New International Version
He must pay for that lamb four times over, because he did such a thing and had no pity."
King James Bible
And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.
Darby Bible Translation
and he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.
World English Bible
He shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity!"
Young's Literal Translation
and the ewe-lamb he doth repay fourfold, because that he hath done this thing, and because that he had no pity.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The man - shall surely die - Literally בן מות ben maveth, "he is a son of death," a very bad man, and one who deserves to die. But the law did not sentence a sheep-stealer to death; let us hear it: If a man steal an ox or a sheep, he shall restore Five Oxen for an ox, and Four Sheep for a sheep, Exodus 22:1; and hence David immediately says, He shall restore the lamb Fourfold.
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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
But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, "Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount."
"Whoever steals an ox or a sheep and slaughters it or sells it must pay back five head of cattle for the ox and four sheep for the sheep.
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