New International Version
he said to Nathan the prophet, "Here I am, living in a house of cedar, while the ark of God remains 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.
Darby Bible Translation
that the king said to Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in a house of cedars, and the ark of God dwells under curtains.
World English Bible
that the king said to Nathan the prophet, "See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells within curtains."
Young's Literal Translation
that the king saith unto Nathan the prophet, 'See, I pray thee, I am dwelling in a house of cedars, and the ark of God is dwelling in the midst of the curtain.'
2 Samuel 7:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I dwell in a house of cedar - That is, a house whose principal beams, ceiling, and wainscot, were cedar.
Dwelleth within curtains - Having no other residence but the tabernacle, which was a place covered with the skins of beasts, Exodus 26:14.
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, …
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.
"Make the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, with cherubim woven into them by a skilled worker.
2 Samuel 5:11
Now Hiram king of Tyre sent envoys to David, along with cedar logs and carpenters and stonemasons, and they built a palace for David.
2 Samuel 7:17
Nathan reported to David all the words of this entire revelation.
2 Samuel 11:11
Uriah said to David, "The ark and Israel and Judah are staying in tents, and my commander Joab and my lord's men are camped in the open country. How could I go to my house to eat and drink and make love to my wife? As surely as you live, I will not do such a thing!"
2 Samuel 12:1
The LORD sent Nathan to David. When he came to him, he said, "There were two men in a certain town, one rich and the other poor.
1 Kings 1:22
While she was still speaking with the king, Nathan the prophet arrived.
1 Kings 8:17
"My father David had it in his heart to build a temple for the Name of the LORD, the God of Israel.
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