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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1Nathan first approving the purpose of David, to build God a house,
3after by the word of God forbids him.
11He promises him blessings and benefits in his seed.
16David's prayer and thanksgiving.
 
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Chapter 17

Verse 1
Now it came to pass, as David sat in his house, that David said to Nathan the prophet, Lo, I dwell in an house of cedars, but the ark of the covenant of the LORD remaineth under curtains.


as David
2 Samuel 7:1,2-17; 2 Chronicles 6:7-9; Daniel 4:4,29,30
Nathan
29:29; 2 Samuel 12:1,25; 1 Kings 1:8,23,44
I dwell
14:1; Jeremiah 22:15; Haggai 1:4,9
the ark
Psalms 132:5; Acts 7:46
under curtains
5; 15:1; 16:1; Exodus 40:19-21; 2 Samuel 6:17; 2 Chronicles 1:4

Verse 2
Then Nathan said unto David, Do all that is in thine heart; for God is with thee.
Do all
22:7; 28:2; Joshua 9:14; 1 Samuel 16:7; Psalms 20:4; 1 Corinthians 13:9
for God
1 Samuel 10:7; 2 Samuel 7:3; Zechariah 8:23; Luke 1:28

Verse 3
And it came to pass the same night, that the word of God came to Nathan, saying,
word
Numbers 12:6; 2 Kings 20:1-5; Isaiah 30:21; Amos 3:7

Verse 4
Go and tell David my servant, Thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt not build me an house to dwell in:
tell
Isaiah 55:8,9; Romans 11:33,34
Thou shalt not
22:7,8; 28:2,3; 2 Samuel 7:4,5; 1 Kings 8:19; 2 Chronicles 6:8,9

Verse 5
For I have not dwelt in an house since the day that I brought up Israel unto this day; but have gone from tent to tent, and from one tabernacle to another.
dwelt
2 Samuel 7:6; 1 Kings 8:27; 2 Chronicles 2:6; 6:18; Isaiah 66:1,2; Acts 7:44-50
gone
Heb. been. from tent to tent.
Exodus 40:2,3; 2 Samuel 6:17; 1 Kings 8:4,16

Verse 6
Wheresoever I have walked with all Israel, spake I a word to any of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my people, saying, Why have ye not built me an house of cedars?
walked
Exodus 33:14,14,15; 40:35-38; Leviticus 26:11,12; Numbers 10:33-36; Deuteronomy 23:14; 2 Corinthians 6:16; Revelation 2:1
the judges
Judges 2:16-18; 1 Samuel 12:11; 2 Samuel 7:7
tribes
Acts 13:20
feed
11:2; Psalms 78:71,72; Jeremiah 23:4; Ezekiel 34:2; Micah 5:4; Matthew 2:6; *marg:

Verse 7
Now therefore thus shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, even from following the sheep, that thou shouldest be ruler over my people Israel:
I took thee
Exodus 3:1-10; 1 Samuel 16:11,12; 17:15; 2 Samuel 7:8; Psalms 78:70,71; Amos 7:14,15; Matthew 4:18-22; Luke 5:10
from following
Heb. from after. ruler.
2 Samuel 6:21; Matthew 2:6

Verse 8
And I have been with thee whithersoever thou hast walked, and have cut off all thine enemies from before thee, and have made thee a name like the name of the great men that are in the earth.
I have been
2; Genesis 28:15; 1 Samuel 18:14,28; 2 Samuel 7:9; 8:6,8,14; Psalms 46:7,11
have cut off
1 Samuel 26:10; 31:1-6; 2 Samuel 22:1,38-41; Psalms 18:1; *title
made thee
17; 2 Samuel 8:13; Ezra 4:20; Psalms 71:21; 75:7; 113:7,8; Luke 1:52

Verse 9
Also I will ordain a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, and they shall dwell in their place, and shall be moved no more; neither shall the children of wickedness waste them any more, as at the beginning,
I will
Jeremiah 31:3-12; Ezekiel 34:13
plant
Psalms 44:2; 92:13; Isaiah 61:3; Jeremiah 24:6; 32:41
and shall be
Ezekiel 28:4; 36:14,15; 37:25; Amos 9:15; Revelation 21:4
the children
Psalms 89:22; Ephesians 2:2,3; 5:6
waste
Isaiah 49:17; 60:18
as at the
Exodus 1:13,14; 2:23

Verse 10
And since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel. Moreover I will subdue all thine enemies. Furthermore I tell thee that the LORD will build thee an house.
And since
Judges 2:14-18; 3:8; 4:3; 6:3-6; 1 Samuel 13:5,6,19,20
Moreover
Psalms 18:40-50; 21:8,9; 89:23; 110:1; 1 Corinthians 15:25
the Lord
Exodus 1:21; 2 Samuel 7:11; Psalms 127:1

Verse 11
And it shall come to pass, when thy days be expired that thou must go to be with thy fathers, that I will raise up thy seed after thee, which shall be of thy sons; and I will establish his kingdom.
when thy
29:15,28; Acts 13:36
go to be
Genesis 15:15; Deuteronomy 31:16; 1 Kings 1:21; 2:10; Acts 2:29
I will raise
28:5; 2 Samuel 7:12,13; 12:24,25; 1 Kings 8:20; Psalms 132:11; Jeremiah 23:5,6; Romans 1:3,4

Verse 12
He shall build me an house, and I will stablish his throne for ever.
He shall
22:9,10; 28:6-10; 1 Kings 5:5; 2 Chronicles 3:1-4; Ezra 5:11; Zechariah 6:12,13; John 2:19-21; Acts 7:47,48; Colossians 2:9
I will
Psalms 89:4,29,36,37; Isaiah 9:7; Daniel 2:44; 1 Corinthians 15:25; Revelation 11:15

