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2 Samuel 12:25

and sent word through Nathan the prophet, and he named him Jedidiah for the Lord's sake.
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - David;   Jedidiah;   Nathan;   Solomon;   Thompson Chain Reference - David;   Names Changed;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Jedidiah;   Nathan;   Parable;   Solomon;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Nathan;   Solomon;   Easton Bible Dictionary - David;   Jedidiah;   Solomon;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Absalom;   Jedidiah;   King;   Kings, the Books of;   Nathan;   Solomon;   Holman Bible Dictionary - David;   Jedidiah;   King, Kingship;   Samuel, Books of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Ammon, Ammonites;   David;   Jedidiah;   Samuel, Books of;   Solomon;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Genealogies of Jesus Christ;   Surname;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Jedidiah ;   Nathan ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Jedidiah;   Nathan;   Solomon;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - David;   Solomon;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Jedidi'ah;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Solomon;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - David;   Education;   Jedidiah;   Names, Proper;   Nathan (1);   Samuel, Books of;   Solomon;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Education;   Names (Personal);   Nathan;   Pedagogics;   Shinnuy Ha-Shem;   Solomon;   Temple in Rabbinical Literature;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Called - Jedidiah - ידידיה , literally, the beloved of the Lord. This is the first instance I remember of a minister of God being employed to give a name to the child of one of his servants. But it is strange that the name given by the father was that alone which prevailed.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 12:25". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-samuel-12.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet,.... Either David did; he sent by him to Bathsheba, to acquaint her with the name of the child, that it was to be Solomon; which is not so likely: or "he, David, delivered it into the hand of Nathan the prophet"; to educate it, instruct it, and bring it up in the nurture of the Lord; or rather the Lord sent a message by Nathan the prophet to David, that he loved Solomon:

and he called his name Jedidiah, because of the Lord: that is, David also called him by this name, because of the love of the Lord unto him; for Jedidiah signifies "the beloved of the Lord"; a name and character which well agrees with the Messiah, Solomon's antitype, Matthew 3:17.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 12:25". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-samuel-12.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

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

(p) To call him Solomon.

(q) Meaning, David.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 12:25". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-samuel-12.html. 1599-1645.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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

Jedidiah β€” That is, beloved of the Lord.

Because β€” Either, because of the Lord's love to him, or because the Lord commanded him to do so.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 12:25". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/2-samuel-12.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Samuel 12:25 And he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet; and he called his name Jedidiah, because of the LORD.

Ver. 25. And he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet.] Who was Solomon’s educator et pedagogus, tutor and monitor to fit him for the kingdom, saith Lyra: and by whom God would comfort David, as before he had humbled him by the same Nathan.

And he called his name Jedidiah,] i.e., Beloved of the Lord. This was more than to be called, as Scipio afterwards was, Corculum, the people’s sweet heart: or as Titus, Generis humani deliciae, the darling of mankind: or as Otho the emperor, Miraculum mundi, the world’s wonder. David signifieth beloved: but Jedidiah, the Lord’s beloved: and this,

Because of the Lord.] That is, For the Lord Christ’s sake, as Junius senseth it, in whom alone Solomon was, and all the elect are, beloved of God. [Matthew 3:17 Ephesians 1:6 Psalms 127:3]

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 12:25". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-samuel-12.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Either because of the Lord’s love to him, as the name signifies; or because the Lord commanded him to do so.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Samuel 12:25". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-samuel-12.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

25.He sent — That is, Jehovah sent Nathan to give the child yet another name peculiarly comforting to David.

Jedidiah — That is, darling of Jehovah. This name and that of David are from cognate roots, which are identical in meaning, and all such play on words had great significance with both the ancient and modern Orientals. Great must have been David’s comfort when Nathan, who had so lately uttered against him the judgment of God, came with a message of love, and gave the newborn child a name so expressive of Jehovah’s restored favour.

Because of the Lord — That is, because the Lord loved him.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 12:25". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-samuel-12.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Amiable to the Lord. Or beloved of the Lord. In Hebrew, Yedideya. (Challoner) --- Loved him, is not expressed in Hebrew, "because of the Lord." (Haydock) --- Theodotion, "in the word, or agreeably to, the order of the Lord." Solomon never went by the name which God here gives him, (Calmet) except in this place. (Menochius) --- It shews the gratuitous predilection which God had for him; but affords no proof of his predestination to glory, of which there is too much reason to doubt. (Calmet)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 12:25". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-samuel-12.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

He: i.e. Jehovah, by the hand of Nathan, in contrast with Bath-sheba. See note on 2 Samuel 12:24.

Jedidiah = beloved of Jah. See note on Psalms 127:2.

because of the LORD = for Jehovah"s sake.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 12:25". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-samuel-12.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

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

No JFB commentary on this verse.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 12:25". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/2-samuel-12.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(25) Jedidiah.β€”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.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 12:25". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-samuel-12.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet; and he called his name Jedidiah, because of the LORD.
Nathan
1-14; 7:4; 1 Kings 1:11,23
Jedidiah
that is, Beloved of the Lord.
Nehemiah 13:26; Matthew 3:17; 17:5
Reciprocal: Genesis 17:5 - but thy name;  Genesis 17:15 - As;  Genesis 32:28 - Thy name;  2 Samuel 5:14 - Solomon;  1 Kings 1:26 - General1 Kings 3:3 - loved;  1 Kings 4:5 - son of Nathan;  2 Kings 9:36 - by his;  1 Chronicles 3:5 - Solomon;  1 Chronicles 14:4 - Solomon;  1 Chronicles 17:1 - Nathan;  1 Chronicles 17:11 - I will raise;  1 Chronicles 22:9 - Solomon;  2 Chronicles 9:29 - Nathan;  Psalm 108:6 - That thy;  Proverbs 1:1 - Solomon;  Proverbs 4:3 - GeneralJeremiah 37:2 - the prophet;  Matthew 1:6 - Solomon;  Luke 1:60 - Not;  2 Thessalonians 2:13 - beloved

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 12:25". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-samuel-12.html.