2 Samuel 7:4

4 But that night the word of the LORD came to Nathan, saying:

Read 2 Samuel 7:4 Using Other Translations

And it came to pass that night, that the word of the LORD came unto Nathan, saying,
But that same night the word of the LORD came to Nathan,
But that same night the LORD said to Nathan,

What does 2 Samuel 7:4 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Samuel 7:4

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.

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