So he sent a second message to him, but he still was not willing to come. All of Hosah’s sons and relatives numbered thirteen. I will sing praises to you. Could David’s reluctance to bring justice to bear upon Amnon have been because he was his first born son? 86:16 Turn toward me and have mercy on me! Jeriah the oldest, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth. Absalom’s army fled to their homes. He judges the world fairly, and the nations in a just manner. Saul went beyond even the troubles God prophesied and long after his death negative consequences of his poor choices were visited upon the people. 22:45 Foreigners are powerless before me; when they hear of my exploits, they submit to me. Who else wants to contribute to the Lord today?”. 24:6 Then they went on to Gilead and to the region of Tahtim Hodshi, coming to Dan Jaan and on around to Sidon. David was very sad that his baby son had died, but he knew that it was a punishment from God for all the wrong things he had done. 113:7 He raises the poor from the dirt, and lifts up the needy from the garbage pile. So also now this Benjaminite! The seven of them died together; they were put to death during harvest time – during the first days of the beginning of the barley harvest. They are completely burned up right where they lie!”. 12:1 For the music director; according to the sheminith style; a psalm of David. When I call out, answer me, O God who vindicates me! 41:10 As for you, O Lord, have mercy on me and raise me up, so I can pay them back!”. 21:26 David built there an altar to the Lord and offered burnt sacrifices and peace offerings. 14:26 When he would shave his head – at the end of every year he used to shave his head, for it grew too long and he would shave it – he used to weigh the hair of his head at three pounds according to the king’s weight. 38:9 O Lord, you understand my heart’s desire; my groaning is not hidden from you. 145:19 He satisfies the desire of his loyal followers; he hears their cry for help and delivers them. For all Israel knows that your father is a warrior and that those who are with him are brave. In his sorrow, David wrote Psalm 51. Even if half of us should die, they won’t be too concerned about us. King David sent messengers to fetch Bathsheba. 22:9 Look, you will have a son, who will be a peaceful man. 138:2 I will bow down toward your holy temple, and give thanks to your name, because of your loyal love and faithfulness, for you have exalted your promise above the entire sky. 21:4 But the king’s edict stood, despite Joab’s objections. 13:24 Then Absalom went to the king and said, “My shearers have begun their work. May your loyal love and faithfulness continually protect me! Even those who don't know much about scripture may be familiar with the account of King David lusting after a married woman, Bathsheba, sleeping with her, and then having her husband killed to cover up the sin (2 Samuel 11). For she was a virgin, and to Amnon it seemed out of the question to do anything to her. Go back and stay with the new king, for you are a foreigner and an exile from your own country. Second, look at Nathan’s prophecy after David slept with Bathsheba!! 23:9 Next in command was Eleazar son of Dodo, the son of Ahohi. As long as I live, I will call to him when I need help. They heaved because he was angry. 109:30 I will thank the Lord profusely, in the middle of a crowd I will praise him. 30:3 O Lord, you pulled me up from Sheol; you rescued me from among those descending into the grave. 22:50 So I will give you thanks, O Lord, before the nations! 145:14 The Lord supports all who fall, and lifts up all who are bent over. Then David’s men took an oath saying, “You will not go out to battle with us again! Why would David do nothing to Amnon after he raped his half-sister when the law required action? 145:3 The Lord is great and certainly worthy of praise! 18:16 Then Joab blew the trumpet and the army turned back from chasing Israel, for Joab had called for the army to halt. Go and bring back the young man Absalom! 115:4 Their idols are made of silver and gold – they are man-made. Because of how this story follows directly upon Nathan’s rebuke of David and telling him of the consequences that he (David) would face now because of his sin of adultery with Bathsheba, and the subsequent murder of her husband, the Holy Spirit has left us no doubt that these events have occurred directly as a consequence of David’s sin. There were three year of famine and when David inquired of the Lord God he learned that it was because of Saul’s unjust slaughter of the Gibeonites. 109:31 because he stands at the right hand of the needy, to deliver him from those who threaten his life. 4:2 You men, how long will you try to turn my honor into shame? Further, the unique phrasing of the text seems to deliberately emphasize David’s actions and downplay those of Bathsheba. Absalom arrived and bowed before David. The Lord God was again angry with Israel, though the text does not specify the reason. 