2 Samuel 7:15
But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee.
But my mercy shall not depart away from him,.... Which is not to be understood of special mercy and grace, though it is true of these with respect to Solomon, and so to all the adopted children of God, see
Psalms 89:32; but then this here designs such mercy as may be taken away from another, and as it was from Saul, as it follows:
as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee; and therefore must be understood of his mercy and kindness, in giving him a kingdom, and setting him on the throne; this should not be taken away from him, as it was from Saul, whom God rejected from being king; not him personally, but his posterity; but so the Lord would not do, nor did he, to Solomon, in whose posterity the kingdom of Judah continued to the Babylonish captivity.