New Living Translation
The elders of his household pleaded with him to get up and eat with them, but he refused.
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;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:17 Elders - The chief officers of his kingdom and household. He would not - This excessive mourning did not proceed simply from the fear of the loss of the child; but from a deep sense of his sin, and the divine displeasure manifested herein.
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 …
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One day Abraham said to his oldest servant, the man in charge of his household, "Take an oath by putting your hand under my thigh.
2 Samuel 3:35
David had refused to eat anything on the day of the funeral, and now everyone begged him to eat. But David had made a vow, saying, "May God strike me and even kill me if I eat anything before sundown."
2 Samuel 12:18
Then on the seventh day the child died. David's advisers were afraid to tell him. "He wouldn't listen to reason while the child was ill," they said. "What drastic thing will he do when we tell him the child is dead?"
My heart is sick, withered like grass, and I have lost my appetite.
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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