2 Samuel 12:23
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New International Version
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."


New American Standard Bible
"But now he has died; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me."


King James Bible
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.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
But now that he is dead, why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I'll go to him, but he will never return to me."


International Standard Version
But now that he has died, what's the point of fasting? Can I bring him back again? I'll be going to be with him, but he won't be returning to me."


American Standard Version
But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me.


Douay-Rheims Bible
But now that he is dead, why should I fast? Shall I be able to bring him back any more? I shall go to him rather: but he shall not return to me.


Darby Bible Translation
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.


Young's Literal Translation
and now, he hath died, why is this -- I fast? am I able to bring him back again? I am going unto him, and he doth not turn back unto me.'
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Context
David's Loss and Repentance

13And David said to Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said to David, The LORD also has put away your sin; you shall not die. 14However,, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born to you shall surely die. 15And Nathan departed to his house. And the LORD struck the child that Uriah's wife bore to David, and it was very sick. 16David therefore sought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night on the earth. 17And 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. 18And it came to pass on the seventh day, that the child died. And the servants of David feared to tell him that the child was dead: for they said, Behold, while the child was yet alive, we spoke to him, and he would not listen to our voice: how will he then vex himself, if we tell him that the child is dead? 19But when David saw that his servants whispered, David perceived that the child was dead: therefore David said to his servants, Is the child dead? And they said, He is dead. 20Then David arose from the earth, and washed, and anointed himself, and changed his apparel, and came into the house of the LORD, and worshipped: then he came to his own house; and when he required, they set bread before him, and he did eat. 21Then said his servants to him, What thing is this that you have done? you did fast and weep for the child, while it was alive; but when the child was dead, you did rise and eat bread. 22And 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? 23But 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.
Cross References
Genesis 37:35
And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down into the grave to my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him.


Job 7:8
The eye of him that has seen me shall see me no more: your eyes are on me, and I am not.


Job 7:9
As the cloud is consumed and vanishes away: so he that goes down to the grave shall come up no more.


Job 10:21
Before I go from where I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death;


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