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God's Covenant with David

2 Samuel chapter 7:1–3

“See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells in a tent.”

2 Samuel 7:1-3
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Now when the king lived in his house and the LORD had given him rest from all his surrounding enemies,
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the king said to Nathan the prophet, “See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells in a tent.”
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And Nathan said to the king, “Go, do all that is in your heart, for the LORD is with you.”
  1. Who had given David rest from all his surrounding enemies?
    2 Samuel 7:1
    Now when the king lived in his house and the LORD had given him rest from all his surrounding enemies,
  2. What did David say to Nathan the prophet?
    2 Samuel 7:2
    the king said to Nathan the prophet, “See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells in a tent.”
  3. How did Nathan respond?
    2 Samuel 7:3
    And Nathan said to the king, “Go, do all that is in your heart, for the LORD is with you.”

2 Samuel chapter 7:4–7

Did I speak a word with any of the judges of Israel, “Why have you not built me a house of cedar?” I will make a house for you!

2 Samuel 7:4-7
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But that same night the word of the LORD came to Nathan,
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“Go and tell my servant David, ‘Thus says the LORD: Would you build me a house to dwell in?
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I have not lived in a house since the day I brought up the people of Israel from Egypt to this day, but I have been moving about in a tent for my dwelling.
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In all places where I have moved with all the people of Israel, did I speak a word with any of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to shepherd my people Israel, saying, “Why have you not built me a house of cedar?”’
  1. What happened that same night?
    2 Samuel 7:10
    And I will appoint a place for my people Israel and will plant them, so that they may dwell in their own place and be disturbed no more. And violent men shall afflict them no more, as formerly,
  2. What did the Lord tell Nathan to say to David?
    2 Samuel 7:10
    And I will appoint a place for my people Israel and will plant them, so that they may dwell in their own place and be disturbed no more. And violent men shall afflict them no more, as formerly,
  3. How had the Lord been moving around with Israel?
    2 Samuel 7:10
    And I will appoint a place for my people Israel and will plant them, so that they may dwell in their own place and be disturbed no more. And violent men shall afflict them no more, as formerly,

2 Samuel chapter 7:8–11

I will make for you a great name, like the name of the great ones of the earth. And I will appoint a place for my people Israel and will plant them, so that they may dwell in their own place and be disturbed no more

2 Samuel 7:8-11
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Now, therefore, thus you shall say to my servant David, ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts, I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep, that you should be prince over my people Israel.
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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.
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And I will appoint a place for my people Israel and will plant them, so that they may dwell in their own place and be disturbed no more. And violent men shall afflict them no more, as formerly,
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from the time that I appointed judges over my people Israel. And I will give you rest from all your enemies. Moreover, the LORD declares to you that the LORD will make you a house.
  1. What did the Lord tell Nathan to say to David?
    2 Samuel 7:8
    Now, therefore, thus you shall say to my servant David, ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts, I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep, that you should be prince over my people Israel.
  2. What did God promise to David about his name?
    2 Samuel 7:9
    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.
  3. What did God promise to David to appoint for Israel?
    2 Samuel 7:10
    And I will appoint a place for my people Israel and will plant them, so that they may dwell in their own place and be disturbed no more. And violent men shall afflict them no more, as formerly,

2 Samuel chapter 7:12–16

He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son.

2 Samuel 7:12-16
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When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom.
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He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.
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I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son. When he commits iniquity, I will discipline him with the rod of men, with the stripes of the sons of men,
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but my steadfast love will not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away from before you.
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And your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me. Your throne shall be established forever.’”
  1. Who would God establish through His son?
    2 Samuel 7:10
    And I will appoint a place for my people Israel and will plant them, so that they may dwell in their own place and be disturbed no more. And violent men shall afflict them no more, as formerly,
  2. What would God's Son build?
    2 Samuel 7:10
    And I will appoint a place for my people Israel and will plant them, so that they may dwell in their own place and be disturbed no more. And violent men shall afflict them no more, as formerly,
  3. What would God appoint a place for His people Israel?
    2 Samuel 7:10
    And I will appoint a place for my people Israel and will plant them, so that they may dwell in their own place and be disturbed no more. And violent men shall afflict them no more, as formerly,
  4. Who would no longer afflict them?
    2 Samuel 7:10
    And I will appoint a place for my people Israel and will plant them, so that they may dwell in their own place and be disturbed no more. And violent men shall afflict them no more, as formerly,

2 Samuel chapter 7:17–21

For you, O LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, have made this revelation to your servant, saying, ‘I will build you a house.’

