2 Samuel 7:13
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English Standard Version
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.

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.

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.

2 Samuel 7:13 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The reason assigned for this answer: "I have not dwelt in a house from the day of the bringing up of Israel out of Egypt even to this day, but I was wandering about in a tent and in a dwelling." "And in a dwelling" (mishcan) is to be taken as explanatory, viz., in a tent which was my dwelling. As a tent is a traveller's dwelling, so, as long as God's dwelling was a tent, He himself appeared as if travelling or going from place to place. "In the whole of the time that I walked among all the children of Israel, ... have I spoken a word to one of the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my people, saying, Wherefore have ye not built me a cedar house?" A "cedar house" is equivalent to a palace built of costly materials. The expression ישׂראל שׁבטי אחד ("one of the tribes of Israel") is a striking one, as the feeding of the nation does not appear to be a duty belonging to the "tribes," and in the Chronicles we have שׁפטי (judges) instead of שׁבטי (tribes). But if שׁפטי had been the original expression used in the text, it would be impossible to explain the origin and general acceptance of the word שׁבטי. For this very reason, therefore, we must regard שׁבטי as the original word, and understand it as referring to the tribes, which had supplied the nation with judges and leaders before the tie of David, since the feeding, i.e., the government of Israel, which was in the hands of the judges, was transferred to the tribes to which the judges belonged. This view is confirmed by Psalm 78:67-68, where the election of David as prince, and of Zion as the site of the sanctuary, is described as the election of the tribe of Judah and the rejection of the tribe of Ephraim. On the other hand, the assumption of Thenius, that שׁבטי, "shepherd-staffs," is used poetically for shepherds, cannot be established on the ground of Leviticus 27:32 and Micah 7:14. Jehovah gave two reasons why David's proposal to build Him a temple should not be carried out: (1) He had hitherto lived in a tent in the midst of His people; (2) He had not commanded any former prince or tribe to build a temple. This did not involve any blame, as though there had been something presumptuous in David's proposal, or in the fact that he had thought of undertaking such a work without an express command from God, but simply showed that it was not because of any negligence on the part of the former leaders of the people that they had not thought of erecting a temple, and that even now the time for carrying out such a work as that had not yet come.

2 Samuel 7:13 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

He shall

1 Kings 5:5 And, behold, I purpose to build an house to the name of the LORD my God, as the LORD spoke to David my father, saying, Your son...

1 Kings 6:12 Concerning this house which you are in building, if you will walk in my statutes, and execute my judgments...

1 Kings 8:19 Nevertheless you shall not build the house; but your son that shall come forth out of your loins, he shall build the house to my name.

1 Chronicles 17:11,12 And it shall come to pass, when your days be expired that you must go to be with your fathers, that I will raise up your seed after you...

1 Chronicles 22:9,10 Behold, a son shall be born to you, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies round about...

1 Chronicles 28:6,10 And he said to me, Solomon your son, he shall build my house and my courts: for I have chosen him to be my son...

Zechariah 6:13 Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule on his throne...

Matthew 16:18 And I say also to you, That you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Luke 1:31-33 And, behold, you shall conceive in your womb, and bring forth a son, and shall call his name JESUS...

Hebrews 3:3 For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who has built the house has more honor than the house.

1 Peter 2:5 You also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices...

I will stablish

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

1 Chronicles 28:7 Moreover I will establish his kingdom for ever, if he be constant to do my commandments and my judgments, as at this day.

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

Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, on the throne of David, and on his kingdom, to order it...

Isaiah 49:8 Thus said the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard you, and in a day of salvation have I helped you: and I will preserve you...

Luke 1:32,33 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give to him the throne of his father David...

Cross References
Luke 1:32
He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David,

Luke 1:33
and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end."

2 Samuel 7:16
And your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me. Your throne shall be established forever.'"

2 Samuel 7:27
For you, O LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, have made this 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
that the LORD may establish his word that he spoke concerning me, saying, 'If your sons pay close attention to their way, to walk before me in faithfulness 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 placed me on the throne of David my father, and who has made me a house, as he promised, 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."

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