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2 Samuel 12:16-17

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12:16 Then David prayed to 1  God for the child and fasted. 2  He would even 3  go and spend the night lying on the ground. 12:17 The elders of his house stood over him and tried to lift him from the ground, but he was unwilling, and refused to eat food with them.

1 tn Heb “sought” or “searched for.”

2 tn Heb “and David fasted.”

3 tn The three Hebrew verbs that follow in this verse are perfects with prefixed vav. They may describe repeated past actions or actions which accompanied David’s praying and fasting.



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