Why did you despise1 the word of the LORD by doing what is evil in his eyes? You struck down2 Uriah3 the Hittite with the sword and took his wife to be your own. You killed4 him with the sword of the Ammonites.
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Now, therefore, the sword5 will never depart from your house, because you despised me and took the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your own.'
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"This is what the LORD says: 'Out of your own household6 I am going to bring calamity upon you.7 Before your very eyes I will take your wives and give them to one who is close to you, and he will lie with your wives in broad daylight.8
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You did it in secret,9 but I will do this thing in broad daylight10 before all Israel.' "
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Then David said to Nathan, "I have sinned11 against the LORD." Nathan replied, "The LORD has taken away12 your sin.13 You are not going to die.14
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But because by doing this you have made the enemies of the LORD show utter contempt,15 the son born to you will die."
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After Nathan had gone home, the LORD struck16 the child that Uriah's wife had borne to David, and he became ill.
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David pleaded with God for the child. He fasted and went into his house and spent the nights lying17 on the ground.
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The elders of his household stood beside him to get him up from the ground, but he refused,18 and he would not eat any food with them.19
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On the seventh day the child died. David's servants were afraid to tell him that the child was dead, for they thought, "While the child was still living, we spoke to David but he would not listen to us. How can we tell him the child is dead? He may do something desperate."
David noticed that his servants were whispering among themselves and he realized the child was dead. "Is the child dead?" he asked. "Yes," they replied, "he is dead."