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2 Samuel 12 (WEBP)

[1] Yahweh sent Nathan to David. He came to him, and said to him, “There were two men in one city: the one rich, and the other poor.
[2] The rich man had very many flocks and herds,
[3] but the poor man had nothing, except one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and raised. It grew up together with him and with his children. It ate of his own food, drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was like a daughter to him.
[4] A traveler came to the rich man, and he didn’t want to take of his own flock and of his own herd to prepare for the wayfaring man who had come to him, but took the poor man’s lamb and prepared it for the man who had come to him.”
[5] David’s anger burned hot against the man, and he said to Nathan, “As Yahweh lives, the man who has done this deserves to die!
[6] He must restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing and because he had no pity!”
[7] Nathan said to David, “You are the man! This is what Yahweh, the God of Israel, says: ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you out of the hand of Saul.
[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 would have been too little, I would have added to you many more such things.
[9] Why have you despised Yahweh’s word, to do that which is evil in his sight? You have struck Uriah the Hittite with the sword, have taken his wife to be your wife, and have slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon.
[10] Now therefore the sword will never depart from your house, because you have despised me and have taken Uriah the Hittite’s wife to be your wife.’
[11] “This is what Yahweh says: ‘Behold, I will raise up evil against you out of your own house; and I will take your wives before your eyes and give them to your neighbor, and he will lie with your wives in the sight of this sun.
[12] For you did this secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun.’ ”
[13] David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against Yahweh.” Nathan said to David, “Yahweh also has put away your sin. You will not die.
[14] However, because by this deed you have given great occasion to Yahweh’s enemies to blaspheme, the child also who is born to you will surely die.”
[15] Then Nathan departed to his house. Yahweh struck the child that Uriah’s wife bore to David, and he was very sick.
[16] David therefore begged God for the child; and David fasted, and went in and lay all night on the ground.
[17] The elders of his house arose beside him, to raise him up from the earth; but he would not, and he didn’t eat bread with them.
[18] On the seventh day, the child died. David’s servants were afraid to tell him that the child was dead, for they said, “Behold, while the child was yet alive, we spoke to him and he didn’t listen to our voice. How will he then harm himself if we tell him that the child is dead?”
[19] But when David saw that his servants were whispering together, David perceived that the child was dead; and David said to his servants, “Is the child dead?” They said, “He is dead.”
[20] Then David arose from the earth, and washed and anointed himself, and changed his clothing; and he came into Yahweh’s house, and worshiped. Then he came to his own house; and when he requested, they set bread before him and he ate.
[21] Then his servants said to him, “What is this that you have done? You fasted and wept for the child while he was alive, but when the child was dead, you rose up and ate bread.”
[22] He said, “While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, ‘Who knows whether Yahweh will not be gracious to me, that the child may live?’
[23] But now 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.”
[24] David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in to her, and lay with her. She bore a son, and he called his name Solomon. Yahweh loved him;
[25] and he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet, and he named him Jedidiah,° for Yahweh’s sake.
[26] Now Joab fought against Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and took the royal city.
[27] Joab sent messengers to David, and said, “I have fought against Rabbah. Yes, I have taken the city of waters.
[28] Now therefore gather the rest of the people together, and encamp against the city and take it; lest I take the city, and it be called by my name.”
[29] David gathered all the people together and went to Rabbah, and fought against it and took it.
[30] He took the crown of their king from off his head; and its weight was a talent° of gold, and in it were precious stones; and it was set on David’s head. He brought a great quantity of plunder out of the city.
[31] He brought out the people who were in it, and put them to work under saws, under iron picks, under axes of iron, and made them go to the brick kiln; and he did so to all the cities of the children of Ammon. Then David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.

2 Samuel 12:25 “Jedidiah” means “loved by Yahweh”.
2 Samuel 12:30 A talent is about 30 kilograms or 66 pounds or 965 Troy ounces

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2 Samuel 12 (KJVS)

