/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// //#32 // /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// var username = "Bible Student"; var title=" DAVID AND BATHSHEBA"; var title2=" 2 Samuel 11-15"; Text=new Array(23); aposstr=new String; speechstr=new String; aposstr="'"; speechstr='"'; for (var x=0; x<22;x++) { Text[x]=""; } max=21; Text[0]=' 1. And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem.
2 Samuel 11:1 '; Text[1]=' 2. And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king\'s house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.
2 Samuel 11:2 '; Text[2]=" 3. And David sent and enquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite? And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house.
2 Samuel 11:3-4 "; Text[3]=" 4. And it came to pass, when Joab observed the city, that he assigned Uriah unto a place where he knew that valiant men were. And the men of the city went out, and fought with Joab: and there fell some of the people of the servants of David; and Uriah the Hittite died also.
2 Samuel 11:16,17 "; Text[4]=' 5. And when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she mourned for her husband. And when the mourning was past, David sent and fetched her to his house, and she became his wife, and bare him a son. But the thing that David had done displeased the LORD.
2 Samuel 11:26,27 '; Text[5]=' 6. 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. 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."
2 Samuel 12:1,3 '; Text[6]=' 7. "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."
2 Samuel 12:4 '; Text[7]=' 8. And David\'s anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As the LORD liveth, the man that hath done this thing shall surely die:" And Nathan said to David, "Thou art the man."
2 Samuel 12:5,7 '; Text[8]=' 9. "Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon. Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house; because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy wife."
2 Samuel 12:9,10 '; Text[9]=' 10. "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."
2 Samuel 12:14 '; Text[10]=' 11. And it came to pass on the seventh day, that the child died. And the servants of David feared to tell him that the child was dead: for they said, Behold, "While the child was yet alive, we spake unto him, and he would not hearken unto our voice: how will he then vex himself, if we tell him that the child is dead?"
2 Samuel 12:18 '; Text[11]=' 12. [David:] "But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me." And David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in unto her, and lay with her: and she bare a son, and he called his name Solomon: and the LORD loved him.
2 Samuel 12:23,24 '; Text[12]=' 13. And Absalom spake unto his brother Amnon neither good nor bad: for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had forced his sister Tamar. Now Absalom had commanded his servants, saying, "Mark ye now when Amnon\'s heart is merry with wine, and when I say unto you, Smite Amnon; then kill him, fear not: have not I commanded you?"
2 Samuel 13:22, 28 '; Text[13]=' 14. And it came to pass, while they were in the way, that tidings came to David, saying, "Absalom hath slain all the king\'s sons, and there is not one of them left." And Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David\'s brother, answered and said, "Let not my lord suppose that they have slain all the young men the king\'s sons; for Amnon only is dead:"
2 Samuel 13:30,32 '; Text[14]=' 15. Now Joab the son of Zeruiah perceived that the king\'s heart was toward Absalom. And Joab sent to Tekoah, and fetched thence a wise woman, and said unto her, "I pray thee, feign thyself to be a mourner, and put on now mourning apparel, and anoint not thyself with oil, but be as a woman that had a long time mourned for the dead: And come to the king, and speak on this manner unto him." So Joab put the words in her mouth.
2 Samuel 14:1-3 '; Text[15]=' 16. And the king said unto Joab, "Behold now, I have done this thing: go therefore, bring the young man Absalom again."
2 Samuel 14:21 '; Text[16]=' 17. So Joab arose and went to Geshur, and brought Absalom to Jerusalem. And the king said, "Let him turn to his own house, and let him not see my face." So Absalom returned to his own house, and saw not the king\'s face.
2 Samuel 14:23,24 '; Text[17]=' 18. Absalom tried to get Joab to get David to invite him to his presence. When Joab refused, Absalom burned his field of barley. So Joab asked, "Why did you burn my crop?" Absalom told him,"Let me see the king\'s face; and if there\'s iniquity in me, let him kill me." Joab had David to call for Absalom. Absalom came to the king and bowed his face to the ground. The king kissed him.
2 Samuel 14:32,33 '; Text[18]=" 19. And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared him chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him.
2 Samuel 15:1 "; Text[19]=' 20. And Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate: and it was so, that when any man that had a controversy came to the king for judgment, then Absalom called unto him, and said, "Of what city art thou?" And he said, "Thy servant is of one of the tribes of Israel." And Absalom said unto him, "See, thy matters are good and right; but there is no man deputed of the king to hear thee."
2 Samuel 15:2,3'; Text[20]=' 21. Absalom said moreover, "Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man which hath any suit or cause might come unto me, and I would do him justice!"
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