Find in Israel
Promise to David
- Now therefore so shalt
thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts,
I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to
be ruler over my people, over Israel:
- And I was with thee
whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies
out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like unto
the name of the great men that are in the earth.
- Moreover I will appoint
a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they
may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither
shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime,
And as since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people
Israel, and have caused thee to rest from all thine enemies.
- Also the LORD telleth
thee that he will make thee an house. 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. He shall build an house for my name, and
I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever. I will be
his father, and he shall be my son.
- If he commit iniquity,
I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes
of the children of men: But my mercy shall not depart away from
him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee. And
thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before
thee: thy throne shall be established for ever. According to
all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan
speak unto David.(2
Samuel 7:8-17 kjv)
- The Second
Book of SAMUEL
- The Book of 2 Samuel
was originally combined with I Samuel, making up one book. It
remained one book in the Hebrew text until the printing of the
Hebrew Bible in A.D. 1517 at which time it was separated from
- The Septuagint and other
translations of the Old Testament that followed divided the books
of Samuel and Kings into First Kings through Fourth Kings. God's
reason for choosing David is clear from the statement, "the
Lord hath sought him a man after his [God's] own heart"
(1 Sam. 13:14).
- The psalms that David
wrote reveal his passionate devotion to God. Despite this strong
commitment, he was guilty of several great sins, the consequences
of which affected not only him personally, but also the members
of his family and the whole nation (2 Sam. 24:13 -15).
The Book of 2 Samuel focuses on the reign of King David.
Some commentators outline the hook according to the political
situation, dividing it into his rule over Judah (2 Sam. 1:1 -4:12)
and over all Israel (2 Sam. 5:1 -12:31). Others divide the book
by spiritual content, making note of two particular sections:
David's triumphs (2 Sam.l:1 -12:31) and David's troubles (2 Sam.
The prophetic blessing that God gave to David includes
the promise that his kingdom would be established forever (chap.
7). This blessing, called the Davidic Covenant, is an expansion
of God's promises to Abraham (Gen. 12:7; 15:18; 17:8; 22:17).
The promise of so all-powerful king that would reign on the throne
of David is repeated many times throughout Scripture (Is. 55:3;
Jer. 23:5; 30:9; 33:15-26; Ezek. 34:23, 24; 37:24, 25; Acts 15:16).
- The kingship of David
was enhanced by the prophetic ministries of Samuel, Nathan, and
Gad. For this reason, it is very possible that Nathan and Gad
also wrote portions of this book (1 Chr. 29:29). [Source
for Introduction of chapter: Hebrew Greek Key Study Bible KJV
edited by Spiros Zodhiates, Th.D. AMG Publishers, Chattanooga,