3:35 Then all the people came and encouraged David to eat food while it was still day. But David took an oath saying, “God will punish me severely 1 if I taste bread or anything whatsoever before the sun sets!”
2 Samuel 12:16Context
12:16 Then David prayed to 2 God for the child and fasted. 3 He would even 4 go and spend the night lying on the ground.
1 tn Heb “Thus God will do to me and thus he will add.”
2 tn Heb “sought” or “searched for.”
3 tn Heb “and David fasted.”
4 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.