Teshuvah Insights from Dovid HaMelech

The confession of Dovid HaMelech when confronted by Noson HaNovi.

When saying vidui, why don’t we use just the language that matches the severity of our violation, and not include the other terms for sin which imply some other, currently irrelevant level of transgression?  Discussion of the intentional quality of shogeg.

A failure of morality, not legality: Insights into Dovid HaMelech’s evaluation of the transgression of the sheep thief in Noson HaNovi’s parable.  This is the perspective that Tanach uses to evaluate and condemn him for his action with Bas-Sheva. 

Citations:  In addition to the commentary of the Vilna Gaon, this shiur references  Shmuel II, 12th chapter, Tehillim 32:5 with Rashi and Sefer Kol Eliahu, Sefer Minchas Chinuch mitzvah #364, Rambam Hilchos Teshuva 1:1, Sefer Lechem Mishneh on Rambam Hilchos Teshuvah 2:8.