Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Samuel 7:10

I will also appoint a place for My people Israel and will plant them, that they may live in their own place and not be disturbed again, nor will the wicked afflict them any more as formerly,
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Nathan;   Temple;   Scofield Reference Index - Israel;   The Topic Concordance - Endurance;   Government;   Jesus Christ;   Name;   Throne;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Tabernacle;   Titles and Names of the Wicked;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Nathan;   Temple;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - David;   Nathan;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Israel;   Leadership;   Mediator, Mediation;   Easton Bible Dictionary - David;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Samuel, Books of;   Temple of Jerusalem;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Covenant;   Jerusalem;   Nathan;   Samuel, Books of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Messiah;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Nathan ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Temple;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - David;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Accommodation;   Appoint;   Hosea;   Mediation;   Nathan (1);   Wickedness;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Ark of the Covenant;   David;   Huna;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

I will appoint a place - I have appointed a place, and have planted them. See the observations at the end, 2 Samuel 7:25; (note).

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:10". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-samuel-7.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Moreover I will appoint … - It should be: And I have appointed a place, etc., and have planted them, etc. This was already done by the consolidation of David‘s kingdom. The contrast between this and 2 Samuel 7:11 is that of the troubled, unsettled times of the Judges and the frequent servitudes of Israel in those times, with the settled prosperity and independence of the kingdom of David and Solomon.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:10". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/2-samuel-7.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Moreover, I will appoint a place for my people Israel,.... The land of Canaan: this the Lord had of old appointed to them, and had introduced them into and settled them in it, but not entirely and alone; in many places the Canaanites had inhabited; but now they should be expelled, and the Israelites should have the place to themselves:

and will plant them; so that they shall take root and flourish, and continue:

that they may dwell in a place of their own; and not as they dwelt in Egypt, in a land that was not theirs; or "under themselves"F24תחתיו, "sub se", Montanus. ; under their own rulers and governors:

and move no more; as they did in the times of the judges, when, sinning against God, they were often delivered into their enemies' hands, and carried captives:

neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime; when in Egypt, and in the times of the judges; all which is supposed, provided they did not depart from the Lord, but abode by his word, worship, and ordinances, and obeyed his will; for it was by their obedience they held their tenure of the land of Canaan, see Isaiah 1:19; or all this may respect future times, when they shall be converted to the Messiah, and return to their own land, and ever continue in it, and never more be harassed and distressed, Jeremiah 32:41.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:10". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-samuel-7.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move e no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime,

(e) He promises them quietness, if they will walk in his fear and obedience.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:10". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-samuel-7.html. 1599-1645.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime,

Appoint — That is, I will make room for them, whereas hitherto they have been much distressed by their enemies. Or, I will establish a place for them, that is, I will establish them in their place or land.

My people — Among the favours which God had vouchsafed, and would vouchsafe to David, he reckons his blessings to Israel, because they were great blessings to David; partly, because the strength and happiness of a king consists in the multitude and happiness of his people; and partly, because David was a man of a public spirit, and therefore no less affected with Israel's felicity than with his own.

Before time — Namely in Egypt.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:10". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/2-samuel-7.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Samuel 7:10 Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime,

Ver. 10. Moreover I will appoint,] q.d., For thy further comfort and encouragement, I do thee to know, that I will settle and felicitate thy subjects: who shall sit still and see golden days under thine and thy son’s government.

Neither shall the children of wickedness.] A fit description of tyrants and persecutors; brats of wickedness, that hell-hag; as Job calleth sparks the sons of fire, being engendered by it upon fuel.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:10". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-samuel-7.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

I will appoint a place, i.e. I will make room for them; whereas hitherto they have been much constrained and distressed by their enemies, Or, I will establish (for so that verb sometimes signifies)

a place for them, i.e. I will establish them in their place or land. Some learned men render the verse thus, and the Hebrew words will bear it: And I have appointed (or assigned, or given) a place for my people Israel, (to wit, the land of Canaan,) and have planted them in it, that they may dwell in their own place, and be no more driven to and fro; or rather, and they shall dwell in their own place, &c.; i.e. as I did long ago appoint it to them, and afterwards planted them, or put them into actual possession; so now they shall continue or dwell in it, in spite of all their enemies.

For my people Israel. Among the favours which God had vouchsafed, and would vouchsafe to David, he reckons his blessings to the people of Israel, because they were great blessings to David; partly because the strength and happiness of a king consists in great part in the multitude and happiness of his people; and partly because David was a man of a pious and public spirit, and therefore no less affected with Israel’s felicity than with his own.

In a place of their own, i.e. in their own land, not in strange lands, nor mixed with other people.

As beforetime; either, first, As in the land of Egypt; and so he goes downward to the judges. Or, secondly, As in Saul’s time; and so he ascends to the judges.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:10". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-samuel-7.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

10.I will appoint — All the versions have, with strange unanimity, translated שׂמתי, I have appointed, as if it were in the future tense. All difficulty is removed and the sense made plain when it is properly translated as the preterit: I have appointed a place, etc., namely, the land of Canaan.

Will plant — Rather, have planted.

As beforetime — When in the bondage of Egypt.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:10". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-samuel-7.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Before, provided they be faithful. These promises are conditional.

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:10". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-samuel-7.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

wickedness. Hebrew "amal. App-44.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:10". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-samuel-7.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime,

Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel - i:e., according to my ancient promise, which has already been so far fulfilled by their being put in actual possession of Canaan. I will, through thy agency, establish their national tenure of that land, as well as their national privileges, in spite of all the assaults of their enemies.

Neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them anymore [ b

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:10". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/2-samuel-7.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(10) Will appoint . . . will plant.—There is no change of tense in the original; read, have appointed, . . . have planted.

(11) And as since the time.—These words are connected with the last clause of the verse before. The Lord says that He had now given His people rest under David, not allowing “the children of wickedness to afflict them any more as before time,” when they were in Egypt, nor as in the troubled period of the judges, “since the time that I commanded judges,” &c.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime,
plant them
1 Chronicles 17:9; Psalms 44:4; 80:8; Jeremiah 18:9; 24:6; Ezekiel 37:25-27; Amos 9:15
neither
Psalms 89:22,23; Isaiah 60:18; Ezekiel 28:24; Hosea 2:18; Revelation 21:4
as beforetime
Exodus 1:13,14,22; Judges 4:3; 6:2-6; 1 Samuel 13:17
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 21:8 - will 1make;  2 Chronicles 33:8 - will I;  Psalm 44:7 - But;  Psalm 89:3 - made;  Jeremiah 11:17 - that

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:10". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-samuel-7.html.