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what 2 major sins did king david in the bible commit?

7 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    The Chosen probably gave the answer for which you are looking, as these two sins are those for which David was specifically punished by God.

    However, David committed *quite* a few other sins, including (but not limited to)

    1) Running a protection racket on his fellow Judaeans

    2) His intended murder of Nabal (brought short by the efforts of Nabal's wife, Abigail)

    2) Eating the "shewbread" from the altar, permitted only for the priests

    3) His adulterous affair with Bath-Sheba

    4) His attempt to cover up this affair, when she became pregnant, by calling Uriah (her husband) back from the war and suggesting that he stay with her (Uriah refused)

    5) His premeditated murder of Uriah, finally, as his previous plot to cover up the adultery failed (his punishment was the death of that son by her, and also the rebellion of his son Absalom and Absalom's taking of David's concubines in public)

    6) His taking a census of the people of Judah and Israel (his punishment was a plague which ravaged his kingdom)

    Also, because David was a "man of blood", he was not permitted to build the temple, but this is not clearly identified as a "sin", since God appears to have assisted David in nearly all, if not all, of his military endeavors. This may have more to do with a purity (clean / unclean) issue.


  • ?
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    King David Sins

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    I never understood this as well. On the one hand it is said that every soldier in those days gave a Get to his wife whenever he left to make sure, in case he dies that she can remarry - so the argumentation is that David did not sin as Batshewa was divorced when she was with him and G-d punishes him because the other people thought that he had sinned so he needed to be punished to prevent the others from doing bad things as they might have thought it would be allright if the king does that as well. But on the other hand, when her husband comes back and she is pregnant, he makes him die by putting him back to war in the front row and as he came back she somehow was not divorced as her husband was alive. Actually - I don't really know. Zvi, Allonyoav, where are you? Here's a question for you - help. =)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1.Adultery, commited with Bathseba, Uriah the Hittite's wife.

    2.He numbered/did a census (he let satan provoke him into numbering the men of military age). Which God was not pleased with.

    Source(s): KJV
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  • BugYA
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Adultery and murder.

  • 1 decade ago

    Murder & adultery.

  • angel
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    adultery and murder

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