: David was right to take the announcement of God’s judgment as an invitation to earnestly seek His mercy. But God forgives repentant sinners. Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. 13 - 18. Then the LORD sent Nathan to David. means, “loved of the LORD.” It was God’s way of saying that He would love and bless this son of David and Bathsheba. (5-6) David condemns the cruel man of Nathan’s story. i. David believed the word of the prophet, “You are the man!” Therefore he could also believe the word, “The LORD also has put away your sin; you shall not die.”. Published in 2 Samuel and Chapter Summary, Your email address will not be published. b. I anointed you… I delivered you… I gave you… and gave you the house of Israel and Judah… I also would have given you much more: Through Nathan, God explained to David that his sin was really a base expression of ingratitude. Nathan points out the applicability of the story to David, and says that the sword shall never depart from David’s house. Pet Peeves. (26-31) Commentary on 2 Samuel 12:1-14 (Read 2 Samuel 12:1-14) God will not suffer his people to lie still in sin. He called God to witness the righteousness of his death sentence upon Nathan’s hypothetical rich man. a. He knew God, and he knew the wrong of his action, and he confessed his sin.” (Morgan). So he did to all the cities of the people of Ammon. And Nathan said to David, “The Lord also has put away your sin; you shall not die. Now Joab fought against Rabbah of the people of Ammon, and took the royal city. But the poor man had nothing, except one little ewe lamb which he had bought and nourished; and it grew up together with him and with his children. 1 - 6. 8-9); but he proves to be a foolish choice in light David, the king chosen by God (1Sam. d. Because he had no pity: The idea is that the man should have had pity on his neighbor and did not. David repents, and … : David’s sense of righteous indignation was so affected by his own guilt that he commanded a death sentence for the hypothetical case brought by Nathan, even though it wasn’t a capital crime. i. Watch our overview video on the book of 2 Samuel, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. How can we tell him that the child is dead? Then he went to his own house; and when he requested, they set food before him, and he ate. Only now, after the chastisement for sin, is she called Bathsheba his wife. Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. This is because when the child was conceived Uriah was alive and Bathsheba was, . So David gathered all the people together and went to Rabbah, fought against it, and took it. “The greatest griefs are not always the most verbal. ii. And the LORD struck the child that Uriah’s wife bore to David, and it became ill. David therefore pleaded with God for the child, and David fasted and went in and lay all night on the ground. In this sense, the confession of our sin needs to be specific. And Joab sent messengers to David, and said, “I have fought against Rabbah, and I have taken the city’s water supply. That Uriah’s wife bore to David: Though Uriah was dead, and David was legally married to Bathsheba, the Biblical writer still refered to Bathsheba as Uriah’s wife. David realized that he especially sinned against God. Sadly, often the innocent suffers because of the sin of the guilty. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. ii. All told, four of David’s sons would experience premature death—an unnamed son (cf. By this parable Nathan drew from David a sentence against himself. 12 May 2011, 11:50. : David’s sin displeased the LORD but David didn’t listen to the conviction of the Holy Spirit or to his conscience. Commentary on 2 Samuel 11-12 (David and Bathsheba) October 23, 2015 Bill Pratt Leave a comment In previous chapters, Israel has been at war with the Ammonites, but they have not yet completely defeated them. 2 Samuel 12 (King James Version) 1 And the LORD sent Nathan unto David. You did it secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel. 1 Samuel 25:29 — Abigail’s word about David’s relationship to God 2 Samuel 3:33 — Abner’s epitaph 2 Samuel 7 — God’s covenant with David (note the 7 “I wills”) 2 Samuel 18:33 — David’s grief over Absalom 2 Samuel 22 — Song of David 2 Samuel 24:24 — David’s rebuke against a cheap religion And he came to him, and said to him: “There were two men in one city, one rich and the other poor. It is forgiven, and a price is paid. 2 Samuel 12:11 = Nathan spelled out the consequences of David's sin to him. 6. Joab was about to complete the defeat of the Ammonites. When God gave all this to David and had so much more to give him, David sought out sin instead. Chapter Contents. He fasted and went into his house and spent the night lying in sackcloth on the ground. Joab fought against Rabbah --The time during which this siege lasted, since the intercourse with Bath-sheba, and the birth of at least one child, if not two, occurred during the progress of it, probably extended over two years. And the servants of David were afraid to tell him that the child was dead. However, we have no similar promise for the children of parents who are not Christians. Chapter Contents. There are no small sins against a great God, and great sins are even greater. Obviously, David did not have this authority over the body of Bathsheba and he stole from Uriah. c. Have sinned: David didn’t use elaborate or soft vocabulary. Q. 2 Samuel ... 