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2 Samuel 7:3

    2 Samuel 7:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Nathan said to the king, Go, do all that is in thine heart; for the LORD is with thee.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Nathan said to the king, Go, do all that is in your heart; for the LORD is with you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Nathan said to the king, Go, do all that is in thy heart; for Jehovah is with thee.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Nathan said to the king, Go and do whatever is in your heart; for the Lord is with you.

    Webster's Revision

    And Nathan said to the king, Go, do all that is in thy heart; for Jehovah is with thee.

    World English Bible

    Nathan said to the king, "Go, do all that is in your heart; for Yahweh is with you."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Nathan said to the king, Go, do all that is in thine heart; for the LORD is with thee.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Samuel 7:3

    Nathan said to the king - In this case he gave his judgment as a pious and prudent man, not as a prophet; for the prophets were not always under a Divine afflatus; it was only at select times they were thus honored.

    For the Lord is with thee - Thou hast his blessing in all that thou doest, and this pious design of thine will most certainly meet with his approbation.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Samuel 7:3

    7:3 Nathan said - Pursue thy intentions, and build an house for the ark. The design being pious and the thing not forbidden by God, Nathan hastily approves it, before he had consulted God about it, as both he and David ought to have done in a matter of so great moment. And therefore Nathan meets with this rebuke, that he is forced to acknowledge his error, and recant it. For the holy prophets did not speak all things by prophetic inspiration, but some things by an human spirit.