2Sa 7:2
7:2 That the king said unto Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell
    in an house of cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth within {a}

    (a) Within the tabernacle covered with skins, Ex 26:7.

2Sa 7:5
7:5 Go and tell my servant David, Thus saith the LORD, {b} Shalt
    thou build me an house for me to dwell in?

    (b) Meaning, he should not: yet Nathan speaking according to
        man's judgment and not by the spirit of prophecy
        permitted him.

2Sa 7:7
7:7 In all [the places] wherein I have walked with all the
    children of Israel spake I a {c} 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?

    (c) Concerning building a house: meaning without God's
        express word, nothing should be attempted.

2Sa 7:9
7:9 And I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut
    off all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a
    {d} great name, like unto the name of the great [men] that
    [are] in the earth.

    (d) I have made you famous through all the world.

2Sa 7:10
7:10 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 {e} no more; neither shall the children of
     wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime,

     (e) He promises them quietness, if they will walk in his
         fear and obedience.

2Sa 7:14
7:14 I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit
     iniquity, I will chasten him with the {f} rod of men, and
     with the stripes of the children of men:

     (f) That is, gently, as fathers use to chastise their

2Sa 7:16
7:16 And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for
     ever before thee: thy throne shall be {g} established for

     (g) This was begun in Solomon, as a figure, but
         accomplished in Christ.

2Sa 7:19
7:19 And this was yet a small thing in thy sight, O Lord GOD;
     but thou hast spoken also of thy servant's house for a
     great while to come. And [is] this the manner of {h} man, O
     Lord GOD?

     (h) Does this not come rather from your free mercy, than
         from any worthiness that can be in man?

2Sa 7:23
7:23 And what one nation in the earth [is] like thy people,
     [even] like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to
     himself, and to make him a name, and to do for {i} you
     great things and terrible, for {k} thy land, before thy
     people, which thou redeemedst to thee from Egypt, [from]
     the {l} nations and their gods?

     (i) O Israel.
     (k) And inheritance, which is Israel.
     (l) From the Egyptians and their idols.

2Sa 7:24
7:24 For thou hast {m} confirmed to thyself thy people Israel
     [to be] a people unto thee for ever: and thou, LORD, art
     become their God.

     (m) He shows that God's free election is the only reason
         why the Israelites were chosen to be his people.

2Sa 7:26
7:26 And let thy name be magnified for ever, saying, The LORD of
     hosts [is] the God over Israel: and let the {n} house of
     thy servant David be established before thee.

     (n) This prayer is most effective when we chiefly seek
         God's glory, and the accomplishment of his promise.

2Sa 7:29
7:29 Therefore now let it please thee to bless the house of thy
     servant, that it may continue for ever before thee: for
     thou, O Lord GOD, hast {o} spoken [it]: and with thy
     blessing let the house of thy servant be blessed for ever.

     (o) Therefore I firmly believe it will come to pass.