12 Nathan’s parable – a rich man with many flocks takes the sole lamb from a poor man to feed a traveller. He confers with Ittai, and passes over Kidron, ver. There is a sense in which David stole something from Uriah. c. So she bore a son… the LORD loved him: Here is the great forgiveness and tenderness of God. But of course, this clears … He … Why have you despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in His sight? Nathan began with a story or parable for David. BibleStudyMinistry.com (BSM), believes the Bible is one assimilated account leading and pointing to Jesus the Messiah, to His Kingdom on the Earth, and His Royal Family. However, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also. God’s covenant with David in 2 Samuel 7. The sword shall never depart from your house: God promised that from that day forward David would know violence and bloodshed among his own family members. This principle is also true regarding pornography and lust. In 1 Samuel Chapter 2, Samuel’s mother, Hannah, praises the Lord for allowing her to have Samuel and dedicate him to the temple. Bible; Bible Search; Books of the Bible; 2 Samuel ; These are all of the chapters of the book of 2 Samuel.Clicking on a chapter will show you the text of that chapter of 2 Samuel … b. The sword would never depart from his house. It was common in those days to keep a lamb as a pet, and Nathan used this story of the pet lamb to speak to his friend David. David cannot convince Uriah to go home 14-17. He had a sense of peace when the child died, knowing he did all he could to seek God’s mercy in a time of chastisement. Your email address will not be published. b. 12 The Lord sent Nathan to David. Bible summary by chapter Saturday, 5 February 2011. But his sin against the LORD was greatest of all. As sons and daughters of guilty Adam, we are also born guilty. Bible summary by chapter Saturday, 5 February 2011. The books of First and Second Samuel are really one story: God finds a man after His own heart to lead His people. For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering. This was fulfilled in 2 Samuel 16:21-22. biblesummary. The parable was about a rich man with many sheep, and a poor man with just one sheep that he treated like his very own daughter. Summary ; Chapter 12; Study Guide. In the original Hebrew, David’s statement I have sinned against the LORD amounts to only two words: hata al-Yahweh. “David’s fall should put those who have not fallen on their guard, and save from despair those who have.” (Augustine), ©2018 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission. a. I will raise up adversity against you from your own house: The Living Bible translates adversity as “rebellion.” God warned David that because he troubled another man’s house, God will allow trouble to come upon David’s house – from within the house. He did not hold a grudge against David and Bathsheba. (1-14) The birth of Solomon. You are the man: With this, Nathan applied the parable with alarming simplicity. He went back to doing what he should have done all along – leading Israel out to battle, instead of remaining in Jerusalem. If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here: We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. 16:1-13), who, although he also falls (2 Sam. But he would not, nor did he eat food with them. Shocked, but not frightened: “You cannot frighten men into repentance, you may frighten them into remorse; and the remorse may or may not lead on to repentance.” (Maclaren). “Hitherto all the king’s care had been to conceal his sin from the world, which yet he could not do with all his skill, for the enemies had got it by the end.” (Trapp). Chapter 12 continued the saga from chapter 11 where David took the wife of Uriah the Hittite (Bathsheba). That sin only threw out upon the surface the evil that was always within him; and now God, having him see that the deadly cancer is there, begins to use the knife to cut it out of him.” (Spurgeon), Then Nathan departed to his house. b. I will take your wives before your eyes and give them to your neighbor: As David violated another man’s wife, so another will violate his wives. “In all this David was pre-eminently revealed as a man after God’s own heart. Chapter Overview: Absalom steals the hearts of the people, ver. You have given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme: David did this by doing just what those enemies of the LORD would do in the same situation. 12 The Lord sent Nathan. Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking. David has Uriah killed in a battle 18-25. The sword shall never depart from your house. I need to love people more.” The leader gently told her, “That is not confession, sister. And a traveler came to the rich man, who refused to take from his own flock … This is an indication that babies and perhaps children who pass from this world to the next will go to heaven. Also he brought out the spoil of the city in great abundance. i. If the children of non-Christian parents are saved and do go to heaven – even some of them – it is important to understand that it is not because they are. His sin against Bathsheba, against Uriah, against Ahithophel, against his wives and children, and against the nation were great. We never read of David committing adultery again because God used these chastisements to drive such impurities far from David. In part, this principle in context warns us against trying to undo the past in regard to relationships. 4. Many who live in either open or hidden sin seem to believe it has no effect or little effect on their relationship with God. God did not demand a time of probation. So the people went out into the field of battle against Israel. (Psalm 51:1-4; 16-17). God, who had a front row to these events, sent the prophet Nathan to see David. However, God had forgiven him of his sin so he wouldn’t die or lose his kingdom. I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.”. Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. We fully respect if you want to refuse cookies but to avoid asking you again and again kindly allow us to store a cookie for that. There were two men in one city: With wisdom and courage, Nathan used a story to get the message through to David. God chose this son among David’s many sons to be heir to the throne and the ancestor of the Messiah to demonstrate the truth that God forgives repentant sinners. David showed that we often try to rid our guilty consciences by passing judgment on someone else. “Absalom abused his father’s concubines on the house-top: and haply on that same terrace from whence he first looked, liked, and lusted after Bath-sheba.” (Trapp). He did not minimize his offence. The Bible (in 1 Corinthians 7:3-5) says that in marriage a husband has authority over the body of his wife (and vice-versa). You can check these in your browser security settings. We use cookies to let us know when you visit our websites, how you interact with us, to enrich your user experience, and to customize your relationship with our website. Every chapter of the Bible in 140 characters or less. We should cry out to God in repentance and ask for His grace and mercy. So the elders of his house arose and went to him, to raise him up from the ground. He made the people witness before the Lord and His Anointed on his works while he held office. Now the LORD loved him, and He sent, : This is the first time the Biblical writer called this woman, except for the mere reporting of her name in 2 Samuel 11:3. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. : Nathan did not ask David for a judicial decision, and David naturally assumed the story was true. David’s great sin — Bathsheba. Previous Next . Then David makes a tragic mistake by committing adultery with Bathsheba and having her husband Uriah the Hittite killed to cover the sin. So David’s anger was greatly aroused against the man, and he said to Nathan, “As the LORD lives, the man who has done this shall surely die! This was far more tragic for David and Bathsheba than it was for the child himself. Little ewe lamb 2 Samuel 12: 1”Then the LORD sent Nathan to David. It was common in those days to keep a lamb as a pet, and Nathan used this story of the pet lamb to speak to his friend David. 2 The rich man had a very large number of sheep and cattle, 3 but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb he had bought. : David rightly knew that penalizing the rich man – even with death – wasn’t enough. c. The wife of Uriah the Hittite: God didn’t even use Bathsheba’s own name. “David’s sin at home had hindered Joab’s good success abroad, and retarded the conquest of this city Rabbah, which now is ready to be taken, that David reconciled to God may have the honour of it.” (Trapp). There was an unseen spiritual reason behind the lack of victory at Rabbah. Can I bring him back again? He did not hold a grudge against David and Bathsheba. He can make the rich poor and the poor rich. David repents, and … King Saul and the prophet Samuel are dead, but God has not left Israel without a leader. A. The days of blessing and fruitfulness were not over for David. David gave and still gives the enemies of God great occasion to blaspheme God. David flies from Jerusalem, ver. Get weekly Bible Lessons emailed to you in video, audio, and in text form. i. It’s always a pleasure to have you. c. You did it secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel: In these judgments, David will reap what he has sown – with interest. “God’s mercy to his erring and repentant children will be shown in converting the results of their sin into the fires of their purification.” (Meyer). 7 - 12. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, and a broken and contrite heart – these, O God, You will not despise. ( B) to David. David takes Batsheba as a wife. God sends the prophet Nathan to David to tell him a short story. This dark judgment presages fatal violence within David’s family and can be seen as the literary motivation for chaps. Chapter 12 of first Samuel begins with Samuel attempting to make it a sure thing to the people that they do not have the thought or belief that he’s cheated them or mislead them in anyway during his time as judge and prophet over the nation. David knew the words of the Bible but was distant from the Author. There was chastisement for David’s sin, but it did not mean that his life was ruined. Previous Next . f. I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me: David was confident that his son would meet him in heaven. : This shows that David’s extraordinary prayer and fasting were answered. 7 - 12. 7:4-16). Their young son suffered for several days and we may trust that God’s comfort was extended to the child in the midst of suffering. We can’t despise God’s commandments without despising Him. ii. At the end of his suffering, the child went to eternal glory. If the children of non-Christian parents are saved and do go to heaven – even some of them – it is important to understand that it is not because they are innocent. Then David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in to her and lay with her. c. Who refused to take from his own flock… he took the poor man’s lamb: The sin Nathan describes is theft. Each time before this she is called. 4. 2. 