1 H3068 Yahweh H7971 sent H5416 Nathan H1732 to David. H935 He came H559 to him, and said H8147 to him, "There were two H582 men H259 in one H5892 city; H259 the one H6223 rich, H259 and the other H7326 poor.
3 H7326 but the poor H259 man had nothing, except one H6996 little H3535 ewe lamb, H7069 which he had bought H2421 and raised. H2421 It grew up H3162 together H1121 with him, and with his children. H398 It ate H6595 of his own food, H8354 drank H3563 of his own cup, H7901 and lay H2436 in his bosom, H1323 and was to him like a daughter.
4 H1982 A traveler H935 came H6223 to the rich H376 man, H2550 and he spared H3947 to take H6629 of his own flock H1241 and of his own herd, H6213 to dress H732 for the wayfaring man H935 who had come H3947 to him, but took H7326 the poor H376 man's H3535 lamb, H6213 and dressed H376 it for the man H935 who had come to him."
5 H1732 David's H639 anger H3966 was greatly H2734 kindled H376 against the man, H559 and he said H5416 to Nathan, H3068 "As Yahweh H2416 lives, H376 the man H6213 who has done H1121 this is worthy H4194 to die!
6 H7999 He shall restore H3535 the lamb H706 fourfold, H6118 because H6213 he did H1697 this thing, H6118 and because H2550 he had no pity!"
7 H5416 Nathan H559 said H1732 to David, H376 "You are the man. H3068 This is what Yahweh, H430 the God H3478 of Israel, H559 says: H4886 ‘I anointed H4428 you king H3478 over Israel, H5337 and I delivered H3027 you out of the hand H7586 of Saul.
8 H5414 I gave H113 you your master's H1004 house, H113 and your master's H802 wives H2436 into your bosom, H5414 and gave H1004 you the house H3478 of Israel H3063 and of Judah; H4592 and if that would have been too little, H3254 I would have added H2007 to you many more such H2007 things.
9 H959 Why have you despised H1697 the word H3068 of Yahweh, H6213 to do H7451 that which is evil H5869 in his sight? H5221 You have struck H223 Uriah H2850 the Hittite H2719 with the sword, H3947 and have taken H802 his wife H802 to be your wife, H2026 and have slain H2719 him with the sword H1121 of the children H5983 of Ammon.
10 H2719 Now therefore the sword H5704 will never H5493 depart H1004 from your house, H6118 because H959 you have despised H3947 me, and have taken H802 the wife H223 of Uriah H2850 the Hittite H802 to be your wife.'
11 H3068 "This is what Yahweh H559 says: H6965 ‘Behold, I will raise up H7451 evil H1004 against you out of your own house; H3947 and I will take H802 your wives H5869 before your eyes, H5414 and give H7453 them to your neighbor, H7901 and he will lie H802 with your wives H5869 in the sight H8121 of this sun.
12 H6213 For you did H5643 it secretly, H6213 but I will do H1697 this thing H3478 before all Israel, H8121 and before the sun.'"
13 H1732 David H559 said H5416 to Nathan, H2398 "I have sinned H3068 against Yahweh." H5416 Nathan H559 said H1732 to David, H3068 "Yahweh H5674 also has put away H2403 your sin. H4191 You will not die.
14 H657 However, H1697 because by this deed H5006 you have given H5006 great occasion H3068 to Yahweh's H341 enemies H5006 to blaspheme, H1121 the child H3209 also who is born H4191 to you shall surely H4191 die."
15 H5416 Nathan H3212 departed H1004 to his house. H3068 Yahweh H5062 struck H3206 the child H223 that Uriah's H802 wife H3205 bore H1732 to David, H605 and it was very sick.
16 H1732 David H1245 therefore begged H430 God H5288 for the child; H1732 and David H6684 fasted, H935 and went in, H7901 and lay H3885 all night H776 on the earth.
17 H2205 The elders H1004 of his house H6965 arose H6965 beside him, to raise him up H776 from the earth: H14 but he would H1262 not, neither did he eat H3899 bread with them.
18 H7637 It happened on the seventh H3117 day, H3206 that the child H4191 died. H5650 The servants H1732 of David H3372 feared H5046 to tell H3206 him that the child H4191 was dead; H559 for they said, H3206 "Behold, while the child H2416 was yet alive, H559 we spoke H8085 to him, and he didn't listen H6963 to our voice. H6213 How will he then H7451 harm H6213 himself, H559 if we tell H3206 him that the child H4191 is dead?"
19 H1732 But when David H7200 saw H5650 that his servants H3907 were whispering H1732 together, David H995 perceived H3206 that the child H4191 was dead; H1732 and David H559 said H5650 to his servants, H3206 "Is the child H4191 dead?" H559 They said, H4191 "He is dead."
20 H1732 Then David H6965 arose H776 from the earth, H7364 and washed, H5480 and anointed H2498 himself, and changed H8071 his clothing; H935 and he came H1004 into the house H3068 of Yahweh, H7812 and worshiped: H935 then he came H1004 to his own house; H7592 and when he required, H7760 they set H3899 bread H398 before him, and he ate.
21 H5650 Then his servants H559 said H1697 to him, "What H6213 is this that you have done? H6684 You fasted H1058 and wept H3206 for the child H2416 while he was alive; H3206 but when the child H4191 was dead, H6965 you rose H398 up and ate H3899 bread."
22 H559 He said, H3206 "While the child H2416 was yet alive, H6684 I fasted H1058 and wept; H559 for I said, H3045 ‘Who knows H3068 whether Yahweh H2603 will not be gracious H3206 to me, that the child H2416 may live?'
23 H4191 But now he is dead, H6684 why should I fast? H3201 Can H7725 I bring him back again? H1980 I shall go H7725 to him, but he will not return to me."
24 H1732 David H5162 comforted H1339 Bathsheba H802 his wife, H935 and went in H7901 to her, and lay H3205 with her. She bore H1121 a son, H7121 and he called H8034 his name H8010 Solomon. H3068 Yahweh H157 loved him;
25 H7971 and he sent H3027 by the hand H5416 of Nathan H5030 the prophet; H7121 and he H8034 named H3041 him Jedidiah, H3068 for Yahweh's sake.
26 H3097 Now Joab H3898 fought H7237 against Rabbah H1121 of the children H5983 of Ammon, H3920 and took H4410 the royal H5892 city.
27 H3097 Joab H7971 sent H4397 messengers H1732 to David, H559 and said, H3898 "I have fought H7237 against Rabbah. H3920 Yes, I have taken H5892 the city H4325 of waters.
28 H622 Now therefore gather H3499 the rest H5971 of the people H622 together, H2583 and encamp H5892 against the city, H3920 and take H3920 it; lest I take H5892 the city, H7121 and it be called H8034 after my name."
29 H1732 David H622 gathered H5971 all the people H622 together, H3212 and went H7237 to Rabbah, H3898 and fought H3920 against it, and took it.
30 H3947 He took H5850 the crown H4428 of their king H7218 from off his head; H4948 and its weight H3603 was a talent H2091 of gold, H3368 and in it were precious H68 stones; H1732 and it was set on David's H7218 head. H3318 He brought out H7998 the spoil H5892 of the city, H3966 exceeding H7235 much.
31 H3318 He brought out H5971 the people H7760 who were therein, and put H4050 them under saws, H1270 and under iron H2757 picks, H4037 and under axes H1270 of iron, H5674 and made them pass H4404 through the brick kiln: H6213 and he did H5892 so to all the cities H1121 of the children H5983 of Ammon. H1732 David H5971 and all the people H7725 returned H3389 to Jerusalem.