2 Samuel 12:16

“David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Dauid therfore besought God for the childe, and Dauid fasted, and went in, and lay all night vpon the earth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

David therefore inquired of God for the child; and David fasted and went and lay all night on the ground.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So David made prayer to God for the child; and he took no food day after day, and went in and, stretching himself out on the earth, was there all night.
- Basic English Bible

And David besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night on the earth.
- Darby Bible

David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.
- Webster's Bible

David therefore begged God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night on the earth.
- World English Bible

and David seeketh God for the youth, and David keepeth a fast, and hath gone in and lodged, and lain on the earth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and as often as he went in, he lay all night upon the earth.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Samuel 12:16


12:16 Besought - Supposing the threatening might be conditional, and so the execution of it prevented by prayer. Went - Into his closet.


Discussion for 2 Samuel 12:16

  • Davis besought God for the life of his child. He loved his child. With hope of saving his child's life he fasted and prayed, if in fact God would save the child's life. God had already said the child would die....but Davis did what he thought God would be pleased with to change that outcome.

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