1 H3068 And the LORD H7971 [H8799] sent H5416 Nathan H1732 to David H935 [H8799] . And he came H559 [H8799] 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 [H8802] poor.
3 H7326 [H8802] But the poor H259 man had nothing, except one H6996 little H3535 ewe lamb H7069 [H8804] , which he had bought H2421 [H8762] and nourished H1431 [H8799] : and it grew up H3162 together H1121 with him, and with his children H398 [H8799] ; it fed H6595 of his own food H8354 [H8799] , and drank H3563 of his own cup H7901 [H8799] , and lay H2436 in his bosom H1323 , and was to him as a daughter.
4 H935 [H8799] And there came H1982 a traveller H6223 to the rich H376 man H2550 [H8799] , and he was not willing H3947 [H8800] to take H6629 of his own flock H1241 and of his own herd H6213 [H8800] , to prepare H732 [H8802] for the wayfaring man H935 [H8802] that had come H3947 [H8799] to him; but took H7326 [H8802] the poor H376 man's H3535 lamb H6213 [H8799] , and prepared H376 it for the man H935 [H8802] that had come to him.
5 H1732 And David's H639 anger H3966 was greatly H2734 [H8799] kindled H376 against the man H559 [H8799] ; and he said H5416 to Nathan H3068 , As the LORD H2416 liveth H376 , the man H6213 [H8802] that hath done H1121 this thing shall surely H4194 die:
6 H7999 [H8762] And he shall restore H3535 the lamb H706 fourfold H6118 , because H6213 [H8804] he did H1697 this thing H834 , and because H2550 [H8804] he had no pity.
7 H5416 And Nathan H559 [H8799] said H1732 to David H376 , Thou art the man H559 [H8804] . Thus saith H3068 the LORD H430 God H3478 of Israel H4886 [H8804] , I anointed H4428 thee king H3478 over Israel H5337 [H8689] , and I delivered H3027 thee from the hand H7586 of Saul;
8 H5414 [H8799] And I gave H113 thee thy master's H1004 house H113 , and thy master's H802 wives H2436 into thy bosom H5414 [H8799] , and gave H1004 thee the house H3478 of Israel H3063 and of Judah H4592 ; and if that had been too little H3254 [H8686] , I would moreover have given H2007 to thee such H2007 and such things.
9 H959 [H8804] Why hast thou despised H1697 the commandment H3068 of the LORD H6213 [H8800] , to do H7451 evil H5869 in his sight H5221 [H8689] ? thou hast killed H223 Uriah H2850 the Hittite H2719 with the sword H3947 [H8804] , and hast taken H802 his wife H802 to be thy wife H2026 [H8804] , and hast slain H2719 him with the sword H1121 of the children H5983 of Ammon.
10 H2719 Now therefore the sword H5704 H5769 shall never H5493 [H8799] depart H1004 from thy house H6118 ; because H959 [H8804] thou hast despised H3947 [H8799] me, and hast taken H802 the wife H223 of Uriah H2850 the Hittite H802 to be thy wife.
11 H559 [H8804] Thus saith H3068 the LORD H6965 [H8688] , Behold, I will raise up H7451 evil H1004 against thee out of thy own house H3947 [H8804] , and I will take H802 thy wives H5869 before thy eyes H5414 [H8804] , and give H7453 them to thy neighbour H7901 [H8804] , and he shall lie H802 with thy wives H5869 in the sight H8121 of this sun.
12 H6213 [H8804] For thou didst H5643 it secretly H6213 [H8799] : but I will do H1697 this thing H3478 before all Israel H8121 , and before the sun.
13 H1732 And David H559 [H8799] said H5416 to Nathan H2398 [H8804] , I have sinned H3068 against the LORD H5416 . And Nathan H559 [H8799] said H1732 to David H3068 , The LORD H5674 [H8689] also hath put away H2403 thy sin H4191 [H8799] ; thou shalt not die.
14 H657 But H1697 , because by this deed H5006 0 thou hast given H5006 [H8763] great occasion H341 [H8802] to the enemies H3068 of the LORD H5006 [H8765] to blaspheme H1121 , the child H3209 also that is born H4191 [H8800] to thee shall surely H4191 [H8799] die.
15 H5416 And Nathan H3212 [H8799] departed H1004 to his house H3068 . And the LORD H5062 [H8799] struck H3206 the child H223 that Uriah's H802 wife H3205 [H8804] bore H1732 to David H605 [H8735] , and he was very sick.
16 H1732 David H1245 [H8762] therefore besought H430 God H5288 for the child H1732 ; and David H6684 H6685 [H8799] fasted H935 [H8804] , and went in H7901 [H8804] , and lay H3885 [H8804] all night H776 upon the earth.
