2 Samuel 7:2
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English Standard Version
the king said to Nathan the prophet, “See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells in a tent.”

King James Bible
That the king said unto Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in an house of cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth within curtains.

American Standard Version
that the king said unto Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth within curtains.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He said to Nathan the prophet: Dost thou see that I dwell in a house of cedar, and the ark of God is lodged within skins?

English Revised Version
that the king said unto Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in an house of cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth within curtains.

Webster's Bible Translation
That the king said to Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth within curtains.

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

When the offering of sacrifice was over, David blessed the people in the name of the Lord, as Solomon did afterwards at the dedication of the temple (1 Kings 8:55), and gave to all the (assembled) people, both men and women, to every one a slice of bread, a measure (of wine), and a cake for a festal meal, i.e., for the sacrificial meal, which was celebrated with the shelamim after the offering of the sacrifices, and after the king had concluded the liturgical festival with a benediction. לחם חלּת is a round cake of bread, baked for sacrificial meals, and synonymous with כּכּר־לחם (1 Chronicles 16:3), as we may see from a comparison of Exodus 29:23 with Leviticus 8:26 (see the commentary on Leviticus 8:2). But the meaning of the ἁπ. λεγ. אשׁפּר is uncertain, and has been much disputed. Most of the Rabbins understand it as signifying a piece of flesh or roast meat, deriving the word from אשׁ and פּר; but this is certainly false. There is more to be said in favour of the derivation proposed by L. de Dieu, viz., from the Ethiopic שׁפר, netiri, from which Gesenius and Roediger (Ges. Thes. p. 1470) have drawn their explanation of the word as signifying a measure of wine or other beverage. For אשׁישׁה, the meaning grape-cake or raisin-cake is established by Son of Sol 2:5 and Hosea 3:1 (vid., Hengstenberg, Christol. on Hosea 3:1). The people returned home after the festal meal.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Nathan

2 Samuel 12:1 And the LORD sent Nathan to David. And he came to him, and said to him, There were two men in one city; the one rich...

1 Chronicles 29:29 Now the acts of David the king, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of Samuel the seer...

I dwell

2 Samuel 5:11 And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, and carpenters, and masons: and they built David an house.

1 Chronicles 14:1 Now Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and timber of cedars, with masons and carpenters, to build him an house.

Jeremiah 22:13-15 Woe to him that builds his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong; that uses his neighbor's service without wages...

Haggai 1:4 Is it time for you, O you, to dwell in your paneled houses, and this house lie waste?

the ark

Psalm 132:5 Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.

John 2:17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of your house has eaten me up.

Acts 7:46 Who found favor before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.

curtains

2 Samuel 6:17 And they brought in the ark of the LORD, and set it in his place, in the middle of the tabernacle that David had pitched for it...

Exodus 26:1-14 Moreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet...

Exodus 40:21 And he brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up the veil of the covering, and covered the ark of the testimony...

1 Chronicles 16:1 So they brought the ark of God, and set it in the middle of the tent that David had pitched for it...

2 Chronicles 1:4 But the ark of God had David brought up from Kirjathjearim to the place which David had prepared for it...

Cross References
Exodus 26:1
"Moreover, you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen and blue and purple and scarlet yarns; you shall make them with cherubim skillfully worked into them.

2 Samuel 5:11
And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, also carpenters and masons who built David a house.

2 Samuel 7:17
In accordance with all these words, and in accordance with all this vision, Nathan spoke to David.

2 Samuel 11:11
Uriah said to David, "The ark and Israel and Judah dwell in booths, and my lord Joab and the servants of my lord are camping in the open field. Shall I then go to my house, to eat and to drink and to lie with my wife? As you live, and as your soul lives, I will not do this thing."

2 Samuel 12:1
And the LORD sent Nathan to David. He came to him and said to him, "There were two men in a certain city, the one rich and the other poor.

1 Kings 1:22
While she was still speaking with the king, Nathan the prophet came in.

1 Kings 8:17
Now it was in the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of the LORD, the God of Israel.

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