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What is the difference (in the Hebrew) between 'sin' and 'sins' in Psalm 51:2 and Psalm 51:9?

In Psalm 51, David is clearly deeply penitent and stricken by the enormity of what he had done. It is evident that he blames none but himself, saying 'my transgressions' verse 1 ; 'mine iniquity' and '...
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Matthew 22 and Psalms 110. Did Jesus lose the original meaning? Was there ever such a thing as the original meaning?

What is the meaning of the footnote (a) in Psalm 110 in the NIV? Ps 110:1 The LORD says to my lord [(a) or Lord]: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.” How ...
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King David’s mother

“Turn to me and have mercy on me; show your strength in behalf of your servant; save me, because I serve you just as my mother did.” (Psalm 86, NIV) Is David’s mother named anywhere in the Bible? She’...
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Why did King David think his census was sinful? [duplicate]

King David entrusted Joab to "number Israel and Juda" (2 Sam. 24:1), then (v. 10): David's heart struck him, after the people were numbered: and David said to the Lord: I have sinned very ...
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What does it mean in 1 Samuel 17:15 when it says "but David went back and forth from Saul to feed his father's sheep at Bethlehem"?

What does this text mean 1 Samuel 17:15 "but David went back and forth from Saul to feed his father's sheep at Bethlehem" Because at this time he did not seem to be working for Saul, so ...
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Cow sacrifice over bull at anointing ceremony

1 Sh'mu'el 16v2, God tells the prophet to take a female cow specifically for the sacrifice that was going to take place at David's anointing. Any reason why it had to be a "female cow" ...
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Was the Tent of Meeting, "brought up" to the Temple of Solomon, the Mosaic Tabernacle in Gibeon, or was David's Tent brought?

1 Kings 8:4; 2 Chronicles 5:5 When all the elders of Israel arrived, the priests took up the ark, and they brought up the Ark of the LORD and the Tent of meeting and all the sacred furnishings in it. ...
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1 Chronicles 21, 1-2: David's numbering of Israel: is it a sin?

In 1 Chronicles 21,1-2, David is tempted by Satan to number Israel: And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel. And David said to Joab and to the rulers of the people, Go, ...
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Why was David afraid of the Sword of the Angel of the Lord if he went to the Tabernacle, which was then in Gibeon? -1 Chr. 21:29-30

The tabernacle of the Lord, which Moses had made in the wilderness, and the altar of burnt offering were at that time on the high place at Gibeon. But David could not go before it to inquire of God, ...
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Jesus' Lineage and Descent from David [closed]

Is Jesus' descent from King David through his mother or father? Since his father is not his biological father, I assume His lineage must be though his mother? And He must be descended from King David ...
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Understanding 1 Chr. 17:21 (2 Sam. 7:23) & Ams. 9:7, "What other nation have you redeemed?"

In David's prayer of thanks to God in 1 Chronicles 17:16-27 (2 Samuel 7:23), David asks, seemingly implying that no other nation has been redeemed by God: And what one nation on the earth is like ...
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Why was David allowed to take more concubines and wives from Jerusalem, during the establishment of his government, in direct violation of Deut, 17:17

Deut, 17:17a, specifically says:- "Neither shall he (the king) multiply wives for himself, lest his heart turn away" It seems that David was able to get away with almost anything when it ...
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Location of 2 Samuel 24 (David's Census)

2 Samuel 23:1 includes that last words of David, king of Israel. And yet, on the next page we have a story of the kingdom of David (2 Samuel 24) featuring the king himself, and also the prophet Gad ...
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Did the Philistines really witness David killing Goliath with a sling?

1 Samuel 17:1-3 KJV 1 Now the Philistines gathered together their armies to battle, and were gathered together at Shochoh, which belongeth to Judah, and pitched between Shochoh and Azekah, in ...
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Did David and Joab Kill 'Every Male in Moab' (1 Kgs. 11:15) or Every Other Male (2 Samuel 8:2)?

We are told in 2 Samuel 8:2 that: David... defeated Moab and measured them with a line. Making them lie down on the ground, he measured two lengths of line for death, and a full length for life. Thus ...
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Was Joab removed from his office after assassinating Abner?

2 Samuel 2 has Joab as the commander of David's army during David's 7-year reign at Hebron. 1 Chronicles 11 is about the conquest of the city of Jerusalem, at the beginning of the United Kingdom of ...
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Was David called YHWH?

