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2 Samuel 12:22

22 He answered, “While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept. I thought, ‘Who knows?p The Lord may be gracious to me and let the child live.’q

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2 Samuel 12:22 — English Standard Version (ESV)

22 He said, “While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept, for I said, ‘Who knows whether the Lord will be gracious to me, that the child may live?’

2 Samuel 12:22 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

22 And he said, While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept: for I said, Who can tell whether God will be gracious to me, that the child may live?

2 Samuel 12:22 — New Living Translation (NLT)

22 David replied, “I fasted and wept while the child was alive, for I said, ‘Perhaps the Lord will be gracious to me and let the child live.’

2 Samuel 12:22 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

22 And he said, “While the child was alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, ‘Who can tell whether the Lord will be gracious to me, that the child may live?’

2 Samuel 12:22 — New Century Version (NCV)

22 David said, “While the baby was still alive, I fasted, and I cried. I thought, ‘Who knows? Maybe the Lord will feel sorry for me and let the baby live.’

2 Samuel 12:22 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

22 And he said, While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept: for I said, Who knoweth whether Jehovah will not be gracious to me, that the child may live?

2 Samuel 12:22 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

22 And he said, While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept; for I thought, Who knows? perhaps Jehovah will be gracious to me, that the child may live.

2 Samuel 12:22 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

22 David answered, “As long as the child was alive, I fasted and cried. I thought, ‘Who knows? The Lord may be gracious to me and let the child live.’

2 Samuel 12:22 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

22 He answered, “While the baby was alive, I fasted and wept because I thought, ‘Who knows? The Lord may be gracious to me and let him live.’

2 Samuel 12:22 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

22 He said, “While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, ‘Who knows? The Lord may be gracious to me, and the child may live.’

2 Samuel 12:22 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

22 He said, “When the child was still alive, I fasted and I wept because I thought, ‘Who knows? Yahweh may have mercy on me that the child will live.’

2 Samuel 12:22 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

22 He answered, “While the child was still alive, I didn’t eat anything. And I cried a lot. I thought, ‘Who knows? The Lord might show favor to me. He might let the child live.’

2 Samuel 12:22 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

22 He said, “While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, ‘Who knows, the Lord may be gracious to me, that the child may live.’