SEV Biblia, Chapter 11:25 Y David dijo al mensajero: Dirás así a Joab: No tengas pesar de esto, que de igual y semejante manera suele consumir el cuchillo; esfuerza la batalla contra la ciudad, hasta que la derribes. Y tú aliéntale.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Samuel 11:25 Verse 25. The sword devoureth one as well as another] What abominable hypocrisy was here! He well knew that Uriah's death was no chance-medley; he was by his own order thrust on the edge of the sword.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 25. Then David said to the messenger , etc.] Whom he dispatched again to Joab upon the delivery of his message: thus shall thou say to Joab ; in the name of David: let not this thing displease thee ; be not grieved, and cast down, and intimidated at the repulse he had met with, and the loss of so many brave men, and especially Uriah; for the sword devours one as well as another ; officers as well as soldiers the strong as well as the weak, the valiant and courageous as well as the more timorous; the events of war are various and uncertain, and to be submitted to, and not repined at, and laid to heart. David’s heart being hardened by sin, made light of the death of his brave soldiers, to which he himself was accessory; his conscience was very different now from what it was when he cut off the skirt of Saul’s robe, and his heart in a different frame from that in which he composed the lamentation over Saul and Jonathan: make thy battle more strong against the city, and overthrow it ; more closely besiege it, more vigorously attack it; assault it, endeavour to take it by storm, and utterly destroy it, razing the very foundations of it: and encourage thou him; which words are either said to the messenger to encourage and animate Joab in David’s name, which is not so likely that a messenger should be employed to encourage the general; or rather the words of David to Joab continued, that he would “encourage it”, the army under him, who might be disheartened with the rebuff and loss they had met with; and therefore Joab is bid to spirit them up, to carry on the siege with vigour.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 14-27 - Adulteries often occasion murders, and one wickedness is sought to be covered by another. The beginnings of sin are much to be dreaded; for who knows where they will end? Can a real believer ever tread thi path? Can such a person be indeed a child of God? Though grace be no lost in such an awful case, the assurance and consolation of it must be suspended. All David's life, spirituality, and comfort in religion, we may be sure were lost. No man in such a case can have evidence to be satisfied that he is a believer. The higher a man's confidence is, wh has sunk in wickedness, the greater his presumption and hypocrisy. Le not any one who resembles David in nothing but his transgressions bolster up his confidence with this example. Let him follow David in his humiliation, repentance, and his other eminent graces, before he thinks himself only a backslider, and not a hypocrite. Let no oppose of the truth say, These are the fruits of faith! No; they are the effects of corrupt nature. Let us all watch against the beginnings of self-indulgence, and keep at the utmost distance from all evil. But with the Lord there is mercy and plenteous redemption. He will cast ou no humble, penitent believer; nor will he suffer Satan to pluck his sheep out of his hand. Yet the Lord will recover his people, in such way as will mark his abhorrence of their crimes, to hinder all wh regard his word from abusing the encouragements of his mercy __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew ויאמר 559 דוד 1732 אל 413 המלאך 4397 כה 3541 תאמר 559 אל 413 יואב 3097 אל 408 ירע 7489 בעיניך 5869 את 853 הדבר 1697 הזה 2088 כי 3588 כזה 2090 וכזה 2088 תאכל 398 החרב 2719 החזק 2388 מלחמתך 4421 אל 413 העיר 5892 והרסה 2040 וחזקהו׃ 2388