New Living Translation
The rich man owned a great many sheep and cattle.
King James Bible
The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds:
Darby Bible Translation
The rich had very many flocks and herds;
World English Bible
The rich man had very many flocks and herds,
Young's Literal Translation
The rich hath flocks and herds very many;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:2 Many flocks - Noting David's many wives and concubines.
LibraryThat the Ruler Should not Set his Heart on Pleasing Men, and yet Should Give Heed to what Ought to Please Them.
Meanwhile it is also necessary for the ruler to keep wary watch, lest the lust of pleasing men assail him; lest, when he studiously penetrates the things that are within, and providently supplies the things that are without, he seek to be beloved of those that are under him more than truth; lest, while, supported by his good deeds, he seems not to belong to the world, self-love estrange him from his Maker. For he is the Redeemer's enemy who through the good works which he does covets being loved …
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great
The Unchangeableness of God
How the Poor and the Rich Should be Admonished.
Of Antichrist, and his Ruin: and of the Slaying the Witnesses.
2 Samuel 12:1
So the LORD sent Nathan the prophet to tell David this story: "There were two men in a certain town. One was rich, and one was poor.
2 Samuel 12:3
The poor man owned nothing but one little lamb he had bought. He raised that little lamb, and it grew up with his children. It ate from the man's own plate and drank from his cup. He cuddled it in his arms like a baby daughter.
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