And Jonathan said unto David, O Lord God of Israel, when I have sounded my father about to morrow any time, or the third day, and, behold, if there be good toward David, and I then send not unto thee, ...
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Was the biblical Re'em a unicorn?

The Re'em was a formidable animal. Mentioned 9 times in the Bible (Numbers, Psalms, Job, Deuteronomy). According to certain Judeo-Christian sources, Re'em was an aurochs (extinct in 1627, in Jaktorów ...
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What is the Significance of pointing out an insignificant Tent instead of a glorious Temple for the Gentiles to come to?

The words of the prophet are in agreement with this, as it is written: After this I will rebuild David's fallen tent. Its ruins I will rebuild, and I will restore it, that the remnant of men may seek ...
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What exactly was Saul's sin that caused God to reject him and punish him?

I see similar questions have already been asked about this passage but there was a lack of definite answer, some see it as a series of mistakes. I have been trying to understand the exact nature of ...
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On the Biblical Significance of Five

In Genesis 43:34, we learn that Benjamin was served five times as much food as his brothers were. Later, in Gen. 45:22, we read that Joseph, instead of giving Benjamin "a change" of clothes, ...
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Interpreting the Significance of the Stones, Sling, and Forehead in David's Slaying of the Philistine

Consider 1 Sam. 17, 48-51--- And when the Philistine arose and was coming, and drew nigh to meet David, David made haste, and ran to the fight to meet the Philistine. And he put his hand into his ...
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Did David choose the pestilence in 1 Chronicles 21:13?

After having sinned David is given three options from which to choose 1 Chronicles 21:12 NLT You may choose three years of famine, three months of destruction by your enemies, or three days of severe ...
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Why does Matthew call Bathsheba - Solomon's mother - "the wife of Uriah," (Mt.1:6) when the OT says she was the wife David?

In speaking of David becoming the father of Solomon, Matthew refers to Bathsheba as "the wife of Uriah" or "the one of Uriah" (τῆς τοῦ Οὐρίου), but 1 Samuel calls her simply David'...
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Did Bathsheba receive the Get referring to her husband when Uriah went to war? [closed]

And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias (Matt. 1:6 KJV) KJV Matthew 1:6 What is meant by the family relationship described in the ...
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Is it the same Nahash/Naas in 1 Samuel 12:12-13 And 2 Samuel 17:25?

1 Samuel 12:12-13 NASB 12 When you saw that Nahash the king of the sons of Ammon came against you, you said to me, 'No, but a king shall reign over us,' although the Lord your God was your king. 12 ...
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Did the proximity of the words "Abraham" and "David" in the first verse of Matthew's Gospel mean more than just "offspring" to early Jewish readers?

The Genealogy of Jesus Christ "This is the record of the genealogy[a] of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham" Net Matthew 1:1 tn Grk “the book of the genealogy.” The noun ...
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Would 'ruddy' described mean ruddy complexion being a Shepherd or because of genetic make up?

12 So he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, with beautiful eyes and a handsome appearance. And the LORD said, “Arise, anoint him; for this is he.” — 1 Samuel 16:12 All indications would be ...
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Who is the handmaid, and who is her son, in Psalm 86:16?

O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid. (Psalm 86:16 KJV) Reading this Psalm today today it struck that the psalmist describes ...
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Why is 1 Samuel 14:49-51 missing such a large portion of Saul's family?

1 Samuel 14:49-51 tells us that: 49 Saul’s sons were Jonathan, Ishvi and Malki-Shua. The name of his older daughter was Merab, and that of the younger was Michal. 50 His wife’s name was Ahinoam ...
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In I Kings 6:12, what specifically does the Lord mean by this phrase: “then will I perform my word with thee which I spake unto David thy father”?

I Kings 6:12-13 KJV “Concerning this house which thou art in building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and execute my judgments, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; then will I perform my ...
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Why did Ahimaaz the son of Zadok run ahead of the Cushite to Only provide good news about War Victory, & Not the Bad News about Absalom's death?

(2 Samuel 18:19-33) (New American Standard Bible 1995 ) 19 Then Ahimaaz the son of Zadok said, “Please let me run and bring the king news that the Lord has freed him from the hand of his enemies.” 20 ...
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Does Acts 13:22 misquote 1 Samuel 13:14 regarding David as "a man after God's own heart?"

In Acts 13:22 Paul speaks at Antioch in Pisidia and declares: When he [God] had removed him [Saul], he made David their king. In his testimony about him he said, ‘I have found David, son of Jesse, to ...
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In 1 Chronicles 22, is David lying when he says that the Lord said that he was barred from building the house of God because he was a man of war?

