Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Samuel 7:29

Now therefore, may it please You to bless the house of Your servant, that it may continue forever before You. For You, O Lord God , have spoken; and with Your blessing may the house of Your servant be blessed forever."
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - David;   Humility;   Parents;   Prayer;   Thompson Chain Reference - Ask;   Blessings;   Blessings, God's;   Blessings-Afflictions;   Christ;   Church;   Family;   God;   God's;   Importunity;   Prayer;   Secret Prayer;   United Prayer;   Unwise Prayers;   Wicked, the;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Prayer, Private;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Temple;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Blessing;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Prayer;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Lord;   Samuel, Books of;   Son of God;   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;   Nathan (1);   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Prayer;  
Devotionals:
Daily Light on the Daily Path - Devotion for October 7;   Faith's Checkbook - Devotion for October 22;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Now therefore let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant,.... Not according to the merits of him or his family, but according to the sovereign will and pleasure of God; the Targum is, begin and bless; let the promised blessings begin to descend, that there may be some appearance of the performance of the promise, which may give encouragement that the whole will be fulfilled:

that it may continue for ever before thee; under his care and protection:

for thou, O Lord God, hast spoken it; whose words never fall to the ground, but have a sure accomplishment:

and with thy blessing let the house of thy servant be blessed for ever; even both with temporal and spiritual blessedness.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:29". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-samuel-7.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

Therefore now let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may continue for ever before thee: for thou, O Lord GOD, hast o spoken [it]: and with thy blessing let the house of thy servant be blessed for ever.

(o) Therefore I firmly believe it will come to pass.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:29". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-samuel-7.html. 1599-1645.

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary

REFLECTIONS

I WOULD pause over the perusal of this chapter to admire the blessed properties of grace, in disposing the heart of David to such a frame of thankfulness, and grateful affection to God. It is sweet to see the mind brought into this suitable frame, to discern from what source all our mercies flow, to give the author of them all the glory, that while we receive all the benefit, God may have all the praise.

But I would pause yet more, to admire the blessed tokens of distinguishing grace, and above all, the Great Author of that grace, whose infinite benignity and condescension shines yet more and more bright (like the heavenly bodies in the darker nights) from being manifested, notwithstanding all the unworthiness of the objects of his clemency. Yes! Great Source and Fountain of all the sure mercies of David! it is from the covenant love, and faithfulness, and grace, given us in Christ Jesus, thy ever dear, and ever blessed Son before the world began, that this kingdom promised to David and his seed, is made sure, permanent, and eternal. Even thee, thou blessed Jesus, in thy glorious mediatorial fulness, and finished salvation, art the gift of God our Father. And no less, the Holy Ghost, with all his saving gifts and graces, and influences, cometh forth to thy people as the Sent, both of the Father and the Son. Lord God! make this sure house thou didst promise to David and his seed, sure to my soul. And amidst all the unworthiness of my heart, let thy promise, like thyself, be my constant comfort and support. Though thou hast said, if the children of the Lord Jesus commit iniquity, and break thy statutes; though they break thy laws; yet thou wilt not break thy promised mercy. Though thou visit our sins with the stripes of men; yet thy covenant wilt thou not break, nor alter the thing which is gone out of thy lips. Thou hast once sworn by thy holiness thou wilt not lie unto David. Oh! precious promise of - a more precious promising God in Christ! Be it unto me according to thy word!

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Hawker, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:29". "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/2-samuel-7.html. 1828.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Therefore now let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may continue for ever before thee: for thou, O Lord GOD, hast spoken it: and with thy blessing let the house of thy servant be blessed for ever.

Continue forever, … — When Christ for ever sat down on the right-hand of God, and received all possible assurance, that his seed and throne should be as the days of heaven, then this prayer was abundantly answered.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:29". "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 7:29 Therefore now let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may continue for ever before thee: for thou, O Lord GOD, hast spoken [it]: and with thy blessing let the house of thy servant be blessed for ever.

Ver. 29. Let it please thee to bless.] Heb., Be thou pleased and bless. Another prophet hath it, "It hath pleased thee to bless." [1 Chronicles 17:27] Prayers are often made in faith, as if they were done things.

Let the house of thg servant be blessed for ever.] This is to press and oppress the promises, as we are commanded to do, [Isaiah 66:11] till we have expressed the utmost sweetness out of them. David prevailed and prospered hereupon, as appeareth by the next chapter.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:29". 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, O Lord God, hast spoken it, and therefore wilt certainly do it, for thy words never fail.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:29". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-samuel-7.html. 1685.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Begin. Hebrew, "please, or deign to bless." Septuagint and Jonathan, "begin." (Calmet)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:29". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-samuel-7.html. 1859.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

Therefore now let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may continue for ever before thee: for thou, O Lord GOD, hast spoken it: and with thy blessing let the house of thy servant be blessed for ever.

Thou, O Lord God, hast spoken it - (cf. Isaiah 40:8; Isaiah 46:10; 1 Peter 1:25.)

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:29". "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

(29) Let it please thee.—These words may be taken either in the optative, as in our Version, or better in the future, constituting a prophecy based upon the promise, “It will please thee.” Compare a similar possibility in the translation of the last clause of the Te Deum, “Let me never,” or “I shall never be confounded.”

Several of the Psalms have been referred by various writers to this point in David’s life; but while many of them take their key-note from the promise now made, and which was ever fresh in David’s thought, none of them have notes of time definitely determining them to the present occasion, unless it be Ps. ex., which seems like an inspired interpretation of the promise of the perpetuity of his kingdom, and at the same time might have taken its “local colouring” from his recent successful wars.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:29". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-samuel-7.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Therefore now let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may continue for ever before thee: for thou, O Lord GOD, hast spoken it: and with thy blessing let the house of thy servant be blessed for ever.
let it please thee to bless
Heb. be thou pleased and bless.
Numbers 6:24-26; 1 Chronicles 17:27; Psalms 115:12-15
for ever
22:51 Reciprocal: 1 Kings 2:12 - his kingdom;  1 Kings 8:15 - which spake;  1 Kings 11:36 - David;  Psalm 89:4 - General

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:29". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-samuel-7.html.