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" 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? But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return... "
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The New American Bible

Brian Singer-Towns - Bibles - 2005 - 1486 pages
...and wept, thinking, 'Perhaps the LORD will grant me the child's life.' 23* But now he is dead. Why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me." 24Then David comforted his wife Bathsheba. He went and slept with her; and...
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From Genesis To Chronicles: Explorations In Old Testament Theology

Gerhard Von Rad - Religion - 286 pages
...questioning: While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, "Who knows whether Yahweh will be gracious to me, that the child may live?" But now he is dead; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me. (2...
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Book of Edward Christian Mythology: God Does Not Change

Edward G. Palmer - Religion - 2005 - 356 pages
...And he said, 'While the child was alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, who can tell whether the LORD will be gracious to me, that the child may live? But now he is dead; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.' "...
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God's Kingdom on Earth: A History of Mankind

Charles Anderson Godby, Jr. - Religion - 2005 - 528 pages
...for the child while he was alive, but when he died you arose and now you are eating. And David said, while the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept: For I said, thinking, Who knows? The Lord may be gracious to me and let the child live. But now he is dead. Why...
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Fasting and Prayers

Oneil McQuick - Religion - 2006 - 52 pages
...child, while it was alive; but when the child was dead, thou didst rise and eat bread. And he said, while the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept:...I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me." Here King David had slept with the wife of a chief soldier of his, Uriah....
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Living with the Epistle of James

Joel G. Gunderson - Religion - 2006 - 156 pages
...child while it was alive; but when the child was dead, thou didst rise and eat bread. And he said, While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept:...live? But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast?" (2Sam. 12:13-23) The word of our text is calling for the guilty to weep and howl now while they can...
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Family Unplanning

...son who died as a result of David's sin with Bathsheba. After a time of grieving, David declared; 23 But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me. David made the assumption that he would be able to both see and recognize his...
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Where the Road Begins

Nancy Dane - Arkansas - 2006 - 299 pages
...But you have family left that needs you. Simon stared into space. "'Now he is dead,' he quoted. 'Wherefore should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.'" Elijah recognized the words of King David grieving for Bathsheba's dead baby....
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The Same God?: Comparing the Bible with the Koran

J. Birney Dibble - Religion - 2006 - 202 pages
...fasted and wept, thinking, 'Perhaps the Lord will grant me the child's life.' But now he is dead. Why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me." In contrast to David's optimism: Ecclesiastes 3:19-20 — For the lot of man...
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Come and See: David and the Psalms

Joseph Ponessa, Laurie Watson Manhardt - Religion - 2006 - 202 pages
...knows whether the Lord will be gracious to me, that the child may live?' But now that he is dead; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me." 2 Samuel 12:22 Penitential Psalm 51 — The Church has identified seven of...
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