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2017 October 13
The Prophet David (1530)
Camillo Boccaccino (1511-1546)
Renaissance Style; Cremonese School
Palazzo Farnese, Piacenza, Piacenza, Italy
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art
[ I will again be working through the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. I will be adding links, resources, images, and the like, upgrading the former work-through which began with the 2013-10-12 posting which can be found, along with the full Genesis to Revelation postings, in the Archive Page. Postings will be at midnight Eastern Time, as I am able. However, no chapters will be skipped, even though a posting may be late. And all postings will be housed in the Archive Page. ]
Explanation: 2 Samuel 7 describes David's desire to build a temple for the LORD -- [parallel passage: 1 Chronicles 17]. As David was sitting in his house enjoying the rest which the LORD had given him from his enemies, he spoke to Nathan the prophet about his desire to build a house (temple) for the LORD. Nathan encouraged him to do what was in his heart since the LORD was with him (1-3).
That night the LORD spoke to Nathan and gave him a message to deliver to David. The LORD reminded David that he had dwelt for hundreds of years in a tent since the days of the Exodus. He told David that as he had blessed him by cutting off his enemies and making his name great, so he would give Israel a permanent place to dwell and give them rest. Moreover, said the LORD, he would make a house for David; and he would enable David's son to build a Temple after David died. The LORD further promised that he would treat David's son as his own son and discipline him if necessary. But he would not take his mercy from him as he did form Saul. And he would establish the house and kingdom of David forever (4-17).
David then went and sat before the LORD and humbly expressed his amazement and gratitude for these promises. He acknowledged the LORD's greatness and his many favors to Israel. And he praised the LORD for his promises to himself and his house (18-29).
[ Sermons: Stuart Olyott. William W Goligher. Various. ]
[ Illustration: The painting above depicts some highlights of David's career and character -- particularly showing David as conqueror, king, and sacred Psalmist. Likewise, the LORD based his promise of blessing to David on David's character and on the LORD's long-standing purpose to bless the nation of Israel and his more recent purpose to bless David. ]
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[ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: 2 Samuel 7:
[Chapter 7] 1 Chronicles 17.
 2 Samuel 12; 1 Kings 1:10; 1 Kings 1:12; 1 Kings 1:34; 1 Kings 1:38; 1 Chronicles 29:29; 2 Chronicles 9:29; Haggai 1:10.
 1 Chronicles 17:5; 1 Chronicles 22:8; 1 Chronicles 28:3.
 1 Chronicles 17:6; Psalm 78:67-68; 1 Chronicles 28:4.
 Deuteronomy 18:15-22; Luke 1:32-33.
 1 Samuel 2:35; Isaiah 55:3.
 1 Chronicles 17:18.
 Deuteronomy 4:6; 2 Kings 17:14; 2 Kings 18:12; 2 Kings 19:16; Nehemiah 9:29; Esther 2:8; Revelation 1:3.
 1 Chronicles 17:21; Deuteronomy 10:21; Deuteronomy 4:7; Deuteronomy 4:32-34.
-- From Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers ]
[ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]
[ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]
[ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
[ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]
HARMONY OF THE LAW
HEBREW AND GREEK INTERLINEAR BIBLES
2 Samuel Detailed Outline
2 Samuel 7
Note: In the Hebrew Bible 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel are one book. Also, 1 Kings and 2 Kings are one book.
Samuel and Kings reveal Israel's history from Samuel to the beginning of the Babylonian Captivity.
1 and 2 Chronicles, originally one book, trace the history of God's people from creation to the end of the Babylonian Captivity.
David's Reign as God's Chosen Dynastic King (2 Samuel 1:1 - 24:25) - 1010 - 971 B.C. Israel
A. Phase 1: As King Over Judah (2 Samuel 1:1 - 4:12) - 1010 - 1003? B.C. Judah
B. Phase 2: As King Over Israel (2 Samuel 5:1 - 24:25) - 1003? - 971 B.C., Israel (United Kingdom)
1. Initial Consolidation of His Rule (2 Samuel 5:1 - 7:29)
1 And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house, and the LORD had given him rest round about from all his enemies;
2 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.
3 And Nathan said to the king, Go, do all that is in thine heart; for the LORD is with thee.
4 And it came to pass that night, that the word of the LORD came unto Nathan, saying,
5 Go and tell [say unto] my servant David, Thus saith the LORD, Shalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in?
6 Whereas I have not dwelt in any house since the time [from the day] that I bought up the children of Israel out of Egypt, even to this day, but have walked in a tent and in a tabernacle.
7 In all the places wherein I have walked with all the children of Israel spake I a word with any of the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my people Israel, saying, Why build ye not me an house of cedar?
8 Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel:
9 And I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the great men that are in the earth.
10 Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime,
11 And as since [from] the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel, and have caused thee to rest from all thine enemies. Also the LORD telleth thee that he will make thee an house.
12 And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.
13 He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever [unto perpetuity].
14 I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men:
15 But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee.
16 And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever [unto perpetuity] before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever [unto perpetuity].
17 According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.
18 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 bought 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 [add a word again] 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, to make thy servant know them.
22 Wherefore thou art great, O LORD God: for there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
23 And what one nation in the earth is like thy people, even like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to himself, and to make him a name, and do for you great things and terrible, for thy land, before thy people, which thou redeemedst to thee from Egypt, from the nations and their gods?
24 For thou hast confirmed to thyself thy people Israel to be a people unto thee for ever [unto perpetuity]: and thou, LORD, art become their God.
25 And now, O LORD God, the word that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant, and concerning his house, establish it for ever [unto perpetuity], and do as thou hast said.
26 And let thy name be magnified for ever [unto perpetuity], saying, The LORD of hosts is the God over Israel: and let the house of thy servant David be established before thee.
27 For thou, O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, hast revealed to [uncovered the ear of] thy servant, saying, I will build thee an house: therefore hath thy servant found in his heart to pray this prayer unto thee.
28 And now, O Lord GOD, thou art that God, and thy words be true, and thou hast promised this goodness unto thy servant:
29 Therefore now let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may continue for ever before thee: for thou, O Lord GOD, hast spoken it: and with thy blessing let the house of thy servant be blessed for ever.
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