quarta-feira, 18 de julho de 2012

Biblical Stories: David and Bathsheba

alternate version: King David - Short story about King David and Bathsheba.

This is a video from a project aimed to teach children the Bible:

When touring on the palace roof, King David sees an attractive woman bathing on one of the rooftops of the city.
It's Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah the Hittite.

Uriah the Hittite, fighting in David's army, doesn't know that during his stay at the front David took Bathsheba to the palace and impregnated her.
David fears that the act of adultery will be revealed, and makes sure the Oriya the Hittite will not return from the battle
He takes Bathsheba, the widow, as wife and they had a son.

God is angry at David...

(Book of Samuel 12:1 - 12:13)

1 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.

2 The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds;

3 but the poor man had nothing save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and reared; and it grew up together with him, and with his children; it did eat of his own morsel, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter.

4 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.'

5 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 deserveth to die;

6 and he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.'

7 And Nathan said to David: 'Thou art the man. {S} Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel: I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul;

8 and I gave thee thy master's house, and thy master's wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that were too little, then would I add unto thee so much more.

9 Wherefore hast thou despised the word of the LORD, to do that which is evil in My sight? Uriah the Hittite thou hast smitten with the sword, and his wife thou hast taken to be thy wife, and him thou hast slain with the sword of the children of Ammon.

10 Now therefore, the sword shall never depart from thy house; because thou hast despised Me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy wife.

11 Thus saith the LORD: Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun.

12 For thou didst it secretly; but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun.'

13 And David said unto Nathan: 'I have sinned against the LORD.'

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