2 Sam 22:51

22:51 his king . . . anointed. The mention of the Lord’s “king” and His “anointed” is reminiscent of the closing verse of Hannah’s prayer in 1 Sam. 2:10. After the dynastic promise of 2 Sam. 7:5–16, David can speak confidently of God’s unfailing mercy to his descendants forever. The dynastic theme is the transition to ch. 23, where David celebrates the “everlasting covenant” he has with the Lord (23:5).