28:9 “And you, Solomon my son, obey the God of your father and serve him with a submissive attitude and a willing spirit, for the Lord examines all minds and understands every motive of one’s thoughts. Bible Based. How can we tell him that the child is dead? Why are you so upset about this? I also gave you the house of Israel and Judah. From the day the king had left until the day he safely returned, Mephibosheth had not cared for his feet nor trimmed his mustache nor washed his clothes. Your law dominates my thoughts.”. 51:3 For I am aware of my rebellious acts; I am forever conscious of my sin. He said to him, “Why did your servants set my portion of field on fire?” 14:32 Absalom said to Joab, “Look, I sent a message to you saying, ‘Come here so that I can send you to the king with this message: “Why have I come from Geshur? 139:23 Examine me, and probe my thoughts! 20:3 Then David went to his palace in Jerusalem. 23:4 David said, “Of these, 24,000 are to direct the work of the Lord’s temple; 6,000 are to be officials and judges; 23:5 4,000 are to be gatekeepers; and 4,000 are to praise the Lord with the instruments I supplied for worship.” 23:6 David divided them into groups corresponding to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. 15:16 So the king and all the members of his royal court set out on foot, though the king left behind ten concubines to attend to the palace. The battle took place in the forest of Ephraim. With pure motives I contribute all this; and now I look with joy as your people who have gathered here contribute to you. Then those who hate me will see it and be ashamed, for you, O Lord, will help me and comfort me. 28:3 But God said to me, ‘You must not build a temple to honor me, for you are a warrior and have spilled blood.’ 28:4 The Lord God of Israel chose me out of my father’s entire family to become king over Israel and have a permanent dynasty. 4:1 For the music director, to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a psalm of David. David was nervous that his sin of adultery would now be found out. There were consequences for David. Home » Law » What was God’s punishment for the sin of David and Bathsheba? Once again a foolish man attacked Your chosen leader and once again he paid with his life. And you would be considered one of the fools in Israel! (Selah). He went to her and had marital relations with her. The following men were assigned this responsibility: 25:2 From the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah, and Asarelah. 109:25 I am disdained by them. David bears shame (2 Sam 12:11-14) The consequence of David’s sin is his shameful humiliation. The child born to him by Bathsheba became sick and died; and calamity never left David’s household. 21:1 An adversary opposed Israel, inciting David to count how many warriors Israel had. When have you observed a leader’s indecision leading to others filling the vacuum and a resulting confusion of authority and of vision? This was his policy with all the Ammonite cities. 11:2 One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of his palace. 14:30 So he said to his servants, “Look, Joab has a portion of field adjacent to mine and he has some barley there. The king and all his servants wept loudly as well. 145:15 Everything looks to you in anticipation, and you provide them with food on a regular basis. My lord the king has returned safely to his house!”, 19:31 Now when Barzillai the Gileadite had come down from Rogelim, he crossed the Jordan with the king so he could send him on his way from there. 113:2 May the Lord’s name be praised now and forevermore! Don’t be afraid and don’t panic! Get in bed with me, my sister!”, 13:12 But she said to him, “No, my brother! When evil goes unpunished the disease of injustice spreads like cancer, which is why in Your perfect wisdom You established a system of justice. Ephraim is my helmet, Judah my royal scepter. If he curses because the Lord has said to him, ‘Curse David!’, who can say to him, ‘Why have you done this?’” 16:11 Then David said to Abishai and to all his servants, “My own son, my very own flesh and blood, is trying to take my life. 138:8 The Lord avenges me. 4:8 I will lie down and sleep peacefully, for you, Lord, make me safe and secure. 13:10 Then Amnon said to Tamar, “Bring the cakes into the bedroom; then I will eat from your hand.” So Tamar took the cakes that she had prepared and brought them to her brother Amnon in the bedroom. 17:24 Meanwhile David had gone to Mahanaim, while Absalom and all the men of Israel had crossed the Jordan River. He will never allow the godly to be upended. They smash me into the ground. You are attempting to destroy an important city in Israel. He said to Nathan, “As surely as the Lord lives, the man who did this deserves to die! It may be something involving money or relationships, substance abuse or angry revenge, compromising with the world for to earn the approval of others, or something else. This disaster will be worse for you than any disaster that has overtaken you from your youth right to the present time!”