16 David pleaded with God for the child. He fasted and spent the nights lying(A) in sackcloth[a] on the ground.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Samuel 12:16 Dead Sea Scrolls and Septuagint; Masoretic Text does not have in sackcloth.

I will bow down toward your holy temple(A)
    and will praise your name(B)
    for your unfailing love and your faithfulness,(C)
for you have so exalted your solemn decree
    that it surpasses your fame.(D)

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