CLV(i) 1 And Yahweh sends Nathan unto David, and he comes unto him, and said to him:`Two men have been in one city; One rich and one poor;" 2 The rich has flocks and herds very many; 3 And the poor one has nothing, Except one little ewe-lamb, Which he has bought, and keeps alive, And it grows up with him, And with his sons together; Of his morsel it eats, And from his cup it drinks, And in his bosom it lies, And it is to him as a daughter;" 4 And there comes a traveller to the rich man, And he spares to take Of his own flock, and of his own herd, To prepare for the traveller Who has come to him, And he takes the ewe-lamb of the poor man, And prepares it for the man Who has come unto him.. 5 And the anger of David burns against the man exceedingly, and he said unto Nathan, `Yahweh lives, surely a son of death [is] the man who is doing this, 6 and the ewe-lamb he does repay fourfold, because that he has done this thing, and because that he had no pity.. 7 And Nathan said unto David, `You [are] the man! Thus said Yahweh, Elohim of Israel, I anointed you for king over Israel, and I delivered you out of the hand of Saul;" 8 and I give to you the house of your lord, and the wives of your lord, into your bosom, and I give to you the house of Israel and of Judah; and if little, then I add to you such and such [things]. 9 `Wherefore have you despised the word of Yahweh, to do the evil thing in His eyes? Uriah the Hittite you have smitten by the sword, and his wife you have taken to you for a wife, and him you have slain by the sword of the Bene-Ammon. 10 `And now, the sword does not turn aside from your house unto the eon, because you have despised Me, and do take the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be to you for a wife;" 11 thus said Yahweh, Lo, I am raising up against you evil, out of your house, and have taken your wives before your eyes, and given to your neighbor, and he has lain with your wives before the eyes of this sun;" 12 for you have done [it] in secret, and I do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun.. 13 And David said unto Nathan, `I have sinned against Yahweh.' And Nathan said unto David, `Also--Yahweh has caused your sin to pass away; you do not die;" 14 only, because you have caused the enemies of Yahweh greatly to despise by this thing, also the son who is born to you does surely die.. 15 And Nathan goes unto his house, and Yahweh smites the lad, whom the wife of Uriah has born to David, and it is incurable;" 16 and David seeks Elohim for the youth, and David keeps a fast, and has gone in and lodged, and lain on the earth. 17 And the elders of his house rise against him, to raise him up from the earth, and he has not been willing, nor has he eaten with them bread;" 18 and it comes to pass on the seventh day, that the lad dies, and the servants of David fear to declare to him that the lad is dead, for they said, `Lo, in the lad being alive we spoke unto him, and he did not hearken to our voice; and how do we say unto him, The lad is dead? --then he has done evil.. 19 And David sees that his servants are whispering, and David understands that the lad is dead, and David said unto his servants, `Is the lad dead?' and they say, `Dead.. 20 And David rises from the earth, and does bathe and anoint [himself], and changes his raiment, and comes in to the house of Yahweh, and bows himself, and comes unto his house, and asks and they place for him bread, and he eats. 21 And his servants say unto him, `What [is] this thing you have done? because of the living lad you have fasted and do weep, and when the lad is dead you have risen and do eat bread.. 22 And he said, `While the lad is alive I have fasted, and weep, for I said, Who knows? --Yahweh does pity me, and the lad has lived;" 23 and now, he has died, why [is] this--I fast? am I able to bring him back again? I am going unto him, and he does not turn back unto me.. 24 And David comforts Bath-Sheba his wife, and goes in unto her, and lies with her, and she bears a son, and he calls his name Solomon; and Yahweh has loved him, 25 and sends by the hand of Nathan the prophet, and calls his name Jedidiah, because of Yahweh. 26 And Joab fights against Rabbah of the Bene-Ammon, and captures the royal city, 27 and Joab sends messengers unto David, and said, `I have fought against Rabbah--also I have captured the city of waters;" 28 and now, gather the rest of the people, and encamp against the city, and capture it, lest I capture the city, and my name has been called upon it.. 29 And David gathers all the people, and goes to Rabbah, and fights against it, and captures it;" 30 and he takes the crown of their king from off his head, and its weight [is] a talent of gold, and precious stones, and it is on the head of David; and the spoil of the city he has brought out, very much;" 31 and the people who [are] in it he has brought out, and sets to the saw, and to cutting instruments of iron, and to axes of iron, and has caused them to pass over into the brick-kiln; and so he does to all the cities of the Bene-Ammon; and David turns back, and all the people, to Jerusalem.