New Living Translation
And perhaps the LORD will see that I am being wronged and will bless me because of these curses today."
King James Bible
It may be that the LORD will look on mine affliction, and that the LORD will requite me good for his cursing this day.
Darby Bible Translation
It may be that Jehovah will look on mine affliction, and that Jehovah will requite me good for my being cursed this day.
World English Bible
It may be that Yahweh will look on the wrong done to me, and that Yahweh will repay me good for the cursing of me today."
Young's Literal Translation
it may be Jehovah doth look on mine affliction, and Jehovah hath turned back to me good for his reviling this day.'
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Commentary2 Samuel 16:12 Parallel Commentaries
I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting. T hat which often passes amongst men for resolution, and the proof of a noble, courageous spirit, is, in reality, the effect of a weak and little mind. At least, it is chiefly owing to the presence of certain circumstances, which have a greater influence upon the conduct, than any inherent principle. Thus may persons who appear to set death and danger at defiance in the hour …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1
Meditations for one that is Like to Die.
No Sorrow Like Messiah's Sorrow
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
But the LORD your God refused to listen to Balaam. He turned the intended curse into a blessing because the LORD your God loves you.
2 Samuel 16:13
So David and his men continued down the road, and Shimei kept pace with them on a nearby hillside, cursing as he went and throwing stones at David and tossing dust into the air.
2 Kings 19:4
But perhaps the LORD your God has heard the Assyrian chief of staff, sent by the king to defy the living God, and will punish him for his words. Oh, pray for those of us who are left!"
Feel my pain and see my trouble. Forgive all my sins.
Then let them curse me if they like, but you will bless me! When they attack me, they will be disgraced! But I, your servant, will go right on rejoicing!
A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem. LORD, remember David and all that he suffered.
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