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Go to Bible: 2 Samuel 7
2Sa 7:1(top)
2Sa 7:2(top)
2Sa 7:3(top)
2Sa 7:4(top)
2Sa 7:5(top)
2Sa 7:6

“since the day that I brought up Israel out of Egypt to this day.” This would have been a time period of very close to 450 years, and in that time the cloth of the Tabernacle would have needed refurbishing.

2Sa 7:7

“tribe leaders.” The Hebrew is simply “tribes,” put for the leaders of the tribes. The parallel record in 1 Chronicles 17:6 has “judges.”

2Sa 7:8(top)
2Sa 7:9

“I will make you a great name.” See commentary on 1 Chronicles 17:8.

2Sa 7:10

“I will appoint a place for my people Israel and will plant them, and they will live in their own place and not be disturbed any more.” After Christ fights the Battle of Armageddon and conquers the earth, he will divide up the earth and assign different people to different places. Israel will be given the land of Israel and it will be divided up among the tribes of Israel (Ezek. 47:13-48:29). That will be their homeland during Christ’s Millennial Kingdom.

“the sons of wickedness.” The phrase, “the sons of wickedness” is idiomatic for wicked people. “Sons” followed after their father, and “sons of” is a common idiom in the Bible. Sons of wickedness are evil people. When the Messiah comes evil people that are alive at the time will be killed (Isa. 11:4). Many of the wicked will be killed in the Battle of Armageddon, which is when Christ comes down from heaven and conquers the earth (Rev. 19:11-21). The rest will be rounded up and killed right after they are judged in the Sheep and Goat Judgment. Wicked people who died before Christ’s return will be in the Second Resurrection and will be judged and thrown into the Lake of Fire (Rev. 20:11-15).

[For more information on the Sheep and Goat Judgment and the order of end-times events, see commentary on Matt. 25:32. For more information on the different resurrections in the future, see commentary on Acts 24:15. For more information on Christ’s future Millennial Kingdom on earth, see Appendix 3, “Christ’s Future Kingdom on Earth.” For more on how the future will unfold from this present age to the Millennial Kingdom to the Everlasting Kingdom, see commentary on Rev. 21:1].

2Sa 7:11(top)
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2Sa 7:13(top)
2Sa 7:14

“father...son.” This verse shows the father-son relationship in the biblical world, that a responsibility of the father was to disciple the son and raise him up to be a good and godly citizen.

2Sa 7:15(top)
2Sa 7:16

“Your house.” In this case, “your house” refers to your dynasty, the Davidic dynasty, which would culminate in the Messiah and be established forever. Many times the Messiah is referred to as “the Son of David” because he was descended from David and is the reigning king in the Davidic dynasty (see commentary on Matt. 1:1).

“before me.” Although the Masoretic text reads “before you,” the Septuagint, the Aramaic Peshitta, and some medieval Hebrew MSS read “before me,” and that makes more sense in the context because God would be the One who would be around forever to establish and support the Davidic dynasty.

2Sa 7:17(top)
2Sa 7:18

“my house.” David is not referring to his immediate household, but to the dynasty that would come from him and last forever.

2Sa 7:19(top)
2Sa 7:20(top)
2Sa 7:21

“you have worked all this greatness to make it known to your servant.” David is saying that God worked much greatness in his life which, combined with what Nathan said, made it known to David that he would indeed be the founder of a dynasty after him culminating in the Messiah.

2Sa 7:22

“For there is none like you.” The “you” is second person masculine singular. There is no Trinity here, if there were, the “you” would be plural. In this verse, Yahweh is God and there is no other God other than Yahweh (“you,” singular). So there are no other “Persons” in God. [For more on Jesus Christ not being God, see Appendix 10, “Jesus is the Son of God, Not God the Son”].

2Sa 7:23

“whom God went forth to redeem.” The plural “Elohim” here could refer to God or God’s agents, the angels (or some Jewish commentators say refers to Moses and Aaron).

2Sa 7:24

“and you, O Yahweh, became their God.” This is a reference to the covenant that Israel made with Yahweh at Mount Sinai when the people made a covenant that Yahweh would be their God (Exod. 24:1-4).

2Sa 7:25(top)
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2Sa 7:27

“I will build you a house.” This is the use of “house” meaning a dynasty, “the house of David.” This does not refer to David’s physical house that he lived in.

2Sa 7:28(top)
2Sa 7:29(top)

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