Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Samuel 7:6

For I have not dwelt in a house since the day I brought up the sons of Israel from Egypt, even to this day; but I have been moving about in a tent, even in a tabernacle.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Nathan;   Prophets;   Temple;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Tabernacle;   Temple, the First;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Nathan;   Temple;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Nathan;   Temple;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Building;   God, Name of;   Israel;   Mediator, Mediation;   Easton Bible Dictionary - David;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Beth;   Rabbah;   Shiloh (2);   Holman Bible Dictionary - Samuel, Books of;   Temple of Jerusalem;   Time, Meaning of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Covenant;   Jerusalem;   Nathan;   Samuel, Books of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Messiah;   Temple (2);   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 - Ark of the Covenant;   Mediation;   Nathan (1);   Tent;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Ark of the Covenant;   David;   Temple of Solomon;  

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Have walked - Implying the frequent moving of the tabernacle, in the times of the Judges, as opposed to a settled resting in one place. The word tent, refers especially to the outward covering of skins, etc.: the tabernacle denotes the framework of beards and bars. Observe the constant reference to the Exodus and to the details as given in the books of Moses.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:6". "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

Whereas I have not dwelt in any house,.... Fixed, stated, habitation:

since the time that I brought up the children of Israel out of Egypt,

even to this day; a space of five or six hundred years, though he might before:

but have walked in a tent and in a tabernacle; moving from place to place while in the wilderness, and since in the land of Canaan, first at Gilgal, then at Shiloh, afterwards at Nob, and now at Gibeon. "Tent" and "tabernacle" are distinguished, though they were but one building and habitation; the tent was the curtains of goats' hair, and the tabernacle the linen curtains, see Exodus 26:1. In 1 Chronicles 17:5 it is "from tent to tent, and from one tabernacle to another"; which does not intend variety of tabernacles, but change of place.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:6". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-samuel-7.html. 1999.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Whereas I have not dwelt in any house since the time that I brought up the children of Israel out of Egypt, even to this day, but have walked in a tent and in a tabernacle.

Tent and tabernacle — These two seem thus to be distinguished, the one may note the curtains and hangings within, the other the frame of boards, and coverings upon it.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:6". "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 7:6 Whereas I have not dwelt in [any] house since the time that I brought up the children of Israel out of Egypt, even to this day, but have walked in a tent and in a tabernacle.

Ver. 6. But have walked in a tent and in a tubernacle.] By tent, some understand the hangings made of goats’ hair; and by tabernacle or habitacle, the sanctuary itself. See Exodus 26:6. The ark was transportative hitherto, till settled in Solomon’s temple: so till we come to heaven, we are in continual motion.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:6". 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

These two seem thus to be distinguished; the one may note the curtains and hangings within, the other the frame of boards, and coverings upon it.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:6". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-samuel-7.html. 1685.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

children = sons.

walked = have been walking [habitually].

and in a tabernacle = as my habitation. Hebrew. mishkan. App-40.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:6". "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

Whereas I have not dwelt in any house since the time that I brought up the children of Israel out of Egypt, even to this day, but have walked in a tent and in a tabernacle.

I ... have walked in a tent and in a tabernacle. 'Yahweh's walking' refers to His ark accompanying the migrations of the Israelites through the desert, no less than to its frequent removals in Canaan to Gigal, Shiloh, Nob, and Gibeon (cf. 1 Chronicles 17:5). [As to the difference between 'ohel (Hebrew #168), tent, and mishkaan (Hebrew #4908), tabernacle, the one describes the outer coverings of goats' hair, the other the framework, or proper dwelling. The Septuagint has (very incorrectly), en katalumati kai en skeenee, in a khan and a tent.]

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:6". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/2-samuel-7.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Whereas I have not dwelt in any house since the time that I brought up the children of Israel out of Egypt, even to this day, but have walked in a tent and in a tabernacle.
I have not
Joshua 18:1; 1 Kings 8:16; 1 Chronicles 17:5,6
walked
Exodus 33:14,15; 40:35-38; Leviticus 26:23,24,27,28; Numbers 10:33-36; Deuteronomy 23:14; 2 Corinthians 6:16; Revelation 2:1
tent
Exodus 40:18,19,34; Acts 7:44
Reciprocal: Exodus 26:36 - the tent;  2 Samuel 11:11 - The ark;  2 Chronicles 6:5 - Since the day

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:6". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-samuel-7.html.