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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he sent by the hand of Nathan, the prophet; and he called his name Jedidiah, {Heb. beloved of the LORD}, by the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
And he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet; and he called his name Jedidiah, because of the LORD.

American King James Version
And he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet; and he called his name 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.

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

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.

Darby Bible Translation
And he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet; and he called his name Jedidiah, for Jehovah's sake.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet; and he called his name Jedidiah, because of the LORD.

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.
Study Bible
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. He was loved by his God, and God 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.







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

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

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

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

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

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

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

the LORD [loved him].
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel
(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. 12:15-25 David now penned the 51st Psalm, in which, though he had been assured that his sin was pardoned, he prays earnestly for pardon, and greatly laments his sin. He was willing to bear the shame of it, to have it ever before him, to be continually upbraided with it. God gives us leave to be earnest with him in prayer for particular blessings, from trust in his power and general mercy, though we have no particular promise to build upon. David patiently submitted to the will of God in the death of one child, and God made up the loss to his advantage, in the birth of another. The way to have creature comforts continued or restored, or the loss made up some other way, is cheerfully to resign them to God. God, by his grace, particularly owned and favoured that son, and ordered him to be called Jedidiah, Beloved of the Lord. Our prayers for our children are graciously and as fully answered when some of them die in their infancy, for they are well taken care of, and when others live, beloved of the Lord.
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