12:15 Then Nathan went to his home. The Lord struck the child that Uriah’s wife had borne to David, and the child became very ill. 1 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 “and the
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.