17 And your servant thought, ‘The word of my lord the king will set me at rest,’ for my lord the king is mlike the angel of God to discern good and evil. 16 David therefore sought God on behalf of the child. 2 And Joab sent to v Tekoa and brought from there a wise woman and said to her, “Pretend to be a mourner and put on mourning garments. 15 After this Absalom got himself a chariot ... 2 Samuel 14. 12 It may be that the Lord will look on the wrong done to me,1 and that the Lord will repay me with good for his cursing today.” 12 She answered him, “No, my brother, do not violate1 me, for bsuch a thing is not done in Israel; do not do this coutrageous thing. Go back5 to the city in peace, with byour two sons, Ahimaaz your son, and Jonathan the son of Abiathar. There was no one to separate them, and one struck the other and killed him. 20 In order to change the course of things your servant Joab did this. 12 And while Absalom was offering the sacrifices, he sent for3 dAhithophel the Gilonite, eDavid’s counselor, from his city fGiloh. English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. And Absalom went in to his father’s concubines oin the sight of all Israel. And Jonadab was a very crafty man. 1 One day Jonathan the son of Saul said to the young man who carried his armor, “Come, let us go over to the Philistine garrison on the other side.” But he did not tell his father. How then can we say to him the child is dead? Go!” 4 And he said to him, “O son of the king, why are you so haggard morning after morning? And he brought out the spoil of the city, a very great amount. jWhy did you not go with your friend?” 2 Samuel 14 English Standard Version Absalom Returns to Jerusalem 1 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew that the king’s heart went out to Absalom. 25 Now in all Israel there was no one so much to be praised for his handsome appearance as Absalom. 35 Are not Zadok and Abiathar the priests with you there? Two lines he measured to be put to death, and one full line to be spared. 27 But Absalom pressed him until he let Amnon and all the king’s sons go with him. And the Moabites became servants to David and brought tribute. He is your brother; do not take this to heart.” So Tamar lived, a desolate woman, in her brother Absalom’s house. 14 r I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son. And the conspiracy grew strong, and the people with Absalom gkept increasing. 2 Samuel 14:11 Then she said, "Please let the king remember the LORD your God, so that the avenger of blood will not continue to destroy, otherwise they will destroy my son." 2 And Joab sent to v Tekoa and brought from there a wise woman and said to her, "Pretend to be a mourner and put on mourning garments. 10 The king said, “If anyone says anything to you, bring him to me, and he shall never touch you again.” 16 For the king will hear and deliver his servant from the hand of the man who would destroy me and my son together from (R)the heritage of God.’ 17 And your servant thought, ‘The word of my lord the king will set me at rest,’ for my lord the king is (S)like the angel of God to discern good and evil. 2 Samuel 14English Standard Version (ESV) Absalom Returns to Jerusalem 14 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew that the king's heart went out to Absalom.2 And Joab sent to Tekoa and brought from there a wise woman and said to her, “Pretend to be a mourner and put on mourning garments. "Joab sent to Tekoa" (2 Samuel 14:2). # [1 Kgs. But my lord has wisdom like the wisdom of (V)the angel of God to know all things that are on the earth.”. 5 And whenever a man came near to pay homage to him, he would put out his hand and take hold of him and kiss him. "Tekoa is the modern Khirbet Taqua about ten miles south of Jerusalem. "[3] Tekoa was famous as the residence of the great prophet Amos. 6 And he threw stones at David and at all the servants of King David, and all the people and all the mighty men were on his right hand and on his left. (C)Do not anoint yourself with oil, but behave like a woman who has been mourning many days for the dead. 2 And Joab sent to v Tekoa and brought from there a wise woman and said to her, “Pretend to be a mourner and put on mourning garments. The Lord your God be with you!”, 18 Then the king answered the woman, “Do not hide from me anything I ask you.” And the woman said, “Let my lord the king speak.” So Joab put the words in her mouth. Should it not be his son? 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. "Tekoa is the modern Khirbet Taqua about ten miles south of Jerusalem. 21 Then the king said to Joab, “Behold now, I grant this; go, bring back the young man Absalom.” But one thing I require of you; that is, g you shall not see my face unless you first bring h Michal, Saul’s daughter, when you come to see my face.” 14 Then David sent messengers to Ish-bosheth, Saul’s son, saying, “Give me my wife Michal, i for whom I paid the bridal price of a hundred foreskins of the Philistines.” 15 And Ish-bosheth sent and took her from her husband Paltiel the son of Laish. 1 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew u that the king's heart went out to Absalom. For in giving this decision the king convicts himself, inasmuch as the king does not bring (O)his banished one home again. 12:20; Ruth 3:3] Do not anoint yourself with oil, but behave like a woman who has been mourning many days for the dead. 3 But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David's brother. 14 We must all die; we are (P)like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. 