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11 when I ·chose [appointed; commanded; instituted] judges for my people Israel. But I will give you ·peace [L rest] from all your enemies. ·I also tell you [L The Lord also declares] that ·I [L the Lord] will ·make your descendants kings of Israel after [L establish a house/dynasty for] you.

12 “‘When ·you die [L your days are complete/fulfilled/over] and ·join [you lie down/are buried with] your ancestors, I will ·make one of your sons the next king [L raise up your descendant/offspring after you; C Solomon; 1 Kin. 1–2], and I will ·set up [establish] his kingdom. 13 He will build a house [C the Temple; 1 Kin. 6–7] for ·me [L my name], and I will ·let his kingdom rule always [L establish the throne of his kingdom forever]. 14 I will be his father, and he will be my son [Ps. 2:7]. When he ·sins [does wrong], I ·will use other people to punish him. They will be my whips [L …correct/discipline him with the rod of/used by men and the whippings/blows used by humans]. 15 I took away my ·love [favor; faithful love] from Saul, whom I removed before you, but I will never stop loving your son. 16 But your ·family [L house] and your kingdom will ·continue [endure] always before me. Your throne will ·last [L be established/secure] forever.’”

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11 and have done ever since the time I appointed leaders[a](A) over my people Israel. I will also give you rest from all your enemies.(B)

“‘The Lord declares(C) to you that the Lord himself will establish(D) a house(E) for you: 12 When your days are over and you rest(F) with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, your own flesh and blood,(G) and I will establish his kingdom.(H) 13 He is the one who will build a house(I) for my Name,(J) and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.(K) 14 I will be his father, and he will be my son.(L) When he does wrong, I will punish him(M) with a rod(N) wielded by men, with floggings inflicted by human hands. 15 But my love will never be taken away from him,(O) as I took it away from Saul,(P) whom I removed from before you. 16 Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me[b]; your throne(Q) will be established(R) forever.(S)’”

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  1. 2 Samuel 7:11 Traditionally judges
  2. 2 Samuel 7:16 Some Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint; most Hebrew manuscripts you