2 Samuel 7:5
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New International Version
"Go and tell my servant David, 'This is what the LORD says: Are you the one to build me a house to dwell in?

King James Bible
Go and tell my servant David, Thus saith the LORD, Shalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in?

Darby Bible Translation
Go and say to my servant, to David, Thus saith Jehovah: Wilt thou build me a house for me to dwell in?

World English Bible
"Go and tell my servant David, 'Thus says Yahweh, "Shall you build me a house for me to dwell in?

Young's Literal Translation
'Go, and thou hast said unto My servant, unto David, Thus said Jehovah, Dost thou build for Me a house for My dwelling in?

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Shalt thou build me a house - That is, Thou shalt not: this is the force of the interrogative in such a case.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

my servant David. [heb] to my servant, to David
Shalt

1 Kings 5:3 You know how that David my father could not build an house to the name of the LORD his God for the wars which were about him on every side...

1 Kings 8:16-19 Since the day that I brought forth my people Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel to build an house...

1 Chronicles 17:4 Go and tell David my servant, Thus said the LORD, You shall not build me an house to dwell in:

1 Chronicles 22:7,8 And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my mind to build an house to the name of the LORD my God...

1 Chronicles 23:3 Now the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years and upward: and their number by their polls, man by man...

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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
2 Samuel 7:4
But that night the word of the LORD came to Nathan, saying:

1 Kings 5:3
"You know that because of the wars waged against my father David from all sides, he could not build a temple for the Name of the LORD his God until the LORD put his enemies under his feet.

1 Kings 5:4
But now the LORD my God has given me rest on every side, and there is no adversary or disaster.

1 Kings 6:12
"As for this temple you are building, if you follow my decrees, observe my laws and keep all my commands and obey them, I will fulfill through you the promise I gave to David your father.

1 Kings 8:16
Since the day I brought my people Israel out of Egypt, I have not chosen a city in any tribe of Israel to have a temple built so that my Name might be there, but I have chosen David to rule my people Israel.'

1 Kings 8:19
Nevertheless, you are not the one to build the temple, but your son, your own flesh and blood--he is the one who will build the temple for my Name.'

Isaiah 66:1
This is what the LORD says: "Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Where is the house you will build for me? Where will my resting place be?

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