12 And she answered him, Nay, my brother, do not force [1] me; for no such thing ought to be done in Israel: do not thou this folly.

Other Translations of 2 Samuel 13:12

New International Version

12 "No, my brother!" she said to him. "Don't force me! Such a thing should not be done in Israel! Don't do this wicked thing.

English Standard Version

12 She answered him, "No, my brother, do not violateOr humiliate; also verses 14, 22, 32 me, for such a thing is not done in Israel; do not do this outrageous thing.

The Message

12 "No, brother!" she said, "Don't hurt me! This kind of thing isn't done in Israel! Don't do this terrible thing!

New King James Version

12 And she answered him, "No, my brother, do not force me, for no such thing should be done in Israel. Do not do this disgraceful thing!

New Living Translation

12 "No, my brother!" she cried. "Don't be foolish! Don't do this to me! Such wicked things aren't done in Israel.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Samuel 13:12

Commentary on 2 Samuel 13:1-20

(Read 2 Samuel 13:1-20)

From henceforward David was followed with one trouble after another. Adultery and murder were David's sins, the like sins among his children were the beginnings of his punishment: he was too indulgent to his children. Thus David might trace the sins of his children to his own misconduct, which must have made the anguish of the chastisement worse. Let no one ever expect good treatment from those who are capable of attempting their seduction; but it is better to suffer the greatest wrong than to commit the least sin.