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2 Samuel 14:12-15

New American Standard Bible

Chapter 14

12 Then the woman said, 'Please let your servant speak a word to my lord the king.' And he said, 'Speak.' 13 The woman said, 'Why then have you planned such a thing against the people of God? For in speaking this word the king is like one who is guilty, in that the king does not bring back his banished one. 14 For we will surely die and are like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be gathered up. Yet God does not take away life, but makes plans so that the banished one will not be cast out from Him. 15 Now then, the reason I have come to speak this word to my lord the king is that the people have made me afraid; so your servant said, ‘Let me now speak to the king, perhaps the king will perform the request of his slave.
King James Version

Chapter 14

12 Then the woman said, Let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak one word unto my lord the king. And he said, Say on. 13 And the woman said, Wherefore then hast thou thought such a thing against the people of God? for the king doth speak this thing as one which is faulty, in that the king doth not fetch home again his banished. 14 For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither doth God respect any person: yet doth he devise means, that his banished be not expelled from him. 15 Now therefore that I am come to speak of this thing unto my lord the king, it is because the people have made me afraid: and thy handmaid said, I will now speak unto the king; it may be that the king will perform the request of his handmaid.
Christian Standard Bible

Chapter 14

12 Then the woman said, "Please, may your servant speak a word to my lord the king? ""Speak," he replied.
13 The woman asked, "Why have you devised something similar against the people of God? When the king spoke as he did about this matter, he has pronounced his own guilt. The king has not brought back his own banished one. 14 We will certainly die and be like water poured out on the ground, which can't be recovered. But God would not take away a life; he would devise plans so that the one banished from him does not remain banished.
15 "Now therefore, I've come to present this matter to my lord the king because the people have made me afraid. Your servant thought: I must speak to the king. Perhaps the king will grant his servant's request.
New Living Translation

Chapter 14

12 'Please allow me to ask one more thing of my lord the king,' she said. 'Go ahead and speak,' he responded.
13 She replied, 'Why don't you do as much for the people of God as you have promised to do for me? You have convicted yourself in making this decision, because you have refused to bring home your own banished son. 14 All of us must die eventually. Our lives are like water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God does not just sweep life away; instead, he devises ways to bring us back when we have been separated from him.
15 'I have come to plead with my lord the king because people have threatened me. I said to myself, 'Perhaps the king will listen to me
English Standard Version

Chapter 14

12 Then the woman said, “Please let your servant speak a word to my lord the king.” He said, “Speak.” 13 And the woman said, “Why then have you planned such a thing against the people of God? For in giving this decision the king convicts himself, inasmuch as the king does not bring his banished one home again. 14 We must all die; we are like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God will not take away life, and he devises means so that the banished one will not remain an outcast. 15 Now I have come to say this to my lord the king because the people have made me afraid, and your servant thought, ‘I will speak to the king; it may be that the king will perform the request of his servant.
New International Version

Chapter 14

12 Then the woman said, 'Let your servant speak a word to my lord the king.' 'Speak,' he replied.
13 The woman said, 'Why then have you devised a thing like this against the people of God? When the king says this, does he not convict himself, for the king has not brought back his banished son? 14 Like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be recovered, so we must die. But that is not what God desires; rather, he devises ways so that a banished person does not remain banished from him.
15 And now I have come to say this to my lord the king because the people have made me afraid. Your servant thought, 'I will speak to the king; perhaps he will grant his servant's request.
La Biblia de las Américas

Chapter 14

12 Dijo entonces la mujer: Permite que tu sierva diga una palabra a mi señor el rey. Y él dijo: Habla. 13 Y la mujer dijo: ¿Por qué, pues, has pensado tal cosa contra el pueblo de Dios ? Porque al decir esta palabra, el rey se hace como uno que es culpable, ya que el rey no hace volver a su desterrado. 14 Pues ciertamente moriremos ; somos como el agua derramada en tierra que no se vuelve a recoger. Pero Dios no quita la vida, sino designa medios para que el desterrado no sea alejado de él. 15 Ahora, la razón por la cual he venido a decir esta palabra a mi señor el rey, es porque el pueblo me ha atemorizado; por eso tu sierva se dijo: “Hablaré ahora al rey, tal vez el rey cumpla la petición de su sierva.
Nueva Biblia de las Américas

Chapter 14

12 Dijo entonces la mujer: “Permita que su sierva diga una palabra a mi señor el rey.” “Habla,” le dijo David. 13 Y la mujer dijo: “¿Por qué, pues, ha pensado tal cosa contra el pueblo de Dios? Porque al decir esta palabra, el rey se hace como uno que es culpable, ya que el rey no hace volver a su desterrado. 14 Pues ciertamente moriremos; somos como el agua derramada en tierra que no se vuelve a recoger. Pero Dios no quita la vida, sino designa medios para que el desterrado no sea alejado de él. 15 Ahora, la razón por la cual he venido a decir esta palabra a mi señor el rey, es porque el pueblo me ha atemorizado; por eso su sierva se dijo: ‘Hablaré ahora al rey, tal vez el rey cumpla la petición de su sierva.
Nueva Versión Internacional

Chapter 14

12 Pero la mujer siguió diciendo: ?Permita Su Majestad a esta servidora suya decir algo más. ?Habla.
13 ?¿Cómo es que Su Majestad intenta hacer lo mismo contra el pueblo de Dios? Al prometerme usted estas cosas, se declara culpable, pues no deja regresar a su hijo desterrado. 14 Así como el agua que se derrama en tierra no se puede recoger, así también todos tenemos que morir. Pero Dios no nos arrebata la vida, sino que provee los medios para que el desterrado no siga separado de él para siempre.
15 »Yo he venido a hablar con Su Majestad porque hay gente que me ha infundido temor. He pensado: “Voy a hablarle al rey; tal vez me conceda lo que le pida,
Reina-Valera 1960

Chapter 14

12 Y la mujer dijo: Te ruego que permitas que tu sierva hable una palabra a mi señor el rey. Y él dijo: Habla. 13 Entonces la mujer dijo: ¿Por qué, pues, has pensado tú cosa semejante contra el pueblo de Dios? Porque hablando el rey esta palabra, se hace culpable él mismo, por cuanto el rey no hace volver a su desterrado. 14 Porque de cierto morimos, y somos como aguas derramadas por tierra, que no pueden volver a recogerse; ni Dios quita la vida, sino que provee medios para no alejar de sí al desterrado. 15 Y el haber yo venido ahora para decir esto al rey mi señor, es porque el pueblo me atemorizó; y tu sierva dijo: Hablaré ahora al rey; quizá él hará lo que su sierva diga.
Biblia del Jubileo

Chapter 14

12 Y la mujer dijo: Te ruego que hable tu criada una palabra a mi señor el rey. Y él dijo: Habla. 13 Entonces la mujer dijo: ¿Por qué pues piensas tú otro tanto contra el pueblo de Dios? Que hablando el rey esta palabra, es como culpado, por cuanto el rey no hace volver a su fugitivo. 14 Porque de cierto morimos, y somos como aguas derramadas por tierra, que no pueden volver a recogerse; ni Dios hace acepción de personas, mas busca la manera para no echar de si al desechado. 15 Y que yo he venido ahora para decir esto al rey mi señor, es porque el pueblo me ha puesto miedo. Mas tu sierva dijo en si: Hablaré ahora al rey; por ventura hará el rey la palabra de su sierva.