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2 Samuel 12:3 NIV

3 but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb he had bought. He raised it, and it grew up with him and his children. It shared his food, drank from his cup and even slept in his arms. It was like a daughter to him.

Study tools for 2 Samuel 12:3

  • 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.