2 Samuel 12:1

Overview - 2 Samuel 12
Nathan's parable of the ewe lamb causes David to be his own judge.
David, reproved by Nathan, confesses his sin, and is pardoned.
15 David mourns and prays for the child while it lives.
24 Solomon is born, and named Jedidiah.
26 David takes Rabbah, and tortures the people thereof.
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2 Samuel 12:1  (King James Version)
And the LORD sent Nathan unto David. And he came unto him, and said unto him, There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor.

M. 2970. B.C. 1034. An. Ex. Is. 457. the Lord.
7:1-5 24:11-13 1 Kings 13:1 ; 18:1 2 Kings 1:3

unto David
2 Samuel 11:10-17 2 Samuel 11:25 14:14 Isaiah 57:17 Isaiah 57:18

he came
Psalms 51:1 ; *title

There were
There is nothing in this parable which requires illustration. Its bent is evident; and it was wisely constructed, by not having too near a resemblance, to make David unwittingly pass sentence on himself. The parable was in David's hand what his own letter was in the hands of the brave Uriah. Nathan at length closed in with him in the application of it. In beginning with a parable he shewed his prudence, and great need there is of prudence in giving reproof; but now he speaks as an ambassador from God. He reminds David of the great things God had designed and done for him, and then charges him with a high contempt of the Divine authority, and threatens an entail of judgments upon his family for this sin. Those who despise the word and law of God, despise God himself, and will assuredly suffer for such contempt.
14:5-11 Judges 9:7-15 ; 1 Kings 20:35-41 ; Isaiah 5:1-7 ; Matthew 21:33-45
Luke 15:11-32 ; 16:19-31