2 Samuel 7:20

“And what can David say more unto thee? for thou, Lord GOD, knowest thy servant.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And what can Dauid say more vnto thee? for thou, Lord God, knowest thy seruant.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Again what more can David say to You? For You know Your servant, O Lord GOD!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And what can David say more unto thee? for thou knowest thy servant, O Lord Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

What more may David say to you? for you have knowledge of your servant, O Lord God.
- Basic English Bible

And what can David say more to thee? for thou, Lord Jehovah, knowest thy servant.
- Darby Bible

And what can David say more to thee? for thou, Lord GOD, knowest thy servant.
- Webster's Bible

What more can David say to you? For you know your servant, Lord Yahweh.
- World English Bible

And what doth David add more to speak unto Thee? and Thou, Thou hast known Thy servant, Lord Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And what can David say more unto Thee? for Thou knowest Thy servant, O Lord GOD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Samuel 7:20


7:20 David say - Either in a way of gratitude and praise, words cannot express my obligations to thee, nor my sense of these obligations: Or in a way of prayer. What can I ask of thee more than thou hast freely done? Thou knowest - Thou knowest my deep sense of thy favours, and my obligations to thee. And my condition and necessities, what I do or may need hereafter; and as thou knowest this, so I doubt not thou wilt supply me.


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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