New International Version
But my love will never be taken away from him, as I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from before you.
King James Bible
But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee.
Darby Bible Translation
but my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away from before thee.
World English Bible
but my loving kindness shall not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before you.
Young's Literal Translation
and My kindness doth not turn aside from him, as I turned it aside from Saul, whom I turned aside from before thee,
2 Samuel 7:15 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul - His house shall be a lasting house, and he shall die in the throne of Israel, his children succeeding him; and the spiritual seed, Christ, possessing and ruling in that throne to the end of time.
The family of Saul became totally extinct; the family of David remained till the incarnation. Joseph and Mary were both of that family; Jesus was the only heir to the kingdom of Israel; he did not choose to sit on the secular throne, he ascended the spiritual throne, and now he is exalted to the right hand of God, a Prince and a Savior, to give repentance and remission of sins. See the observations at the end of the chapter, 2 Samuel 7:25 (note).
Many have applied these verses and their parallels to support the doctrine of unconditional final perseverance; but with it the text has nothing to do; and were we to press it, because of the antitype, Solomon, the doctrine would most evidently be ruined, for there is neither proof nor evidence of Solomon's salvation.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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'Then went king David in, and sat before the Lord, and he said, Who am I, O Lord God? and what is my house, that Thou hast brought me hitherto? 19. And this was yet a small thing in Thy sight, O Lord God; but Thou hast spoken also of Thy servant's house for a great while to come. And is this the manner of man, O Lord God? 20. And what can David say more unto Thee? for Thou, Lord God, knowest Thy servant. 21. For Thy word's sake, and according to Thine own heart, hast Thou done all these great things, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Promise in 2 Samuel, Chap. vii.
The Early Life of Malachy. Having Been Admitted to Holy Orders He Associates with Malchus
How the Silent and the Talkative are to be Admonished.
1 Samuel 15:23
For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, he has rejected you as king."
1 Samuel 16:14
Now the Spirit of the LORD had departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD tormented him.
1 Kings 11:13
Yet I will not tear the whole kingdom from him, but will give him one tribe for the sake of David my servant and for the sake of Jerusalem, which I have chosen."
but I will not take my love from him, nor will I ever betray my faithfulness.
Lord, where is your former great love, which in your faithfulness you swore to David?
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