2 Samuel 7:1
New International Version
After the king was settled in his palace and the LORD had given him rest from all his enemies around him,

New Living Translation
When King David was settled in his palace and the LORD had given him rest from all the surrounding enemies,

English Standard Version
Now when the king lived in his house and the LORD had given him rest from all his surrounding enemies,

Berean Study Bible
After the king had settled into his palace and the LORD had given him rest from all his enemies around him,

King James Bible
And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house, and the LORD had given him rest round about from all his enemies;

New King James Version
Now it came to pass when the king was dwelling in his house, and the LORD had given him rest from all his enemies all around,

New American Standard Bible
Now it came about, when the king lived in his house, and the LORD had given him rest on every side from all his enemies,

NASB 1995
Now it came about when the king lived in his house, and the LORD had given him rest on every side from all his enemies,

NASB 1977
Now it came about when the king lived in his house, and the LORD had given him rest on every side from all his enemies,

Amplified Bible
When King David lived in his house (palace) and the LORD had given him rest from all his surrounding enemies,

Christian Standard Bible
When the king had settled into his palace and the LORD had given him rest on every side from all his enemies,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the king had settled into his palace and the LORD had given him rest on every side from all his enemies,

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, when the king dwelt in his house, and Jehovah had given him rest from all his enemies round about,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when the King sat in his house and LORD JEHOVAH gave him rest from all of his enemies

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it came to pass when the king sat in his house, and the Lord had given him an inheritance on every side free from all his enemies round about him;

Contemporary English Version
King David moved into his new palace, and the LORD let his kingdom be at peace.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it came to pass when the king sat in his house, and the Lord had given him rest on every side from all his enemies,

Good News Translation
King David was settled in his palace, and the LORD kept him safe from all his enemies.

International Standard Version
After the king had settled down in his palace and the LORD had given him respite from all of his surrounding enemies,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass, when the king dwelt in his house, and the LORD had given him rest from all his enemies round about,

Literal Standard Version
And it comes to pass, when the king sat in his house, and YHWH has given rest to him all around, from all his enemies,

New American Bible
After the king had taken up residence in his house, and the LORD had given him rest from his enemies on every side,

NET Bible
The king settled into his palace, for the LORD gave him relief from all his enemies on all sides.

New Revised Standard Version
Now when the king was settled in his house, and the LORD had given him rest from all his enemies around him,

New Heart English Bible
It happened, when the king lived in his house, and the LORD had given him rest from all his enemies all around,

World English Bible
It happened, when the king lived in his house, and Yahweh had given him rest from all his enemies all around,

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, when the king sat in his house, and Jehovah hath given rest to him round about, from all his enemies,

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Covenant with David
1After the king had settled into his palace and the LORD had given him rest from all his enemies around him, 2he said to Nathan the prophet, “Here I am, living in a house of cedar, while the ark of God remains in a tent.”…

Cross References
Acts 7:46
who found favor in the sight of God and asked to provide a dwelling place for the God of Jacob.

2 Samuel 6:23
And Michal the daughter of Saul had no children to the day of her death.

2 Samuel 7:11
and have done since the day I appointed judges over My people Israel. I will give you rest from all your enemies. The LORD declares to you that He Himself will establish a house for you.

1 Chronicles 17:1
After David had settled into his palace, he said to Nathan the prophet, "Here I am, living in a house of cedar, while the ark of the covenant of the LORD is under a tent."


Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house, and the LORD had given him rest round about from all his enemies;

the king

1 Chronicles 17:1
Now it came to pass, as David sat in his house, that David said to Nathan the prophet, Lo, I dwell in an house of cedars, but the ark of the covenant of the LORD remaineth under curtains.

Daniel 4:29,30
At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon…

the Lord

Joshua 21:44
And the LORD gave them rest round about, according to all that he sware unto their fathers: and there stood not a man of all their enemies before them; the LORD delivered all their enemies into their hand.

Joshua 23:1
And it came to pass a long time after that the LORD had given rest unto Israel from all their enemies round about, that Joshua waxed old and stricken in age.

1 Kings 5:4
But now the LORD my God hath given me rest on every side, so that there is neither adversary nor evil occurrent.











(1) Had given him rest.--No intimation is given of how long this may have been after the events narrated in the last chapter; but it is evident that this narrative is placed here, not because it followed chronologically, but because it is closely related in subject, and the historian, after telling of the removal of the ark, wished to record in that connection David's further purposes in the same direction. It must have been after the successful close of David's principal foreign wars--"rest round about from all his enemies"--and the future in 2Samuel 7:10 does not necessarily imply that it was before the birth of Solomon; yet it is more likely to have been in a time of quiet prosperity, before the troubles of his latter years.

Verse 1. - When the king sat in his house. The order is not chronological; for the words, Jehovah had given him rest from all his enemies round about (so the Revised Version, rightly), imply the successful termination, not of all wars necessarily, but certainly of something more than that with the Philistine invaders in the Rephaim valley. A general summary of all David's wars is given in ch. 8, and it was probably after he had subdued the Philistines and Moab, and his throne was now fully established, that in some time of peace, possibly before Hanun forced him into wars which won for him an empire, David sent for Nathan, and told him his full desire. Its position here immediately after the account of the bringing of the ark to Zion has a higher unity than that of chronology. It shows that David had always a larger purpose than the mere placing of the ark in its feint; and, as soon as a period of tranquillity arrived, he confided his thoughts to the prophet. Thus, with only one step taken towards his whole plan, David exercised a wise moderation in leaving the service at Gibeon unmolested. As regards the word "rest," we have to distinguish between the first series of wars, which established David firmly on his throne, and the second series, which gave him widespread dominion.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
After
וַיְהִ֕י (way·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

the king
הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

had settled
יָשַׁ֥ב (yā·šaḇ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

into his palace
בְּבֵית֑וֹ (bə·ḇê·ṯōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1004: A house

and the LORD
וַיהוָ֛ה (Yah·weh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

had given him rest
הֵנִֽיחַ־ (hê·nî·aḥ-)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5117: To rest, settle down

from all
מִכָּל־ (mik·kāl)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

his enemies
אֹיְבָֽיו׃ (’ō·yə·ḇāw)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 341: Hating, an adversary

around him,
מִסָּבִ֖יב (mis·sā·ḇîḇ)
Preposition-m | Adverb
Strong's 5439: A circle, neighbour, environs, around


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