2 Samuel 7:4
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,

Berean Study Bible
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,

New King James Version
But it happened that night that the word of the LORD came to Nathan, saying,

New American Standard Bible
But in the same night, the word of the LORD came to Nathan, saying,

NASB 1995
But in the same night the word of the LORD came to Nathan, saying,

NASB 1977
But it came about in the same night that the word of the LORD came to Nathan, saying,

Amplified Bible
But it happened that night that the word of the LORD came to Nathan, saying,

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In that night was the response of LORD JEHOVAH unto Nathan the Prophet saying:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it came to pass in that night, that the word of the Lord came to Nathan, saying,

Contemporary English Version
That night, the LORD told Nathan

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

Good News Translation
But that night the LORD said to Nathan,

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

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass the same night, that the word of the LORD came unto Nathan, saying:

Literal Standard Version
And it comes to pass in that night, that the word of YHWH is to Nathan, saying,

New American Bible
But that same night the word of the LORD came to Nathan:

NET Bible
That night the LORD told Nathan,

New Revised Standard Version
But that same night the word of the LORD came to Nathan:

New Heart English Bible
It happened the same 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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Covenant with David
3And Nathan replied to the king, “Go and do all that is in your heart, for the LORD is with you.” 4But that night the word of the LORD came to Nathan, saying, 5“Go and tell My servant David that this is what the LORD says: Are you the one to build for Me a house to dwell in?…

Cross References
2 Samuel 7:3
And Nathan replied to the king, "Go and do all that is in your heart, for the LORD is with you."

2 Samuel 7:5
"Go and tell My servant David that this is what the LORD says: Are you the one to build for Me a house to dwell in?

2 Samuel 12:1
Then the LORD sent Nathan to David, and when he arrived, he said, "There were two men in a certain city, 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 from any tribe of Israel in which to build a house so that My Name would be there. But I have chosen David to be over 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, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.

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 revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.











(4) That night.--The night following Nathan's conversation with David, when the prophet's mind would have been full of what he had heard, and thus prepared for the Divine communication. That communication is distinctly marked as coming from a source external to the prophet himself, by its being in direct opposition to his own view already expressed.

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."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But that
הַה֑וּא (ha·hū)
Article | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

night
בַּלַּ֣יְלָה (bal·lay·lāh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3915: A twist, night, adversity

the word
דְּבַר־ (də·ḇar-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

of the LORD
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

came
וַיְהִ֖י (way·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

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

saying,
לֵאמֹֽר׃ (lê·mōr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 559: To utter, say


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