Parallel Bible results for 2 Samuel 12:14-23

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2 Samuel 12:14-23

NIV 14 But because by doing this you have shown utter contempt for the LORD, the son born to you will die.” NIV 14 But because by doing this you have shown utter contempt for the LORD, the son born to you will die.” NIV 15 After Nathan had gone home, the LORD struck the child that Uriah’s wife had borne to David, and he became ill. NIV 15 After Nathan had gone home, the LORD struck the child that Uriah’s wife had borne to David, and he became ill. NIV 16 David pleaded with God for the child. He fasted and spent the nights lying in sackcloth on the ground. NIV 16 David pleaded with God for the child. He fasted and spent the nights lying in sackcloth on the ground. NIV 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. NIV 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. NIV 18 On the seventh day the child died. David’s attendants were afraid to tell him that the child was dead, for they thought, “While the child was still living, he wouldn’t listen to us when we spoke to him. How can we now tell him the child is dead? He may do something desperate.” NIV 18 On the seventh day the child died. David’s attendants were afraid to tell him that the child was dead, for they thought, “While the child was still living, he wouldn’t listen to us when we spoke to him. How can we now tell him the child is dead? He may do something desperate.” NIV 19 David noticed that his attendants were whispering among themselves, and he realized the child was dead. “Is the child dead?” he asked. “Yes,” they replied, “he is dead.” NIV 19 David noticed that his attendants were whispering among themselves, and he realized the child was dead. “Is the child dead?” he asked. “Yes,” they replied, “he is dead.” NIV 20 Then David got up from the ground. After he had washed, put on lotions and changed his clothes, he went into the house of the LORD and worshiped. Then he went to his own house, and at his request they served him food, and he ate. NIV 20 Then David got up from the ground. After he had washed, put on lotions and changed his clothes, he went into the house of the LORD and worshiped. Then he went to his own house, and at his request they served him food, and he ate. 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!” 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!” 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.’ 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.’ NIV 23 But now that he is dead, why should I go on fasting? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me.” NIV 23 But now that he is dead, why should I go on fasting? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me.”

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