2 Samuel 12:16
Good News Translation
David prayed to God that the child would get well. He refused to eat anything, and every night he went into his room and spent the night lying on the floor.

Contemporary English Version
So David went without eating to show his sorrow, and he begged God to make the boy well. David would not sleep on his bed, but spent each night lying on the floor.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David besought the Lord for the child: and David kept a fast, and going in by himself lay upon the ground.

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And David besought the Lord for the child: and David kept a fast, and going in by himself lay upon the ground.

besought

2 Samuel 12:22 And he said: While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept for him: for I said: Who knoweth whether the Lord may not give him to me, and the child may live?

Psalm 50:15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

Isaiah 26:16 Lord, they have sought after thee in distress, in the tribulation of murmuring thy instruction was with them.

Joel 2:12-14 Now, therefore, saith the Lord. Be converted to me with all your heart, in fasting, and in weeping, and mourning. . . .

Jonah 3:9 And let men and beasts be covered with sackcloth, and cry to the Lord with all their strength, and let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the iniquity that is in their hands.

fasted [heb] fasted a fast

Esther 4:16 Go, and gather together all the Jews whom thou shalt find in Susan, and pray ye for me. Neither eat nor drink for three days and three nights: and I with my handmaids will fast in like manner, and then I will go in to the king, against the law, not being called, and expose myself to death and to danger.

Psalm 69:10 And I covered my soul in fasting: and it was made a reproach to me.

Isaiah 22:12 And the Lord, the God of hosts, in that day shall call to weeping, and to mourning, to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth:

Acts 9:9 And he was there three days without sight: and he did neither eat nor drink.

lay all night

2 Samuel 13:31 Then the king rose up, and rent his garments: and fell upon the ground, and all his servants, that stood about him, rent their garments.

Job 20:12-14 For when evil shall be sweet in his mouth, he will hide it under his tongue. . . .

Context
David's Loss and Repentance
15And Nathan returned to his house. The Lord also struck the child which the wife of Urias had borne to David, and his life was despaired of. 16And David besought the Lord for the child: and David kept a fast, and going in by himself lay upon the ground.17And the ancients of his house came, to make him rise from the ground: but he would not, neither did he eat meat with them.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 12:15
And Nathan returned to his house. The Lord also struck the child which the wife of Urias had borne to David, and his life was despaired of.

2 Samuel 13:31
Then the king rose up, and rent his garments: and fell upon the ground, and all his servants, that stood about him, rent their garments.

Nehemiah 1:4
And when I had heard these words, I sat down, and wept, and mourned for many days: and I fasted, and prayed before the face of the God of heaven.

Daniel 6:18
And the king went away to his house, and laid himself down without taking supper, and meat was not set before him, and even sleep departed from him.

Additional Translations
David pleaded with God for the boy. He fasted and went into his house and spent the night lying in sackcloth on the ground.David therefore sought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night on the earth.

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

And David enquired of God concerning the child, and David fasted, and went in and lay all night upon the ground.

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

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

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

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

and David seeketh God for the youth, and David keepeth a fast, and hath gone in and lodged, and lain on the earth.
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