Jeremiah 33:17

17 For this is what the LORD says: David will have a descendant sitting on the throne of Israel forever.

Jeremiah 33:17 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 33:17

For thus saith the Lord
Confirming the above promise concerning the Messiah; giving a reason why his coming may be expected; and why the salvation, justification, and final perseverance of his church and people, are certain things, and to be depended upon: David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of
Israel;
or, "there shall not be cut off unto David a man" F1; and this is not to be understood of the temporal kingdom of David, which has been at an end long ago: Jeconiah, that was carried captive into Babylon, was written childless, and left no issue; and Zerubbabel, the only one of David's seed that made any figure after the captivity, was not a king; this is only true of the man Christ Jesus, of the seed of David, and is his son, to whom has been given the throne of his father David; and who reigns over the house of Jacob for ever; and of whose kingdom there is no end, ( Luke 1:32 Luke 1:33 ) ; and as long as he is King of saints, which will be for ever, David will not want a man to sit upon his throne. David's earthly kingdom was but a typical and shadowy one; a type of Christ's spiritual kingdom, which has succeeded it, and in which Christ is David's son and successor, and whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom.


FOOTNOTES:

F1 (vya dwdl trky al) "non exscindetur Davidi vir", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Schmidt.

Jeremiah 33:17 In-Context

15 “In those days and at that time I will raise up a righteous descendant from King David’s line. He will do what is just and right throughout the land.
16 In that day Judah will be saved, and Jerusalem will live in safety. And this will be its name: ‘The LORD Is Our Righteousness.’
17 For this is what the LORD says: David will have a descendant sitting on the throne of Israel forever.
18 And there will always be Levitical priests to offer burnt offerings and grain offerings and sacrifices to me.”
19 Then this message came to Jeremiah from the LORD :