[1] And the LORD H3068 sent H7971 (8799) Nathan H5416 unto David H1732. And he came H935 (8799) unto him, and said H559 (8799) unto him, There were two H8147 men H582 in one H259 city H5892; the one H259 rich H6223, and the other H259 poor H7326 (8802).
[2] The rich H6223 [man] had exceeding H3966 many H7235 (8687) flocks H6629 and herds H1241:
[3] But the poor H7326 (8802) [man] had nothing, save one H259 little H6996 ewe lamb H3535, which he had bought H7069 (8804) and nourished up H2421 (8762): and it grew up H1431 (8799) together H3162 with him, and with his children H1121; it did eat H398 (8799) of his own meat H6595, and drank H8354 (8799) of his own cup H3563, and lay H7901 (8799) in his bosom H2436, and was unto him as a daughter H1323.
[4] And there came H935 (8799) a traveller H1982 unto the rich H6223 man H376, and he spared H2550 (8799) to take H3947 (8800) of his own flock H6629 and of his own herd H1241, to dress H6213 (8800) for the wayfaring man H732 (8802) that was come H935 (8802) unto him; but took H3947 (8799) the poor H7326 (8802) man’s H376 lamb H3535, and dressed H6213 (8799) it for the man H376 that was come H935 (8802) to him.
[5] And David’s H1732 anger H639 was greatly H3966 kindled H2734 (8799) against the man H376; and he said H559 (8799) to Nathan H5416, [As] the LORD H3068 liveth H2416, the man H376 that hath done H6213 (8802) this [thing] shall surely H1121 die H4194:
[6] And he shall restore H7999 (8762) the lamb H3535 fourfold H706, because H6118 he did H6213 (8804) this thing H1697, and because H834 he had no pity H2550 (8804).
[7] And Nathan H5416 said H559 (8799) to David H1732, Thou [art] the man H376. Thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068 God H430 of Israel H3478, I anointed H4886 (8804) thee king H4428 over Israel H3478, and I delivered H5337 (8689) thee out of the hand H3027 of Saul H7586;
[8] And I gave H5414 (8799) thee thy master’s H113 house H1004, and thy master’s H113 wives H802 into thy bosom H2436, and gave H5414 (8799) thee the house H1004 of Israel H3478 and of Judah H3063; and if [that had been] too little H4592, I would moreover have given H3254 (8686) unto thee such H2007 and such things H2007.
[9] Wherefore hast thou despised H959 (8804) the commandment H1697 of the LORD H3068, to do H6213 (8800) evil H7451 in his sight H5869? thou hast killed H5221 (8689) Uriah H223 the Hittite H2850 with the sword H2719, and hast taken H3947 (8804) his wife H802 [to be] thy wife H802, and hast slain H2026 (8804) him with the sword H2719 of the children H1121 of Ammon H5983.
[10] Now therefore the sword H2719 shall never H5704 H5769 depart H5493 (8799) from thine house H1004; because H6118 thou hast despised H959 (8804) me, and hast taken H3947 (8799) the wife H802 of Uriah H223 the Hittite H2850 to be thy wife H802.
[11] Thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068, Behold, I will raise up H6965 (8688) evil H7451 against thee out of thine own house H1004, and I will take H3947 (8804) thy wives H802 before thine eyes H5869, and give H5414 (8804) [them] unto thy neighbour H7453, and he shall lie H7901 (8804) with thy wives H802 in the sight H5869 of this sun H8121.
[12] For thou didst H6213 (8804) [it] secretly H5643: but I will do H6213 (8799) this thing H1697 before all Israel H3478, and before the sun H8121.
[13] And David H1732 said H559 (8799) unto Nathan H5416, I have sinned H2398 (8804) against the LORD H3068. And Nathan H5416 said H559 (8799) unto David H1732, The LORD H3068 also hath put away H5674 (8689) thy sin H2403; thou shalt not die H4191 (8799).
[14] Howbeit H657, because by this deed H1697 thou hast given H5006 great occasion H5006 (8763) to the enemies H341 (8802) of the LORD H3068 to blaspheme H5006 (8765), the child H1121 also [that is] born H3209 unto thee shall surely H4191 (8800) die H4191 (8799).
[15] And Nathan H5416 departed H3212 (8799) unto his house H1004. And the LORD H3068 struck H5062 (8799) the child H3206 that Uriah’s H223 wife H802 bare H3205 (8804) unto David H1732, and it was very sick H605 (8735).
[16] David H1732 therefore besought H1245 (8762) God H430 for the child H5288; and David H1732 fasted H6684 (8799) H6685, and went in H935 (8804), and lay H7901 (8804) all night H3885 (8804) upon the earth H776.
[17] And the elders H2205 of his house H1004 arose H6965 (8799), [and went] to him, to raise him up H6965 (8687) from the earth H776: but he would H14 (8804) not, neither did he eat H1262 (8804) bread H3899 with them.
[18] And it came to pass on the seventh H7637 day H3117, that the child H3206 died H4191 (8799). And the servants H5650 of David H1732 feared H3372 (8799) to tell H5046 (8687) him that the child H3206 was dead H4191 (8804): for they said H559 (8804), Behold, while the child H3206 was yet alive H2416, we spake H1696 (8765) unto him, and he would not hearken H8085 (8804) unto our voice H6963: how will he then H6213 vex H7451 himself H6213 (8804), if we tell H559 (8799) him that the child H3206 is dead H4191 (8804)?
