He shall build a house for my name; and he shall be my son, and I will be his father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel forever.
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George Leo Haydock
Name. See 2 Kings vii. 13. (Menochius)
A son. The crimes into which Solomon fell, hinder us from explaining this literally of him. St. Paul refers the expression to Jesus Christ, Hebrews i. 5. (Calmet)
St. Augustine (de C. xvii. 8 and 9.) observes that the promises were not perfectly fulfilled in Solomon.