New International Version
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.'
2 Samuel 7:16 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
'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, …
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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.'
I will establish your line forever and make your throne firm through all generations.'"
that his line will continue forever and his throne endure before me like the sun;
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