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2 Samuel 7:15

    2 Samuel 7:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    but my lovingkindness shall not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But my mercy will not be taken away from him, as I took it from him who was before you.

    Webster's Revision

    but my lovingkindness shall not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee.

    World English Bible

    but my loving kindness shall not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before you.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    but my mercy shall not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:15

    But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul - His house shall be a lasting house, and he shall die in the throne of Israel, his children succeeding him; and the spiritual seed, Christ, possessing and ruling in that throne to the end of time.

    The family of Saul became totally extinct; the family of David remained till the incarnation. Joseph and Mary were both of that family; Jesus was the only heir to the kingdom of Israel; he did not choose to sit on the secular throne, he ascended the spiritual throne, and now he is exalted to the right hand of God, a Prince and a Savior, to give repentance and remission of sins. See the observations at the end of the chapter, 2 Samuel 7:25 (note).

    Many have applied these verses and their parallels to support the doctrine of unconditional final perseverance; but with it the text has nothing to do; and were we to press it, because of the antitype, Solomon, the doctrine would most evidently be ruined, for there is neither proof nor evidence of Solomon's salvation.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Samuel 7:15

    My mercy shall not depart ... - Hence, Isaiah's saying, the sure mercies of David Isaiah 55:3, i. e. unfailing, lasting mercies: mercies which are like streams of water that never dry up Isaiah 33:16; Jeremiah 15:18. This is explained in 2 Samuel 7:16, where the word established is the same word as is rendered sure in Isaiah.

    Before thee - Before Me is probably the true reading in 2 Samuel 7:15-16 (if the rest of the text be sound), according to the analogy of Jeremiah 35:19; 1 Samuel 2:30, 1 Samuel 2:35; and many other places; whereas the idea contained in the reading, before thee, is unparalleled. But the reading in 1 Chronicles 17:13 is quite different: "As I took it from him that was before thee," meaning Saul, which gives a very good sense, and suggests that the text here may have been corrupted.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Samuel 7:15

    7:15 My mercy - That is, Or, my kindness, that is, the kingdom which I have mercifully promised to thee and thine. From Saul - In regard of his posterity, for the kingdom was continued to his person during life.