1; Nathan's parable of the ewe lamb causes David to be his own
7; David, reproved by Nathan, confesses his sin, and is
15; David mourns and prays for the child while it lives.
24; Solomon is born, and named Jedidiah.
26; David takes Rabbah, and tortures the people thereof.
* A.M. 2970. B.C. 1034. An. Ex. Is. 457. the Lord.
7:1-5 24:11-13 1Ki 13:1 18:1 2Ki 1:3
* unto David.
11:10-17,25 14:14 Isa 57:17,18
* he came.
Ps 51:1 *title
* There were.
There is nothing in this parable which requires illustration.
Its bent is evident; and it was wisely constructed, by not
having too near a resemblance, to make David unwittingly pass
sentence on himself. The parable was in David's hand what his
own letter was in the hands of the brave Uriah. Nathan at
length closed in with him in the application of it. In
beginning with a parable he shewed his prudence, and great
need there is of prudence in giving reproof; but now he speaks
as an ambassador from God. He reminds David of the great
things God had designed and done for him, and then charges him
with a high contempt of the Divine authority, and threatens an
entail of judgments upon his family for this sin. Those who
despise the word and law of God, despise God himself, and will
assuredly suffer for such contempt.
14:5-11 Jud 9:7-15 1Ki 20:35-41 Isa 5:1-7 Mt 21:33-45
Lu 15:11-32 16:19-31