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.
2 Samuel 14:14 KJV
For we will surely die and are like water spilled on the ground which cannot be gathered up again. Yet God does not take away life, but plans ways so that the banished one will not be cast out from him.
2 Samuel 14:14 NASB
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.
2 Samuel 14:14 NLT
Truly, without God’s initiative, we are lost cause. Jesus, our Ultimate King, saved us from our sins. Unlike David who allowed Absalom to return to Jerusalem but did not want his son in his presence, Jesus died for us and wants to have a fellowship with us until eternity.