2 Samuel 7:12-13

12 When your days are over and you rest with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, your own flesh and blood, and I will establish his kingdom.
13 He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.

2 Samuel 7:12 in Other Translations

KJV
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.
ESV
12 When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom.
NLT
12 For when you die and are buried with your ancestors, I will raise up one of your descendants, your own offspring, and I will make his kingdom strong.
MSG
12 When your life is complete and you're buried with your ancestors, then I'll raise up your child, your own flesh and blood, to succeed you, and I'll firmly establish his rule.
CSB
12 When your time comes and you rest with your fathers, I will raise up after you your descendant, who will come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom.

2 Samuel 7:12-13 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO SECOND SAMUEL 7

This chapter expresses David's concern for building an house for the ark of God, which he communicated to Nathan the prophet, and was approved of by him, 2Sa 7:1-3; and who was that night sent by the Lord to David, to acquaint him, that as he had for many years dwelt in a tent, and had never given directions to the tribes of Israel, and the rulers of them, to build him an house, so neither should David build him one; but his son that would succeed him in the throne should; and also observes to him the many great things he had done for him, and promises him more, and particularly the establishment of his throne and kingdom for ever, in which he has respect to the Messiah, that should spring from him, 2Sa 7:4-17. Then follows a prayer of David, in which he expresses the sense he had of the greatness and goodness of God, and of his own unworthiness to receive such favours from him he had, returns him thanks for the promises he had made, and prays for the performance of them, 2Sa 7:18-29.

2 Samuel 7:12-13 In-Context

10 And I will provide a place for my people Israel and will plant them so that they can have a home of their own and no longer be disturbed. Wicked people will not oppress them anymore, as they did at the beginning
11 and have done ever since the time I appointed leaders over my people Israel. I will also give you rest from all your enemies. “ ‘The LORD declares to you that the LORD himself will establish a house for you:
12 When your days are over and you rest with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, your own flesh and blood, and I will establish his kingdom.
13 He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.
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.

Cross References 6

  • 1. S Genesis 15:15; 1 Kings 2:1; Acts 13:36
  • 2. 1 Kings 8:20; Psalms 132:11-12; Jeremiah 30:21; Jeremiah 33:15
  • 3. 2 Chronicles 23:3
  • 4. S Deuteronomy 12:5; 1 Kings 6:12
  • 5. Deuteronomy 16:11; 1 Kings 5:5; 1 Kings 8:19,29; 2 Kings 21:4,7
  • 6. ver 16; S Genesis 9:16; 2 Samuel 22:51; 1 Kings 2:4,45; 1 Chronicles 22:10; 1 Chronicles 28:6; 2 Chronicles 6:16; 2 Chronicles 7:18; 2 Chronicles 13:5; 2 Chronicles 21:7; Ps 89:3-4,29,35-37; Proverbs 25:5; Isaiah 9:7; Isaiah 16:5; Jeremiah 17:25; Jeremiah 33:17,21; Daniel 7:27
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