2 Samuel 12:15. And we read that he had a very fine head of hair. A poor commendation for a man that had nothing else in him valuable. (h) In saying, that the Lord has appointed a wicked man to reign over his people. Quando cubitum te contuleris, When thou shalt go to bed. And went in — Namely, into his closet to pray, solitarily and earnestly. When God’s children have done their work, he sendeth them to bed. The rich man had exceedingly many flocks and herds. Bill T. Arnold — 1 & 2 Samuel (NIV Application Commentary, 2003). 5. But the poor man had nothing, except one little ewe lamb which he had bought and nourished; and it grew up together with him and with his children. It ate of his own food and drank from his own cup and lay in his bosom; and it was like a daughter to him. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. 2 The rich man had a very large number of sheep and cattle, 3 but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb he had bought. The Lord struck the child — With some sudden and dangerous distemper. Commentary on 2 Samuel 12:15-25 (Read 2 Samuel 12:15-25) David now penned the 51st Psalm, in which, though he had been assured that his sin was pardoned, he prays earnestly for pardon, and greatly laments his sin. Compiled & Edited by BST & Crosswalk Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Howbeit, because by this deed This complicated wickedness, adultery with Bathsheba, and the murder of her husband, and occasioning the death of others: thou hast given great reason to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme; But this has a higher meaning. 1. The people also, no doubt, saw and felt the appropriateness of this punishment. 2 Samuel 12:14-31 New International Version (NIV). 1. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. 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. It was like a daughter to him. ... Commentary on the Bible, by Adam Clarke [1831]. A very good introductory-intermediate level commentary. Solomon is born of Bath-sheba, 2 Samuel 12:25, 2 Samuel 12:26. 2 Samuel 12:14 But because by doing this you have shown utter contempt for the LORD, the son born to you will die.” Read verse in New International Version 14. Tamar--daughter of David by Maachah ( 2 Samuel 3:3).. 2. for she was a virgin--Unmarried daughters were kept in close seclusion from the company of men; no strangers, nor even their relatives of the other sex, being permitted to see them without the presence of witnesses.Of course, Amnon must have seen Tamar, for he had conceived a … 2 Samuel 12:15 And Nathan departed unto his house. John Trapp Complete Commentary. 14 But because by doing this you have shown utter contempt for [] the Lord, the son born to you will die.” 15 After Nathan had gone home, the Lord struck the child that Uriah’s wife had borne to David, and he became ill. 16 David pleaded with God for the child. CHAPTER 13. Arnold’s commentary on the books of Samuel in the NIVAC series is one of the better contributions. Hannah prayed for a child (1 Samuel 1:10-18; 1 Samuel 1:26-27) and she thanked God when she had received a son (1 Samuel 2:1-10). God gave Israel victory over the Philistines in answer to Samuel's prayer (1 Samuel 7:5; 1 Samuel 7:9). 2 Samuel 12 Commentary, ... death of the child born in adultery, 2 Samuel 12:13, 2 Samuel 12:14. On the seventh day the child dies, and David is comforted, 2 Samuel 12:18-24. Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him--This crafty man, anticipating the certain failure of Absalom's conspiracy, took steps to prepare for his future advancement on the restoration of the king. 12 The Lord sent Nathan to David. 2 Samuel 15:1-9.ABSALOM STEALS THE HEARTS OF ISRAEL. 12. 2 Samuel 18 – The Defeat of Absalom A. Absalom’s defeat and death. And when thy days are fulfilled, &c. — When the time of thy life shall expire. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. 2 Samuel 12:14. 2 Samuel 7:14. He fasted and spent the nights lying in sackcloth [] on the ground. 2 Samuel 12:9-14. Thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of Jehovah to blaspheme; thou hast made the enemies of Jehovah to despise, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. And a traveler came to the rich man, who refused to take from his own flock … I will be his father — I will carry myself toward him as a father, with all affection, and I will own him as my son. Commentary on 2 Samuel 14:25-27 (Read 2 Samuel 14:25-27) Nothing is said of Absalom's wisdom and piety. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. 2 The rich man had a very large number of sheep and cattle, 3 but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb he had bought. Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible by Matthew Henry John Trapp Complete Commentary. (1-4) David puts the army under three captains. 2 Samuel 11-12 New International Version (NIV) David and Bathsheba. Study the bible online using commentary on 2 Samuel 6 and more! 12 And the Lord sent Nathan unto David. 