2 Samuel 7:2
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New International Version
he said to Nathan the prophet, "Here I am, living in a house of cedar, while the ark of God remains in a tent."

King James Bible
That the king said unto Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in an house of cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth within curtains.

Darby Bible Translation
that the king said to Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in a house of cedars, and the ark of God dwells under curtains.

World English Bible
that the king said to Nathan the prophet, "See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells within curtains."

Young's Literal Translation
that the king saith unto Nathan the prophet, 'See, I pray thee, I am dwelling in a house of cedars, and the ark of God is dwelling in the midst of the curtain.'

2 Samuel 7:2 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I dwell in a house of cedar - That is, a house whose principal beams, ceiling, and wainscot, were cedar.

Dwelleth within curtains - Having no other residence but the tabernacle, which was a place covered with the skins of beasts, Exodus 26:14.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Nathan

2 Samuel 12:1 And the LORD sent Nathan to David. And he came to him, and said to him, There were two men in one city; the one rich...

1 Chronicles 29:29 Now the acts of David the king, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of Samuel the seer...

I dwell

2 Samuel 5:11 And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, and carpenters, and masons: and they built David an house.

1 Chronicles 14:1 Now Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and timber of cedars, with masons and carpenters, to build him an house.

Jeremiah 22:13-15 Woe to him that builds his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong; that uses his neighbor's service without wages...

Haggai 1:4 Is it time for you, O you, to dwell in your paneled houses, and this house lie waste?

the ark

Psalm 132:5 Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.

John 2:17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of your house has eaten me up.

Acts 7:46 Who found favor before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.

curtains

2 Samuel 6:17 And they brought in the ark of the LORD, and set it in his place, in the middle of the tabernacle that David had pitched for it...

Exodus 26:1-14 Moreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet...

Exodus 40:21 And he brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up the veil of the covering, and covered the ark of the testimony...

1 Chronicles 16:1 So they brought the ark of God, and set it in the middle of the tent that David had pitched for it...

2 Chronicles 1:4 But the ark of God had David brought up from Kirjathjearim to the place which David had prepared for it...

Library
David's Gratitude
'Then went king David in, and sat before the Lord, and he said, Who am I, O Lord God? and what is my house, that Thou hast brought me hitherto? 19. And this was yet a small thing in Thy sight, O Lord God; but Thou hast spoken also of Thy servant's house for a great while to come. And is this the manner of man, O Lord God? 20. And what can David say more unto Thee? for Thou, Lord God, knowest Thy servant. 21. For Thy word's sake, and according to Thine own heart, hast Thou done all these great things,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Promise in 2 Samuel, Chap. vii.
The Messianic prophecy, as we have seen, began at a time long anterior to that of David. Even in Genesis, we perceived [Pg 131] it, increasing more and more in distinctness. There is at first only the general promise that the seed of the woman should obtain the victory over the kingdom of the evil one;--then, that the salvation should come through the descendants of Shem;--then, from among them Abraham is marked out,--of his sons, Isaac,--from among his sons, Jacob,--and from among the twelve sons
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

The Early Life of Malachy. Having Been Admitted to Holy Orders He Associates with Malchus
[Sidenote: 1095.] 1. Our Malachy, born in Ireland,[134] of a barbarous people, was brought up there, and there received his education. But from the barbarism of his birth he contracted no taint, any more than the fishes of the sea from their native salt. But how delightful to reflect, that uncultured barbarism should have produced for us so worthy[135] a fellow-citizen with the saints and member of the household of God.[136] He who brings honey out of the rock and oil out of the flinty rock[137]
H. J. Lawlor—St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh

How the Silent and the Talkative are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 15.) Differently to be admonished are the over-silent, and those who spend time in much speaking. For it ought to be insinuated to the over-silent that while they shun some vices unadvisedly, they are, without its being perceived, implicated in worse. For often from bridling the tongue overmuch they suffer from more grievous loquacity in the heart; so that thoughts seethe the more in the mind from being straitened by the violent guard of indiscreet silence. And for the most part they
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Cross References
Exodus 26:1
"Make the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, with cherubim woven into them by a skilled worker.

2 Samuel 5:11
Now Hiram king of Tyre sent envoys to David, along with cedar logs and carpenters and stonemasons, and they built a palace for David.

2 Samuel 7:17
Nathan reported to David all the words of this entire revelation.

2 Samuel 11:11
Uriah said to David, "The ark and Israel and Judah are staying in tents, and my commander Joab and my lord's men are camped in the open country. How could I go to my house to eat and drink and make love to my wife? As surely as you live, I will not do such a thing!"

2 Samuel 12:1
The LORD sent Nathan to David. When he came to him, he said, "There were two men in a certain town, one rich and the other poor.

1 Kings 1:22
While she was still speaking with the king, Nathan the prophet arrived.

1 Kings 8:17
"My father David had it in his heart to build a temple for the Name of the LORD, the God of Israel.

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