2 Samuel 7:12

“And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when thy dayes be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleepe with thy fathers, I will set vp thy seede after thee, which shall proceede out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdome.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"When your days are complete and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your descendant after you, who will come forth from you, and I will establish his kingdom.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

When thy days are fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, that shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when the time comes for you to go to rest with your fathers, I will put in your place your seed after you, the offspring of your body, and I will make his kingdom strong.
- Basic English Bible

When thy days are fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.
- Darby Bible

And when thy days shall be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.
- Webster's Bible

When your days are fulfilled, and you shall sleep with your fathers, I will set up your seed after you, who shall proceed out of your bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.
- World English Bible

`When thy days are full, and thou hast lain with thy fathers, then I have raised up thy seed after thee which goeth out from thy bowels, and have established his kingdom;
- Youngs Literal Bible

When thy days are fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, that shall proceed out of thy body, and I will establish his kingdom.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Samuel 7:12


7:12 And when, &c. - When the time of thy life shall expire. This phrase implies, that his days shall be prolonged to the usual course of nature, and not cut off in the midst, by any violent or untimely death. I will set - I will set up in thy throne, thy posterity, first Solomon, and then others successively, and at last the Messiah. So the following words may be understood, part of his posterity in general, part of Solomon, and part of Christ only, according to the different nature of the several passages.


Discussion for 2 Samuel 7

  • Dee
    God loved David because David was a child of God. He was one of the elect of God. God love all of His elect enough that He did send His only begotten son to die for them. No power of man or of hell can pluck any from his hand. He will not loose one of us. He is the good Shepard who has laid down His life for the sheep.
  • April
    I think,that David being loved by GOD didn't really have anything to do with being in the blood line of CHRIST,I think it was like Christ,he loved father and Glorified him in 1Samuel15:22.Samuel said,"Has the LORD as much delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices As in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold,to obey is better than sacrifice,And to heed than the fat of rams.He glorified father,loved.
  • Lu2677
    Emil; right;a degree is not needed, one does need the Holy Spirit dwelling inside of him. Or they will be as one not heeding Ephesians 4:14; Be no more tossed to and fro (led away to false teaching and lies, and forms of doctrine that do not teach the truth of His word) by those who lie in wait to deceive. Satan is not the only one who deceives. Sad thing is most don't know they are deceived.
  • Emil
    This may seem like a very simple answer but that's the beauty of God, He made this thing so simple we don't need a degree to understand who God is. John 3:16 16 For God SO LOVED THE WORLD, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. God loved the world and that's why He sent His Son. He loved David in like manner
  • Lu2677
    "God loved David, because Christ is of David's lineage." So, is this reason God loved David?
  • A disciple
    "...I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfill all my will:" sounds like great love to me! 1 Cor. 14:26 confirms that what one has by revelation, or by knowledge, or by wisdom, or by prophecy, or by interpretation; it is for our mutual benefit and encouragement: our judging of whether something is Scriptural, should be by the nature and Spirit of God.

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