New Living Translation
But why should I fast when he is dead? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him one day, but he cannot return to me."
King James Bible
But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.
Darby Bible Translation
But now he is dead, why should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me.
World English Bible
But now he is dead, why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me."
Young's Literal Translation
and now, he hath died, why is this -- I fast? am I able to bring him back again? I am going unto him, and he doth not turn back unto me.'
2 Samuel 12:23 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:23 I fast - Seeing fasting and prayer cannot now prevail with God for his life. I shall go to him - Into the state of the dead in which he is, and into heaven, where I doubt not I shall find him.
LibraryThat the Ruler Should not Set his Heart on Pleasing Men, and yet Should Give Heed to what Ought to Please Them.
Meanwhile it is also necessary for the ruler to keep wary watch, lest the lust of pleasing men assail him; lest, when he studiously penetrates the things that are within, and providently supplies the things that are without, he seek to be beloved of those that are under him more than truth; lest, while, supported by his good deeds, he seems not to belong to the world, self-love estrange him from his Maker. For he is the Redeemer's enemy who through the good works which he does covets being loved …
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great
The Unchangeableness of God
How the Poor and the Rich Should be Admonished.
Of Antichrist, and his Ruin: and of the Slaying the Witnesses.
His family all tried to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. "I will go to my grave mourning for my son," he would say, and then he would weep.
You see me now, but not for long. You will look for me, but I will be gone.
Just as a cloud dissipates and vanishes, those who die will not come back.
before I leave--never to return--for the land of darkness and utter gloom.
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