1 Chronicles 17CHAPTER XVII David consults Nathan about building a temple for God, 1, 2. God sends him an answer by Nathan, informing him that Solomon shall build the house, 3-14. David receives the Divine purpose with humility and joy, and gives God praise, 15-27. NOTES ON CHAP. XVII Verse 1. Now it came to pass] See every thing recorded in this chapter amply detailed in Clarke's notes on "2Sa 7:1", &c. Verse 5. But have gone from tent to tent] "I have transferred my tabernacle from Gilgal to Nob, from Nob to Shiloh, and from Shiloh to Gibeon."-Targum and Jarchi. Verse 9. Neither shall the children of wickedness] They shall no more be brought into servitude as they were in the time they sojourned in Egypt. This is what is here referred to. Verse 12. I will establish his throne for ever.] David was a type of Christ; and concerning him the prophecy is literally true. See Isa 9:7, where there is evidently the same reference. Verse 13. I will not take my mercy away from him] I will not cut off his family from the throne, as I did that of his predecessor Saul. Verse 16. And what is mine house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?] I am not of any regal family, and have no natural right to the throne. Verse 25. Hath found in his heart to pray] The Targum expresses a full sense: "Therefore thy servant hath found an opening of mouth, that he might pray before Thee." Verse 27. For thou blessest, O Lord] "Thou beginnest to bless the house of thy servant, therefore it shall be blessed for ever."-T. THE reader is requested to refer to 2 Sam. 7, and the notes there for many particulars that belong to the parallel places here, and which it should answer no good purpose to repeat in this place.
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