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2 Samuel 12:16–17

16 David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and play all night upon the earth. 17 And the elders of his house arose, and went to him, to raise him up from the earth: but he would not, neither did he eat bread with them.

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2 Samuel 12:16–17 — The New International Version (NIV)

16 David pleaded with God for the child. He fasted and spent the nights lying in sackcloth on the ground. 17 The elders of his household stood beside him to get him up from the ground, but he refused, and he would not eat any food with them.

2 Samuel 12:16–17 — English Standard Version (ESV)

16 David therefore sought God on behalf of the child. And David fasted and went in and lay all night on the ground. 17 And the elders of his house stood beside him, to raise him from the ground, but he would not, nor did he eat food with them.

2 Samuel 12:16–17 — New Living Translation (NLT)

16 David begged God to spare the child. He went without food and lay all night on the bare ground. 17 The elders of his household pleaded with him to get up and eat with them, but he refused.

2 Samuel 12:16–17 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

16 David therefore pleaded with God for the child, and David fasted and went in and lay all night on the ground. 17 So the elders of his house arose and went to him, to raise him up from the ground. But he would not, nor did he eat food with them.

2 Samuel 12:16–17 — New Century Version (NCV)

16 David prayed to God for the baby. David fasted and went into his house and stayed there, lying on the ground all night. 17 The elders of David’s family came to him and tried to pull him up from the ground, but he refused to get up or to eat food with them.

2 Samuel 12:16–17 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

16 David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth. 17 And the elders of his house arose, and stood beside him, to raise him up from the earth: but he would not, neither did he eat bread with them.

2 Samuel 12:16–17 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

16 And David besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night on the earth. 17 And the elders of his house arose, and went to him, to raise him up from the earth; but he would not, and he ate no bread with them.

2 Samuel 12:16–17 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

16 David pleaded with God for the child; he fasted and lay on the ground all night. 17 The older leaders in his palace stood beside him to raise him up from the ground, but he was unwilling. And he wouldn’t eat with them. 

2 Samuel 12:16–17 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

16 David pleaded with God for the boy. He fasted, went home, and spent the night lying on the ground. 17 The elders of his house stood beside him to get him up from the ground, but he was unwilling and would not eat anything with them.

2 Samuel 12:16–17 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

16 David therefore pleaded with God for the child; David fasted, and went in and lay all night on the ground. 17 The elders of his house stood beside him, urging him to rise from the ground; but he would not, nor did he eat food with them.

2 Samuel 12:16–17 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

16 David pleaded with God on behalf of the boy and David fasted. He went to spend the night and lay upon the ground. 17 The elders of his household stood over him to lift him up from the ground, but he was not willing, and he did not eat any food with them.

2 Samuel 12:16–17 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

16 David begged God to heal the child. David didn’t eat anything. He spent his nights lying on the ground. 17 His most trusted servants stood beside him. They wanted him to get up from the ground. But he refused to do it. And he wouldn’t eat any food with them.

2 Samuel 12:16–17 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

16 David therefore inquired of God for the child; and David fasted and went and lay all night on the ground.

17 The elders of his household stood beside him in order to raise him up from the ground, but he was unwilling and would not eat food with them.


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