2 SAMUEL 16:12

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“It may be that the Lord will look on mine affliction, and that the Lord will requite me good for his cursing this day.”

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2 Samuel 16:12 Translation & Meaning

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It may be אוּלַ֛י If not; hence perhaps It may be
that the Lord יְהוָ֖ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
will look יִרְאֶ֥ה To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) look
on mine affliction, בְּעֵונִ֑י Depression, i.e., misery affliction
and that the Lord יְהוָ֥ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
will requite וְהֵשִׁ֨יב To turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbial, again requite
me good טוֹבָ֔ה Good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well) good
for תַּ֥חַת The bottom (as depressed); only adverbially, below (often with prepositional prefix underneath), in lieu of, etc for
his cursing קִלְלָת֖וֹ Vilification cursing
this הַזֶּֽה׃ The masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that this
day. הַיּ֥וֹם A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) day

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  • 10  And the king said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah? so let him curse, because the Lord hath said unto him, Curse David. Who shall then say, Wherefore hast thou done so?

  • 11  And David said to Abishai, and to all his servants, Behold, my son, which came forth of my bowels, seeketh my life: how much more now may this Benjamite do it? let him alone, and let him curse; for the Lord hath bidden him.

  • 12  It may be that the Lord will look on mine affliction, and that the Lord will requite me good for his cursing this day.

  • 13  And as David and his men went by the way, Shimei went along on the hill's side over against him, and cursed as he went, and threw stones at him, and cast dust.

  • 14  And the king, and all the people that were with him, came weary, and refreshed themselves there.




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