Jeremiah 33:17
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English Standard Version
“For thus says the LORD: David shall never lack a man to sit on the throne of the house of Israel,

King James Bible
For thus saith the LORD; David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel;

American Standard Version
For thus saith Jehovah: David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel;

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thus saith the Lord: There shall not be cut off from David a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel.

English Revised Version
For thus saith the LORD: David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel;

Webster's Bible Translation
For thus saith the LORD; David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel;

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In consequence of the renovation of Israel externally and internally, Jerusalem will become to the Lord a name of delight, i.e., a name which affords joy, delight. שׁם here signifies, not fame, but a name. But the name, as always in Scripture, is the expression of the essential nature; the meaning therefore is, "she will develope into a city over which men will rejoice, whenever her name is mentioned." On the following words, "for praise and for glory," i.e., for a subject of praise, etc., cf. Jeremiah 13:11. לכל־גּויי, "to all," or "among all nations." How far Jerusalem becomes such is shown by the succeeding clauses: "who shall hear...and tremble and quake because of the good," i.e., not from fear "because they are seized with terror through these proofs of the wonderful power of God in contrast with the helplessness of their idols, and through the feeling of their miserable and destitute condition as contrasted with the happiness and prosperity of the people of Israel" (Graf). Against this usual view of the words, it has already been remarked in the Berleburger Bible, that it does not agree with what precedes, viz., with the statement that Jerusalem shall become a name of joy to all nations. Moreover, פּחד and רגז, in the sense of fear and terror, are construed with מפּני or מן; here, they signify to shake and tremble for joy, like פּחד in Isaiah 60:5, cf. Hosea 3:5, i.e., as it is expressed in the Berleburger Bible, "not with a slavish fear, but with the filial fear of penitents, which will also draw and drive them to the reconciled God in Christ, with holy fear and trembling." Calvin had previously recognised this Messianic idea, and fitly elucidated the words thus: haec duo inter se conjuncta, nempe pavor et tremor, qui nos humiliet coram Deo, et fiducia quae nos erigat, ut audeamus familiariter ad ipsum accedere. אותם may be for אתּם, cf. Jeremiah 1:16; but probably עשׂה is construed with a double accusative, as in Isaiah 42:16.

The prosperity which the Lord designs to procure for His people, is, Jeremiah 33:10-13, further described in two strophes (Jeremiah 33:10-11 and Jeremiah 33:12-13); in Jeremiah 33:10, Jeremiah 33:11, the joyous life of men. In the land now laid waste, gladness and joy shall once more prevail, and God will be praised for this. The description, "it is desolate," etc., does not imply the burning of Jerusalem, Jeremiah 52:12., but only the desolation which began about the end of the siege. "In this place" means "in this land;" this is apparent from the more detailed statement, "in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem." "The voice of gladness," etc., forms the subject of the verb ישּׁמע. On the expression see Jeremiah 7:34; Jeremiah 16:9; Jeremiah 25:10. There is here added: "the voice of those who say, 'Praise the Lord,' " etc. - the usual liturgic formula in thanksgiving to God; cf. 2 Chronicles 5:13; 2 Chronicles 7:3; Ezra 3:11; Psalm 106:1. תּודה, praise and thanks in word and deed; see Jeremiah 17:26. On אשׁיב את־שׁבוּת see Jeremiah 32:44. The rendering, "I shall bring back the captives of the land" (here as in Jeremiah 33:7), is both grammatically indefensible, and further, unsuitable: (a) inappropriate, on account of כּבראשׁנה, for no previous restoration of captives had taken place; the leading of the people out of Egypt is never represented as a bringing back from captivity. And (b) it is grammatically untenable, because restoration to Canaan is expressed either by אל־הארץ הביא, after Deuteronomy 30:5; or by השׁיב, with the mention of the place (); cf. Jeremiah 16:15; Jeremiah 24:6; Jeremiah 32:37, etc.

Jeremiah 33:17 Parallel Commentaries

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David shall never want. Heb. There shall not be cut off from David.

Jeremiah 35:19 Therefore thus said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Jonadab the son of Rechab shall not want a man to stand before me for ever.

2 Samuel 3:29 Let it rest on the head of Joab, and on all his father's house; and let there not fail from the house of Joab one that has an issue...

2 Samuel 7:14-16 I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men...

1 Kings 2:4 That the LORD may continue his word which he spoke concerning me, saying, If your children take heed to their way...

1 Kings 8:25 Therefore now, LORD God of Israel, keep with your servant David my father that you promised him, saying...

1 Chronicles 17:11-14,27 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...

Psalm 89:29-37 His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven...

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...

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

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 8:25
Now therefore, O LORD, God of Israel, keep for your servant David my father what you have promised him, saying, 'You shall not lack a man to sit before me on the throne of Israel, if only your sons pay close attention to their way, to walk before me as you have walked before me.'

1 Chronicles 17:11
When your days are fulfilled to walk with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, one of your own sons, and I will establish his kingdom.

Psalm 89:29
I will establish his offspring forever and his throne as the days of the heavens.

Jeremiah 17:25
then there shall enter by the gates of this city kings and princes who sit on the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they and their officials, the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And this city shall be inhabited forever.

Jeremiah 35:19
therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Jonadab the son of Rechab shall never lack a man to stand before me."

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