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 2 Samuel 12:1 - 25
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The New American Standard Bible
   Book of 2 Samuel
   Chapter 12  - Click for Chapter Audio
12:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then the LORD sent Nathan R315 to David. And he R316 came to him and said, F122 "There were two men in one city, the one rich and the other poor.
 
12:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"The rich man had a great many flocks and herds.
 
12:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"But the poor man had nothing except one R317 little ewe lamb Which he bought and nourished; And it grew up together with him and his children. It would eat of his bread F123 and drink of his cup and lie in his bosom, And was like a daughter to him.
 
12:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Now a traveler came to the rich man, And he was F124 unwilling to take from his own flock or his own herd, To prepare for the wayfarer who had come to him; Rather he took the poor man's ewe lamb and prepared it for the man who had come to him."
 
12:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then David's anger burned greatly against the man, and he said to Nathan, "As the LORD lives, surely the man who has done this deserves R318 F125 to die.
 
12:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"He must make restitution for the lamb fourfold, R319 because he did this thing and had no compassion."
 
12:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Nathan then said to David, "You R320 are the man! Thus says the LORD God of Israel, `It R321 is I who anointed you king over Israel and it is I who delivered you from the hand of Saul.
 
12:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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`I also gave you your R322 master's house and your master's wives into your care, F126 and I gave you the house of Israel and Judah; and if that had been too little, I would have added to you many more things like these!
 
12:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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`Why have R323 you despised the word of the LORD by doing evil in His sight? You R324 have struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword, have R325 taken his wife to be your wife, and have killed him with the sword of the sons of Ammon.
 
12:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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`Now therefore, the R326 sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised Me and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife.'
 
12:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Thus says the LORD, `Behold, I will raise up evil against you from your own household; I R327 will even take your wives before your eyes and give them to your companion, and he will lie with your wives in broad F127 daylight.
 
12:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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`Indeed you R328 did it secretly, but I R329 will do this thing before all Israel, and under F128 the sun.' "
 
12:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then David said to Nathan, "I R330 have sinned against the LORD." And Nathan said to David, "The LORD also has taken R331 F129 away your sin; you shall not die.
 
12:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"However, because by this deed you have given R332 occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born to you shall surely die."
 
12:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So Nathan went to his house.
 
12:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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David therefore inquired of God for the child; and David fasted R333 and went and lay R334 all night on the ground.
 
12:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The R335 elders of his household stood beside him in order to raise him up from the ground, but he was unwilling and would not eat food with them.
 
12:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then it happened on the seventh day that the child died. And the servants of David were afraid to tell him that the child was dead, for they said, "Behold, while the child was still alive, we spoke to him and he did not listen to our voice. How then can we tell him that the child is dead, since he might do himself harm!"
 
12:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But when David saw that his servants were whispering together, David perceived that the child was dead; so David said to his servants, "Is the child dead?" And they said, "He is dead."
 
12:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So David arose from the ground, washed, R336 anointed himself, and changed his clothes; and he came into the house of the LORD and worshiped. R337 Then he came to his own house, and when he requested, they set food before him and he ate.
 
12:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then his servants said to him, "What is this thing that you have done? While F131 the child was alive, you fasted and wept; but when the child died, you arose and ate food."
 
12:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He said, "While the child was still alive, I R338 fasted and wept; for I said, `Who R339 knows, the LORD may be gracious to me, that the child may live.'
 
12:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"But now he has died; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I R340 will go to him, but he R341 will not return to me."
 
12:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then David comforted his wife Bathsheba, and went in to her and lay with her; and she gave birth to a son, and he R342 F132 named him Solomon. Now the LORD loved him
 
12:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
and sent word through Nathan the prophet, and he named him Jedidiah F133 for the LORD'S sake.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F122 Lit said to him
F123 Lit morsel
F124 Lit spared
F125 Lit is a son of death
F126 Lit bosom
F127 Lit the sight of this sun
F128 Lit before
F129 Lit caused your sin to pass away
F130 Lit wife
F131 Lit On account of
F132 Some mss read she
F133 I.e. beloved of the LORD/

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R315 2 Samuel 7:2,4,17
R316 Psalms 51: title
R317 2 Samuel 11:3
R318 1 Samuel 26:16
R319 Exodus 22:1; Luke 19:8
R320 1 Kings 20:42
R321 1 Samuel 16:13
R322 2 Samuel 9:7
R323 1 Samuel 15:23,26
R324 2 Samuel 11:14-17
R325 2 Samuel 11:27
R326 2 Samuel 13:28; 18:14; 1 Kings 2:25
R327 Deuteronomy 28:30; 2 Samuel 16:21,22
R328 2 Samuel 11:4-15
R329 2 Samuel 16:22
R330 1 Samuel 15:24,30; 2 Samuel 24:10; Luke 18:13
R331 Leviticus 20:10; 24:17; Proverbs 28:13; Micah 7:18
R332 Isaiah 52:5; Romans 2:24
R333 Nehemiah 1:4
R334 2 Samuel 13:31
R335 Genesis 24:2
R336 Ruth 3:3; Matthew 6:17
R337 Psalms 95:6-8; 103:1,8-17; Proverbs 3:7
R338 Isaiah 38:1-3
R339 Jonah 3:9
R340 Genesis 37:35
R341 Job 7:8-10
R342 1 Chronicles 22:9; Matthew 1:6

 
 

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