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2 Samuel 12:22 NIV

22 He answered, “While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept. I thought, ‘Who knows? The LORD may be gracious to me and let the child live.’

References for 2 Samuel 12:22

Study tools for 2 Samuel 12:22

  • 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.