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2 Samuel 7:2

    2 Samuel 7:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    That the king said to Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in an house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells within curtains.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    that the king said unto Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth within curtains.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The king said to Nathan the prophet, See now, I am living in a house of cedar, but the ark of God is housed inside the curtains of a tent.

    Webster's Revision

    that the king said unto Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth within 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."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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.

    Definitions for 2 Samuel 7:2

    Ark - Box; chest.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:2

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Samuel 7:2

    Nathan the prophet - Here first mentioned, but playing an important part afterward (e. g. 2 Samuel 12:1; 1 Kings 1:10; 1 Chronicles 29:29; 2 Chronicles 9:29). From the two last passages it appears that he wrote the history of David's reign, and a part at least of Solomon's. His distinctive title is the prophet, that of Gad the seer (compare 1 Samuel 9:9). He was probably nuch younger than David. In 2 Samuel 7:3, he spoke his own private opinion; in 2 Samuel 7:4, this was corrected by the word of the Lord.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Samuel 7:2

    7:2 Curtains - That is, in a tent or tabernacle, ver.6, composed of several curtains.