2 Samuel 12:17
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English Standard Version
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.

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the ancients of his house came, to make him rise from the ground: but he would not, neither did he eat meat with them.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the elders of his house arose, and went to him, to raise him from the earth: but he would not, neither did he eat bread with them.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

But David had also sinned in committing adultery. It was therefore announced to him by Jehovah, "Behold, I raise up mischief over thee out of thine own house, and will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them to thy neighbour, that he may lie with thy wives before the eyes of this sun (for the fulfilment of this by Absalom, see 2 Samuel 16:21-22). "For thou hast done it in secret; but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before (in the face of) the sun." David's twofold sin was to be followed by a twofold punishment. For his murder he would have to witness the commission of murder in his own family, and for his adultery the violation of his wives, and both of them in an intensified form. As his sin began with adultery, and was consummated in murder, so the law of just retribution was also carried out in the punishment, in the fact that the judgments which fell upon his house commenced with Amnon's incest, whilst Absalom's rebellion culminated in the open violation of his father's concubines, and even Adonijah lost his life, simply because he asked for Abishag the Shunammite, who had lain in David's bosom to warm and cherish him in his old age (1 Kings 2:23-24).

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2 Samuel 3:35 And when all the people came to cause David to eat meat while it was yet day, David swore, saying, So do God to me, and more also...

1 Samuel 28:23 But he refused, and said, I will not eat. But his servants, together with the woman, compelled him; and he listened to their voice...

Cross References
Genesis 24:2
And Abraham said to his servant, the oldest of his household, who had charge of all that he had, "Put your hand under my thigh,

2 Samuel 3:35
Then all the people came to persuade David to eat bread while it was yet day. But David swore, saying, "God do so to me and more also, if I taste bread or anything else till the sun goes down!"

2 Samuel 12:18
On the seventh day the child died. And the servants of David were afraid to tell him that the child was dead, for they said, "Behold, while the child was yet alive, we spoke to him, and he did not listen to us. How then can we say to him the child is dead? He may do himself some harm."

Psalm 102:4
My heart is struck down like grass and has withered; I forget to eat my bread.

Daniel 6:18
Then the king went to his palace and spent the night fasting; no diversions were brought to him, and sleep fled from him.

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