Parallel Verses

King James Version

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

New American Standard Bible

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

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

God
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

American

Easton

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

David Repents, But The Child Dies

15 And Nathan departed unto his house. And the LORD struck the child that Uriah's wife bare unto David, and it was very sick. 16 David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth. 17 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.



Cross References

2 Samuel 13:31

Then the king arose, and tare his garments, and lay on the earth; and all his servants stood by with their clothes rent.

2 Samuel 12:22

And he said, While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept: for I said, Who can tell whether GOD will be gracious to me, that the child may live?

1 Kings 21:27

And it came to pass, when Ahab heard those words, that he rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.

Esther 4:16

Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.

Job 20:12-14

Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue;

Psalm 50:15

And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

Psalm 69:10

When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.

Isaiah 22:12

And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth:

Isaiah 26:16

LORD, in trouble have they visited thee, they poured out a prayer when thy chastening was upon them.

Joel 2:12-14

Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:

Jonah 3:9

Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?

Acts 9:9

And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.

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