2 Samuel 12:4 NIV

4 “Now a traveler came to the rich man, but the rich man refrained from taking one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare a meal for the traveler who had come to him. Instead, he took the ewe lamb that belonged to the poor man and prepared it for the one who had come to him.”

Study tools for 2 Samuel 12:4

  • 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.