2 Samuel 7:4
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New International Version
But that night the word of the LORD came to Nathan, saying:

New Living Translation
But that same night the LORD said to Nathan,

English Standard Version
But that same night the word of the LORD came to Nathan,

New American Standard Bible
But in the same 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,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But that night the word of the LORD came to Nathan: "

International Standard Version
But later that same night, this message came to Nathan from the LORD:

NET Bible
That night the LORD told Nathan,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But that same night the LORD spoke his word to Nathan:

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass that night that the word of the LORD came unto Nathan, saying,

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass that night, that the word of the LORD came unto Nathan, saying,

American King James Version
And it came to pass that night, that the word of the LORD came to Nathan, saying,

American Standard Version
And it came to pass the same night, that the word of Jehovah came unto Nathan, saying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
But it came to pass that night, that the word of the Lord came to Nathan, saying:

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass that night that the word of Jehovah came to Nathan, saying,

English Revised Version
And it came to pass the same night, that the word of the LORD came unto Nathan, saying,

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass that night, that the word of the LORD 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,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

7:4-17 Blessings are promised to the family and posterity of David. These promises relate to Solomon, David's immediate successor, and the royal line of Judah. But they also relate to Christ, who is often called David and the Son of David. To him God gave all power in heaven and earth, with authority to execute judgment. He was to build the gospel temple, a house for God's name; the spiritual temple of true believers, to be a habitation of God through the Spirit. The establishing of his house, his throne, and his kingdom for ever, can be applied to no other than to Christ and his kingdom: David's house and kingdom long since came to an end. The committing iniquity cannot be applied to the Messiah himself, but to his spiritual seed; true believers have infirmities, for which they must expect to be corrected, though they are not cast off.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 4. - The word of Jehovah came unto Nathan. Not every word of a prophet was inspired, and only a very few of the prophets, and those only upon great and solemn occasions, spake under the direct influence of the Spirit of God. In his usual relations with the king, Nathan was simply a wise, thoughtful, and God-fearing man. In giving his approval he probably meant no more than that a permanent dwelling for Jehovah was what all pious men were hoping for. But from the days of Samuel to those of Ezra, there was never wanting one or even more holy men who were, on fit occasions, commissioned to bear a message from God to man; and as these generally belonged to the prophetic order, men too often now confound prophecy with prediction. So inveterate is this confusion that even in the Revised Version Amos is made to say, "I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son," whereas the Hebrew distinctly is, "I am no prophet, nor a prophet's son [that is, one trained in the prophetic schools], but I am a herdsman" (Amos 7:16). But though not a prophet by profession, yet Amos was discharging a prophet's higher duty in testifying against wickedness and impiety, and was acting under a special Divine call. Still, he did not belong to the prophetic order, nor wear the garment of black camel's hair, which was their professional dress. On the present occasion, Nathan, in approving, had spoken as a man, but now a Divine message comes to him. How we know not. but in ver. 17 it is called a "vision;" and it is also said that it came "that night."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And it came to pass that night,.... The same night following the day in which David and Nathan had had the above conversation, that neither of them might continue long in their error and mistake, and especially lest David, in his great zeal and warm affection, should take an hasty and improper step:

that the word of the Lord came unto Nathan; the word of prophecy, as the Targum; before he was not under a prophetic influence, but spoke in his own words, and had not the word of God; but now it came to him:

saying; as follows.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2Sa 7:4-17. God Appoints His Successor to Build It.

4-17. it came to pass that night, that the word of the Lord came unto Nathan—The command was given to the prophet on the night immediately following; that is, before David could either take any measures or incur any expenses.

2 Samuel 7:4 Additional Commentaries
Context
God's Covenant with David
4But in the same night the word of the LORD came to Nathan, saying, 5"Go and say to My servant David, 'Thus says the LORD, "Are you the one who should build Me a house to dwell in?…
Cross References
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.'
Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass that night, that the word of the LORD came to Nathan, saying,

that night

Numbers 12:6 And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, …

1 Chronicles 17:3 And it came to pass the same night, that the word of God came to Nathan, saying,

Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he reveals his secret to …

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