Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Samuel 7:17

In accordance with all these words and all this vision, so Nathan spoke to David.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Nathan;   Scofield Reference Index - Bible Prayers;   Israel;   The Topic Concordance - Government;   Jesus Christ;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Judah, the Tribe of;   Visions;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Nathan;   Temple;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Covenant;   David;   Nathan;   Vision;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Israel;   Mediator, Mediation;   Easton Bible Dictionary - David;   Nathan;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Kings, the Books of;   Midwives;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Ahimaaz;   Samuel, Books of;   Vision;   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;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Na'than;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Mediation;   Nathan (1);   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Ark of the Covenant;   David;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

According to all these words, and according to all this vision,.... All the words of this prophecy, just as they were delivered to Nathan, were exactly expressed by him; he did not vary from them in the least, but with the greatest faithfulness related them:

so did Nathan speak unto David; though in the part which related to the history of the house of God, it was contrary to the advice which he had given; but he was not ashamed to retract his sense, when he was made acquainted with the mind of God.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:17". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-samuel-7.html. 1999.

Keil & Delitzsch Old Testament Commentary

“According to all these words ... did Nathan speak unto David,” i.e., he related the whole to David, just as God had addressed it to him in the night. The clause in apposition, “according to all this vision,” merely introduces a more minute definition of the peculiar form of the revelation. God spoke to Nathan in a vision which he had in the night, i.e., not in a dream, but in a waking condition, and during the night; for חזּיון = חזון is constantly distinguished from חלום, a revelation in a dream.

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Keil, Carl Friedrich & Delitzsch, Franz. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:17". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/kdo/2-samuel-7.html. 1854-1889.

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary

(17) According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.

How delightful it is to faithful servants, ministers, and prophets, when they have gracious tidings to communicate to the people!

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Hawker, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:17". "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/2-samuel-7.html. 1828.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Samuel 7:17 According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.

Ver. 17. So did Nathan speak unto David.] He unsaid what he had said before, [2 Samuel 7:3] and thought it no such disgrace - since God had now revealed his mind to the contrary - as Jonah did, [Jonah 4:1-3] swelling, till he was ready to burst again. See the like piety and modesty in Isaiah 38:5. Augustine also is famous for his book of "Retractations"; wherein none had imitated him in Ludovicus Vives’s time. Bellarmine hath since written a book of "Recognitions": (a) but therein he maketh some things worse than before.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:17". 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

Although it was contrary to his own opinion, and an evidence of his rashness and folly. This therefore is here mentioned as an evidence of his fidelity and impartiality in relating the whole mind of God herein, and of his modesty in taking shame to himself.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:17". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-samuel-7.html. 1685.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

2 Samuel 7:17. According to all this vision did Nathan speak unto David — And thereby manifested his integrity, not being ashamed to retract his own words when he was better taught of God. And, as Dionysius observes in the epistle to Novatus, the correction of his fault was more remarkable than the fault itself.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:17". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/2-samuel-7.html. 1857.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.

No JFB commentary on this verse.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:17". "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

(17) This vision.—A word applied to any Divine communication, and not merely to that given in vision strictly so called. (See Isaiah 1:1.)

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:17". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-samuel-7.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.
1 Chronicles 17:15; Acts 20:20,27; 1 Corinthians 15:3
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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:17". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-samuel-7.html.