2 Samuel 12:25
New International Version
and because the LORD loved him, he sent word through Nathan the prophet to name him Jedidiah.

New Living Translation
and sent word through Nathan the prophet that they should name him Jedidiah (which means “beloved of the LORD”), as the LORD had commanded.

English Standard Version
and sent a message by Nathan the prophet. So he called his name Jedidiah, because of the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
and sent word through Nathan the prophet to name him Jedidiah because the LORD loved him.

King James Bible
And he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet; and he called his name Jedidiah, because of the LORD.

New King James Version
and He sent word by the hand of Nathan the prophet: So he called his name Jedidiah, because of the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
and sent word through Nathan the prophet, and he named him Jedidiah for the LORD’S sake.

NASB 1995
and sent word through Nathan the prophet, and he named him Jedidiah for the LORD'S sake.

NASB 1977
and sent word through Nathan the prophet, and he named him Jedidiah for the LORD’s sake.

Amplified Bible
and He sent word through Nathan the prophet, and he named him Jedidiah (beloved of the LORD) for the sake of the LORD [who loved the child].

Christian Standard Bible
and he sent a message through the prophet Nathan, who named him Jedidiah, because of the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and He sent a message through Nathan the prophet, who named him Jedidiah, because of the LORD.

American Standard Version
and he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet; and he called his name Jedidiah, for Jehovah's sake.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he sent for Nathan the Prophet and he called his name Yadida, because LORD JEHOVAH loved him

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet, and called his name Jeddedi, for the Lord's sake.

Contemporary English Version
and sent Nathan the prophet to tell David, "The LORD will call him Jedidiah."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet, and called his name, Amiable to the Lord, because the Lord loved him.

English Revised Version
and he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet, and he called his name Jedidiah, for the LORD'S sake.

Good News Translation
and commanded the prophet Nathan to name the boy Jedidiah, because the LORD loved him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and sent a message through the prophet Nathan to name the baby Jedidiah [The LORD's Beloved].

International Standard Version
and sent a message written by Nathan the prophet to call his name Jedidiah, for the Lord's sake.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and He sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet, and he called his name Jedidiah, for the LORD'S sake.

Literal Standard Version
and sends by the hand of Nathan the prophet, and calls his name Jedidiah, because of YHWH.

NET Bible
and sent word through Nathan the prophet that he should be named Jedidiah for the LORD's sake.

New Heart English Bible
and he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet; and he named him Jedidiah, for the LORD's sake.

World English Bible
and he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet; and he named him Jedidiah, for Yahweh's sake.

Young's Literal Translation
and sendeth by the hand of Nathan the prophet, and calleth his name Jedidiah, because of Jehovah.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Solomon's Birth
24Then David comforted his wife Bathsheba, and he went to her and lay with her. So she gave birth to a son, and they named him Solomon. Now the LORD loved the child 25and sent word through Nathan the prophet to name him Jedidiah because the LORD loved him.

Cross References
2 Samuel 12:24
Then David comforted his wife Bathsheba, and he went to her and lay with her. So she gave birth to a son, and they named him Solomon. Now the LORD loved the child

2 Samuel 12:26
Meanwhile, Joab fought against Rabbah of the Ammonites and captured the royal fortress.

1 Chronicles 3:5
and these sons were born to him in Jerusalem: Shimea, Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon. These four were born to him by Bathsheba daughter of Ammiel.

1 Chronicles 22:9
But a son will be born to you who will be a man of rest. I will give him rest from all his enemies on every side; for his name will be Solomon, and I will grant to Israel peace and quiet during his reign.

Nehemiah 13:26
Did not King Solomon of Israel sin in matters like this? There was not a king like him among many nations, and he was loved by his God, who made him king over all Israel--yet foreign women drew him into sin.


Treasury of Scripture

And he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet; and he called his name Jedidiah, because of the LORD.

Nathan

2 Samuel 12:1-14
And the LORD sent Nathan unto David. And he came unto him, and said unto him, There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor…

2 Samuel 7:4
And it came to pass that night, that the word of the LORD came unto Nathan, saying,

1 Kings 1:11,23
Wherefore Nathan spake unto Bathsheba the mother of Solomon, saying, Hast thou not heard that Adonijah the son of Haggith doth reign, and David our lord knoweth it not? …

Jedidiah.

Nehemiah 13:26
Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? yet among many nations was there no king like him, who was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel: nevertheless even him did outlandish women cause to sin.

Matthew 3:17
And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Matthew 17:5
While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.









(25) Jedidiah.--It does not appear that this name (beloved of the Lord) was intended to do more than express the Divine acceptance of Solomon; and it never came into use as a personal title.

Verse 25. - He sent. Some commentators make David the subject of the sentence, and translate, "And he, David, sent in the hand of Nathan, and called," etc. They suppose that this means that Nathan was entrusted with Solomon's education; but "in the hand" is the ordinary Hebrew preposition, meaning "by," and the sense plainly is that God sent a message by Nathan. David had already called the child Solomon, and now Jehovah, some years afterwards, gives him an indication of his special favour by naming him Yedidyah. The word is formed from the same root as David, that is, "lovely," with the addition of the Divine name. As we have already pointed out, this was no slight matter, but the virtual selection of Solomon to be David's successor, and probably, therefore, was delayed until he had given indica of his great intellectual gifts. His elder brothers would not be passed over without valid reasons.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
and sent
וַיִּשְׁלַ֗ח (way·yiš·laḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out

[word] through
בְּיַד֙ (bə·yaḏ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 3027: A hand

Nathan
נָתָ֣ן (nā·ṯān)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 5416: Nathan -- the name of a number of Israelites

the prophet
הַנָּבִ֔יא (han·nā·ḇî)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5030: A spokesman, speaker, prophet

to name him
וַיִּקְרָ֥א (way·yiq·rā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

Jedidiah
יְדִ֣ידְיָ֑הּ (yə·ḏî·ḏə·yāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3041: Jedidiah -- 'beloved of Yah', a name of Solomon

because
בַּעֲב֖וּר (ba·‘ă·ḇūr)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5668: Crossed, transit, on account of, in order that

the LORD [loved him].
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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