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

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

12:25 Jedidiah. The name God gave baby Jedidiah meant “beloved of the LORD.” David’s repentance was real and apparently so was that of Bathsheba. David’s experience is described in Psalm 51. The child born of their adultery died, but their sorrow and love, and especially their repentance, were genuine, and God forgave. Note Psalm 32. Their second son was even chosen by God to be David’s successor and the ancestor of the Messiah.

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