I gave you your master’s house and his wives and the kingdoms of Israel and Judah. And if that had not been enough, I would have given you much, much more.
Why, then, have you despised the word of the and done this horrible deed? For you have murdered Uriah the Hittite with the sword of the Ammonites and stolen his wife.
From this time on, your family will live by the sword because you have despised me by taking Uriah’s wife to be your own.
“This is what the says: Because of what you have done, I will cause your own household to rebel against you. I will give your wives to another man before your very eyes, and he will go to bed with them in public view.
You did it secretly, but I will make this happen to you openly in the sight of all Israel.”
Then David confessed to Nathan, “I have sinned against the .” Nathan replied, “Yes, but the has forgiven you, and you won’t die for this sin.
Nevertheless, because you have shown utter contempt for the word of the by doing this, your child will die.”
References for 2 Samuel 12:14
After Nathan returned to his home, the sent a deadly illness to the child of David and Uriah’s wife.
David begged God to spare the child. He went without food and lay all night on the bare ground.
The elders of his household pleaded with him to get up and eat with them, but he refused.
Then on the seventh day the child died. David’s advisers were afraid to tell him. “He wouldn’t listen to reason while the child was ill,” they said. “What drastic thing will he do when we tell him the child is dead?”