2 Samuel 7:5
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English Standard Version
“Go and tell my servant David, ‘Thus says the LORD: Would you build me a house to dwell in?

King James Bible
Go and tell my servant David, Thus saith the LORD, Shalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in?

American Standard Version
Go and tell my servant David, Thus saith Jehovah, Shalt thou build me a house for me to dwell in?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Go, and say to my servant David: Thus saith the Lord: Shalt thou build me a house to dwell in?

English Revised Version
Go and tell my servant David, Thus saith the LORD, Shalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in?

Webster's Bible Translation
Go and tell my servant David, Thus saith the LORD, Wilt thou build me a house for me to dwell in?

2 Samuel 7:5 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

David replied, "Before Jehovah, who chose me before thy father and all his house, to appoint me prince over the people of Jehovah, over Israel, before Jehovah have I played (lit. joked, given utterance to my joy). And I will be still more despised, and become base in my eyes: and with the maidens of whom thou hast spoken, with them will I be honoured." The copula vav before שׂהקתּי serves to introduce the apodosis, and may be explained in this way, that the relative clause appended to "before Jehovah" acquired the power of a protasis on account of its length; so that, strictly speaking, there is an anakolouthon, as if the protasis read thus: "Before Jehovah, as He hath chosen me over Israel, I have humbled myself before Jehovah" (for "before him"). With the words "who chose me before thy father and all his house," David humbles the pride of the king's daughter. His playing and dancing referred to the Lord, who had chosen him, and had rejected Saul on account of his pride. He would therefore let himself be still further despised before the Lord, i.e., would bear still greater contempt from men than that which he had just received, and be humbled in his own eyes (vid., Psalm 131:1): then would he also with the maidens attain to honour before the Lord. For whoso humbleth himself, him will God exalt (Matthew 23:12). בּעיני is not to be altered into בּעיניך, as in the lxx. This alteration has arisen from a total misconception of the nature of true humility, which is of no worth in its own eyes. The rendering given by De Wette is at variance with both the grammar and the sense ("with the maidens, ... with them will I magnify myself"); and so also is that of Thenius ("with them will I be honoured, i.e., indemnify myself for thy foolish contempt!").

2 Samuel 7:5 Parallel Commentaries

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my servant David. [heb] to my servant, to David
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1 Kings 5:3 You know how that David my father could not build an house to the name of the LORD his God for the wars which were about him on every side...

1 Kings 8:16-19 Since the day that I brought forth my people Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel to build an house...

1 Chronicles 17:4 Go and tell David my servant, Thus said the LORD, You shall not build me an house to dwell in:

1 Chronicles 22:7,8 And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my mind to build an house to the name of the LORD my God...

1 Chronicles 23:3 Now the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years and upward: and their number by their polls, man by man...

Cross References
2 Samuel 7:4
But that same night the word of the LORD came to Nathan,

1 Kings 5:3
"You know that David my father could not build a house for the name of the LORD his God because of the warfare with which his enemies surrounded him, until the LORD put them under the soles of his feet.

1 Kings 5:4
But now the LORD my God has given me rest on every side. There is neither adversary nor misfortune.

1 Kings 6:12
"Concerning this house that you are building, if you will walk in my statutes and obey my rules and keep all my commandments and walk in them, then I will establish my word with you, which I spoke to David your father.

1 Kings 8:16
Since the day that I brought my people Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel in which to build a house, that my name might be there. But I chose David to be over my people Israel.'

1 Kings 8:19
Nevertheless, you shall not build the house, but your son who shall be born to you shall build the house for my name.'

Isaiah 66:1
Thus says the LORD: "Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest?

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