2 Samuel 7:13
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New International Version
He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.

New Living Translation
He is the one who will build a house--a temple--for my name. And I will secure his royal throne forever.

English Standard Version
He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.

New American Standard Bible
"He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.

King James Bible
He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He will build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.

International Standard Version
He will build a Temple dedicated to my Name, and I will make the throne of his kingdom last forever.

NET Bible
He will build a house for my name, and I will make his dynasty permanent.

New Heart English Bible
He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He will build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever.

New American Standard 1977
“He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever.

King James 2000 Bible
He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.

American King James Version
He shall build an house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever.

American Standard Version
He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall build a house to my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
It is he who shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever.

English Revised Version
He shall build an house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever.

Webster's Bible Translation
He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever.

World English Bible
He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.

Young's Literal Translation
He doth build a house for My Name, and I have established the throne of his kingdom unto the age.
Study Bible
God's Covenant with David
12"When your days are complete and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your descendant after you, who will come forth from you, and I will establish his kingdom. 13"He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. 14"I will be a father to him and he will be a son to Me; when he commits iniquity, I will correct him with the rod of men and the strokes of the sons of men,…
Cross References
Luke 1:32
He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David,

Luke 1:33
and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever. His kingdom will never end!"

2 Samuel 7:16
"Your house and your kingdom shall endure before Me forever; your throne shall be established forever."'"

2 Samuel 7:27
"For You, O LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, have made a revelation to Your servant, saying, 'I will build you a house'; therefore Your servant has found courage to pray this prayer to You.

1 Kings 2:4
so that the LORD may carry out His promise which He spoke concerning me, saying, 'If your sons are careful of their way, to walk before Me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, you shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.'

1 Kings 2:24
"Now therefore, as the LORD lives, who has established me and set me on the throne of David my father and who has made me a house as He promised, surely Adonijah shall be put to death today."

1 Kings 2:45
"But King Solomon shall be blessed, and the throne of David shall be established before the LORD forever."

1 Kings 5:5
"Behold, I intend to build a house for the name of the LORD my God, as the LORD spoke to David my father, saying, 'Your son, whom I will set on your throne in your place, he will build the house for My name.'

1 Kings 6:12
"Concerning this house which you are building, if you will walk in My statutes and execute My ordinances and keep all My commandments by walking in them, then I will carry out My word with you which I spoke to David your father.

1 Kings 8:13
"I have surely built You a lofty house, A place for Your dwelling forever."
Treasury of Scripture

He shall build an house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever.

He shall

1 Kings 5:5 And, behold, I purpose to build an house to the name of the LORD …

1 Kings 6:12 Concerning this house which you are in building, if you will walk …

1 Kings 8:19 Nevertheless you shall not build the house; but your son that shall …

1 Chronicles 17:11,12 And it shall come to pass, when your days be expired that you must …

1 Chronicles 22:9,10 Behold, a son shall be born to you, who shall be a man of rest; and …

1 Chronicles 28:6,10 And he said to me, Solomon your son, he shall build my house and …

Zechariah 6:13 Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the …

Matthew 16:18 And I say also to you, That you are Peter, and on this rock I will …

Luke 1:31-33 And, behold, you shall conceive in your womb, and bring forth a son, …

Hebrews 3:3 For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch …

1 Peter 2:5 You also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy …

I will stablish

2 Samuel 7:16 And your house and your kingdom shall be established for ever before …

1 Chronicles 28:7 Moreover I will establish his kingdom for ever, if he be constant …

Psalm 89:4,21,29,36,37 Your seed will I establish for ever, and build up your throne to …

Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, …

Isaiah 49:8 Thus said the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard you, and in …

Luke 1:32,33 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and …

Verse 13. - I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. The temple which Solomon was to build was the symbol of the new development of Israel, and naturally these words suggest a meaning not unworthy of so great an advance in the accomplishment of the nation's mission. Had we, indeed, only this passage, we might be content to take it in a popular sense, as signifying that, whereas Saul's throne (and subsequently that of the many usurpers in Samaria) had but a brief existence, Solomon's descendants should hold for many centuries undisputed possession of the kingdom of Jerusalem. But in Psalm 89:29 we read, "His (David's) seed will I make to endure forever, and his throne as the days of heaven." And again in vers. 36, 37 a continuance is assured to it as lasting as that of the sun and moon. We can scarcely, therefore, be wrong in the conviction that these promises pointed onwards to the establishment of Christ's kingdom, and that the great importance attached to the building of the temple finds its explanation in its relation to him. This full establishment after so long a delay of the Mosaic typical ritual, the addition to it of psalmody, giving it a spiritual side, and making the worship that of the heart, the bestowal of empire, and the rapid development of the people under David and Solomon, were all steps in that wonderful series of special providences which made the Jews fit to be the progeniters of the Messiah, which surrounded him during his ministry with companions capable of understanding and recording his teaching, and provided for him, after his death, missionaries, not merely with zeal enough, but with intellectual gifts sufficient to enable them to persuade both Greece and Rome to listen to tidings so wonderful and mysterious as that God for our salvation had become man. Keil also well points out that the temple was a symbol of Christ's incarnation; for it meant the dwelling of God on earth. "I have surely," says Solomon, "built thee a house of habitation, a place for thee to dwell in forever" (1 Kings 8:13). The same thought was in St. John's mind when he said, "The Word became flesh, and dwelt as in a tabernacle among us" (John 1:14). For the verb used by him, literally "tabernacled," is a comparison between Christ's life on earth, and the dwelling of God in "the tent of meeting." But there is more than this. Christ himself calls his body "the temple" (John 2:19, 21). At the Resurrection he raised up again the temple of his body which the Jews had destroyed, and at the Ascension it was removed from the earth, to be reserved in heaven until his second advent. His reign now is spiritual, and his temple is not a building made with hands, but is the heart of the renewed believer (1 Corinthians 6:19). And this indwelling of Christ in the heart will continue unto the end of the present dispensation. For Christ's indwelling is that also of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 3:16); and the gift of the Spirit continues unto the end of the world. "The Father shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever" (John 14:16). He shall build an house for my name,.... For the honour of it, for the worship and service of God, as it is well known Solomon did; and so his antitype the Messiah, Zechariah 6:12,

and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever; that is, for a long time. Solomon's reign was forty years, and the kingdom of Judah continued in his posterity until the Babylonish captivity, and a prince that descended from him was the ruler of the people when they returned: this has its fulfilment more eminently in Christ, who was of his seed, to whom God has given "the throne of his father David", and who "shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever", Luke 1:32. 13. He shall build an house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever—This declaration referred, in its primary application, to Solomon, and to the temporal kingdom of David's family. But in a larger and sublimer sense, it was meant of David's Son of another nature (Heb 1:8). [See on [270]1Ch 17:14.]7:4-17 Blessings are promised to the family and posterity of David. These promises relate to Solomon, David's immediate successor, and the royal line of Judah. But they also relate to Christ, who is often called David and the Son of David. To him God gave all power in heaven and earth, with authority to execute judgment. He was to build the gospel temple, a house for God's name; the spiritual temple of true believers, to be a habitation of God through the Spirit. The establishing of his house, his throne, and his kingdom for ever, can be applied to no other than to Christ and his kingdom: David's house and kingdom long since came to an end. The committing iniquity cannot be applied to the Messiah himself, but to his spiritual seed; true believers have infirmities, for which they must expect to be corrected, though they are not cast off.
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