17 The elders of his household stood beside him to get him up from the ground, but he refused, and he would not eat any food with them.

Read 2 Samuel 12:17 Using Other Translations

And the elders of his house arose, and went to him, to raise him up from the earth: but he would not, neither did he eat bread with them.
And the elders of his house stood beside him, to raise him from the ground, but he would not, nor did he eat food with them.
The elders of his household pleaded with him to get up and eat with them, but he refused.