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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.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

12:13 sinned against the LORD. All sin is ultimately against the Lord, though many others may be hurt as well. In addition to the murder of Uriah and the tragic consequences in David’s own family, he had “given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme” (II Samuel 12:14). Nevertheless, his attitude of confession and repentance is the God-ordained route to forgiveness and restoration (I John 1:9; Psalm 32:1-5).

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