2 Samuel 12:16 David pleaded with God for the boy. I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me. 12-13. Anyone could have said it.” Later in the service the woman stood again and said, “Please pray for me. Then he took their king’s crown from his head. Then the LORD sent Nathan to David. He also had to, something to the man he took something from. 2 Samuel Summary As 2 Samuel begins, the dust is settling after the big battle between Saul and the Philistines. ( C) When he came to him, ( D) he said, “There were two men in a certain town, one rich and the other poor. as “rebellion.” God warned David that because he troubled another man’s house, God will allow trouble to come upon David’s house – from within the house. Leave your comments below and edify others…! Summary ; Chapter 12; Study Guide. However, we have no similar, ii. The son of Jesse proclaimed that whoever did this deserved to die, and in addition, must needs to restore the poor man fourfold because of his actions. 2 Samuel Chapter 12. And he shall restore fourfold for the lamb, because he did this thing and because he had no pity.”. Bathsheba and David had another child, whom they named Solomon and God loved the child. God does not simply pass over or excuse our sin. He may do some harm!” When David saw that his servants were whispering, David perceived that the child was dead. iv. God mercifully kept speaking to David even when David didn’t listen. iv. David was furious the rich man had no shame or pity. Not on our exclusive newsletter? It ate of his own food and drank from his own cup and lay in his bosom; and it was like a daughter to him. And Nathan said to David, “The LORD also has put away your sin; you shall not die. For a guy with such integrity in other areas, David has a pretty scary record when it comes to his wives! Its weight was a talent of gold, with precious stones. One of David's wives would go to another man and sleep with him openly in front of all Israel. Now God sent someone else to speak to David. i. Paul commands the same principle in 1 Corinthians 7:17: : Here is the great forgiveness and tenderness of God. He wanted David to consider Bathsheba not only as an individual but also as, “Thus says the LORD: ‘Behold, I will raise up adversity against you from your own house; and I will take your wives before your eyes and give, I will raise up adversity against you from your own house. Quick outline of 2 Samuel. 13 And the priests' custom with the people was, that, ... Commentary for 1 Samuel 2 . And Nathan said to David, “The LORD also has put away your sin; you shall not die. Now Joab fought against Rabbah of the people of Ammon, and took the royal city. However, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme, … Went in to her and lay with her: This shows that God did not command that David forsake or leave Bathsheba, even though his marriage to her was originally sinful. “God accuses us and condemns us one by one that He may save us one by one.” (Maclaren) A, I anointed you… I delivered you… I gave you… and gave you the house of Israel and Judah… I also would have given you much more, : Through Nathan, God explained to David that his sin was really a base expression of, Why have you despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in His sight, . He fails to obey God’s Word, and so brings about his own downfall and demise. 2 Samuel 12:14 Nevertheless, because by this deed you have treated the LORD with utter contempt, the son born to you will surely die." Its weight, David gathered all the people together and went to Rabbah. But despising God’s commandment means despising God Himself, and we can’t have fellowship with God and despise Him at the same time. What David did was not unusual among the kings and rulers of the world, but it should be unusual among God’s people. 1 Kgs 2:25). Be of good courage, &c. — These words, it is likely, were not spoken to Abishai alone, but to all the army by their officers, that they might not be disheartened at the sight of such numerous forces as in a manner encompassed them, but be so much the more resolute for … David's household would rebel 2). Here Nathan explained that in doing this, David despised God Himself. c. The child who is born to you shall surely die: There is a difference in judgment for sin and judgment by sin. Nathan then revealed that David was the man. David knew that Nathan was not a negative critic but a friend. It is God’s way of saying, “Uriah’s death and the subsequent marriage doesn’t make everything alright.”. : As David violated another man’s wife, so another will violate his wives. So the elders of his house arose. Sign up today! Batsheba’s lament 27. Also, David and Joab took a city from Ammon in war. The LORD also has put away your sin: God’s forgiveness was immediate. ii. Nathan had to shock David into seeing his sin for what it was. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. 1 - 6. (29-31) David captures the city, takes the spoil, and sets the people to forced labor. In addition to this, God would raise up evil in David’s house, take his wives and do what he did secretly before the sun and all the people. He had a sense of peace when the child died, knowing he did all he could to seek God’s mercy in a time of chastisement. 