New International Version
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.
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.
Darby Bible Translation
And the elders of his house arose, [and went] to him, to raise him up from the earth; but he would not, and he ate no bread with them.
World English Bible
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.
Young's Literal Translation
And the elders of his house rise against him, to raise him up from the earth, and he hath not been willing, nor hath he eaten with them bread;
2 Samuel 12:17 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
David - besought God for the child - How could he do so, after the solemn assurance that he had from God that the child should die? The justice of God absolutely required that the penalty of the law should be exacted; either the father or the son shall die. This could not be reversed.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryDavid and Nathan
'And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the Lord. And Nathan said unto David, The Lord also hath put away thy sin.'--2 SAMUEL xii. 13. We ought to be very thankful that Scripture never conceals the faults of its noblest men. High among the highest of them stands the poet- king. Whoever, for nearly three thousand years, has wished to express the emotions of trust in God, longing after purity, aspiration, and rapture of devotion, has found that his words have been before him. And this man …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Blessings of Noah Upon Shem and Japheth. (Gen. Ix. 18-27. )
The Preparatory Service; Sometimes Called the Confessional Service.
The Voice of Stern Rebuke
He said to the senior servant in his household, the one in charge of all that he had, "Put your hand under my thigh.
2 Samuel 3:35
Then they all came and urged David to eat something while it was still day; but David took an oath, saying, "May God deal with me, be it ever so severely, if I taste bread or anything else before the sun sets!"
2 Samuel 12:18
On the seventh day the child died. David's attendants were afraid to tell him that the child was dead, for they thought, "While the child was still living, he wouldn't listen to us when we spoke to him. How can we now tell him the child is dead? He may do something desperate."
My heart is blighted and withered like grass; I forget to eat my food.
Then the king returned to his palace and spent the night without eating and without any entertainment being brought to him. And he could not sleep.
Jump to PreviousAte Bread Chief Earth Eat Eaten Elders Food Ground House Household Order Raise Refused Rise Side Stood Unwilling Willing
Jump to NextAte Bread Chief Earth Eat Eaten Elders Food Ground House Household Order Raise Refused Rise Side Stood Unwilling Willing
Links2 Samuel 12:17 NIV
2 Samuel 12:17 NLT
2 Samuel 12:17 ESV
2 Samuel 12:17 NASB
2 Samuel 12:17 KJV
2 Samuel 12:17 Bible Apps
2 Samuel 12:17 Biblia Paralela
2 Samuel 12:17 Chinese Bible
2 Samuel 12:17 French Bible
2 Samuel 12:17 German Bible
2 Samuel 12:17 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.