New Living Translation
One day a guest arrived at the home of the rich man. But instead of killing an animal from his own flock or herd, he took the poor man's lamb and killed it and prepared it for his guest."
King James Bible
And there came a traveller unto 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 unto him; but took the poor man's lamb, and dressed it for the man that was come to him.
Darby Bible Translation
And there came a traveller 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 had come to him; and he took the poor man's lamb, and dressed it for the man that had come to him.
World English Bible
A traveler came to the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring man who had come to him, but took the poor man's lamb, and dressed it for the man who had come to him."
Young's Literal Translation
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.'
2 Samuel 12:4 Parallel
Commentary2 Samuel 12:4 Parallel Commentaries
LibraryThat the Ruler Should not Set his Heart on Pleasing Men, and yet Should Give Heed to what Ought to Please Them.
Meanwhile it is also necessary for the ruler to keep wary watch, lest the lust of pleasing men assail him; lest, when he studiously penetrates the things that are within, and providently supplies the things that are without, he seek to be beloved of those that are under him more than truth; lest, while, supported by his good deeds, he seems not to belong to the world, self-love estrange him from his Maker. For he is the Redeemer's enemy who through the good works which he does covets being loved …
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great
The Unchangeableness of God
How the Poor and the Rich Should be Admonished.
Of Antichrist, and his Ruin: and of the Slaying the Witnesses.
When he saw the travelers sitting in the town square, he asked them where they were from and where they were going.
2 Samuel 12:3
The poor man owned nothing but one little lamb he had bought. He raised that little lamb, and it grew up with his children. It ate from the man's own plate and drank from his cup. He cuddled it in his arms like a baby daughter.
2 Samuel 12:5
David was furious. "As surely as the LORD lives," he vowed, "any man who would do such a thing deserves to die!
Jump to PreviousDress Dressed Ewe Flock Herd Lamb Poor Prepare Prepared Rather Rich Spared Traveler Wayfarer Wayfaring
Jump to NextDress Dressed Ewe Flock Herd Lamb Poor Prepare Prepared Rather Rich Spared Traveler Wayfarer Wayfaring
Links2 Samuel 12:4 NIV
2 Samuel 12:4 NLT
2 Samuel 12:4 ESV
2 Samuel 12:4 NASB
2 Samuel 12:4 KJV
2 Samuel 12:4 Bible Apps
2 Samuel 12:4 Biblia Paralela
2 Samuel 12:4 Chinese Bible
2 Samuel 12:4 French Bible
2 Samuel 12:4 German Bible
2 Samuel 12:4 Commentaries