2 Samuel 12:1
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New International Version
The LORD sent Nathan to David. When he came to him, he said, "There were two men in a certain town, one rich and the other poor.


New American Standard Bible
Then the LORD sent Nathan to David. And he came to him and said, "There were two men in one city, the one rich and the other poor.


King James Bible
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.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the LORD sent Nathan to David. When he arrived, he said to him: There were two men in a certain city, one rich and the other poor.


International Standard Version
so the LORD sent Nathan to David. Nathan approached David and said, "There are two men in the city. One is rich and one is poor.


American Standard Version
And 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 poor.


Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord sent Nathan to David: and when he was come to him, he said to him: There were two men in one city, the one rich, and the other poor.


Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah sent Nathan to David. And he came to him, and said to him, There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor.


Young's Literal Translation
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;
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Nathan Rebukes David

1And the LORD sent Nathan to David. And he came to him, and said to him, There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor. 2The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds: 3But 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 to him as a daughter. 4And there came a travelers to the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring man that was come to him; but took the poor man's lamb, and dressed it for the man that was come to him. 5And David's anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As the LORD lives, the man that has done this thing shall surely die: 6And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity. 7And Nathan said to David, You are the man. Thus said the LORD God of Israel, I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you out of the hand of Saul; 8And 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 had been too little, I would moreover have given to you such and such things. 9Why have you despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in his sight? you have killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and have taken his wife to be your wife, and have slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon. 10Now 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. 11Thus said the LORD, 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 shall lie with your wives in the sight of this sun. 12For you did it secretly: but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun.
Cross References
2 Samuel 7:2
That the king said to Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in an house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells within curtains.


2 Samuel 7:4
And it came to pass that night, that the word of the LORD came to Nathan, saying,


2 Samuel 12:2
The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds:


1 Kings 1:8
But Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and Nathan the prophet, and Shimei, and Rei, and the mighty men which belonged to David, were not with Adonijah.


1 Chronicles 29:29
Now the acts of David the king, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of Samuel the seer, and in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the book of Gad the seer,


Psalm 51:1
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loving kindness: according to the multitude of your tender mercies blot out my transgressions.


Isaiah 39:3
Then came Isaiah the prophet to king Hezekiah, and said to him, What said these men? and from where came they to you? And Hezekiah said, They are come from a far country to me, even from Babylon.


Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD sent Nathan to David. And he came to him, and said to him, There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor.

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the Lord

2 Samuel 7:1-5 And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house, and the LORD had given him rest round about from all his enemies...

2 Samuel 24:11-13 For when David was up in the morning, the word of the LORD came to the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying...

1 Kings 13:1 And, behold, there came a man of God out of Judah by the word of the LORD to Bethel: and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn incense.

1 Kings 18:1 And it came to pass after many days, that the word of the LORD came to Elijah in the third year, saying, Go, show yourself to Ahab...

2 Kings 1:3 But the angel of the LORD said to Elijah the Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say to them...

unto David

2 Samuel 11:10-17,25 And when they had told David, saying, Uriah went not down to his house, David said to Uriah, Came you not from your journey...

2 Samuel 14:14 For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither does God respect any person...

Isaiah 57:17,18 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth...

he came

Psalm 51:1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loving kindness...

There were. There is nothing in this parable which requires illustration. Its bent is evident; and it was wisely constructed, by not having too near a resemblance, to make David unwittingly pass sentence on himself. The parable was in David's hand what his own letter was in the hands of the brave Uriah. Nathan at length closed in with him in the application of it. In beginning with a parable he shewed his prudence, and great need there is of prudence in giving reproof; but now he speaks as an ambassador from God. He reminds David of the great things God had designed and done for him, and then charges him with a high contempt of the Divine authority, and threatens an entail of judgments upon his family for this sin. Those who despise the word and law of God, despise God himself, and will assuredly suffer for such contempt.

2 Samuel 14:5-11 And the king said to her, What ails you? And she answered, I am indeed a widow woman, and my husband is dead...

Judges 9:7-15 And when they told it to Jotham, he went and stood in the top of mount Gerizim, and lifted up his voice, and cried, and said to them...

1 Kings 20:25-41 And number you an army, like the army that you have lost, horse for horse, and chariot for chariot...

Isaiah 5:1-7 Now will I sing to my well beloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My well beloved has a vineyard in a very fruitful hill...

Matthew 21:22-45 And all things, whatever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive...

Luke 15:11 And he said, A certain man had two sons:

Luke 16:19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:

Strong's Concordance
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.
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