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2 Samuel 12 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:1 - And Jehovah sendeth Nathan unto David, and he cometh unto him, and saith to him: 'Two men have been in one city; One rich and one poor;

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:2 - The rich hath flocks and herds very many;

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:3 - And the poor one hath nothing, Except one little ewe-lamb, Which he hath bought, and keepeth alive, And it groweth up with him, And with his sons together; Of his morsel it eateth, And from his cup it drinketh, And in his bosom it lieth, And it is to him as a daughter;

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:4 - And there cometh a traveller to the rich man, And he spareth to take Of his own flock, and of his own herd, To prepare for the traveller Who hath come to him, And he taketh the ewe-lamb of the poor man, And prepareth it for the man Who hath come unto him.'

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:5 - And the anger of David burneth against the man exceedingly, and he saith unto Nathan, 'Jehovah liveth, surely a son of death is the man who is doing this,

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:6 - and the ewe-lamb he doth repay fourfold, because that he hath done this thing, and because that he had no pity.'

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:7 - And Nathan saith unto David, 'Thou art the man! Thus said Jehovah, God of Israel, I anointed thee for king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul;

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:8 - and I give to thee the house of thy lord, and the wives of thy lord, into thy bosom, and I give to thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if little, then I add to thee such and such things.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:9 - 'Wherefore hast thou despised the word of Jehovah, to do the evil thing in His eyes? Uriah the Hittite thou hast smitten by the sword, and his wife thou hast taken to thee for a wife, and him thou hast slain by the sword of the Bene-Ammon.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:10 - 'And now, the sword doth not turn aside from thy house unto the age, because thou hast despised Me, and dost take the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be to thee for a wife;

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:11 - thus said Jehovah, Lo, I am raising up against thee evil, out of thy house, and have taken thy wives before thine eyes, and given to thy neighbour, and he hath lain with thy wives before the eyes of this sun;

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:12 - for thou hast done it in secret, and I do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun.'

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:13 - And David saith unto Nathan, 'I have sinned against Jehovah.' And Nathan saith unto David, 'Also -- Jehovah hath caused thy sin to pass away; thou dost not die;

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:14 - only, because thou hast caused the enemies of Jehovah greatly to despise by this thing, also the son who is born to thee doth surely die.'

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:15 - And Nathan goeth unto his house, and Jehovah smiteth the lad, whom the wife of Uriah hath born to David, and it is incurable;

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:16 - and David seeketh God for the youth, and David keepeth a fast, and hath gone in and lodged, and lain on the earth.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:17 - And the elders of his house rise against him, to raise him up from the earth, and he hath not been willing, nor hath he eaten with them bread;

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:18 - and it cometh to pass on the seventh day, that the lad dieth, and the servants of David fear to declare to him that the lad is dead, for they said, 'Lo, in the lad being alive we spake unto him, and he did not hearken to our voice; and how do we say unto him, The lad is dead? -- then he hath done evil.'

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:19 - And David seeth that his servants are whispering, and David understandeth that the lad is dead, and David saith unto his servants, 'Is the lad dead?' and they say, 'Dead.'

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:20 - And David riseth from the earth, and doth bathe and anoint himself, and changeth his raiment, and cometh in to the house of Jehovah, and boweth himself, and cometh unto his house, and asketh and they place for him bread, and he eateth.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:21 - And his servants say unto him, 'What is this thing thou hast done? because of the living lad thou hast fasted and dost weep, and when the lad is dead thou hast risen and dost eat bread.'

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:22 - And he saith, 'While the lad is alive I have fasted, and weep, for I said, Who knoweth? -- Jehovah doth pity me, and the lad hath lived;

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:23 - and now, he hath died, why is this -- I fast? am I able to bring him back again? I am going unto him, and he doth not turn back unto me.'

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:24 - And David comforteth Bath-Sheba his wife, and goeth in unto her, and lieth with her, and she beareth a son, and he calleth his name Solomon; and Jehovah hath loved him,

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:25 - and sendeth by the hand of Nathan the prophet, and calleth his name Jedidiah, because of Jehovah.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:26 - And Joab fighteth against Rabbah of the Bene-Ammon, and captureth the royal city,

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:27 - and Joab sendeth messengers unto David, and saith, 'I have fought against Rabbah -- also I have captured the city of waters;

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:28 - and now, gather the rest of the people, and encamp against the city, and capture it, lest I capture the city, and my name hath been called upon it.'

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:29 - And David gathereth all the people, and goeth to Rabbah, and fighteth against it, and captureth it;

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:30 - and he taketh the crown of their king from off his head, and its weight is a talent of gold, and precious stones, and it is on the head of David; and the spoil of the city he hath brought out, very much;

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:31 - and the people who are in it he hath brought out, and setteth to the saw, and to cutting instruments of iron, and to axes of iron, and hath caused them to pass over into the brick-kiln; and so he doth to all the cities of the Bene-Ammon; and David turneth back, and all the people, to Jerusalem.

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The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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