2 Samuel 7:9
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English Standard Version
And I have been with you wherever you went and have cut off all your enemies from before you. And I will make for you a great name, like the name of the great ones of the earth.

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
and I have been with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies from before thee; and I will make thee a great name, like unto the name of the great ones that are in the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I have been with thee wheresoever thou hast walked, and have slain all thy enemies from before thy face: and I have made thee a great man, like unto the name of the great ones that are on the earth.

English Revised Version
and I have been with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies from before thee; and I will make thee a great name, like unto the name of the great ones that are in the earth.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thy enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like to the name of the great men that are in the earth.

2 Samuel 7:9 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When David was dwelling in his house, i.e., the palace of cedar (2 Samuel 5:11), and Jehovah had given him rest from all his enemies round about, he said to Nathan the prophet: "See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, and the ark of God dwelleth within the curtains." היריעה in the singular is used, In Exodus 26:2., to denote the inner covering, composed of a number of lengths of tapestry sewn together, which was spread over the planks of the tabernacle, and made it into a dwelling, whereas the separate pieces of tapestry are called יריעת in the plural; and hence, in the later writers, יריעות alternates sometimes with אהל (Isaiah 54:2), and at other times with אהלים (Sol 1:5; Jeremiah 4:20; Jeremiah 49:29). Consequently היריעה refers here to the tent-cloth or tent formed of pieces of tapestry. "Within (i.e., surrounded by) the tent-cloth:" in the Chronicles we find "under curtains." From the words "when the Lord had given him rest from all his enemies round about," it is evident that David did not form the resolution to build the temple in the first years of his reign upon Zion, nor immediately after the completion of his palace, but at a later period (see the remarks on 2 Samuel 5:11, note). It is true that the giving of rest from all his enemies round about does not definitely presuppose the termination of all the greater wars of David, since it is not affirmed that this rest was a definitive one; but the words cannot possibly be restricted to the two victories over the Philistines (2 Samuel 5:17-25), as Hengstenberg supposes, inasmuch as, however important the second may have been, their foes were not even permanently quieted by them, to say nothing of their being entirely subdued. Moreover, in the promise mentioned in 2 Samuel 7:9, God distinctly says, "I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies before thee." These words also show that at that time David had already fought against all the enemies round about, and humbled them. Now, as all David's principal wars are grouped together for the first time in 2 Samuel 8 and 10, there can be no doubt that the history is not arranged in a strictly chronological order. And the expression "after this" in 2 Samuel 8:1 is by no means at variance with this, since this formula does not at all express a strictly chronological sequence. From the words of the prophet, "Go, do all that is in thy heart, for the Lord is with thee," it is very evident that David had expressed the intention to build a splendid palatial temple. The word לך, go (equivalent to "quite right"), is omitted in the Chronicles as superfluous. Nathan sanctioned the king's resolution "from his own feelings, and not by divine revelation" (J. H. Michaelis); but he did not "afterwards perceive that the time for carrying out this intention had not yet come," as Thenius and Bertheau maintain; on the contrary, the Lord God revealed to the prophet that David was not to carry out his intention at all.

2 Samuel 7:9 Parallel Commentaries

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And I was

2 Samuel 5:10 And David went on, and grew great, and the LORD God of hosts was with him.

2 Samuel 8:6,14 Then David put garrisons in Syria of Damascus: and the Syrians became servants to David, and brought gifts...

2 Samuel 22:30,34-38 For by you I have run through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall...

1 Samuel 18:14 And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and the LORD was with him.

1 Chronicles 17:8 And I have been with you wherever you have walked, and have cut off all your enemies from before you...

cut off

2 Samuel 22:1 And David spoke to the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies...

1 Samuel 31:6 So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armor bearer, and all his men, that same day together.

Psalm 18:37-42 I have pursued my enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed...

Psalm 89:23 And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.

out of thy sight [heb] from thy face.
a great

Genesis 12:2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing:

1 Samuel 2:8 He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes...

1 Chronicles 17:8 And I have been with you wherever you have walked, and have cut off all your enemies from before you...

Psalm 113:7,8 He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of the dunghill...

Luke 1:52 He has put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.

like unto

Psalm 87:3-6 Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God. Selah...

Cross References
1 Samuel 5:10
So they sent the ark of God to Ekron. But as soon as the ark of God came to Ekron, the people of Ekron cried out, "They have brought around to us the ark of the God of Israel to kill us and our people."

2 Samuel 8:13
And David made a name for himself when he returned from striking down 18,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt.

2 Samuel 23:1
Now these are the last words of David: The oracle of David, the son of Jesse, the oracle of the man who was raised on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, the sweet psalmist of Israel:

Psalm 18:37
I pursued my enemies and overtook them, and did not turn back till they were consumed.

Psalm 89:23
I will crush his foes before him and strike down those who hate him.

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