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Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - 2 Samuel 12:1-31

2. The Message of God and David’s Confession and the Beginning of the Chastisement CHAPTER 12 1. The Lord’s message through Nathan (2 Samuel 12:1-4 ) 2. David’s anger (2 Samuel 12:5-6 ) 3. Thou art the man! (2 Samuel 12:7-9 ) 4. The chastisement (2 Samuel 12:10-12 ) 5. David’s confession (2 Samuel 12:13 ) 6. The death of the child announced (2 Samuel 12:14 ) 7. The death of the child and David’s grief (2 Samuel 12:15-23 ) 8. Solomon born (2 Samuel 12:24-25 ) 9. Rabbah taken... read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Samuel 12:1-31

David did not immediately confess his sin to God, andPsalms 32:3-4; Psalms 32:3-4 shows that the Lord waited for some time at least before sending the prophet Nathan to him, likely over nine months, for a son had been born to Bathsheba. He was giving David opportunity to voluntarily confess his sin, and in that time, as David says, "day and night" God's hand was heavy upon him. How could his conscience have any rest? The misery of this experience continued until God finally sent Nathan to him... read more

James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - 2 Samuel 12:1-31

DAVID ’S GREAT SIN GOD’S ESTIMATE OF DAVID’S SIN (2 Samuel 12:1-14 ) Why the incident in this lesson should be designated “David’s great sin,” when he committed so many which the popular mind might consider more serious, can only be answered by the divine estimate of it. Jehovah regarded nothing David had done as comparable in its iniquity with this. Nathan’s address to David shows this, the chastisement that followed David through the rest of his life shows it, and David’s own feelings... read more

Joseph Parker

The People's Bible by Joseph Parker - 2 Samuel 12:1-31

2Sa 12:1-14 1. 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. 2. The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds: 3. But the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with him, and with his children: it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter. 4. And there came a... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - 2 Samuel 12:26-30

(26) ¶ And Joab fought against Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and took the royal city. (27) And Joab sent messengers to David, and said, I have fought against Rabbah, and 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 after my name. (29) And David gathered all the people together, and went to Rabbah, and fought against it, and took it. (30) And he took their king's crown... read more

Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible - 2 Samuel 12:26-31

26-31 To be thus severe in putting the children of Ammon to slavery was a sign that David's heart was not yet made soft by repentance, at the time when this took place. We shall be most compassionate, kind, and forgiving to others, when we most feel our need of the Lord's forgiving love, and taste the sweetness of it in our own souls. read more

Paul E. Kretzmann

The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann - 2 Samuel 12:26-31

Success Against the Ammonites v. 26. And Joab, in the second year of the campaign, fought against Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and took the royal city, the city proper, without the citadel. v. 27. And Joab sent messengers to David and said, I have fought against Rabbah, and have taken the city of waters, for it lap on both banks of the Upper Jabbok, in a narrow valley beneath its fort or acropolis. v. 28. Now, therefore, gather the rest of the people together, mustering all those able... read more

Johann Peter Lange

Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures: Critical, Doctrinal and Homiletical - 2 Samuel 12:1-31

2. Nathan’s Exhortation to Repentance. David’s Repentance. Conquest of Rabbah and Punishment of the Ammonites2 Samuel 12:1-311And1 the Lord [Jehovah] 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 2, 3poor.2 The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds. But [And] the poor3 man had nothing save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up; and it grew up together with him and with his children; it did... read more

Frederick Brotherton Meyer

F.B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary - 2 Samuel 12:15-31

Accepting the Lord’s Judgment 2 Samuel 12:15-31 When Nathan had gone, David beat out his brief confession into Psalms 51:1-19 . He knew that he was clean, because purged with hyssop, Exodus 12:22 ; that he was whiter than snow, because the hand of the Redeemer had touched him, and the joy of God’s salvation had been restored. And now he bowed himself before the train of evil consequences that must ensue. Sin may be forgiven, but the Father must needs chasten his child. The little babe died.... read more

G. Campbell Morgan

G. Campbell Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible - 2 Samuel 12:1-31

A year passed away. The child of Bathsheba was born. We can imagine what that year had been to David. Bathsheba, whom in all probability he truly loved, was with him as his wife; but it is inevitable that he had been haunted by the memory of Uriah and by the fear of Joab. At last the prophet Nathan came and uttered a parable in which David's sin was portrayed. David uttered his opinion on the side of right. Then, like a flash, the prophet charged David with having committed the sin David had... read more

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