2 Samuel 7:16

16 Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me[a] ; your throne will be established forever.’ ”

2 Samuel 7:16 in Other Translations

KJV
16 And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever.
ESV
16 And your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me. Your throne shall be established forever.'"
NLT
16 Your house and your kingdom will continue before me for all time, and your throne will be secure forever.’”
MSG
16 Your family and your kingdom are permanently secured. I'm keeping my eye on them! And your royal throne will always be there, rock solid."
CSB
16 Your house and kingdom will endure before Me forever, and your throne will be established forever.' "

2 Samuel 7:16 Meaning and Commentary

2 Samuel 7:16

And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever
before thee
That is, both his family and his government should be perpetuated, or he should always have one of his family to sit upon his throne; the accomplishment of which, in the beginning of it, he saw with his eyes in his son Solomon, and with an eye of faith in his greater Son the Messiah, in whom only these words will have their complete fulfilment; and so Abarbinel says this vision or prophecy is explained by some of the days of the Messiah; and this house and kingdom, in ( 1 Chronicles 17:14 ) ; are called by the Lord "my" house, and "my" kingdom:

thy throne shall be established for ever;
which is a repetition of the same in other words for the confirmation of it.

2 Samuel 7:16 In-Context

14 I will be his father, and he will be my son. When he does wrong, I will punish him with a rod wielded by men, with floggings inflicted by human hands.
15 But my love will never be taken away from him, as I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from before you.
16 Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me ; your throne will be established forever.’ ”
17 Nathan reported to David all the words of this entire revelation.
18 Then King David went in and sat before the LORD, and he said: “Who am I, Sovereign LORD, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far?

Cross References 3

  • 1. Psalms 89:36-37; S Luke 1:33
  • 2. Psalms 9:7; Psalms 93:2; Psalms 103:19
  • 3. S ver 13

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Some Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint; most Hebrew manuscripts "you"