1 And the LORD sent
2 The rich man had exceeding many sheepe and oxen:
3 But the poore had none at all, saue one litle sheepe which he had bought, and nourished vp: and it grew vp with him, and with his children also, and did eate of his owne morsels, and dranke of his owne cup, and slept in his bosome, and was vnto him as his daughter.
4 Now there came a stranger vnto the rich man, who refused to take of his owne sheepe, and of his owne oxen to dresse for the stranger that was come vnto him, but tooke the poore mans sheepe, and dressed it for the man that was come to him.
5 Then Dauid was exceeding wroth with the man, and sayde to Nathan, As the Lorde liueth, the man that hath done this thing, shall surely dye,
6 And he shall restore the lambe foure folde, because he did this thing, and had no pitie thereof.
8 And I gave thee thy master's
9 Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife [to be] thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the
10 Now therefore the sworde shall neuer depart from thine house, because thou hast despised me, and taken the wife of Vriah the Hittite to be thy wife.
11 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give [them] unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this
12 For thou diddest it secretly: but I will doe this thing before all Israel, and before the sunne.
13 And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also hath
14 Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to
15 So Nathan departed vnto his house: and the Lord stroke the childe that Vriahs wife bare vnto Dauid, and it was sicke.
16 David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and
17 And the elders of his house arose, [and went] to him, to raise him up from the earth: but he would not, neither did he eat
18 So on the seuenth day the child dyed: and the seruants of Dauid feared to tell him that the childe was dead: for they sayde, Beholde, while the childe was aliue, we spake vnto him, and he woulde not hearken vnto our voyce: how then shall we say vnto him, The childe is dead, to vexe him more?
19 But when Dauid sawe that his seruantes whispered, Dauid perceiued that the childe was dead: therefore Dauid sayde vnto his seruants, Is the childe dead? And they sayd, He is dead.
20 Then David
22 And he sayde, While the childe was yet aliue, I fasted, and wept: for I sayde, Who can tell whether God will haue mercy on me, that the childe may liue?
23 But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast?
24 And David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in unto her, and lay with her: and she bare a son, and
25 And he sent by the hand of Nathan the
26 Then Ioab fought against Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and tooke the citie of the kingdome.
27 And Joab sent messengers to David, and said, I have fought against Rabbah, and have taken the city of
28 Now therefore gather the rest of the people together, & besiege the city, that thou mayest take it, lest the victorie be attributed to me.
29 So Dauid gathered al the people together, and went against Rabbah, and besieged it, and tooke it.
30 And he took their king's crown from off his head, the weight whereof [was] a
31 And he brought forth the people that [were] therein, and put [them] under