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2 Samuel 12:3


But the poor man had nothing except for a little lamb he had acquired. He raised it, and it grew up alongside him and his children. 1  It used to 2  eat his food, 3  drink from his cup, and sleep in his arms. 4  It was just like a daughter to him.


De 13:6; 2Sa 11:3; Pr 5:18,19; Mic 7:5

NET © Notes

tn Heb “his sons.”

tn The three Hebrew imperfect verbal forms in this sentence have a customary nuance; they describe past actions that were repeated or typical.

tn Heb “from his morsel.”

tn Heb “and on his chest [or perhaps, “lap”] it would lay.”

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