2 Samuel 12:6
New International Version
He must pay for that lamb four times over, because he did such a thing and had no pity.”

New Living Translation
He must repay four lambs to the poor man for the one he stole and for having no pity.”

English Standard Version
and he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.”

Berean Standard Bible
Because he has done this thing and has shown no pity, he must pay for the lamb four times over.”

King James Bible
And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.

New King James Version
And he shall restore fourfold for the lamb, because he did this thing and because he had no pity.”

New American Standard Bible
So he must make restitution for the lamb four times over, since he did this thing and had no compassion.”

NASB 1995
“He must make restitution for the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing and had no compassion.”

NASB 1977
“And he must make restitution for the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing and had no compassion.”

Amplified Bible
He shall make restitution for the ewe lamb four times as much [as the lamb was worth], because he did this thing and had no compassion.”

Christian Standard Bible
Because he has done this thing and shown no pity, he must pay four lambs for that lamb.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Because he has done this thing and shown no pity, he must pay four lambs for that lamb.”

American Standard Version
and he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He shall pay for the ewe lamb fourfold, because he did so and he had no pity!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he shall restore the lamb seven-fold, because he has not spared.

Contemporary English Version
And because he didn't have pity on the poor man, he will have to pay four times what the lamb was worth."

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall restore the ewe fourfold, because he did this thing, and had no pity.

Good News Translation
For having done such a cruel thing, he must pay back four times as much as he took."

International Standard Version
He will restore the lamb four times its value, because he did this thing, and because he did it without compassion."

JPS Tanakh 1917
and he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.'

Literal Standard Version
and [for] the ewe-lamb he repays fourfold, because that he has done this thing, and because that he had no pity.”

New American Bible
He shall make fourfold restitution for the lamb because he has done this and was unsparing.”

NET Bible
Because he committed this cold-hearted crime, he must pay for the lamb four times over!"

New Revised Standard Version
he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.”

New Heart English Bible
He shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity."

World English Bible
He shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity!"

Young's Literal Translation
and the ewe-lamb he doth repay fourfold, because that he hath done this thing, and because that he had no pity.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Nathan Rebukes David
5David burned with anger against the man and said to Nathan: “As surely as the LORD lives, the man who did this deserves to die! 6 Because he has done this thing and has shown no pity, he must pay for the lamb four times over.” 7Then Nathan said to David, “You are that man! This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul.…

Cross References
Luke 19:8
But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, "Look, Lord, half of my possessions I give to the poor, and if I have cheated anyone, I will repay it fourfold."

Exodus 22:1
"If a man steals an ox or a sheep and slaughters or sells it, he must repay five oxen for an ox and four sheep for a sheep.


Treasury of Scripture

And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.

restore

Exodus 22:1
If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.

Proverbs 6:31
But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.

Luke 19:8
And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.

because

James 2:13
For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.











(6) Fourfold.--In exact accordance with the Law (Exodus 22:1; comp. Luke 19:8). The LXX. (in most copies "sevenfold," comp. Proverbs 6:31) and the Chaldee ("fortyfold") have expressed more of human indignation; but David knew the Law too well to change its terms.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Because
עֵ֗קֶב (‘ê·qeḇ)
Conjunction
Strong's 6118: A heel, the last of anything, result, compensation, on account of

he has done
עָשָׂה֙ (‘ā·śāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

this
הַזֶּ֔ה (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

thing
הַדָּבָ֣ר (had·dā·ḇār)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

and shown no
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

pity,
חָמָֽל׃ (ḥā·māl)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2550: To commiserate, to spare

he must pay
יְשַׁלֵּ֣ם (yə·šal·lêm)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7999: To be safe, to be, completed, to be friendly, to reciprocate

for the lamb
הַכִּבְשָׂ֖ה (hak·kiḇ·śāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 3535: Ewe lamb

four times over.”
אַרְבַּעְתָּ֑יִם (’ar·ba‘·tā·yim)
Number - fd
Strong's 706: Fourfold


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