2 Samuel 12:14
New International Version
But because by doing this you have shown utter contempt for the LORD, the son born to you will die."

New Living Translation
Nevertheless, because you have shown utter contempt for the LORD by doing this, your child will die."

English Standard Version
Nevertheless, because by this deed you have utterly scorned the LORD, the child who is born to you shall die.”

Berean Study Bible
Nevertheless, because by this deed you have treated the LORD with utter contempt, the son born to you will surely die.”

New American Standard Bible
"However, because by this deed you have given occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born to you shall surely die."

King James Bible
Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto thee shall surely die.

Christian Standard Bible
However, because you treated the LORD with such contempt in this matter, the son born to you will die."

Good News Translation
But because you have shown such contempt for the LORD in doing this, your child will die."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
However, because you treated the LORD with such contempt in this matter, the son born to you will die."

International Standard Version
Nevertheless, because you have despised the LORD's enemies with utter contempt, the son born to you will most certainly die."

NET Bible
Nonetheless, because you have treated the LORD with such contempt in this matter, the son who has been born to you will certainly die."

New Heart English Bible
However, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the LORD's enemies to blaspheme, the child also who is born to you shall surely die."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But since you have shown total contempt for the LORD by this affair, the son that is born to you must die."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast greatly blasphemed the enemies of the LORD, the child also that is born unto thee shall surely die.'

New American Standard 1977
“However, because by this deed you have given occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born to you shall surely die.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
However, because by this deed, thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme; the son that is born unto thee shall surely die.

King James 2000 Bible
However, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto you shall surely die.

American King James Version
However,, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born to you shall surely die.

American Standard Version
Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of Jehovah to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto thee shall surely die.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Only because thou hast given great occasion of provocation to the enemies of the Lord by this thing, thy son also that is born to thee shall surely die.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Nevertheless, because thou hast given occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme, for this thing, the child that is born to thee, shall surely die.

Darby Bible Translation
Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of Jehovah to blaspheme, even the child that is born to thee shall certainly die.

English Revised Version
Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto thee shall surely die.

Webster's Bible Translation
But, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born to thee shall surely die.

World English Bible
However, because by this deed you have given great occasion to Yahweh's enemies to blaspheme, the child also who is born to you shall surely die."

Young's Literal Translation
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.'
Study Bible
David's Loss and Repentance
13Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the LORD.” “The LORD has taken away your sin,” Nathan replied. “You will not die. 14Nevertheless, because by this deed you have treated the LORD with utter contempt, the son born to you will surely die.” 15After Nathan had gone home, the LORD struck the child that Uriah’s wife had borne to David, and he became ill.…
Cross References
Romans 2:24
As it is written: "God's name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you."

2 Samuel 12:15
After Nathan had gone home, the LORD struck the child that Uriah's wife had borne to David, and he became ill.

Psalm 69:6
May those who hope in You not be ashamed through me, O Lord GOD of Hosts; may those who seek You not be dishonored through me, O God of Israel.

Isaiah 52:5
And now what have I here? declares the LORD. For My people have been taken without cause; those who rule them taunt, declares the LORD, and My name is blasphemed all day long.

Treasury of Scripture

However,, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born to you shall surely die.

by this deed

Nehemiah 5:9
Also I said, It is not good that ye do: ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the heathen our enemies?

Psalm 74:10
O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever?

Isaiah 52:5
Now therefore, what have I here, saith the LORD, that my people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl, saith the LORD; and my name continually every day is blasphemed.

the child

Psalm 89:31-33
If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments; …

Psalm 94:12
Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;

Proverbs 3:11,12
My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: …







Lexicon
Nevertheless,
אֶ֗פֶס (’e·p̄es)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 657: Cessation, an end, no further, the ankle, foot

because
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

by
הַזֶּ֑ה (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2088: This, that

this deed
בַּדָּבָ֖ר (bad·dā·ḇār)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

you have treated
נִאַ֙צְתָּ֙ (ni·’aṣ·tā)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5006: To spurn, treat with contempt

the LORD
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

with utter contempt,
נִאֵ֤ץ (ni·’êṣ)
Verb - Piel - Infinitive absolute
Strong's Hebrew 5006: To spurn, treat with contempt

the son
הַבֵּ֛ן (hab·bên)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

born
הַיִּלּ֥וֹד (hay·yil·lō·wḏ)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3209: Born

to you
לְךָ֖ (lə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

will surely
מ֥וֹת (mō·wṯ)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill

die.”
יָמֽוּת׃ (yā·mūṯ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill
(14) Thou hast given great occasion.--Although David was forgiven, yet since his sin had brought great scandal on the church, it was necessary that he should suffer publicly the consequences of that sin. We can see that this was especially important in David's case, both for the vindication of God's justice, and to destroy the hope that other sins also might go unpunished; yet it is not to be forgotten that the effect of sin generally is similar. The far greater part of David's sufferings were from what are called "the natural consequences" of his sin, i.e., from consequences which flowed from it under the immutable laws of the world's moral government. These laws are always in force, and bring home the earthly consequences of sin, however the sinner may have repented and been forgiven.

The child also that is born.--The death of a little infant in the harem of a great Oriental monarch might seem of small significance, and but a light punishment; David, however, saw it in its true light--as an evidence of God's unalterable purpose, and a sign of the greater judgments that must come upon him. The people also, no doubt, saw and felt the appropriateness of this punishment.

Verse 14. - Thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of Jehovah to blaspheme; Hebrew, thou hast made the enemies of Jehovah to despise; that is, to despise Jehovah's government, the theocracy, of which David was the visible head and earthly representative. Jehovah's enemies are not the heathen, but Israelitish unbelievers, who would scoff at all religion when one in David's position fell into terrible open sin. But the death of the adulterous offspring of David and Bathsheba would prove to these irreligious men that Jehovah's righteous rule could reach and punish the king himself, and would thus vindicate his justice from their reproach. 12:1-14 God will not suffer his people to lie still in sin. By this parable Nathan drew from David a sentence against himself. Great need there is of prudence in giving reproofs. In his application, he was faithful. He says in plain terms, Thou art the man. God shows how much he hates sin, even in his own people; and wherever he finds it, he will not let it go unpunished. David says not a word to excuse himself or make light of his sin, but freely owns it. When David said, I have sinned, and Nathan perceived that he was a true penitent, he assured him his sin was forgiven. Thou shalt not die: that is, not die eternally, nor be for ever put away from God, as thou wouldest have been, if thou hadst not put away the sin. Though thou shalt all thy days be chastened of the Lord, yet thou shalt not be condemned with the world. There is this great evil in the sins of those who profess religion and relation to God, that they furnish the enemies of God and religion with matter for reproach and blasphemy. And it appears from David's case, that even where pardon is obtained, the Lord will visit the transgression of his people with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes. For one momentary gratification of a vile lust, David had to endure many days and years of extreme distress.
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