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2 Samuel 12:16

    2 Samuel 12:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    David therefore sought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night on the earth.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So David made prayer to God for the child; and he took no food day after day, and went in and, stretching himself out on the earth, was there all night.

    Webster's Revision

    David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.

    World English Bible

    David therefore begged God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night on the earth.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.

    Definitions for 2 Samuel 12:16

    Besought - Entreated; asked; called.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Samuel 12:16

    David - besought God for the child - How could he do so, after the solemn assurance that he had from God that the child should die? The justice of God absolutely required that the penalty of the law should be exacted; either the father or the son shall die. This could not be reversed.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Samuel 12:16

    The death of the infant child of one of the numerous harem of an Oriental monarch would in general be a matter of little moment to the father. The deep feeling shown by David on this occasion is both an indication of his affectionate and tender nature, and also a proof of the strength of his passion for Bath-sheba. He went into his most private chamber, his closet Matthew 6:6, and "lay upon the earth" 2 Samuel 13:31, rather "the ground," meaning the floor of his chamber as opposed to his couch.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Samuel 12:16

    12:16 Besought - Supposing the threatening might be conditional, and so the execution of it prevented by prayer. Went - Into his closet.