Why does Jacob 2 say David was bad, and Dc132 says David was good (except Uriah)?
The “bad”ness comes from marrying someone whom it was not directed by God.
Solomon had like 3,000 wives, it was not a righteous thing.
D&c says: “and in nothing did they sin save in those things which they received not of me.”
“he hath fallen from his exaltation, and received his portion; and he shall not inherit them (wives) out of the world, for I gave them unto another, saith the Lord.”
Doesn’t seem to me it was saying he was “good.”
“Behold, David and Solomon truly had many wives and concubines, which thing was abominable before me, saith the Lord.”
This deals with how they took unlawful women and for the wrong reasons.
Jacob 2:30 shows it’s approved when for the right purposes:
“For if I will, saith the Lord of Hosts, raise up seed unto me, I will command my people; otherwise they shall hearken unto these things.”
Dc132 clarifies it was ok except for where it wasn’t:
38 David also received many wives and concubines, and also Solomon and Moses my servants, as also many others of my servants, from the beginning of creation until this time; and in nothing did they sin save in those things which they received not of me.
39 David’s wives and concubines were given unto him of me, by the hand of Nathan, my servant, and others of the prophets who had the keys of this power; and in none of these things did he sin against me save in the case of Uriah and his wife; and, therefore he hath fallen from his exaltation, and received his portion; and he shall not inherit them out of the world, for I gave them unto another, saith the Lord.
Speaking of Jacob Chap. 2. He was scolding those that chose to do those things out of lust.
But then he speaks to “the pure in heart” and tells them to follow what The Lord directs them to do. “O all ye that are pure in heart, lift up your heads and receive the pleasing word of God,” you’ll find it Jacob 3:2.
When the BofM was first published, the entire sermon was in chap. 2.
Dc132 was down by Jesus when the woman in adultery was taken and forgiven. 132 says forgiveness is that could be given once.