2 Samuel 16:12
Good News Translation
Perhaps the LORD will notice my misery and give me some blessings to take the place of his curse."

Contemporary English Version
But if the LORD hears these curses and sees the trouble I'm in, maybe he will have pity on me instead.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Perhaps the Lord may look upon my affliction, and the Lord may render me good for the cursing of this day.

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Perhaps the Lord may look upon my affliction, and the Lord may render me good for the cursing of this day.

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Genesis 29:32,33 And she conceived and bore a son, and called his name Ruben, saying: The Lord saw my affliction: now my husband will love me. . . .

Exodus 2:24,25 And he heard their groaning, and remembered the covenant which he made with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. . . .

Exodus 3:7,8 And the Lord said to him: I have seen the affliction of my people in Egypt, and I have heard their cry because of the rigour of them that are over the works; . . .

1 Samuel 1:11 And she made a vow, saying: O Lord of hosts, if thou wilt look down, and wilt be mindful of me, and not forget thy handmaid, and wilt give to thy servant a manchild: I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and no razor shall come upon his head.

Psalm 25:18 See my abjection and my labour; and forgive me all my sins.

affliction.

Deuteronomy 23:5 And the Lord thy God would not hear Balaam, and he turned his cursing into thy blessing, because he loved thee.

Isaiah 27:7 Hath he struck him according to the stroke of him that struck him? or is he slain, as he killed them that were slain by him?

Matthew 5:11,12 Blessed are ye when they shall revile you, and persecute you, and speak all that is evil against you, untruly, for my sake: . . .

Romans 8:28 And we know that to them that love God all things work together unto good: to such as, according to his purpose, are called to be saints.

2 Corinthians 4:17 For that which is at present momentary and light of our tribulation worketh for us above measure, exceedingly an eternal weight of glory.

2 Thessalonians 1:7 And to you who are troubled, rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with the angels of his power:

Hebrews 12:10 And they indeed for a few days, according to their own pleasure, instructed us: but he, for our profit, that we might receive his sanctification.

1 Peter 4:12-19 Dearly beloved, think not strange the burning heat which is to try you: as if some new thing happened to you. . . .

Context
Shimei Curses David
11And the king said to Abisai, and to all his servants: Behold my son, who came forth from my bowels, seeketh my life: how much more now a son of Jemini? let him alone that he may curse as the Lord hath bidden him. 12Perhaps the Lord may look upon my affliction, and the Lord may render me good for the cursing of this day.13And David and his men with him went by the way. And Semei by the hill's side went over against him, cursing, and casting stones at him, and scattering earth.…
Cross References
Romans 8:28
And we know that to them that love God all things work together unto good: to such as, according to his purpose, are called to be saints.

Deuteronomy 23:5
And the Lord thy God would not hear Balaam, and he turned his cursing into thy blessing, because he loved thee.

2 Samuel 16:13
And David and his men with him went by the way. And Semei by the hill's side went over against him, cursing, and casting stones at him, and scattering earth.

2 Kings 19:4
It may be the Lord, thy God, will hear all the words of Rabsaces, whom the king of the Assyrians, his master, hath sent to reproach the living God, and to reprove with words, which the Lord, thy God, hath heard: and do thou offer prayer for the remnants that are found.

Psalm 25:18
See my abjection and my labour; and forgive me all my sins.

Psalm 109:28
They will curse and thou wilt bless: let them that rise up against me be confounded: but thy servant shall rejoice.

Psalm 132:1
A gradual canticle. O Lord, remember David, and all his meekness.

Proverbs 25:22
For thou shalt heap hot coals upon his head, and the Lord will reward thee.

Proverbs 26:2
As a bird flying to other places, and a sparrow going here or there: so a curse uttered without cause shall come upon a man.

Additional Translations
Perhaps the LORD will see my affliction and repay me with good for the cursing I receive today.”It may be that the LORD will look on my affliction, and that the LORD will requite me good for his cursing this day.

It may be that Jehovah will look on the wrong done unto me, and that Jehovah will requite me good for his cursing of me this day.

If by any means the Lord may look on my affliction, thus shall he return me good for his cursing this day.

It may be that Jehovah will look on mine affliction, and that Jehovah will requite me good for my being cursed this day.

It may be that the LORD will look on the wrong done unto me, and that the LORD will requite me good for his cursing of me this day.

It may be that the LORD will look on my affliction, and that the LORD will requite me good for his cursing this day.

It may be that Yahweh will look on the wrong done to me, and that Yahweh will repay me good for the cursing of me today."

it may be Jehovah doth look on mine affliction, and Jehovah hath turned back to me good for his reviling this day.'
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