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15 But my loyal love will not be removed from him as I removed it from Saul, whom I removed from before you. 16 Your house and your kingdom will stand before me[a] permanently; your dynasty[b] will be permanent.’” 17 Nathan told David all these words that were revealed to him.[c]

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  1. 2 Samuel 7:16 tc Heb “before you.” A few medieval Hebrew mss read instead “before me,” which makes better sense contextually. (See also the LXX and the Syriac Peshitta.) The MT reading is probably the result of dittography (note the כ [kaf] at the beginning of the next form), with the extra כ then being interpreted as a pronominal suffix.
  2. 2 Samuel 7:16 tn Heb “throne.”
  3. 2 Samuel 7:17 tn Heb “according to all these words and according to all this revelation, so Nathan said to David.”

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