2 Samuel 7:16
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Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me; your throne will be established forever.'"

King James Bible
And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
And thy house and thy kingdom shall be made firm for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever.

World English Bible
Your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before you. Your throne shall be established forever."'"

Young's Literal Translation
and stedfast is thy house and thy kingdom unto the age before thee, thy throne is established unto the age.'

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Clarke'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

2 Samuel 7:13 He shall build an house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever.

Genesis 49:10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come...

2 Kings 19:34 For I will defend this city, to save it, for my own sake, and for my servant David's sake.

1 Chronicles 17:13,14 I will be his father, and he shall be my son: and I will not take my mercy away from him, as I took it from him that was before you...

Psalm 45:6 Your throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the scepter of your kingdom is a right scepter.

Psalm 72:5,17-19 They shall fear you as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations...

Psalm 89:36,37 His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me...

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...

Daniel 2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed...

Daniel 7:14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him...

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 1:32,33 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...

John 12:34 The people answered him, We have heard out of the law that Christ stays for ever: and how say you, The Son of man must be lifted up?...

Hebrews 1:8 But to the Son he said, Your throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of your kingdom.

Revelation 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying...

Library
David's Gratitude
'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 Messianic prophecy, as we have seen, began at a time long anterior to that of David. Even in Genesis, we perceived [Pg 131] it, increasing more and more in distinctness. There is at first only the general promise that the seed of the woman should obtain the victory over the kingdom of the evil one;--then, that the salvation should come through the descendants of Shem;--then, from among them Abraham is marked out,--of his sons, Isaac,--from among his sons, Jacob,--and from among the twelve sons
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

The Early Life of Malachy. Having Been Admitted to Holy Orders He Associates with Malchus
[Sidenote: 1095.] 1. Our Malachy, born in Ireland,[134] of a barbarous people, was brought up there, and there received his education. But from the barbarism of his birth he contracted no taint, any more than the fishes of the sea from their native salt. But how delightful to reflect, that uncultured barbarism should have produced for us so worthy[135] a fellow-citizen with the saints and member of the household of God.[136] He who brings honey out of the rock and oil out of the flinty rock[137]
H. J. Lawlor—St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh

How the Silent and the Talkative are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 15.) Differently to be admonished are the over-silent, and those who spend time in much speaking. For it ought to be insinuated to the over-silent that while they shun some vices unadvisedly, they are, without its being perceived, implicated in worse. For often from bridling the tongue overmuch they suffer from more grievous loquacity in the heart; so that thoughts seethe the more in the mind from being straitened by the violent guard of indiscreet silence. And for the most part they
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Cross References
Luke 1:33
and he will reign over Jacob's descendants forever; his kingdom will never end."

1 Samuel 25:28
"Please forgive your servant's presumption. The LORD your God will certainly make a lasting dynasty for my lord, because you fight the LORD's battles, and no wrongdoing will be found in you as long as you live.

2 Samuel 7:13
He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.

2 Samuel 7:17
Nathan reported to David all the words of this entire revelation.

1 Kings 9:5
I will establish your royal throne over Israel forever, as I promised David your father when I said, 'You shall never fail to have a successor on the throne of Israel.'

Psalm 89:4
I will establish your line forever and make your throne firm through all generations.'"

Psalm 89:36
that his line will continue forever and his throne endure before me like the sun;

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