New Living Translation
David begged God to spare the child. He went without food and lay all night on the bare ground.
King James Bible
David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.
Darby Bible Translation
And David besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night on the earth.
World English Bible
David therefore begged God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night on the earth.
Young's Literal Translation
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:16 Besought - Supposing the threatening might be conditional, and so the execution of it prevented by prayer. Went - Into his closet.
LibraryThat the Ruler Should not Set his Heart on Pleasing Men, and yet Should Give Heed to what Ought to Please Them.
Meanwhile it is also necessary for the ruler to keep wary watch, lest the lust of pleasing men assail him; lest, when he studiously penetrates the things that are within, and providently supplies the things that are without, he seek to be beloved of those that are under him more than truth; lest, while, supported by his good deeds, he seems not to belong to the world, self-love estrange him from his Maker. For he is the Redeemer's enemy who through the good works which he does covets being loved …
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great
The Unchangeableness of God
How the Poor and the Rich Should be Admonished.
Of Antichrist, and his Ruin: and of the Slaying the Witnesses.
2 Samuel 12:15
After Nathan returned to his home, the LORD sent a deadly illness to the child of David and Uriah's wife.
2 Samuel 13:31
The king got up, tore his robe, and threw himself on the ground. His advisers also tore their clothes in horror and sorrow.
When I heard this, I sat down and wept. In fact, for days I mourned, fasted, and prayed to the God of heaven.
Then the king returned to his palace and spent the night fasting. He refused his usual entertainment and couldn't sleep at all that night.
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