2 Samuel 12


Nathan Confronts David

1And the  lord sent Nathan the prophet to David. And he entered to him, and said to him, There were two men in one city -- one rich and one needy. 2And there was to the rich man flocks and herds -- many, exceedingly. 3And to the needy there was not anything, but only [3ewe-lamb 1one 2small] which he acquired, and protected, and nourished it. And it matured with him, and with his sons at the same time. [2from 3his bread 1It ate], and [2from 3his cup 1it drank], and [2in 3his bosom 1it slept], and it was to him as a daughter. 4And [2came 1a traveller] to the [2man 1rich]. And he spared to take from his flock, and from his herd, to prepare for the stranger coming to him. And he took the ewe-lamb of the [2man 1needy]; and he prepared it for the man coming to him. 5And [2was enraged 3in anger 1David] exceedingly against the man. And he said to Nathan, As the  lord lives, that [4is a son 5of death 1man 2doing 3this]. 6And for the ewe-lamb he shall pay four-fold, because he did this thing, and for which he did not spare. 7And Nathan said to David, You are the man, the one doing this thing. Thus says the  lord God of Israel, I anointed you for king over Israel, and I rescued you from out of the hand of Saul. 8And I gave to you the house of your master, and the wives of your master into your bosom, and I gave to you the house of Israel and Judah. And if [2little 3to you 1it is], I would have added to you as those.

Judgment Pronounced on David

9Why is it that you treated as worthless the word of the  lord, to do the wicked thing in his eyes? Uriah the Hittite you struck by the broadsword, and his wife you took to yourself for wife, and him you killed by the broadsword of the sons of Ammon. 10And now, [2shall not 3depart 1the broadsword] from your house unto the eon. Because of this, for you treated me with contempt, and took the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be to you for a wife. 11Thus says the  lord, Behold, I shall awaken [2against 3you 1evils] from out of your house, and I shall take your wives before your eyes, and I will give them to your neighbor, and he shall go to bed with your wives before this sun. 12For you did it secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before this sun. 13And David said to Nathan, I have sinned against the  lord. And Nathan said to David, And the  lord cast aside your sin, and you shall not die. 14Except that, in provoking to anger, you provoked to anger the enemies of the  lord in this thing, and indeed your son, the one born to you, to death he will die. 15And Nathan went forth to his house. And the  lord enfeebled the child which [3bore 1the wife 2of Uriah] unto David, and he was ill. 16And David sought God for the boy. And David fasted with fasting, and he entered and lodged upon the ground. 17And [4rose up 1the 2elders 3of his house] to him, to raise him from the ground, and he did not want, and he would not eat bread with them. 18And it came to pass in [3day 1the 2seventh], and [3died 1the 2boy]. And [4feared 1the 2servants 3of David] to announce to him that, [3has died 1The 2boy]. For they said, Behold, while the boy was still living, we spoke to him, and he did not listen to our voice. And how should we say to him that, [3has died 1The 2boy]. For he shall do bad things. 19And David perceived that his servants were whispering, and David comprehended that [3has died 1the 2boy]. And David said to his servants, Has [3died 1the 2boy]? And they said, He has died. 20And David rose up from the ground, and bathed, and anointed himself, and changed his clothes. And he entered into the house of God, and did obeisance to him. And he entered unto his house, and asked for bread to eat. And they placed near him bread, and he ate. 21And [2said 1his servants] to him, What is this thing which you do because of the boy? While still living you fasted, and wept, and were sleepless; and when [3died 1the 2boy] you rose up and ate bread and drank? 22And David said, While the boy was still living, I fasted and wept. For I said, Who knows if [2will show mercy 3on me 1the  lord], and [3shall live 1the 2boy]? 23And now he has died, why this that I fast? I shall not be able to return him, yet I will go to him, but he shall not return to me.

Birth of Solomon

24And David comforted his wife Bath-sheba. And he entered to her, and went to bed with her, and she conceived, and gave birth to a son, and called his name Solomon. And the  lord loved him. 25And he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet; and called his name Jedidiah, by the word of the  lord. 26And Joab waged war with Rabbah of the sons of Ammon, and he overtook the city of the kingdom. 27And Joab sent messengers to David, and said, I waged war against Rabbah, and overtook the city of waters. 28And now, gather together the rest of the people, and camp upon the city, and be the first to take it! that [2should not 3be the first to take 1I] the city, and [2should be called 1my name] upon it. 29And David gathered together all the people, and he went to Rabbah, and waged war against it, and overtook it. 30And he took the crown of their king from his head. And its weight was a talent of gold, and [2stone 1of precious]. And it was upon the head of David. And [4spoils 5of the 6city 1he brought forth 3much 2exceedingly]. 31And the people, the one in it, he led out and put them to the saw, and to the threshing-machines of iron, and adz of iron. And he led them through the brick-kiln. And thus he did to all the cities of the sons of Ammon. And David returned and all the people to Jerusalem.
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