17 H2205 And the elders H1004 of his house H6965 [H8799] arose H6965 [H8687] , and went to him, to raise him H776 from the earth H14 [H8804] : but he would H1262 [H8804] not, neither did he eat H3899 bread with them.
18 H7637 And it came to pass on the seventh H3117 day H3206 , that the child H4191 [H8799] died H5650 . And the servants H1732 of David H3372 [H8799] feared H5046 [H8687] to tell H3206 him that the child H4191 [H8804] was dead H559 [H8804] : for they said H3206 , Behold, while the child H2416 was yet alive H1696 [H8765] , we spoke H8085 [H8804] to him, and he would not hearken H6963 to our voice H6213 0 : how will he then H7451 H6213 [H8804] be grieved H559 [H8799] , if we tell H3206 him that the child H4191 [H8804] is dead?
19 H1732 But when David H7200 [H8799] saw H5650 that his servants H3907 [H8693] whispered H1732 , David H995 [H8799] perceived H3206 that the child H4191 [H8804] was dead H1732 : therefore David H559 [H8799] said H5650 to his servants H3206 , Is the child H4191 [H8804] dead H559 [H8799] ? And they said H4191 [H8804] , He is dead.
20 H1732 Then David H6965 [H8799] arose H776 from the earth H7364 [H8799] , and washed H5480 [H8686] , and anointed H2498 [H8762] himself, and changed H8071 his apparel H935 [H8799] , and came H1004 into the house H3068 of the LORD H7812 [H8691] , and worshipped H935 [H8799] : then he came H1004 to his own house H7592 [H8799] ; and when he required H7760 [H8799] , they set H3899 food H398 [H8799] before him, and he ate.
21 H559 [H8799] Then said H5650 his servants H1697 to him, What thing H6213 [H8804] is this that thou hast done H6684 [H8804] ? thou didst fast H1058 [H8799] and weep H3206 for the child H2416 , while he was alive H3206 ; but after the child H4191 [H8804] was dead H6965 [H8804] , thou didst rise H398 [H8799] and eat H3899 bread.
22 H559 [H8799] And he said H3206 , While the child H2416 was yet alive H6684 [H8804] , I fasted H1058 [H8799] and wept H559 [H8804] : for I said H3045 [H8802] , Who can tell H3068 whether GOD H2603 H2603 [H8804] will be gracious H3206 to me, that the child H2416 may live?
23 H4191 [H8804] But now he is dead H6684 [H8802] , why should I fast H3201 [H8799] ? can H7725 [H8687] I bring him back again H1980 [H8802] ? I shall go H7725 [H8799] to him, but he shall not return to me.
24 H1732 And David H5162 [H8762] comforted H1339 Bathsheba H802 his wife H935 [H8799] , and went in H7901 [H8799] to her, and lay H3205 [H8799] with her: and she bore H1121 a son H7121 [H8799] , and he called H8034 his name H8010 Solomon H3068 : and the LORD H157 [H8804] loved him.
25 H7971 [H8799] And he sent H3027 by the hand H5416 of Nathan H5030 the prophet H7121 [H8799] ; and he called H8034 his name H3041 Jedidiah H3068 , because of the LORD.
26 H3097 And Joab H3898 [H8735] fought H7237 against Rabbah H1121 of the children H5983 of Ammon H3920 [H8799] , and took H4410 the royal H5892 city.
27 H3097 And Joab H7971 [H8799] sent H4397 messengers H1732 to David H559 [H8799] , and said H3898 [H8738] , I have fought H7237 against Rabbah H3920 [H8804] , and have taken H5892 the city H4325 of waters.
28 H622 0 Now therefore gather H3499 the rest H5971 of the people H622 [H8798] together H2583 [H8798] , and encamp H5892 against the city H3920 [H8798] , and take H3920 [H8799] it: lest I take H5892 the city H7121 [H8738] , and it be called H8034 after my name.
29 H1732 And David H622 0 gathered H5971 all the people H622 [H8799] together H3212 [H8799] , and went H7237 to Rabbah H3898 [H8735] , and fought H3920 [H8799] against it, and took it.
30 H3947 [H8799] And he took H4428 their king's H5850 crown H7218 from off his head H4948 , the weight H3603 of which was a talent H2091 of gold H3368 with the precious H68 stones H1732 : and it was set on David's H7218 head H3318 [H8689] . And he brought forth H7998 the spoil H5892 of the city H3966 in great H7235 [H8687] abundance.
31 H3318 [H8689] And he brought forth H5971 the people H7760 [H8799] that were in it, and put H4050 them under saws H2757 , and under harrows H1270 of iron H4037 , and under axes H1270 of iron H5674 [H8689] , and made them pass H4404 through the brickkiln H6213 [H8799] : and thus he did H5892 to all the cities H1121 of the children H5983 of Ammon H1732 . So David H5971 and all the people H7725 [H8799] returned H3389 to Jerusalem.