2 Samuel 16:12
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New International Version
It may be that the LORD will look upon my misery and restore to me his covenant blessing instead of his curse today."

New Living Translation
And perhaps the LORD will see that I am being wronged and will bless me because of these curses today."

English Standard Version
It may be that the LORD will look on the wrong done to me, and that the LORD will repay me with good for his cursing today.”

New American Standard Bible
"Perhaps the LORD will look on my affliction and return good to me instead of his cursing this day."

King James Bible
It may be that the LORD will look on mine affliction, and that the LORD will requite me good for his cursing this day.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Perhaps the LORD will see my affliction and restore goodness to me instead of Shimei's curses today."

International Standard Version
Perhaps the LORD will take note of my troubles and return good to me instead of curses today!"

NET Bible
Perhaps the LORD will notice my affliction and this day grant me good in place of his curse."

New Heart English Bible
It may be that the LORD will look on my affliction and return good to me for his cursing today."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Maybe the LORD will see my misery and turn his curse into a blessing for me today."

JPS Tanakh 1917
It may be that the LORD will look on mine eye, and that the LORD will requite me good for his cursing of me this day.'

New American Standard 1977
“Perhaps the LORD will look on my affliction and return good to me instead of his cursing this day.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
It may be that the LORD will look on my affliction and that the LORD will requite me good for his cursing this day.

King James 2000 Bible
It may be that the LORD will look on my affliction, and that the LORD will repay me good for his cursing this day.

American King James Version
It may be that the LORD will look on my affliction, and that the LORD will requite me good for his cursing this day.

American Standard Version
It may be that Jehovah will look on the wrong done unto me, and that Jehovah will requite me good for his cursing of me this day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Perhaps the Lord may look upon my affliction, and the Lord may render me good for the cursing of this day.

Darby Bible Translation
It may be that Jehovah will look on mine affliction, and that Jehovah will requite me good for my being cursed this day.

English Revised Version
It may be that the LORD will look on the wrong done unto me, and that the LORD will requite me good for his cursing of me this day.

Webster's Bible Translation
It may be that the LORD will look on my affliction, and that the LORD will requite me good for his cursing this day.

World English Bible
It may be that Yahweh will look on the wrong done to me, and that Yahweh will repay me good for the cursing of me today."

Young's Literal Translation
it may be Jehovah doth look on mine affliction, and Jehovah hath turned back to me good for his reviling this day.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
16:5-14 David bore Shimei's curses much better than Ziba's flatteries; by these he was brought to pass a wrong judgment on another, by those to pass a right judgment on himself: the world's smiles are more dangerous than its frowns. Once and again David spared Saul's life, while Saul sought his. But innocence is no defence against malice and falsehood; nor are we to think it strange, if we are charged with that which we have been most careful to keep ourselves from. It is well for us, that men are not to be our judges, but He whose judgment is according to truth. See how patient David was under this abuse. Let this remind us of Christ, who prayed for those who reviled and crucified him. A humble spirit will turn reproaches into reproofs, and get good from them, instead of being provoked by them. David the hand of God in it, and comforts himself that God would bring good out of his affliction. We may depend upon God to repay, not only our services, but our sufferings.
Study Bible
Shimei Curses David
11Then David said to Abishai and to all his servants, "Behold, my son who came out from me seeks my life; how much more now this Benjamite? Let him alone and let him curse, for the LORD has told him. 12"Perhaps the LORD will look on my affliction and return good to me instead of his cursing this day." 13So David and his men went on the way; and Shimei went along on the hillside parallel with him and as he went he cursed and cast stones and threw dust at him.…
Cross References
Romans 8:28
And we know that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose.

Deuteronomy 23:5
"Nevertheless, the LORD your God was not willing to listen to Balaam, but the LORD your God turned the curse into a blessing for you because the LORD your God loves you.

2 Samuel 16:13
So David and his men went on the way; and Shimei went along on the hillside parallel with him and as he went he cursed and cast stones and threw dust at him.

2 Kings 19:4
'Perhaps the LORD your God will hear all the words of Rabshakeh, whom his master the king of Assyria has sent to reproach the living God, and will rebuke the words which the LORD your God has heard. Therefore, offer a prayer for the remnant that is left.'"

Psalm 25:18
Look upon my affliction and my trouble, And forgive all my sins.

Psalm 109:28
Let them curse, but You bless; When they arise, they shall be ashamed, But Your servant shall be glad.

Psalm 132:1
A Song of Ascents. Remember, O LORD, on David's behalf, All his affliction;

Proverbs 25:22
For you will heap burning coals on his head, And the LORD will reward you.

Proverbs 26:2
Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying, So a curse without cause does not alight.
Treasury of Scripture

It may be that the LORD will look on my affliction, and that the LORD will requite me good for his cursing this day.

the Lord

Genesis 29:32,33 And Leah conceived, and bore a son, and she called his name Reuben: …

Exodus 2:24,25 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with …

Exodus 3:7,8 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people …

1 Samuel 1:11 And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if you will indeed …

Psalm 25:18 Look on my affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins.

affliction. or, tears. [heb] eye
requite

Deuteronomy 23:5 Nevertheless the LORD your God would not listen to Balaam; but the …

Isaiah 27:7 Has he smitten him, as he smote those that smote him? or is he slain …

Matthew 5:11,12 Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and …

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love …

2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us …

2 Thessalonians 1:7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall …

Hebrews 12:10 For they truly for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; …

1 Peter 4:12-19 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is …

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