1 Chronicles 22:6-11 (KJV) 6 Then he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build an house for the Lord God of Israel. 7 And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my mind to ...
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Who are the two families mentioned in Jeremiah 33:24?

Initial the text had spoken of the release from captivity of the two houses of Judah and Israel KJV Jeremiah 33 : 7 And I will cause the captivity of Judah and the captivity of Israel to return, and ...
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What was King David thinking in Psalm 51:12?

In II Samuel 12:10-14, the prophet Nathan rebukes David for his sin(s) against Bathsheba and/or Uriah, and lays out God's punishment to David, that "the sword will never depart from your house&...
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Does "saved" mean the same thing in 2 Samuel 3:18 & Ephesians 2:8?

2 Samuel 3:18 speaks of David saving Israel: 18 Now then do it: for the Lord hath spoken of David, saying, By the hand of my servant David I will save my people Israel out of the hand of the ...
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Was David and Bathsheba's firstborn son, the one who died, the Christ? [closed]

The problem is this: David was told that the Messiah would come from his body (2 Samuel 7:12), and Matthew and Luke both record genealogies from David to Joseph. There are extra-biblical arguments ...
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Based on Jesus' Grainfield Logic in [Mark 2:23-26], what level of hunger permits people (like David/Disciples) to break commandments for food?

Did Jesus claim in Mark 2:23-26 that telling lies to get food is justified when 'hungry' (πεινάω)? He [Jesus] said to them, “Have you never read what David [Δαβίδ] did when he was in need and hungry, ...
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Are Psalm 41:1-2 & Psalm 51:11-12 referring to the same spiritual experience?

Psalm 42:1-2 (ESV): As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? Psalm 51:11-12 (ESV):...
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Did David and Saul have different afterlife theologies?

On the one hand, one could arguably say that David seemed to have believed that the dead were unconscious, based on what he said in Psalm 146:4 (YLT): His spirit goeth forth, he returneth to his ...
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Was Joab guilty of Uriah's death in 2 Samuel 11:14-17?

2 Samuel 11:14-17 ESV In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it by the hand of Uriah. 15 In the letter he wrote, “Set Uriah in the forefront of the hardest fighting, and then draw back ...
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Why was David rebuked for adultery and death of Uriah only in 2 Samuel 12?

After committing adultery David conceives a plan to get rid of Uriah.His plan involves getting the Israelites close to the wall of their enemies which culminates in the death of innocent men. 2 Samuel ...
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Why would being a "man of war" prevent David from building the temple of God (1 Chron. 22:8, 29:3, 1 Kings 8:18-19)?

There are several instances in the Old Testament (and one or two in the N/T) where we read that David was not allowed to build a temple for God: 1 Chronicles 22:8: "But the word of the LORD came ...
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In the Psalms, who is David asking God to save him from?

After David had committed adultery with Bathsheba and had Uriah murdered, Samuel laid out what God's judgment on David would be in II Sam 12:10-12,14. David would be beleaguered by people for his sin,...
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Did David's judgment between Mephibosheth and Ziba foreshadow Solomon's judgment between the two mothers?

In 2 Samuel 19, David asks Mephibosheth why he did not join him and Ziba when they fled from Absalom. Ziba claimed that Mephibosheth intended to claim the throne, and Mephibosheth claimed that Ziba ...
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Is there any scripture that supports the suggestion that Jesus's mother Mary was a descendant of King David?

I recently tried to research a question I had: "Why does the gospel of Matthew consider Jesus Christ to be a descendant of David even though Joseph was not his biological father?" Apparently ...
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Was David responsible for Saul's insane order to slaughter everyone in the city of Nob (1 Sam. 22:22)?

In the Book of First Samuel, David appears to take the blame for the massacre of the priests (and the entire city) of Nob: 1 Samuel 22:20-23: "But one son of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named ...
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Did David overreact to the theft of the poor man's lamb in 2 Samuel 12:5-6?

After hearing the story of the rich man who stole a lamb to feed his own visitor,David reacts by passing a death sentence 2 Samuel 12:5-6 NIV 5 David burned with anger against the man and said to ...
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When Jesus says "Come to me all you who are weary and heavy-laden," is he identifying himself as the Messiah by comparing himself with David?

In Matthew 11:28‭-‬30, Jesus says, "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." This language reflects 1 Samuel 22:2, where David gathered men who were in ...
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