Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Samuel 7:26

that Your name may be magnified forever, by saying, ‘The Lord of hosts is God over Israel'; and may the house of Your servant David be established before You.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - David;   Humility;   Parents;   Prayer;   Thompson Chain Reference - Ask;   Christ;   Church;   Family;   Importunity;   Prayer;   Secret Prayer;   United Prayer;   Unwise Prayers;   Wicked, the;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Prayer, Private;  
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;   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;   Magnify;   Nathan (1);   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Prayer;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And let thy name be magnified for ever,.... David desired the performance of the above things not so much for his own sake, and for the sake of his family, as for the glory of God; his great concern was, that God might be magnified, and his greatness displayed, in making him and his family great; and particularly that he might be magnified and glorified in that famous Son of his, the Messiah, as he has been, John 13:31; and by all his people in succeeding ages:

saying, the Lord of hosts is the God over Israel; the Lord of armies above and below, is God over all, and in a special and peculiar manner God over Israel, literal and spiritual, that takes care of them, supplies, protects, and defends them:

and let the house of thy servant David be established before thee; as he had promised, 2 Samuel 7:16.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:26". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-samuel-7.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

And let thy name be magnified for ever, saying, The LORD of hosts [is] the God over Israel: and let the n house of thy servant David be established before thee.

(n) This prayer is most effective when we chiefly seek God's glory, and the accomplishment of his promise.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:26". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-samuel-7.html. 1599-1645.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And let thy name be magnified for ever, saying, The LORD of hosts is the God over Israel: and let the house of thy servant David be established before thee.

Let thy name — That is, do thou never cease to manifest thyself to be the God and governor of Israel.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:26". "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 7:26 And let thy name be magnified for ever, saying, The LORD of hosts [is] the God over Israel: and let the house of thy servant David be established before thee.

Ver. 26. And let thy name be magnified for ever.] That God may be glorified by his benefits on us conferred, should be the principal end of our prayers Propter Te, Domine, propter Te, cried that holy man in story.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:26". 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

The Lord of hosts is the God over Israel, i.e. do thou never cease to manifest thyself to be the God and Governor of Israel.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:26". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-samuel-7.html. 1685.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(26) Let thy name be magnified.—David here, in the true spirit of the Lord’s prayer, puts in the forefront of his petition the “hallowed be thy name;” and this is the striking feature of all his life, into whatever sins he may at times have been betrayed, that his main object was to live to the glory of God.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:26". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-samuel-7.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And let thy name be magnified for ever, saying, The LORD of hosts is the God over Israel: and let the house of thy servant David be established before thee.
let thy
1 Chronicles 17:23,24; 29:10-13; Psalms 72:18,19; 115:1; Matthew 6:9; John 12:28
before thee
Genesis 17:18; 1 Chronicles 17:23,24; 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

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:26". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-samuel-7.html.