II Samuel 7:13
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13  He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish his royal throne forever.

HU yiv-neh BA-yit lish-MEE v’-kho-nan-TEE et ki-SAY mam-lakh-TO ad o-LAM

יג  הוּא יִבְנֶה־בַּיִת לִשְׁמִי וְכֹנַנְתִּי אֶת־כִּסֵּא מַמְלַכְתּוֹ עַד־עוֹלָם׃

7:13   He shall build a house for My name

Archaeological excavation in the City of David, Jerusalem.

King David wants to build the Beit Hamikdash for Hashem. However, Hashem tells him that his son, not he, will build it. As the king who helps conquer the Land of Israel, fights Amalek and solidifies the monarchy, King David plays an important part in the process of establishing the Israelites in their land. He is even able to make preparations for the building of the Beit Hamikdash. However, as a warrior, he cannot be the one to build the Holy Temple, which is intended to promote peace and harmony among Israel and all the nations of the world. Additionally, as the service in the Beit Hamikdash brings people closer to God and helps atone for their sins and prolongs life, it cannot be built by a warrior, who shortens the lives of others. Therefore, David’s role ends after defeating Amalek, and his son Shlomo, a man of peace, becomes God’s choice to build of the world’s holiest site, the Beit Hamikdash in Yerushalayim.

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  • Seeker

    Verse 13: He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish his royal throne forever.

    The only one this statement can possibly refer to is the promised One, HaMashiach. He is the only One in the lineage of David who is qualified to sit on an eternal throne—He is eternal, and He holds eternity in His hand. He was, He is, and yet is to be. A mighty mystery! proving the steadfast love and faithfulness of HaShem for His people, for Yisrael—and for all of His creation. All praises to His wonderful Name!

  • v 10 And I will appoint a place for My people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in their own place, and be disquieted no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as at the first… I know that there is unrest around Israel, one only has to read the papers or listen to the news. But this promised has no expiry date on it. Hashem says that he will ..Plant and that Israel will dwell where Hashem plants them and that they shall have peace. Hashem doesn't say that He has given, past tense, but that He will, and He has, no start date and no end date.

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II Samuel 7:13

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