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And when David saw that his servants whispered,.... For they said the above to one another with a low voice, that he might not hear them, though in the same room with them:
David perceived the child was dead; he guessed it was, and that this was the thing they were whispering about among themselves:
therefore David said unto his servants, is the child dead? and they said, he is dead; for putting the question to them so closely, they could not avoid giving the answer they did, and which he was prepared to receive, by what he had observed in them.
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2 Samuel 12:19 But when David saw that his servants whispered, David perceived that the child was dead: therefore David said unto his servants, Is the child dead? And they said, He is dead.
Ver. 19. Is the child dead?] This he inquired, that if so, he might put an end to his prayers, which for the dead he knew was not only ineffectual but sinful. Note this against the Romanists’ Orate pro animabus, superstitious intercession for souls departed: as also against their Limbus infantium, whereof Pelagius was the first inventor, saith Peter Martyr.
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