Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Samuel 7:22

For this reason You are great, O Lord God ; for there is none like You, and there is no God besides You, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - David;   God Continued...;   Humility;   Prayer;   Thompson Chain Reference - Ask;   Christ;   Church;   Family;   Importunity;   None like God;   One God;   Prayer;   Secret Prayer;   United Prayer;   Unwise Prayers;   Wicked, the;   The Topic Concordance - God;   Greatness;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - God;   Prayer, Private;   Unity of God;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Temple;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Israel;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Midwives;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Samuel, Books of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Covenant;   David;   Jerusalem;   Nathan;   Nations;   Prayer;   Samuel, Books of;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - David ;   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 - Christ, Offices of;   Nathan (1);   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Prayer;  
Devotionals:
Daily Light on the Daily Path - Devotion for August 18;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Wherefore thou art great, O Lord God,.... In his name, nature, persons, and perfections, purposes, promises, and works:

for there is none like thee; for his essence and attributes, for his greatness and goodness, for what he is in himself, for what he is to his people, and has done for them:

neither is there any God beside thee; there is but one God, the living and true God, the former and maker of all things; all others are but fictitious and factitious gods, see 1 Samuel 2:2;

according to all that we have heard with our ears; concerning what he did in the land of Egypt upon the Egyptians, and in the wilderness, in favour of the Israelites, and in the land of Canaan, by driving out the inhabitants before the people of Israel, and in the times of the judges, in raising them up to deliver his people.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:22". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-samuel-7.html. 1999.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Wherefore thou art great, O LORD God: for there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.

Great — Both in power and in goodness, as appears by the great and good things which thou hast done for me.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:22". "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 7:22 Wherefore thou art great, O LORD God: for [there is] none like thee, neither [is there any] God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.

Ver. 22. Wherefore thou art great, O Lord God.] Great in goodness. Optimus Maximus.

According to all that we have heard with our ears.] Thy sweet promises - those fruits of thy free grace - give us good cause to think and to say so.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:22". 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

Thou art great, both in power and in goodness, as appears by the great and good things which thou hast done for me,

All that we have heard with our ears; what we have heard from our parents, or out of thy word, concerning the incomparable excellency of thy majesty, and of thy works; of that I have this day eminent experience.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:22". 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 7:22. Wherefore thou art great — Both in power and in goodness, as appears by the great and good things which thou hast done for me. Neither is there any God besides thee — Thus Hannah had expressed herself in her song, in which she prophesied of him, 1 Samuel 2:2; 1 Samuel 2:10. According to all that we have heard — That is, what their forefathers had reported concerning the wonders which God had done by Moses and Joshua, and in the time of the judges.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:22". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/2-samuel-7.html. 1857.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Wherefore Thou art great. Figure of speech Metonymy (of Subject), App-6, wherefore I will declare and praise Thee as great.

O LORD God = O Jehovah Elohim. Note the change, because it is not now in connection with the earth, but what He is in Himself.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:22". "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

Wherefore thou art great, O LORD God: for there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.

No JFB commentary on this verse.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:22". "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

(22) All that we have heard with our ears.—Such expressions are common enough in all languages not only for that which has been communicated orally, but for all that has been made known in any way; the same word is used with reference to written records in Deuteronomy 4:6; 2 Kings 17:14; 2 Kings 18:12; 2 Kings 19:16 (in Hezekiah’s prayer in reference to Sennacherib’s letter); Nehemiah 9:29; probably Esther 2:8; and in many other places. (So also the corresponding Greek word, Revelation 1:3, &c). It is therefore entirely unnecessary to suppose that David refers here only to oral tradition; he means the history of the Divine dealings with his people as recorded in their sacred books.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:22". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-samuel-7.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Wherefore thou art great, O LORD God: for there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
Wherefore
Deuteronomy 3:24; 1 Chronicles 16:25; 2 Chronicles 2:5; Psalms 48:1; 86:10; 96:4; 135:5; 145:3; Ezekiel 36:22,32
none
Exodus 15:11; Deuteronomy 4:35; 32:39; 1 Samuel 2:2; Psalms 86:8; 89:6,8; Isaiah 40:18,25; Isaiah 45:5,18,22; Jeremiah 10:6,7; 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

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:22". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-samuel-7.html.