[19] But when David H1732 saw H7200 (8799) that his servants H5650 whispered H3907 (8693), David H1732 perceived H995 (8799) that the child H3206 was dead H4191 (8804): therefore David H1732 said H559 (8799) unto his servants H5650, Is the child H3206 dead H4191 (8804)? And they said H559 (8799), He is dead H4191 (8804).
[20] Then David H1732 arose H6965 (8799) from the earth H776, and washed H7364 (8799), and anointed H5480 (8686) [himself], and changed H2498 (8762) his apparel H8071, and came H935 (8799) into the house H1004 of the LORD H3068, and worshipped H7812 (8691): then he came H935 (8799) to his own house H1004; and when he required H7592 (8799), they set H7760 (8799) bread H3899 before him, and he did eat H398 (8799).
[21] Then said H559 (8799) his servants H5650 unto him, What thing H1697 [is] this that thou hast done H6213 (8804)? thou didst fast H6684 (8804) and weep H1058 (8799) for the child H3206, [while it was] alive H2416; but when the child H3206 was dead H4191 (8804), thou didst rise H6965 (8804) and eat H398 (8799) bread H3899.
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[23] But now he is dead H4191 (8804), wherefore should I fast H6684 (8802)? can H3201 (8799) I bring him back again H7725 (8687)? I shall go H1980 (8802) to him, but he shall not return H7725 (8799) to me.
[24] And David H1732 comforted H5162 (8762) Bathsheba H1339 his wife H802, and went in H935 (8799) unto her, and lay H7901 (8799) with her: and she bare H3205 (8799) a son H1121, and he called H7121 (8799) his name H8034 Solomon H8010: and the LORD H3068 loved H157 (8804) him.
[25] And he sent H7971 (8799) by the hand H3027 of Nathan H5416 the prophet H5030; and he called H7121 (8799) his name H8034 Jedidiah H3041, because of the LORD H3068.
[26] And Joab H3097 fought H3898 (8735) against Rabbah H7237 of the children H1121 of Ammon H5983, and took H3920 (8799) the royal H4410 city H5892.
[27] And Joab H3097 sent H7971 (8799) messengers H4397 to David H1732, and said H559 (8799), I have fought H3898 (8738) against Rabbah H7237, and have taken H3920 (8804) the city H5892 of waters H4325.
[28] Now therefore gather H622 the rest H3499 of the people H5971 together H622 (8798), and encamp H2583 (8798) against the city H5892, and take H3920 (8798) it: lest I take H3920 (8799) the city H5892, and it be called H7121 (8738) after my name H8034.
[29] And David H1732 gathered H622 all the people H5971 together H622 (8799), and went H3212 (8799) to Rabbah H7237, and fought H3898 (8735) against it, and took H3920 (8799) it.
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Young’s Literal Translation

2 Samuel 12 (YLT)

[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;
[2] The rich hath flocks and herds very many;
[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;
[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.’
[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,
[6] and the ewe-lamb he doth repay fourfold, because that he hath done this thing, and because that he had no pity.’
[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;
[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.
[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.
[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;
[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;
[12] for thou hast done it in secret, and I do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun.’
[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;
[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.’
[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;
[16] and David seeketh God for the youth, and David keepeth a fast, and hath gone in and lodged, and lain on the earth.
[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;
[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.’
[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.’
[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.
[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.’
[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;
[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.’
[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,
[25] and sendeth by the hand of Nathan the prophet, and calleth his name Jedidiah, because of Jehovah.
[26] And Joab fighteth against Rabbah of the Bene-Ammon, and captureth the royal city,
[27] and Joab sendeth messengers unto David, and saith, ‘I have fought against Rabbah-also I have captured the city of waters;
[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.’
[29] And David gathereth all the people, and goeth to Rabbah, and fighteth against it, and captureth it;
[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;
[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.