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 2 Samuel 12:15 - 25
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   Book of 2 Samuel
   Chapter 12
12:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
After Nathan had gone home, the LORD struck the child that Uriah's wife had borne to David, and he became ill.
 
12:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
David pleaded with God for the child. He fasted and went into his house and spent the nights lying on the ground.
 
12:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
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.
 
12:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
On the seventh day the child died. David's servants were afraid to tell him that the child was dead, for they thought, "While the child was still living, we spoke to David but he would not listen to us. How can we tell him the child is dead? He may do something desperate."
 
12:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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David noticed that his servants were whispering among themselves and he realized the child was dead. "Is the child dead?" he asked. "Yes," they replied, "he is dead."
 
12:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then David got up from the ground. After he had washed, put on lotions and changed his clothes, he went into the house of the LORD and worshiped. Then he went to his own house, and at his request they served him food, and he ate.
 
12:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
His servants asked him, "Why are you acting this way? While the child was alive, you fasted and wept, but now that the child is dead, you get up and eat!"
 
12:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He answered, "While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept. I thought, 'Who knows? The LORD may be gracious to me and let the child live.'
 
12:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But now that he is dead, why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me."
 
12:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then David comforted his wife Bathsheba, and he went to her and lay with her. She gave birth to a son, and they named him Solomon. The LORD loved him;
 
12:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
and because the LORD loved him, he sent word through Nathan the prophet to name him Jedidiah. F33
 

FOOTNOTES:
F33 Jedidiah means loved by the LORD.

 
 

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