Biblical Review; Intended as a New and Improved Commentary on the Bible; Wherein the Author Gives More Rational Interpretations of Subjects and Passages, Than Are Common in Other Works Having the Same General Purpose Volume 5
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ... 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. And Nathan said unto David, The Lord also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die. 14 Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto thee shall surely die. not necessary to suppose that Nathan the prophet made his visit to David, immediately after he 'had sinned. If he had done so, his purpose might have been apprehended before David had criminated himself. It is recorded here, so that the sin and the rebuke may be near together. It was often the case, that a man who kept flocks of sheep and goats, or herds of cattle, had his residence in the city, though his flocks and herds were in the country. The picture of the poor man's lamb is beautifully drawn. One does not wonder at David's anger. The conduct that aroused it was a great outrage--it represented a greater one. He shall restore four fold. That was the penalty, under the Mosaic law, for the larceny of a sheep. Ex. 22: 1. All the punishment, besides this, was threatened on the authority of David alone, on account of the aggravated circumstances. These were the worst part of the transaction. They stand for other circumstances more aggravated still. It is not necessary to take the parable of Nathan as in all respects a literal occurrence. It was substantially true, and that was sufficient The Lord put away his sin. He put it away, as he puts away all sins that are repented of. This is sometimes expressed by bearing sins. And to make this mean the same as the other form of words, it must be taken in the sense of bearing away. This is...
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