Why (A)have you despised the word of the Lord, by doing evil in His sight? (B)You have struck and killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, you (C)have taken his wife as your wife, and you have slaughtered him with the sword of the sons of Ammon. 10 Now then, (D)the sword shall never leave your house, because you have despised Me and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife.’ 11 This is what the Lord says: ‘Behold, I am going to raise up evil against you from your own household; (E)I will even take your wives before your eyes and give them to your companion, and he will sleep with your wives in [a]broad daylight. 12 Indeed, (F)you did it secretly, but (G)I will do this thing before all Israel, and [b]in open daylight.’” 13 Then David said to Nathan, “(H)I have sinned against the Lord.” And Nathan said to David, “The Lord also has (I)allowed your sin to pass; you shall not die. 14 However, since by this deed you have (J)shown utter disrespect for the [c]Lord, the child himself who is born to you shall certainly die.”

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  1. 2 Samuel 12:11 Lit the sight of this sun
  2. 2 Samuel 12:12 Lit before the sun
  3. 2 Samuel 12:14 Lit enemies of the Lord (a euphemistic reference to God); DSS word of the Lord

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