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2 Samuel 12:1-7 (New American Standard)

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Nathan Rebukes David

1 Then the LORD sent 1Nathan to David. And 2he came to him and asaid, "There were two men in one city, the one rich and the other poor. 2 "The rich man had a great many flocks and herds. 3 "But the poor man had nothing except 3one little ewe lamb Which he bought and nourished; And it grew up together with him and his children. It would eat of his bbread and drink of his cup and lie in his bosom, And was like a daughter to him. 4 "Now a traveler came to the rich man, And he cwas unwilling to take from his own flock or his own herd, To prepare for the wayfarer who had come to him; Rather he took the poor man's ewe lamb and prepared it for the man who had come to him." 5 Then David's anger burned greatly against the man, and he said to Nathan, "As the LORD lives, surely the man who has done this d4deserves to die. 6 "He must make restitution for the lamb 5fourfold, because he did this thing and had no compassion." 7 Nathan then said to David, "6You are the man! Thus says the LORD God of Israel, '7It is I who anointed you king over Israel and it is I who delivered you from the hand of Saul.
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