And as since the time that I commanded judges [to be] over my
Before the time the judges were raised they were greatly afflicted by one nation or another around them, and between judge and judge, but now they should be no more so; here the parenthesis should end:
and have caused thee to rest from all thine enemies;
this belongs to David personally, and intends the same as in ( 2 Samuel 7:1 ) ;
also the Lord telleth thee, that he will make thee an house;
not only build up his family, and make that numerous, but establish the house of his kingdom, as the Targum; that whereas he was desirous of building an house for God, God would build up an house for him; which would be a clear proof, that though he did not think fit to make use of him in the building of his house, yet he was not cast out of his favour, nor was it to be so interpreted by himself or others.