2 Samuel 7:21
New International Version
For the sake of your word and according to your will, you have done this great thing and made it known to your servant.

New Living Translation
Because of your promise and according to your will, you have done all these great things and have made them known to your servant.

English Standard Version
Because of your promise, and according to your own heart, you have brought about all this greatness, to make your servant know it.

Berean Study Bible
For the sake of Your word and according to Your own heart, You have accomplished this great thing and revealed it to Your servant.

King James Bible
For thy word's sake, and according to thine own heart, hast thou done all these great things, to make thy servant know them.

New King James Version
For Your word’s sake, and according to Your own heart, You have done all these great things, to make Your servant know them.

New American Standard Bible
For the sake of Your word, and according to Your heart, You have done all this greatness, to let Your servant know.

NASB 1995
“For the sake of Your word, and according to Your own heart, You have done all this greatness to let Your servant know.

NASB 1977
“For the sake of Thy word, and according to Thine own heart, Thou hast done all this greatness to let Thy servant know.

Amplified Bible
Because of Your word (promise), and in accordance with Your own heart, You have done all these great and astounding things to let Your servant know (understand).

Christian Standard Bible
Because of your word and according to your will, you have revealed all these great things to your servant.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Because of Your word and according to Your will, You have revealed all these great things to Your servant.

American Standard Version
For thy word's sake, and according to thine own heart, hast thou wrought all this greatness, to make thy servant know it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because of your word and according to your heart you have done all this, to make grandeur known to your Servant!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou hast wrought for thy servant's sake, and according to thy heart thou hast wrought all this greatness, to make it known to thy servant,

Contemporary English Version
You have done this wonderful thing, and you have let me know about it, because you wanted to keep your promise.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thy word's sake, and according to thy own heart thou hast done all these great things, so that thou wouldst make it known to thy servant.

English Revised Version
For thy word's sake, and according to thine own heart, hast thou wrought all this greatness, to make thy servant know it.

Good News Translation
It was your will and purpose to do this; you have done all these great things in order to instruct me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You've done this great thing because of your promise and your own desire. You made it known to me.

International Standard Version
For the sake of your word and consistent with your desire, you have done all of these great things, informing your servant.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For Thy word's sake, and according to Thine own heart, hast Thou wrought all this greatness, to make Thy servant know it.

Literal Standard Version
Because of Your word, and according to Your heart, You have done all this greatness, to cause Your servant to know [it].

NET Bible
For the sake of your promise and according to your purpose you have done this great thing in order to reveal it to your servant.

New Heart English Bible
For your servant's sake, and according to your own heart, you have worked all this greatness, to make your servant know it.

World English Bible
For your word's sake, and according to your own heart, you have worked all this greatness, to make your servant know it.

Young's Literal Translation
Because of Thy word, and according to Thy heart, Thou hast done all this greatness, to cause Thy servant to know it.

Additional Translations ...
Context
David's Prayer of Thanksgiving
20What more can David say to You? For You know Your servant, O Lord GOD. 21For the sake of Your word and according to Your own heart, You have accomplished this great thing and revealed it to Your servant. 22How great You are, O Lord GOD! For there is none like You, and there is no God but You, according to everything we have heard with our own ears.…

Cross References
Ephesians 4:32
Be kind and tenderhearted to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you.

1 Chronicles 17:19
O LORD. For the sake of Your servant and according to Your own heart, You have accomplished this great thing and revealed all Your greatness.


Treasury of Scripture

For your word's sake, and according to your own heart, have you done all these great things, to make your servant know them.

thy word's

Numbers 23:19
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

Deuteronomy 9:5
Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thine heart, dost thou go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that he may perform the word which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Joshua 23:14,15
And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth: and ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the LORD your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof…

according

Matthew 11:26
Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.

Luke 10:21
In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.

Luke 12:32
Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.









Verse 21. - For thy word's sake; In 1 Chronicles 17:19 we read, "For thy servant's sake." The phrase seemed, perhaps, to the Chronicler difficult, but it does not mean "because of thy previous promise," for no such promise had been given, but "because thou hast now said it." Nor does it imply pre-existing merit in David, but that God had now chosen to declare his will, and what was according to his own heart. It thus makes God's own good will and pleasure the cause of the great honours bestowed upon David. Instead of these great things, the Hebrew has this great thing; that is, the lasting continuance of David's family.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For the sake
בַּעֲב֤וּר (ba·‘ă·ḇūr)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5668: Crossed, transit, on account of, in order that

of Your word
דְּבָֽרְךָ֙ (də·ḇā·rə·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

and according to Your own heart,
וּֽכְלִבְּךָ֔ (ū·ḵə·lib·bə·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

You have accomplished
עָשִׂ֕יתָ (‘ā·śî·ṯā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

this
הַזֹּ֑את (haz·zōṯ)
Article | Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

great thing
הַגְּדוּלָּ֖ה (hag·gə·ḏūl·lāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 1420: Greatness, mighty acts

and revealed it
לְהוֹדִ֖יעַ (lə·hō·w·ḏî·a‘)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 3045: To know

to Your servant.
עַבְדֶּֽךָ׃ (‘aḇ·de·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5650: Slave, servant


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