2 Samuel 12

  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.
  2 H6223 The rich H3966 man had very H7235 [H8687] many H6629 flocks H1241 and herds:
  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 sons; 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 had commiseration 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 commiseration.
  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 eyes? 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 sons 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 thine eyes, H5414 [H8804] and give H7453 them to thy neighbour, H7901 [H8804] and he shall lie H802 with thy wives H5869 in the eyes 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 the LORD 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 sons 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 sons H5983 of Ammon. H1732 So David H5971 and all the people H7725 [H8799] returned H3389 to Jerusalem.