. But we forced them to retreat all the way to the door of the city gate. Listen up! He did not go down to his house. 25:19 the twelfth to Hashabiah and his sons and relatives – twelve in all. 12:4 They say, “We speak persuasively; we know how to flatter and boast. Tomorrow I will send you back.” So Uriah stayed in Jerusalem both that day and the following one. Psalm 145 by David was praise “The Lord is great and certainly worthy of praise!” with wisdom “The Lord is near all who cry out to him, all who cry out to him sincerely.”. My son, my son, Absalom! 28:7 The Lord strengthens and protects me; I trust in him with all my heart. You alone are God. He ate and drank with him, and got him drunk. 2 Samuel xix. 116:14 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord before all his people. 28:13 He gave him the regulations for the divisions of priests and Levites, for all the assigned responsibilities within the Lord’s temple, and for all the items used in the service of the Lord’s temple. God was angry with Israel because of this, so the number was not recorded in the scroll called The Annals of King David. I will enter through them and give thanks to the Lord. Then David… 99:2 The Lord is elevated in Zion; he is exalted over all the nations. David joined his armies and they routed the Arameans who negotiated peace and became David’s subjects. But what David had done upset the Lord. 16:23 In those days Ahithophel’s advice was considered as valuable as a prophetic revelation. For the people heard on that day, “The king is grieved over his son.” 19:3 That day the people stole away to go to the city the way people who are embarrassed steal away in fleeing from battle. 12:10 So now the sword will never depart from your house. Lord, how quickly we go from intimacy with You to rebellion, because our flesh is weak and the constancy of our awareness of You falters. 19:35 I am presently eighty years old. You possess strength and might to magnify and give strength to all. There a man from Saul’s extended family named Shimei son of Gera came out, yelling curses as he approached. 110:6 He executes judgment against the nations; he fills the valleys with corpses; he shatters their heads over the vast battlefield. Why should I fast? David sent out three commanders, each of one-third of the huge army that had gathered around him. 12:23 But now he is dead. David's plan to frustrate the counsel of Ahithophel to Absalom via Hushai worked as planned and the proud Ahithophel could not bear the shame of being ignored. God uses David’s family—usually the source of one’s honor—to bring about the shame. To David, his actions on that fateful spring night seemed trivial, just a momentary pause in an otherwise pious life. Then Joab and his brother Abishai pursued Sheba son of Bicri. 5:3 Lord, in the morning you will hear me; in the morning I will present my case to you and then wait expectantly for an answer. (See 1 Samuel 11) Prepared by David M. Colburn and edited for bible.org in August of 2012. 40:11 O Lord, you do not withhold your compassion from me. 13:9 But when she took the pan and set it before him, he refused to eat. If the Lord does not build a house, then those who build it work in vain. 51:16 Certainly you do not want a sacrifice, or else I would offer it; you do not desire a burnt sacrifice. The entire army will return unharmed.”, 17:4 This seemed like a good idea to Absalom and to all the leaders of Israel. So the two of them quickly departed and went to the house of a man in Bahurim. The conspiracy was gaining momentum, and the people were starting to side with Absalom. There is no mention of David courting Bathsheba, getting … From his heavenly temple he heard my voice; he listened to my cry for help. 3:4 To the Lord I cried out, and he answered me from his holy hill. King David had an illicit interaction with Bathsheba, wife of a soldier under his authority. But God punished David and brought upon him the evil consequences of his sin to teach us the pure character of God’s Law. He still sent for her and had an affair. I will confess, repent, ask forgiveness, make restitution (as may be appropriate), and invest in the ministry of reconciliation. Absalom conspired against his father, King David, and in secret began a campaign to replace in him in the hearts of the people. 62:6 He alone is my protector and deliverer. David murders Bathsheba’s husband (who was one of David’s Mighty Men). 29:21 The next day they made sacrifices and offered burnt sacrifices to the Lord (1,000 bulls, 1,000 rams, 1,000 lambs), along with their accompanying drink offerings and many other sacrifices for all Israel. 18:22 Ahimaaz the son of Zadok again spoke to Joab, “Whatever happens, let me go after the Cushite.” But Joab said, “Why is it that you want to go, my son? He praised the Lord God for all that He had done but petitioned Him to return and to lead their armies as they were troubled in battle for His absence. Joab stuck three spears into Absalom’s stomach and then his ten armor bearers killed him with their swords, then buried him under rocks. 