2 Samuel 16:12
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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.

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
Commentary
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

His cursing - Another reading has "my curse," i. e., the curse that has fallen upon me. David recognizes in every word and action that he was receiving the due reward of his sin, and that which Nathan had foretold.

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

Importance in Luke's History of the Story of the Birth of Christ
IT needs no proof that Luke attached the highest importance to this part of his narrative. That Jesus was indicated from the beginning as the Messiah -- though not a necessary part of his life and work, and wholly omitted by Mark and only briefly indicated in mystical language by John -- was a highly interesting and important fact in itself, and could not fail to impress the historian. The elaboration and detail of the first two chapters of the Gospel form a sufficient proof that Luke recognized
Sir William Mitchell Ramsay—Was Christ Born in Bethlehem?

Cross References
Romans 8:28
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those 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;

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