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1 Chronicles 17:13 ASV
I will be his father, and he shall be my son: and I will not take my lovingkindness away from him, as I took it from him that was before thee;
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1 Chronicles 17:13 BBE
I will be to him a father and he will be to me a son; and I will not take my mercy away from him as I took it from him who was before you;
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1 Chronicles 17:13 CEB
I will become his father and he will become my son, and I'll never withdraw my faithful love from him as I did from the one before you.
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1 Chronicles 17:13 CJB
I will be a father for him, and he will be a son for me; I will not take my grace away from him, as I took it away from your predecessor.
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1 Chronicles 17:13 RHE
I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son: and I will not take my mercy away from him, as I took it from him that was before thee.
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1 Chronicles 17:13 ESV
I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son. I will not take my steadfast love from him, as I took it from him who was before you,
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1 Chronicles 17:13 GW
I will be his Father, and he will be my Son. And I will never stop showing him my love as I did to your predecessor.
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1 Chronicles 17:13 GNT
I will be his father, and he will be my son. I will not withdraw my support from him as I did from Saul, whom I removed so that you could be king.
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1 Chronicles 17:13 HNV
I will be his father, and he shall be my son: and I will not take my lovingkindness away from him, as I took it from him that was before you;
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1 Chronicles 17:13 CSB
I will be a father to him, and he will be a son to Me. I will not take away My faithful love from him as I took it from the one who was before you.
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1 Chronicles 17:13 KJV
I will be his father, and he shall be my son: and I will not take my mercy away from him, as I took it from him that was before thee:
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1 Chronicles 17:13 LEB
I myself will be a father to him, and he himself will be a son to me. And I will not remove my steadfast love from him as I took it away from whoever was before you.
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1 Chronicles 17:13 NAS
"I will be his father and he shall be My son; and I will not take My lovingkindness away from him, as I took it from him who was before you.
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1 Chronicles 17:13 NCV
I will be his father, and he will be my son. I took away my love from Saul, who ruled before you, but I will never stop loving your son.
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1 Chronicles 17:13 NIRV
I will be his father. And he will be my son. I took my love away from the man who ruled before you. But I will never take my love away from your son.
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1 Chronicles 17:13 NIV
I will be his father, and he will be my son. I will never take my love away from him, as I took it away from your predecessor.
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1 Chronicles 17:13 NKJV
I will be his Father, and he shall be My son; and I will not take My mercy away from him, as I took it from him who was before you.
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1 Chronicles 17:13 NLT
I will be his father, and he will be my son. I will not take my unfailing love from him as I took it from Saul, who ruled before you.
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1 Chronicles 17:13 NRS
I will be a father to him, and he shall be a son to me. I will not take my steadfast love from him, as I took it from him who was before you,
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1 Chronicles 17:13 RSV
I will be his father, and he shall be my son; I will not take my steadfast love from him, as I took it from him who was before you,
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1 Chronicles 17:13 DBY
I will be his father, and he shall be my son; and I will not take away my mercy from him, as I took it from him that was before thee;
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1 Chronicles 17:13 MSG
I'll be a father to him, and he'll be a son to me. I will never remove my gracious love from him as I did from the one who preceded you.
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1 Chronicles 17:13 WBT
I will be his father, and he shall be my son: and I will not take my mercy away from him, as I took [it] from [him] that was before thee:
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1 Chronicles 17:13 TMB
I will be his Father, and he shall be My son; and I will not take My mercy away from him, as I took it from him that was before thee.
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1 Chronicles 17:13 TNIV
I will be his father, and he will be my son. I will never take my love away from him, as I took it away from your predecessor.
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1 Chronicles 17:13 WEB
I will be his father, and he shall be my son: and I will not take my lovingkindness away from him, as I took it from him that was before you;
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1 Chronicles 17:13 WYC
I shall be to him into a father, and he shall be to me into a son; and I shall not do away my mercy from him, as I took it away from him that was before thee; (I shall be a father to him, and he shall be a son to me; and I shall not take away my love from him, as I took it away from him who was before thee;)
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1 Chronicles 17:13 YLT
I am to him for a father, and he is to Me for a son, and My kindness I turn not aside from him as I turned it aside from him who was before thee,
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1 Chronicles 17 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 17

David's purposes; God's gracious promises.

