New International Version
But that night the word of the LORD came to Nathan, saying:
King James Bible
And it came to pass that night, that the word of the LORD came unto Nathan, saying,
Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass that night that the word of Jehovah came to Nathan, saying,
World English Bible
It happened the same night, that the word of Yahweh came to Nathan, saying,
Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass in that night, that the word of Jehovah is unto Nathan, saying,
2 Samuel 7:4 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Nathan said to the king - In this case he gave his judgment as a pious and prudent man, not as a prophet; for the prophets were not always under a Divine afflatus; it was only at select times they were thus honored.
For the Lord is with thee - Thou hast his blessing in all that thou doest, and this pious design of thine will most certainly meet with his approbation.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'Then went king David in, and sat before the Lord, and he said, Who am I, O Lord God? and what is my house, that Thou hast brought me hitherto? 19. And this was yet a small thing in Thy sight, O Lord God; but Thou hast spoken also of Thy servant's house for a great while to come. And is this the manner of man, O Lord God? 20. And what can David say more unto Thee? for Thou, Lord God, knowest Thy servant. 21. For Thy word's sake, and according to Thine own heart, hast Thou done all these great things, …
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2 Samuel 7:3
Nathan replied to the king, "Whatever you have in mind, go ahead and do it, for the LORD is with you."
2 Samuel 7:5
"Go and tell my servant David, 'This is what the LORD says: Are you the one to build me a house to dwell in?
2 Samuel 12:1
The LORD sent Nathan to David. When he came to him, he said, "There were two men in a certain town, one rich and the other poor.
1 Kings 8:16
Since the day I brought my people Israel out of Egypt, I have not chosen a city in any tribe of Israel to have a temple built so that my Name might be there, but I have chosen David to rule my people Israel.'
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