God promised David that his throne would endure forever, a promise that was ultimately fulfilled in Christ, the greatest King of all.

BibleGateway: 2 Samuel 7:1-16

ESV Text: 2 Samuel 7:1-16


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 7

     1 And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house, and the LORD had given him rest round about from all his enemies; 2 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. 3 And Nathan said to the king, Go, do all that is in thine heart; for the LORD is with thee.

     4 And it came to pass that night, that the word of the LORD came unto Nathan, saying, 5 Go and tell my servant David, Thus saith the LORD, Shalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in? 6 Whereas I have not dwelt in any house since the time that I brought up the children of Israel out of Egypt, even to this day, but have walked in a tent and in a tabernacle. 7 In all the places wherein I have walked with all the children of Israel spake I a word with any of the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my people Israel, saying, Why build ye not me an house of cedar? 8 Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel: 9 And I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the great men that are in the earth. 10 Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime, 11 And as since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel, and have caused thee to rest from all thine enemies. Also the LORD telleth thee that he will make thee an house. 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. 13 He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever. 14 I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men: 15 But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee. 16 And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 59:
Hail to the Lord’s Annointed

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Hail to the Lord’s Anointed, 
Great David’s greater Son! 
Hail, in the time appointed, 
His reign on earth begun! 
He comes to break oppression, 
To set the captive free, 
To take away transgression, 
And rule in equity. 

2. He comes with succor speedy 
To those who suffer wrong; 
To help the poor and needy 
And bid the weak be strong; 
To give them songs for sighing, 
Their darkness turn to light, 
Whose souls, condemned and dying, 
Were precious in His sight. 

3. He shall come down like showers 
Upon the fruitful earth, 
And joy and hope, like flowers, 
Spring in His path to birth. 
Before Him on the mountains 
Shall peace, the herald, go 
And righteousness, in fountains, 
From hill to valley flow. 

4. Arabia’s desert ranger 
To Him shall bow the knee, 
The Ethiopian stranger 
His glory come to see; 
With offerings of devotion 
Ships from the isles shall meet 
To pour the wealth of ocean 
In tribute at His feet. 

5. Kings shall bow down before Him 
And gold and incense bring; 
All nations shall adore Him, 
His praise all peoples sing; 
To Him shall prayer unceasing 
And daily vows ascend, 
His kingdom still increasing, 
A kingdom without end. 

6. O’er every foe victorious, 
He on His throne shall rest, 
From age to age more glorious, 
All blessing and all-blest. 
The tide of time shall never 
His covenant remove; 
His name shall stand forever, – 
That name to us is Love. 


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