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2 Samuel 12

NLT 1 So the sent Nathan the prophet to tell David this story: “There were two men in a certain town. One was rich, and one was poor. NIV 1 The LORD sent Nathan to David. When he came to him, he said, "There were two men in a certain town, one rich and the other poor. NLT 2 The rich man owned a great many sheep and cattle. NIV 2 The rich man had a very large number of sheep and cattle, NLT 3 The poor man owned nothing but one little lamb he had bought. He raised that little lamb, and it grew up with his children. It ate from the man’s own plate and drank from his cup. He cuddled it in his arms like a baby daughter. NIV 3 but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb he had bought. He raised it, and it grew up with him and his children. It shared his food, drank from his cup and even slept in his arms. It was like a daughter to him. NLT 4 One day a guest arrived at the home of the rich man. But instead of killing an animal from his own flock or herd, he took the poor man’s lamb and killed it and prepared it for his guest.” NIV 4 "Now a traveler came to the rich man, but the rich man refrained from taking one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare a meal for the traveler who had come to him. Instead, he took the ewe lamb that belonged to the poor man and prepared it for the one who had come to him." NLT 5 David was furious. “As surely as the lives,” he vowed, “any man who would do such a thing deserves to die! NIV 5 David burned with anger against the man and said to Nathan, "As surely as the LORD lives, the man who did this deserves to die! NLT 6 He must repay four lambs to the poor man for the one he stole and for having no pity.” NIV 6 He must pay for that lamb four times over, because he did such a thing and had no pity." NLT 7 Then Nathan said to David, “You are that man! The , the God of Israel, says: I anointed you king of Israel and saved you from the power of Saul. NIV 7 Then Nathan said to David, "You are the man! This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul. NLT 8 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. NIV 8 I gave your master's house to you, and your master's wives into your arms. I gave you the house of Israel and Judah. And if all this had been too little, I would have given you even more. NLT 9 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. NIV 9 Why did you despise the word of the LORD by doing what is evil in his eyes? You struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and took his wife to be your own. You killed him with the sword of the Ammonites. NLT 10 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. NIV 10 Now, therefore, the sword will never depart from your house, because you despised me and took the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your own.' NLT 11 “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. NIV 11 "This is what the LORD says: 'Out of your own household I am going to bring calamity upon you. 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. NLT 12 You did it secretly, but I will make this happen to you openly in the sight of all Israel.” NIV 12 You did it in secret, but I will do this thing in broad daylight before all Israel.' " NLT 13 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. NIV 13 Then David said to Nathan, "I have sinned against the LORD." Nathan replied, "The LORD has taken away your sin. You are not going to die. NLT 14 Nevertheless, because you have shown utter contempt for the word of the by doing this, your child will die.” NIV 14 But because by doing this you have made the enemies of the LORD show utter contempt, the son born to you will die." NLT 15 After Nathan returned to his home, the sent a deadly illness to the child of David and Uriah’s wife. NIV 15 After Nathan had gone home, the LORD struck the child that Uriah's wife had borne to David, and he became ill. NLT 16 David begged God to spare the child. He went without food and lay all night on the bare ground. NIV 16 David pleaded with God for the child. He fasted and went into his house and spent the nights lying on the ground. NLT 17 The elders of his household pleaded with him to get up and eat with them, but he refused. NIV 17 The elders of his household stood beside him to get him up from the ground, but he refused, and he would not eat any food with them. NLT 18 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?” NIV 18 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." NLT 19 When David saw them whispering, he realized what had happened. “Is the child dead?” he asked. “Yes,” they replied, “he is dead.” NIV 19 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." NLT 20 Then David got up from the ground, washed himself, put on lotions, and changed his clothes. He went to the Tabernacle and worshiped the . After that, he returned to the palace and was served food and ate. NIV 20 Then David got up from the ground. After he had washed, put on lotions and changed his clothes, he went into the house of the LORD and worshiped. Then he went to his own house, and at his request they served him food, and he ate. NLT 21 His advisers were amazed. “We don’t understand you,” they told him. “While the child was still living, you wept and refused to eat. But now that the child is dead, you have stopped your mourning and are eating again.” NIV 21 His servants asked him, "Why are you acting this way? While the child was alive, you fasted and wept, but now that the child is dead, you get up and eat!" NLT 22 David replied, “I fasted and wept while the child was alive, for I said, ‘Perhaps the will be gracious to me and let the child live.’ NIV 22 He answered, "While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept. I thought, 'Who knows? The LORD may be gracious to me and let the child live.' NLT 23 But why should I fast when he is dead? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him one day, but he cannot return to me.” NIV 23 But now that he is dead, why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me." NLT 24 Then David comforted Bathsheba, his wife, and slept with her. She became pregnant and gave birth to a son, and David named him Solomon. The loved the child NIV 24 Then David comforted his wife Bathsheba, and he went to her and lay with her. She gave birth to a son, and they named him Solomon. The LORD loved him; NLT 25 and sent word through Nathan the prophet that they should name him Jedidiah (which means “beloved of the ”), as the had commanded. NIV 25 and because the LORD loved him, he sent word through Nathan the prophet to name him Jedidiah. NLT 26 Meanwhile, Joab was fighting against Rabbah, the capital of Ammon, and he captured the royal fortifications. NIV 26 Meanwhile Joab fought against Rabbah of the Ammonites and captured the royal citadel. NLT 27 Joab sent messengers to tell David, “I have fought against Rabbah and captured its water supply. NIV 27 Joab then sent messengers to David, saying, "I have fought against Rabbah and taken its water supply. NLT 28 Now bring the rest of the army and capture the city. Otherwise, I will capture it and get credit for the victory.” NIV 28 Now muster the rest of the troops and besiege the city and capture it. Otherwise I will take the city, and it will be named after me." NLT 29 So David gathered the rest of the army and went to Rabbah, and he fought against it and captured it. NIV 29 So David mustered the entire army and went to Rabbah, and attacked and captured it. NLT 30 David removed the crown from the king’s head, and it was placed on his own head. The crown was made of gold and set with gems, and it weighed seventy-five pounds. David took a vast amount of plunder from the city. NIV 30 He took the crown from the head of their king--its weight was a talent of gold, and it was set with precious stones--and it was placed on David's head. He took a great quantity of plunder from the city NLT 31 He also made slaves of the people of Rabbah and forced them to labor with saws, iron picks, and iron axes, and to work in the brick kilns. That is how he dealt with the people of all the Ammonite towns. Then David and all the army returned to Jerusalem. NIV 31 and brought out the people who were there, consigning them to labor with saws and with iron picks and axes, and he made them work at brickmaking. He did this to all the Ammonite towns. Then David and his entire army returned to Jerusalem.