Verse 13
I will be his father, and he shall be my son: and I will not take my mercy away from him, as I took it from him that was before thee:
I will be
2 Samuel 7:14; Psalms 89:26-28,29-37; Isaiah 55:3; Hebrews 1:5
my son
Psalms 2:7,12; Luke 9:35; John 3:35
I will not
2 Samuel 7:15,16; 1 Kings 11:12,13,36
as I took
12; 10:14; 1 Samuel 15:28

Verse 14
But I will settle him in mine house and in my kingdom for ever: and his throne shall be established for evermore.
in mine
In the parallel passage, it is "thine house, and thy kingdom." Jehovah was Israel's king; and David and Solomon were merely his viceregents, as well as types of the Messiah.
Psalms 2:6; 72:17; 89:36; Luke 1:32,33; Hebrews 3:6

Verse 15
According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.
According
2 Samuel 7:17; Jeremiah 23:28; Acts 20:27

Verse 16
And David the king came and sat before the LORD, and said, Who am I, O LORD God, and what is mine house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?
sat before
2 Samuel 7:18; 2 Kings 19:14
Who am I
Genesis 32:10; Psalms 144:3; Ephesians 3:8
what is
Judges 6:15; 1 Samuel 9:21
that thou hast
Genesis 48:15,16; 1 Samuel 7:12; Acts 26:22; 2 Corinthians 1:10

Verse 17
And yet this was a small thing in thine eyes, O God; for thou hast also spoken of thy servant's house for a great while to come, and hast regarded me according to the estate of a man of high degree, O LORD God.
a small thing
7,8; 2 Samuel 7:19; 12:8; 2 Kings 3:18; Isaiah 49:6
thou hast
11-15; Ephesians 3:20
hast regarded
8; 1 Kings 3:13; Psalms 78:70-72; 89:19-37; Philippians 2:8-11

Verse 18
What can David speak more to thee for the honour of thy servant? for thou knowest thy servant.
the honour
1 Samuel 2:30; 2 Samuel 7:20-24
thou knowest
1 Samuel 16:7; Psalms 139:1; John 21:17; Revelation 2:23

Verse 19
O LORD, for thy servant's sake, and according to thine own heart, hast thou done all this greatness, in making known all these great things.
thy servants
Isaiah 37:35; 42:1; 49:3,5,6; Daniel 9:17
according
Matthew 11:26; Ephesians 1:9-11; 3:11
great things
Heb. greatness.
29:11,12; Psalms 111:3,6

Verse 20
O LORD, there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
none
Exodus 15:11; 18:11; Deuteronomy 3:24; 33:26; Psalms 86:8; 89:6,8; Isaiah 40:18,25; Jeremiah 10:6,7; Ephesians 3:20
beside thee
Deuteronomy 4:35,39; 1 Samuel 2:2; Isaiah 43:10; 44:6; 45:5,22
according
Psalms 44:1; 78:3,4; Isaiah 63:12

Verse 21
And what one nation in the earth is like thy people Israel, whom God went to redeem to be his own people, to make thee a name of greatness and terribleness, by driving out nations from before thy people, whom thou hast redeemed out of Egypt?
what one
Deuteronomy 4:7,32-34; 33:26-29; Psalms 147:20
redeem
Exodus 3:7,8; 19:4-6; Deuteronomy 15:15; Psalms 77:15; 107:2; 111:9; Isaiah 63:9; Titus 2:14
make thee
Nehemiah 9:10; Isaiah 48:9; 63:12; Ezekiel 20:9,10
greatness
Deuteronomy 4:34; Psalms 65:5; 66:3-7; 114:3-8; Isaiah 64:3
by driving
Deuteronomy 7:1,2; Joshua 10:42; 21:43-45; 24:11,12; Psalms 44:2,3

Verse 22
For thy people Israel didst thou make thine own people for ever; and thou, LORD, becamest their God.
thy people
Genesis 17:7; Exodus 19:5,6; Deuteronomy 7:6-8; 26:18,19; 1 Samuel 12:22; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Zechariah 13:9; Romans 9:4-6,25,26; 11:1,2-12; 1 Peter 2:9

Verse 23
Therefore now, LORD, let the thing that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant and concerning his house be established for ever, and do as thou hast said.
let the thing
Genesis 32:12; 2 Samuel 7:25-29; Psalms 119:49; Jeremiah 11:5; Luke 1:38

Verse 24
Let it even be established, that thy name may be magnified for ever, saying, The LORD of hosts is the God of Israel, even a God to Israel: and let the house of David thy servant be established before thee.
that thy name
2 Chronicles 6:33; Psalms 21:13; 72:19; Matthew 6:9,13; John 12:28; 17:1; Philippians 2:11; 1 Peter 4:11
a God
Jeremiah 31:1; Hebrews 8:10; 11:16; Revelation 21:3
and let
Psalms 90:17

Verse 25
For thou, O my God, hast told thy servant that thou wilt build him an house: therefore thy servant hath found in his heart to pray before thee.
told thy servant
Heb. revealed the ear of thy servant.
1 Samuel 9:15
that thou
found
Psalms 10:17; Ezekiel 36:37; 1 John 5:14,15

Verse 26
And now, LORD, thou art God, and hast promised this goodness unto thy servant:
thou art God
Exodus 34:6,7; Titus 1:2; Hebrews 6:18

Verse 27
Now therefore let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may be before thee for ever: for thou blessest, O LORD, and it shall be blessed for ever.
let it please
or, it hath pleased. blessest.
Genesis 27:33; Psalms 72:17; Romans 11:29; Ephesians 1:3


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 17". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=1ch&chapter=017>.  

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