2 Samuel 16:12
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King James Version
It may be that the LORD will look on mine affliction, and that the LORD will requite me good for his cursing 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.

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.'

2 Samuel 16:12 Parallel
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King James Translators' Notes

affliction: or, tears: Heb. eye

Geneva Study Bible

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

(g) Meaning, that the Lord will send comfort to his, when they are oppressed.2 Samuel 16:12 Parallel Commentaries

Library
David and Jonathan's Son
'And David said, is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan's sake? 2. And there was of the house of Saul a servant whose name was Ziba. And when they had called him unto David, the king said unto him, Art thou Ziba? And he said, Thy servant is he. 3. And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet. 4. And the
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Godly are in Some Sense Already Blessed
I proceed now to the second aphorism or conclusion, that the godly are in some sense already blessed. The saints are blessed not only when they are apprehended by God, but while they are travellers to glory. They are blessed before they are crowned. This seems a paradox to flesh and blood. What, reproached and maligned, yet blessed! A man that looks upon the children of God with a carnal eye and sees how they are afflicted, and like the ship in the gospel which was covered with waves' (Matthew 8:24),
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Appendix 2 Extracts from the Babylon Talmud
Massecheth Berachoth, or Tractate on Benedictions [76] Mishnah--From what time is the "Shema" said in the evening? From the hour that the priests entered to eat of their therumah [77] until the end of the first night watch. [78] These are the words of Rabbi Eliezer. But the sages say: Till midnight. Rabban Gamaliel says: Until the column of the morning (the dawn) rises. It happened, that his sons came back from a banquet. They said to him: "We have not said the Shema.'" He said to them, "If the column
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life

Samuel
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book[1] of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Deuteronomy 23:5
Nevertheless the LORD thy God would not hearken unto Balaam; but the LORD thy God turned the curse into a blessing unto thee, because the LORD thy God loved thee.

2 Samuel 16:13
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.

2 Kings 19:4
It may be the LORD thy God will hear all the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God; and will reprove the words which the LORD thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that are left.

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

Psalm 109:28
Let them curse, but bless thou: when they arise, let them be ashamed; but let thy servant rejoice.

Psalm 132:1
A Song of degrees. LORD, remember David, and all his afflictions:

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