2 Samuel 12:1-15 New International Version (NIV) Nathan Rebukes David. 2 Samuel 14 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. thou hast given great reason to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme; to insult over Israel, and the God of Israel, and to magnify their own idols on account of the advantage they got when Uriah and other Israelites were slain; and to speak ill of God as a respecter of persons, who had cast off Saul and his family from the kingdom, and yet established David in it, guilty of crimes the other was not; and of the word, ways, and worship of God, and of the true religion, as all hypocrisy and deceit, when men that made such pretensions to it were guilty of such atrocious crimes; wherefore to let such see and know that the Lord did not approve of and countenance such actions, but abhorred and resented them: the child also that is born unto thee shall surely die; which would be a visible testimony of God's displeasure at his sin, to all men that should hear of it, and know it; and being taken away in such a manner would be a great affliction to him, and the more as his affections were much towards the child, as appears by what follows; or otherwise the removal of it might have been considered as a mercy, since its life would have kept up the remembrance of the sin, and have been a standing reproach to him. And thou shalt sleep with thy fathers.] 2 Samuel 12:14 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 2 Samuel 12:14, NIV: "But because by doing this you have shown utter contempt for the LORD, the son born to you will die.'" Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. 2 Samuel 12:15. When he came to him, he said, “There were two men in a certain town, one rich and the other poor. You are not going to die. 2 Samuel 14 – Absalom Returns to Jerusalem A. Joab intercedes for Absalom. But David remained in Jerusalem. 1. David Guzik commentary on 2 Samuel 2, where Abner sets up Ishbosheth, the son of Saul, as king over Israel while David is still king over Judah. When he came to him, he said, “There were two men in a certain town, one rich and the other poor. David besought God for the child — Supposing the threatening might be conditional, and so the execution of it prevented by prayer. 2 Samuel 11:1-12:14 New International Version (NIV) David and Bathsheba. 2 Samuel 12:14. Regardless of how successful a person might consider himself in getting away with his adventure into sin, he could learn a few things from David.First, however, we must note Numbers 32:23: "But if you do not do so, then take note, you have sinned against the L ORD; and be sure your sin will find you out. 2 Samuel 16:1-4.ZIBA, BY FALSE SUGGESTIONS, CLAIMS HIS MASTER'S INHERITANCE. Howbeit, because by this deed This complicated wickedness, adultery with Bathsheba, and the murder of her husband, and occasioning the death of others: thou hast given great reason to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme; to insult over Israel, and the God of Israel, and to magnify their own idols on account of the advantage they got when Uriah and other Israelites were slain; and to speak ill of God as a respecter of persons, who had cast off Saul and his family from the kingdom, and yet established David in it, guilty of crimes the other was not; and of the word, ways, and worship of God, and of the true religion, as all hypocrisy and deceit, when men that made such pretensions to it were guilty of such atrocious crimes; wherefore to let such see and know that the Lord did not approve of and countenance such actions, but abhorred and resented them: the child also [that is] born unto thee shall surely die; which would be a visible testimony of God's displeasure at his sin, to all men that should hear of it, and know it; and being taken away in such a manner would be a great affliction to him, and the more as his affections were much towards the child, as appears by what follows; or otherwise the removal of it might have been considered as a mercy, since its life would have kept up the remembrance of the sin, and have been a standing reproach to him. Adam Clarke Commentary. 2 Samuel 12:14 Context. John Trapp Complete Commentary. And he came unto him, and said unto him, There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor. Already the name of Samuel signifies "heard of God" or "asked for of God". Thou shalt not die - Not spoken of the punishment of death as affixed to adultery by the Mosaic Law: the application of that law Leviticus 20:10; Deuteronomy 22:22; John 8:5 to an absolute Eastern monarch was out of the question. The death of the soul is meant (compare Ezekiel 18:4, Ezekiel 18:13, Ezekiel 18:18). See the observations at the end, 2 Samuel 7:25; (note). And Nathan departed unto his house. 2 Samuel 7:12 And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.. Ver. Read 2 Samuel 6 commentary using Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete). CHAPTER 15. 1. 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