2 Samuel 7:10

Hebrew Bible

8 “So now, say this to my servant David, ‘This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies has said: I took you from the pasture and from your work as a shepherd to make you leader of my people Israel. 9 I was with you wherever you went, and I defeated all your enemies before you. Now I will make you as famous as the great men of the earth. 10 I will establish a place for my people Israel and settle them there; they will live there and not be disturbed anymore. Violent men will not oppress them again, as they did in the beginning 11 and during the time when I appointed judges to lead my people Israel. Instead, I will give you relief from all your enemies. The Lord declares to you that he himself will build a dynastic house for you. 12 When the time comes for you to die, I will raise up your descendant, one of your own sons, to succeed you, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 He will build a house for my name, and I will make his dynasty permanent.

Ezekiel 24:28

Hebrew Bible

25 “‘I will make a covenant of peace with them and will rid the land of wild beasts, so that they can live securely in the wilderness and even sleep in the woods. 26 I will turn them and the regions around my hill into a blessing. I will make showers come down in their season; they will be showers that bring blessing. 27 The trees of the field will yield their fruit and the earth will yield its crops. They will live securely on their land; they will know that I am the Lord, when I break the bars of their yoke and rescue them from the hand of those who enslaved them. 28 They will no longer be prey for the nations, and the wild beasts will not devour them. They will live securely, and no one will make them afraid. 29 I will prepare for them a healthy planting. They will no longer be victims of famine in the land and will no longer bear the insults of the nations.

 Notes and References

"... Davidic Covenant is an important theme in the Old Testament. The first occurrence of this theme is in 2 Samuel 7:1–16. Since “no text is an island”, David appears again in the text of Ezekiel 34:23–31 as the promised ruler in a restored Israel. The divine restoration that God promises to his people putting the Davidic King at the center of God’s plan suggests the dependency of the text of Ezekiel on that of Samuel. The influence of the text of 2 Samuel 7 on that of Ezekiel 34 cannot be established based on isolated single or individual elements. However, the discussion in this paper shows that the two texts have numerous affinities, including literary, theological, and conceptual aspects. The text of Ezekiel emphasizes that the promise of restoration will come to realization under the leadership of the future ruler, David. The connections between Ezekiel 34:23–31 and 2 Samuel 7:1–16 are clear to the point that we might suggest that the text of 2 Samuel 7:1–16 had influence on the text of Ezekiel 34:23–31 ..."

Budha, Victor Lonu The Davidic Covenant in Ezekiel 34:23–31: Influence of 2 Samuel 7:1–16 (pp. 140-164) European Journal of Literature, Language and Linguistics Studies, Vol. 4, No. 3, 2020

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