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2 Samuel 12

NRS 1 and the Lord sent Nathan to David. He came to him, and said to him, "There were two men in a certain city, the one rich and the other 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. NRS 2 The rich man had very many flocks and herds; NIV 2 The rich man had a very large number of sheep and cattle, NRS 3 but the poor man had nothing but one little ewe lamb, which he had bought. He brought it up, and it grew up with him and with his children; it used to eat of his meager fare, and drink from his cup, and lie in his bosom, and it was like a daughter to him. 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. NRS 4 Now there came a traveler to the rich man, and he was loath to take one of his own flock or herd to prepare for the wayfarer who had come to him, but he took the poor man's lamb, and prepared that for the guest who had come to him." 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." NRS 5 Then David's anger was greatly kindled against the man. He said to Nathan, "As the Lord lives, the man who has done this 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! NRS 6 he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity." NIV 6 He must pay for that lamb four times over, because he did such a thing and had no pity." NRS 7 Nathan said to David, "You are the man! Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: I anointed you king over Israel, and I rescued you from the hand 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. NRS 8 I gave you your master's house, and your master's wives into your bosom, and gave you the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would have added as 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. NRS 9 Why have you despised the word of the Lord, to do what is evil in his sight? You have struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and have taken his wife to be your wife, and have killed him with the sword of the Ammonites. 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. NRS 10 Now therefore the sword shall never depart from your house, for you have despised me, and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife. 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.' NRS 11 Thus says the Lord: I will raise up trouble against you from within your own house; and I will take your wives before your eyes, and give them to your neighbor, and he shall lie with your wives in the sight of this very sun. 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. NRS 12 For you did it secretly; but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun." NIV 12 You did it in secret, but I will do this thing in broad daylight before all Israel.' " NRS 13 David said to Nathan, "I have sinned against the Lord." Nathan said to David, "Now the Lord has put away your sin; you shall not die. 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. NRS 14 Nevertheless, because by this deed you have utterly scorned the Lord, the child that is born to you shall 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." NRS 15 Then Nathan went to his house. The Lord struck the child that Uriah's wife bore to David, and it became very ill. NIV 15 After Nathan had gone home, the LORD struck the child that Uriah's wife had borne to David, and he became ill. NRS 16 David therefore pleaded with God for the child; David fasted, and went in and lay all night on the 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. NRS 17 The elders of his house stood beside him, urging him to rise from the ground; but he would not, nor did he eat food with them. 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. NRS 18 On the seventh day the child died. And the servants of David were afraid to tell him that the child was dead; for they said, "While the child was still alive, we spoke to him, and he did not listen to us; how then can we tell him the child is dead? He may do himself some harm." 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." NRS 19 But when David saw that his servants were whispering together, he perceived that the child was dead; and David said to his servants, "Is the child dead?" They said, "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." NRS 20 Then David rose from the ground, washed, anointed himself, and changed his clothes. He went into the house of the Lord, and worshiped; he then went to his own house; and when he asked, they set food before him and he 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. NRS 21 Then his servants said to him, "What is this thing that you have done? You fasted and wept for the child while it was alive; but when the child died, you rose and ate food." 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!" NRS 22 He said, "While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, "Who knows? The Lord may be gracious to me, and the child may 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.' NRS 23 But now he is dead; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not 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." NRS 24 Then David consoled his wife Bathsheba, and went to her, and lay with her; and she bore a son, and he named him Solomon. The Lord loved him, 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; NRS 25 and sent a message by the prophet Nathan; so he named him Jedidiah, because of the Lord. NIV 25 and because the LORD loved him, he sent word through Nathan the prophet to name him Jedidiah. NRS 26 Now Joab fought against Rabbah of the Ammonites, and took the royal city. NIV 26 Meanwhile Joab fought against Rabbah of the Ammonites and captured the royal citadel. NRS 27 Joab sent messengers to David, and said, "I have fought against Rabbah; moreover, I have taken the water city. NIV 27 Joab then sent messengers to David, saying, "I have fought against Rabbah and taken its water supply. NRS 28 Now, then, gather the rest of the people together, and encamp against the city, and take it; or I myself will take the city, and it will be called by my name." 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." NRS 29 So David gathered all the people together and went to Rabbah, and fought against it and took it. NIV 29 So David mustered the entire army and went to Rabbah, and attacked and captured it. NRS 30 He took the crown of Milcom from his head; the weight of it was a talent of gold, and in it was a precious stone; and it was placed on David's head. He also brought forth the spoil of the city, a very great amount. 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 NRS 31 He brought out the people who were in it, and set them to work with saws and iron picks and iron axes, or sent them to the brickworks. Thus he did to all the cities of the Ammonites. Then David and all the people 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.