145:10 All he has made will give thanks to the Lord. This is a BibleSeven Study. 38:3 My whole body is sick because of your judgment; I am deprived of health because of my sin. When the servant who was the watchman looked up, he saw many people coming from the west on a road beside the hill. I will give instructions concerning your situation.” 14:9 The Tekoan woman said to the king, “My lord the king, let any blame fall on me and on the house of my father. Suggested Reading Today I will read my Bible, spend time in prayerful reflection, and listen for the guidance of the Holy Spirit. You godly ones, rejoice in the Lord! 116:4 I called on the name of the Lord, “Please Lord, rescue my life!”. Absalom killed Amnon his brother, and then Absalom was killed. You are not going to die. When have you observed the failures of a leader bringing harm to those whom they led? Notable phrases were that he took shelter in the Lord, a parallel to his shelter in the cave, and that the Lord might cover the whole earth with His splendor. Give the ambiguities it may not be necessary to postulate either with certainty but rather that the adversary was David’s chronic personal insecurity, that his lack of faith created an adversarial relationship with the Lord God, so He then incited David to go ahead and conduct the census and bring trouble to his kingdom. 109:16 For he never bothered to show kindness; he harassed the oppressed and needy, and killed the disheartened. 22:3 My God is my rocky summit where I take shelter, my shield, the horn that saves me, my stronghold,my refuge, my savior. 13:17 He called his personal attendant and said to him, “Take this woman out of my sight and lock the door behind her!” 13:18 (Now she was wearing a long robe, for this is what the king’s virgin daughters used to wear.) 143:5 I recall the old days; I meditate on all you have done; I reflect on your accomplishments. 24:19 This was the order in which they carried out their assigned responsibilities when they entered the Lord’s temple, according to the regulations given them by their ancestor Aaron, just as the Lord God of Israel had instructed him. David wanting Uriah to take a break from the battle and encouraging him to sleep with Bathsheba but Uriah’s vow not to sleep with a woman during war is stronger than David’s permission to break that vow. 40:10 I have not failed to tell about your justice; I spoke about your reliability and deliverance; I have not neglected to tell the great assembly about your loyal love and faithfulness. Do whatever seems appropriate to you. They carried it back to David, but he refused to drink it. Do not put false confidence in what you can gain by robbery! Among those who greeted him were Shimei, the distant relative of Saul who had thrown stones and curse him as he fled, but David rebuked those who wished to kill him and instead accepted his confession and repentance and observed that it was time for healing. Were God’s people allowed to spend their tithes on food and feasting (Deut. From the story, we can learn several key takeaways. Lord, You never change, Your character and characteristics are not subject to the things of Your creation – people or place or time. Today I will pray for the one whom the Holy Spirit has identified, I will find a way to deal with them more gently than my flesh desires, and I will continue to pray as I patiently await the Lord’s work in their heart – and in mine. 26:8 All these were the descendants of Obed-Edom. 23:18 Abishai son of Zeruiah, the brother of Joab, was head of the three. For I swear by the Lord that if you don’t go out there, not a single man will stay here with you tonight! On that occasion Sibbekai the Hushathite killed Saph, who was one of the descendants of Rapha. What further claim do I have to ask the king for anything?”, 19:29 Then the king replied to him, “Why should you continue speaking like this? 22:2 He said: “The Lord is my high ridge, my stronghold, my deliverer. (That is why Saul’s son got angry at Abner’s remark) In this case, Absalom was making a major game move sleeping with the concubines. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you a situation where He wants you to deal gently with someone who stands in opposition to you because He intends to lead that person to repentance and to make of them an ally in the Lord’s service, to reveal to you a giant in your life that needs to be dealt with, and to show you the big and small picture of the Lord God’s role in your life. 55:19 God, the one who has reigned as king from long ago, will hear and humiliate them. Don’t anoint yourself with oil. 139:12 even the darkness is not too dark for you to see, and the night is as bright as day; darkness and light are the same to you. 24:5 They divided them by lots, for there were officials of the holy place and officials designated by God among the descendants of both Eleazar and Ithamar. 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