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2 Samuel 12:21 NIV

21 His attendants asked him, “Why are you acting this way? While the child was alive, you fasted and wept, but now that the child is dead, you get up and eat!”

References for 2 Samuel 12:21

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  • a 12:14 - An ancient Hebrew scribal tradition; Masoretic Text "for the enemies of"
  • b 12:16 - Dead Sea Scrolls and Septuagint; Masoretic Text does not have "in sackcloth" .
  • c 12:25 - "Jedidiah" means "loved by the " Lord"."
  • d 12:30 - Or "from Milkom’s" (that is, Molek’s)
  • e 12:30 - That is, about 75 pounds or about 34 kilograms
  • f 12:31 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.