2 Samuel 7:12 And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.. Ver. Because David responded with confession and repentance, there was sill a crown for David’s head. i. When God’s children have done their work, he sendeth them to bed. Therefore God asked, why had he decided to despise the commandment of the LORD and do such evil before God? God forgives and is merciful, but by no means clears the guilty. He acknowledged his guilt openly, candidly and without any denial of truth.” (Keil and Delitzsch). ii. David realized that he especially sinned against God. V. Comment Chapter 11 tells the story of David and Batsheba. He took their king’s crown… it was set on David’s head, : David’s sin didn’t take away his crown. I’m speechless, I can only imagine how David was. Chapter 12 continued the saga from chapter 11 where David took the wife of Uriah the Hittite (Bathsheba). God reminded David that He made David king over Israel, and delivered him from all of his enemies. 2. I gave you your master’s house and your master’s wives into your keeping, and gave you the house of Israel and Judah. a. David comforted Bathsheba his wife: This is the first time the Biblical writer called this woman Bathsheba except for the mere reporting of her name in 2 Samuel 11:3. The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. 1 Samuel Chapter 2 + Text Size ... 12 Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they knew not the LORD. Restore fourfold also shows that David’s sin and hardness of heart did not diminish his knowledge of the Bible. 2 Samuel 1, David Mourns Saul and Jonathan: An Amalekite tells David how he killed Saul to end his suffering. i. So David gathered all the people together and went to Rabbah, fought against it, and took it. Then David and all the people returned to Jerusalem. Had David refused the voice of Nathan the Prophet it might have. ii. In chapter 7, God reveals his plan for salvation through David's house. iii. We often try to find refuge in excusing or minimizing or deflecting the blame of our sin; we simply do not condemn sin in ourselves. “Now therefore, the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised Me, and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife.”. 2 Samuel Chapter 12. Saul even goes so far as to consult with a medium. b. Lest I take the city and it be called after my name, : Joab goaded David into returning to battle by saying, “I’ll take all the credit to myself if you don’t come and finish this war.”. Now the LORD loved him, and He sent word by the hand of Nathan the prophet: So he called his name Jedidiah, because of the LORD. This was fulfilled in 2 Samuel 16:21-22. i. Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man! The closing chapter of 1 Samuel is the account of his death, at the hands of … This illustrates an important principle: : Though Uriah was dead, and David was legally married to Bathsheba, the Biblical writer still refered to Bathsheba as, . 8. And if that had been too little, I also would have given you much more! It put David in the right place to receive what he must from God, but it did not “force” God to change His plan. This was an exceptionally good response from a man of David’s standing in life. But despising God’s commandment means despising God Himself, and we can’t have fellowship with God and despise Him at the same time. David’s punishment or consequence to his actions were also administered to him. There is no searching for a loophole, no pretext put forward, no human weakness pleaded. … It wasn’t enough for David to confess that he was a sinner in a general sense; he had to confess his sin at this very point. iii. “The rich man had exceedingly many flocks and herds. i. Paul commands the same principle in 1 Corinthians 7:17: As the Lord has called each one, so let him walk. The child who is born to you shall surely die, i. A summary of Part X (Section9) in 's Bible: The Old Testament. 13 - 18. Other men who had been guilty of such failure might have defended their actions, might have slain the prophet. was greatest of all. You fasted and wept for the child while he was alive, but when the child died, you arose and ate food.” And he said, “While the child was alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, ‘Who can tell whether the LORD will be gracious to me, that the child may live?’ But now he is dead; why should I fast? Hannah's song of thanksgiving. 19 - 23. They are demonstrations of radical submission and surrender to God’s power and will. God, who had a front row to these events, sent the prophet Nathan to see David. Changes will take effect once you reload the page. "And there came a traveler unto the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own … 26. ( 2Sa 12:13b-14) Forgiveness and the immediate consequences of David’s sin. : This was the final phase of David’s restoration. He sinned. Then on the seventh day it came to pass that the child died. This shows that God didn’t only want to heal David of the guilt of his sin; He also wanted to heal David of the presence of this sin. Sadly, often the innocent suffers because of the sin of the guilty. “Long before his sin with Bathsheba, there were various indications as to David’s special liability to temptation. ” shows how passionate his indignation is. He was to honor God in the marriage commitment he made, even though it began in sin. Then the LORD sent Nathan to David. And he came to him, and said to him: There were two men in one city, one rich and the other poor. Not so with this man. John Trapp Complete Commentary. David is told about Uriahs death 26. 2. I summarised the Bible on Twitter between Aug 2010 and Nov 2013 - one tweet per chapter, one chapter per day. David lived halfway between the time of Abraham, with whom God made his original covenant, and Jesus, who fulfilled that covenant on the cross. Previously the prophet Nathan delivered a message of great blessing to David (2 Samuel 7). c. 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