2 Samuel 7:17-21
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In accordance with all these words, and in accordance with all this vision, Nathan spoke to David.
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Then King David went in and sat before the LORD and said, “Who am I, O Lord GOD, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far?
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And yet this was a small thing in your eyes, O Lord GOD. You have spoken also of your servant's house for a great while to come, and this is instruction for mankind, O Lord GOD!
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And what more can David say to you? For you know your servant, O Lord GOD!
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Because of your promise, and according to your own heart, you have brought about all this greatness, to make your servant know it.
  1. How did Nathan speak to David?
    2 Samuel 7:17
    In accordance with all these words, and in accordance with all this vision, Nathan spoke to David.
  2. When David went in and sat before the LORD, what did he do?
    2 Samuel 7:18
    Then King David went in and sat before the LORD and said, “Who am I, O Lord GOD, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far?
  3. Who, and when, was this instruction for?
    2 Samuel 7:19
    And yet this was a small thing in your eyes, O Lord GOD. You have spoken also of your servant's house for a great while to come, and this is instruction for mankind, O Lord GOD!
  4. How did David close his prayer?
    2 Samuel 7:20-21
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    And what more can David say to you? For you know your servant, O Lord GOD!
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    Because of your promise, and according to your own heart, you have brought about all this greatness, to make your servant know it.

2 Samuel chapter 7:22–29

For you, O LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, have made this revelation to your servant, saying, ‘I will build you a house.’

2 Samuel 7:22-29
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Therefore you are great, O LORD God. For there is none like you, and there is no God besides you, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
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And who is like your people Israel, the one nation on earth whom God went to redeem to be his people, making himself a name and doing for them great and awesome things by driving out before your people, whom you redeemed for yourself from Egypt, a nation and its gods?
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And you established for yourself your people Israel to be your people forever. And you, O LORD, became their God.
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And now, O LORD God, confirm forever the word that you have spoken concerning your servant and concerning his house, and do as you have spoken.
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And your name will be magnified forever, saying, ‘The LORD of hosts is God over Israel,’ and the house of your servant David will be established before you.
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For you, O LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, have made this revelation to your servant, saying, ‘I will build you a house.’ Therefore your servant has found courage to pray this prayer to you.
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And now, O Lord GOD, you are God, and your words are true, and you have promised this good thing to your servant.
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Now therefore may it please you to bless the house of your servant, so that it may continue forever before you. For you, O Lord GOD, have spoken, and with your blessing shall the house of your servant be blessed forever.”
  1. How does David describe the Lord?
    2 Samuel 7:22
    Therefore you are great, O LORD God. For there is none like you, and there is no God besides you, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
  2. How does David describe Israel?
    2 Samuel 7:23
    And who is like your people Israel, the one nation on earth whom God went to redeem to be his people, making himself a name and doing for them great and awesome things by driving out before your people, whom you redeemed for yourself from Egypt, a nation and its gods?
  3. Why did God establish Israel?
    2 Samuel 7:24
    And you established for yourself your people Israel to be your people forever. And you, O LORD, became their God.
  4. What did David ask God to confirm?
    2 Samuel 7:25
    And now, O LORD God, confirm forever the word that you have spoken concerning your servant and concerning his house, and do as you have spoken.
  5. How would God's name bemagnified?
    2 Samuel 7:26
    And your name will be magnified forever, saying, ‘The LORD of hosts is God over Israel,’ and the house of your servant David will be established before you.
  6. How had God made known to David, that God would build a house for him?
    2 Samuel 7:27
    For you, O LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, have made this revelation to your servant, saying, ‘I will build you a house.’ Therefore your servant has found courage to pray this prayer to you.
  7. What did David say about God's Words?
    2 Samuel 7:28
    And now, O Lord GOD, you are God, and your words are true, and you have promised this good thing to your servant.
  8. Why did David ask for God's blessing?
    2 Samuel 7:29
    Now therefore may it please you to bless the house of your servant, so that it may continue forever before you. For you, O Lord GOD, have spoken, and with your blessing shall the house of your servant be blessed forever.”