2 Samuel 7:13

13 He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.

2 Samuel 7:13 Meaning and Commentary

2 Samuel 7:13

He shall build an house for my name
For the honour of it, for the worship and service of God, as it is well known Solomon did; and so his antitype the Messiah, ( Zechariah 6:12 Zechariah 6:13 ) ;

and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever;
that is, for a long time. Solomon's reign was forty years, and the kingdom of Judah continued in his posterity until the Babylonish captivity, and a prince that descended from him was the ruler of the people when they returned: this has its fulfilment more eminently in Christ, who was of his seed, to whom God has given "the throne of his father David", and who "shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever", ( Luke 1:32 Luke 1:33 ) .

2 Samuel 7:13 In-Context

11 from the time that I appointed judges over my people Israel; and I will give you rest from all your enemies. Moreover the Lord declares to you that the Lord will make you a house.
12 When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come forth from your body, and I will establish his kingdom.
13 He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.
14 I will be a father to him, and he shall be a son to me. When he commits iniquity, I will punish him with a rod such as mortals use, with blows inflicted by human beings.
15 But I will not take my steadfast love from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away from before you.