( 2 Samuel 7 ) upon it. It is very observable that what in Samuel is said to be, "for thy word's sake," is here said to be, "for thy servant's sake," ver. ( 19 ) . Jesus Christ is both the Word of God, #Re. 19:13 |, and the Servant of God, ( Isaiah 42:1 ) ; and it is for his sake, upon account of his mediation, that the promises are made good to all believers; it is in him, that they are yea and amen. For His sake it is done, for his sake it is made known; to him we owe all this greatness, from him we are to expect all these great things. They are the unsearchable riches of Christ, which, if by faith we see in themselves, and see in the Lord Jesus, we cannot but magnify as the only true greatness, and speak honourably of them. For this blessedness may we look amidst the trials of life, and when we feel the hand of death upon us; and seek it for our children after us.

1 Chronicles 17 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 17

1 Chronicles 17:1-10 . DAVID FORBIDDEN TO BUILD GOD A HOUSE.

1. as David sat in his house--The details of this chapter were given in nearly similar terms ( 2 Samuel 7:1-29 ). The date was towards the latter end of David's reign, for it is expressly said in the former book to have been at the cessation of all his wars. But as to narrate the preparations for the removal of the ark and the erection of the temple was the principal object of the historian, the exact chronology is not followed.

5. I . . . have gone from tent to tent, and from one tabernacle to another--The literal rendering is, "I was walking in a tent and in a dwelling." The evident intention (as we may see from 1 Chronicles 17:6 ) was to lay stress upon the fact that God was a Mithhatlek (a travelling God) and went from one place to another with His tent and His entire dwelling (the dwelling included not merely the tent, but the fore-courts with the altar of burnt offerings, &c.) [BERTHEAU].

6. spake I a word to any of the judges--In 2 Samuel 7:7 it is "any of the tribes" of Israel. Both are included. But the judges "who were commanded to feed the people," form the more suitable antithesis to David.
Why have ye not built me an house of cedars?--that is, a solid and magnificent temple.

7. Thus saith the Lord of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote--a round tower of rude construction, high walled, but open at the top, in which sheep are often enclosed at night to protect them from wild beasts. The meaning is, I elevated you to the throne from a humble condition solely by an act of divine grace, and not from any antecedent merits of your own and I enabled you to acquire renown, equal or superior to any other monarch. Your reign will ever be afterwards regarded as the best and brightest era in the history of Israel, for it will secure to the nation a settled inheritance of prosperity and peace, without any of the oppressions or disorders that afflicted them in early times.

9, 10. at the beginning, and since the time that I commanded judges--that is, including the whole period from Joshua to Saul.
I tell thee that the Lord will build thee an house--This was the language of Nathan himself, who was specially directed to assure David, not only of personal blessing and prosperity, but of a continuous line of royal descendants.

11. I will raise up thy

13. I will not take my mercy away from him, as I took it from him that was before thee--My procedure in dealing with him will be different from My disposal of Saul. Should his misconduct call for personal chastisement, I shall spare his family. If I see it necessary to withdraw My favor and help for a time, it will be a corrective discipline only to reform and restore, not to destroy. (On this passage some have founded an argument for Solomon's repentance and return to God).

14. I will settle him in my house--over My people Israel.
and in my kingdom for ever--God here asserts His right of supreme sovereignty in Israel. David and Solomon, with their successors, were only the vicegerents whom He nominated, or, in His providence, permitted.
his throne shall be established for evermore--The posterity of David inherited the throne in a long succession--but not always. In such a connection as this, the phrase "for evermore" is employed in a We naturally expect the prophet to revert to David before concluding, after having spoken ( 1 Chronicles 17:12 ) of the building of Solomon's temple. The promise that his house should be blessed was intended as a compensation for the disappointment of his wish to build the temple, and hence this assurance is appropriately repeated at the conclusion of the prophet's address [BERTHEAU].

15. According to all . . . this vision--The revelation of the divine will was made to the prophet in a dream.

16. David the king . . . sat before the Lord, and