteronomy 4:32-Nahum :, Deuteronomy 33:29, Psalms 147:20, Romans 3:1, Romans 3:2

went: Exodus 3:7, Exodus 3:8, Exodus 19:5, Exodus 19:6, Numbers 14:13, Numbers 14:14, Psalms 111:9, Isaiah 63:7-2 Chronicles :, Titus 2:14, 1 Peter 2:9, Revelation 5:9

make him: Exodus 9:16, Joshua 7:9, 1 Chronicles 17:21, Isaiah 63:12, Isaiah 63:14, Ezekiel 20:9, Ephesians 1:6

great things: Deuteronomy 10:21, Psalms 40:5, Psalms 65:5, Psalms 66:3, Psalms 106:22, Psalms 145:6

thy people: Deuteronomy 9:26, Deuteronomy 15:15, Nehemiah 1:10

nations and their gods: Exodus 12:12

Reciprocal: Genesis 35:2 - strange Exodus 6:7 - will take Exodus 15:16 - which thou Exodus 33:16 - separated Exodus 34:10 - I will do marvels 2 Samuel 7:24 - art become Isaiah 48:20 - utter it even Isaiah 64:3 - thou didst Jeremiah 32:20 - and hast Micah 6:4 - and redeemed

Verse 24

confirmed: Genesis 17:7, Deuteronomy 26:18

art become: 2 Samuel 7:23, Exodus 15:2, Deuteronomy 27:9, 1 Chronicles 17:22, Psalms 48:14, Isaiah 12:2, Jeremiah 31:1, Jeremiah 31:33, Jeremiah 32:38, Hosea 1:10, Zechariah 13:9, John 1:12, Romans 9:25, Romans 9:26, 1 Peter 2:10

Reciprocal: Exodus 6:7 - will take

Verse 25

establish it: Genesis 32:12, Psalms 119:49, Jeremiah 11:4, Jeremiah 11:5, Ezekiel 36:37

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 1:23 - the Lord 1 Kings 2:4 - his word 1 Kings 8:15 - which spake 1 Kings 8:26 - let thy word 1 Chronicles 17:23 - let the thing 2 Chronicles 1:9 - let thy promise 2 Chronicles 6:17 - let thy 2 Chronicles 17:5 - the Lord Psalms 119:38 - Stablish Psalms 119:170 - deliver me Psalms 143:1 - thy faithfulness Luke 1:38 - Behold

Verse 26

let thy: 1 Chronicles 17:23, 1 Chronicles 17:24, 1 Chronicles 29:10-:, Psalms 72:18, Psalms 72:19, Psalms 115:1, Matthew 6:9, John 12:28

before thee: Genesis 17:18, 1 Chronicles 17:23, 1 Chronicles 17:24, Psalms 89:36

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 11:38 - build the 2 Chronicles 17:5 - the Lord Proverbs 12:7 - the house Proverbs 24:3 - it is Isaiah 37:16 - Lord Luke 1:69 - in

Verse 27

revealed: Heb. opened the ear, Ruth 4:4, 1 Samuel 9:15, *marg. Psalms 40:6

I will: 2 Samuel 7:11

found: 1 Chronicles 17:25, 1 Chronicles 17:26, Psalms 10:17

Reciprocal: Genesis 24:45 - speaking Exodus 1:21 - made them Exodus 35:21 - General 1 Samuel 2:35 - I will build 1 Samuel 25:28 - the Lord 1 Kings 2:24 - made me 1 Kings 8:25 - keep with thy Job 33:16 - openeth Psalms 28:5 - not build Psalms 119:25 - according

Verse 28

thy words: Numbers 23:19, John 17:17, Titus 1:2

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 8:15 - which spake

Verse 29

let it please thee to bless: Heb. be thou pleased and bless, Numbers 6:24-Ezekiel :, 1 Chronicles 17:27, Psalms 115:12-Ezra :

for ever: 2 Samuel 22:51

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 2:12 - his kingdom 1 Kings 8:15 - which spake 1 Kings 11:36 - David Psalms 89:4 - General

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/2-samuel-7.html.