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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Chronicles 6:16

 

 

"Now therefore, O LORD, the God of Israel, keep with Your servant David, my father, that which You have promised him, saying, `You shall not lack a man to sit on the throne of Israel, if only your sons take heed to their way, to walk in My law as you have walked before Me.'

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

to sit = sitting.

yet so = if only. Same condition as 2 Samuel 7:14. Conditional to Solomon, but unconditional to David, as the Land was to Abraham (Genesis 15). Therefore the throne must, and will yet be, filled by David"s son and David"s Lord.

as = according as.


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Bibliography
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:16". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-chronicles-6.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(16) Now therefore.—And now. So in 2 Chronicles 6:17.

Keep that which thou hast promised—i.e., Thy further promise. See the fulfilment of the former promise, as described in 2 Chronicles 6:10, supr.

There shall not fail thee.—See margin. Authorised Version follows LXX., οὐκ ἐκλείψει σοι; and Vulg., “non deficiet ex te.”

To sit.—Heb., sitting; LXX., καθήμενος.

Yet so that.—Only if; assigning a single condition; provided that. . . . LXX., πλὴν ἐὰν φυλάξωσιν; Vulg., “ita tamen si custodierint.”

Take heed to.—Heb., keep (2 Chronicles 6:14-16).

In my law.—The only variant from 1 Kings 8:25. The chronicler has avoided a seeming tautology, as elsewhere. Syriac, “before me in the Law.”


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:16". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-chronicles-6.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Now therefore, O LORD God of Israel, keep with thy servant David my father that which thou hast promised him, saying, There shall not fail thee a man in my sight to sit upon the throne of Israel; yet so that thy children take heed to their way to walk in my law, as thou hast walked before me.
keep
Ezekiel 36:37; John 15:14,15
saying
7:18; 2 Samuel 7:12-16; 1 Kings 2:4; 6:12; Psalms 132:12
There shall not fail thee a man
Heb. There shall not a man be cut off. to walk.
Psalms 26:3; 119:1

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:16". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-chronicles-6.html.

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