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2 Samuel 13:12

    2 Samuel 13:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And she answered him, Nay, my brother, do not force me; for no such thing ought to be done in Israel: do not thou this folly.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And she answered him, No, my brother, do not force me; for no such thing ought to be done in Israel: do not you this folly.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And she answered him, Nay, my brother, do not force me; for no such thing ought to be done in Israel: do not thou this folly.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And answering him, she said, O my brother, do not put shame on me; it is not right for such a thing to be done in Israel: do not this evil thing.

    Webster's Revision

    And she answered him, Nay, my brother, do not force me; for no such thing ought to be done in Israel: do not thou this folly.

    World English Bible

    She answered him, "No, my brother, do not force me! For no such thing ought to be done in Israel. Don't you do this folly.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And she answered him, Nay, my brother, do not force me; for no such thing ought to be done in Israel: do not thou this folly.

    Definitions for 2 Samuel 13:12

    Nay - No.
    Ought - Any one; any thing.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Samuel 13:12

    Nay, my brother - There is something exceedingly tender and persuasive in this speech of Tamar; but Amnon was a mere brute, and it was all lost on him.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Samuel 13:12

    Tamar's words are a verbal quotation from Genesis 34:7. The natural inference is that Tamar knew the passage in Genesis, and wished to profit by the warning that it contained. (Compare also 2 Samuel 13:13.)