Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

David therefore inquired of God for the child; and David fasted and went and lay all night on the ground.

King James Version

David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.

Holman Bible

David pleaded with God for the boy. He fasted, went [home], and spent the night lying on the ground.

International Standard Version

After this, the LORD afflicted the child that Uriah's wife had born to David, and the child became very ill. David begged God on behalf of the youngster. He fasted, went inside, and spent the night lying on the ground.

A Conservative Version

David therefore besought God for the child. And David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the ground.

American Standard Version

David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.

Amplified

David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted and went in and lay all night [repeatedly] on the floor.

Bible in Basic English

So David made prayer to God for the child; and he took no food day after day, and went in and, stretching himself out on the earth, was there all night.

Darby Translation

And David besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night on the earth.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

David, therefore, besought God for the child, and David fasted and went in and lay all night upon the earth.

Julia Smith Translation

And David will seek God for the boy, and fast a fast; and he came and passed the night and lay upon the earth.

King James 2000

David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.

Lexham Expanded Bible

David pleaded [with] God on behalf of the boy and David fasted. He went to spend the night and lay upon the ground.

Modern King James verseion

And David prayed to God for the child. And David fasted, and went in and lay all night upon the earth.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And David besought God for the boy and fasted and went and lay all night upon the earth.

NET Bible

Then David prayed to God for the child and fasted. He would even go and spend the night lying on the ground.

New Heart English Bible

David therefore begged God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night on the ground.

The Emphasized Bible

David therefore earnestly sought God in behalf of the boy, - and David kept a fast, and used to go in and pass the night, and lie upon the ground.

Webster

David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.

World English Bible

David therefore begged God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night on the earth.

Youngs Literal Translation

and David seeketh God for the youth, and David keepeth a fast, and hath gone in and lodged, and lain on the earth.

Themes

Afflicted saints » Examples of afflicted saints » David

Beds » Not used in affliction

Bereavement » Instances of » David » Of his child by bath-sheba

Children » Prayer in behalf of

Children » Prayers for » David, for the life of his child

Children » Death of, as a judgment upon parents » David's child by uriah's wife

David » King of israel » Death of his infant son (born from bath-sheba)

Diseases » God often entreated to cure

Family » Examples of fathers' love » David

Family » Parental prayers » David, for the life of his child

Family » Devotions » David, for the life of his child

Fasting » Examples of » Israel

Fasting » Of saints--exemplified

Fasting » Observed on occasions of » Private afflictions

Fasting » Instances of » Of david » Child » By bath-sheba

Fasting » Private afflictions

Fathers » Examples of fathers' love » David

Home » Examples of fathers' love » David

Home » Parental prayers » David, for the life of his child

Love » Examples of fathers' love » David

Love » Paternal » David

Love » Fathers » David

Mourning » For the dead » Lying on the ground

Parents » Prayers on behalf of children » Of david

Parents » Should pray for their children » When in sickness

Parents » Examples of fathers' love » David

Parents » Prayers » David, for the life of his child

Paternal love » Examples of fathers' love » David

Penitence » Instances of » David

Prayer » Causes of failure in » Sometimes refused because not in accord with the divine will

Prayer » Parental prayers » David, for the life of his child

Religion » Parental prayers » David, for the life of his child

Seven » Days » Fasts of

Worship » Parental prayers » David, for the life of his child

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּויד דּוד 
David 
Usage: 1074

אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

for the child
נער 
Na`ar 
Usage: 239

and David
דּויד דּוד 
David 
Usage: 1074

צוּם 
Tsuwm 
fast, at all
Usage: 21

and went in

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

and lay
שׁכב 
Shakab 
Usage: 210

לין לוּן 
Luwn 
Usage: 84

References

Context Readings

David Repents, But The Child Dies

15 So Nathan went to his house. 16 David therefore inquired of God for the child; and David fasted and went and lay all night on the ground. 17 The elders of his household stood beside him in order to raise him up from the ground, but he was unwilling and would not eat food with them.



Cross References

2 Samuel 13:31

Then the king arose, tore his clothes and lay on the ground; and all his servants were standing by with clothes torn.

2 Samuel 12:22

He said, "While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, 'Who knows, the LORD may be gracious to me, that the child may live.'

1 Kings 21:27

It came about when Ahab heard these words, that he tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and fasted, and he lay in sackcloth and went about despondently.

Esther 4:16

"Go, assemble all the Jews who are found in Susa, and fast for me; do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my maidens also will fast in the same way. And thus I will go in to the king, which is not according to the law; and if I perish, I perish."

Job 20:12-14

"Though evil is sweet in his mouth And he hides it under his tongue,

Psalm 50:15

Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me."

Psalm 69:10

When I wept in my soul with fasting, It became my reproach.

Isaiah 22:12

Therefore in that day the Lord GOD of hosts called you to weeping, to wailing, To shaving the head and to wearing sackcloth.

Isaiah 26:16

O LORD, they sought You in distress; They could only whisper a prayer, Your chastening was upon them.

Joel 2:12-14

"Yet even now," declares the LORD, "Return to Me with all your heart, And with fasting, weeping and mourning;

Jonah 3:9

"Who knows, God may turn and relent and withdraw His burning anger so that we will not perish."

Acts 9:9

And he was three days without sight, and neither ate nor drank.

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