2 Samuel 12:16-31New American Standard Bible (NASB)
16 David therefore inquired of God for the child; and David fasted and went and lay all night on the ground.17 The elders of his household stood beside him in order to raise him up from the ground, but he was unwilling and would not eat food with them.18 Then it happened on the seventh day that the child died. And the servants of David were afraid to tell him that the child was dead, for they said, “Behold, while the child was still alive, we spoke to him and he did not listen to our voice. How then can we tell him that the child is dead, since he might do himself harm!”19 But when David saw that his servants were whispering together, David perceived that the child was dead; so David said to his servants, “Is the child dead?” And they said, “He is dead.”20 So David arose from the ground, washed, anointed himself, and changed his clothes; and he came into the house of the Lord and worshiped. Then he came to his own house, and when he requested, they set food before him and he ate.
21 Then his servants said to him, “What is this thing that you have done? [a]While the child was alive, you fasted and wept; but when the child died, you arose and ate food.”22 He said, “While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, ‘Who knows, the Lord may be gracious to me, that the child may live.’23 But now he has died; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me.”
24 Then David comforted his wife Bathsheba, and went in to her and lay with her; and she gave birth to a son, and [b]he named him Solomon. Now the Lord loved him25 and sent word through Nathan the prophet, and he named him [c]Jedidiah for the Lord’s sake.
26 Now Joab fought against Rabbah of the sons of Ammon and captured the royal city.27 Joab sent messengers to David and said, “I have fought against Rabbah, I have even captured the city of waters.28 Now therefore, gather the rest of the people together and camp against the city and capture it, or I will capture the city myself and it will be named after me.”29 So David gathered all the people and went to Rabbah, fought against it and captured it.30 Then he took the crown of [d]their king from his head; and its weight was a talent of gold, and in it[e]was a precious stone; and it was placed on David’s head. And he brought out the spoil of the city in great amounts.31 He also brought out the people who were in it, and set them under saws, sharp iron instruments, and iron axes, and made them pass through the brickkiln. And thus he did to all the cities of the sons of Ammon. Then David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.
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