21 Ahithophel said to Absalom, “Go in to lyour father’s concubines, whom he has left to keep the house, and all Israel will hear that you have made yourself a stench to your father, and mthe hands of all who are with you will be strengthened.” 26 And when he cut the hair of his head (for at the end of every year he used to cut it; when it was heavy on him, he (Z)cut it), he weighed the hair of his head, two hundred shekels[a] by the king's weight. rFrom the sole of his foot to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him. Go back and stay with the king, for you are a foreigner and also an exile from your home. Why should I fast? "Joab sent to Tekoa" (2 Samuel 14:2). 27 And Joab sent messengers to David and said, “I have fought against Rabbah; moreover, I have taken the city of waters. And I will take your wives before your eyes and give them to your neighbor, and he shall lie with your wives in the sight of this sun. 14 We must all die; we are jlike water spilled on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. Go quickly, lest he overtake us quickly and bring down ruin on us and strike the city with the edge of the sword.” Do not anoint yourself with oil, but behave like a woman who has been mourning many days for the dead. 18 Now she was wearing ea long robe with sleeves,3 for thus were the virgin daughters of the king dressed. 15 After this Absalom vgot himself a chariot and horses, and fifty men to run before him. 10 But the king said, c“What have I to do with you, dyou sons of Zeruiah? 10 Now therefore the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised me and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife.’ The weight of it was a talent4 of gold, and in it was a precious stone, and it was placed on David’s head. 13 As for me, where could I carry my shame? And the Lord gave victory to David wherever he went. 14 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew u that the king’s heart went out to Absalom. 6 So Amnon lay down and pretended to be ill. And when the king came to see him, Amnon said to the king, “Please let my sister Tamar come and zmake a couple of cakes in my sight, that I may eat from her hand.”. And when he asked, they set food before him, and he ate. 2 arrived weary at the Jordan. 2 And Joab sent to vTekoa and brought from there a wise woman and said to her, “Pretend to be a mourner and put on mourning garments. 8 So Tamar went to her brother Amnon’s house, where he was lying down. 11:6; 20:20; Amos 1:1 Tekoa and brought from there a wise woman and said to her, “Pretend to be a mourner and put on mourning garments. 2 And Joab sent to Tekoa and brought from there a wise woman and said to her, “Pretend to be a mourner and put on mourning garments. 2 # Num. Since Joab was reared near Tekoa, he probably knew the wise woman whom he asked to help him, at least by reputation. 26 But if he says, ‘I have no ypleasure in you,’ behold, here I am, zlet him do to me what seems good to him.” NIV: ESV: NASB: KJV: HCSB: 1 Joab son of Zeruiah knew that the king's heart longed for Absalom. 15 And the king’s servants said to the king, “Behold, your servants are ready to do whatever my lord the king decides.” 2 Samuel 8:14 14 Then he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom he put garrisons, b and all the Edomites became David’s servants. 17 And Absalom said to Hushai, “Is this your loyalty to your friend? NIV: ESV: NASB: KJV: HCSB: 1 Joab son of Zeruiah knew that the king's heart longed for Absalom. Then David and all the people returned to Jerusalem. Red … 15 After this Absalom v got himself a chariot and horses, and fifty men to run before him. Sign up for an account to try it FREE for 30 days. 20 Then David arose from the earth nand washed and anointed himself and changed his clothes. 6 and he shall restore the lamb afourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.”. 29:9. w Do not anoint yourself with oil, but behave like a woman who has been mourning many days for the dead. 2 And Absalom used to rise early and stand beside wthe way of the gate. Go back and take your brothers with you, and may the Lord show4 steadfast love and faithfulness to you.” And Amnon said to her, “Get up! 2 Samuel 15:1–14 Absalom’s Conspiracy. 20 Then Absalom said to Ahithophel, “Give your counsel. 15 Then Nathan went to his house. Do not anoint yourself with oil, but behave like a woman who has been mourning many days for the dead. And they set down the ark of God until the people had all passed out of the city. 12 And the Lord sent xNathan to David. 2 And Joab sent to vTekoa and brought from there a wise woman and said to her, “Pretend to be a mourner and put on mourning garments. 11 In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, David sent … "Pretend to be a mourner" (2 Samuel 14:2). 6 And your servant had two sons, and they quarreled with one another in the field. 13 Now wAbsalom, David’s son, had a beautiful sister, whose name was xTamar. 4 Then Absalom would say, x“Oh that I were judge in the land! 2 Samuel 14:11 Then she said, "Please let the king remember the LORD your God, so that the avenger of blood will not continue to destroy, otherwise they will destroy my son." The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. See, your evil is on you, for you are a man of blood.”. 23 But now he is dead. But God will not take away life, and he devises means so that the banished one will not remain an outcast. 15 Then Amnon hated her with very great hatred, so that the hatred with which he hated her was greater than the love with which he had loved her. And after a time Amnon, David’s son, loved her. 2 Samuel 14 English Standard Version (ESV) Absalom Returns to Jerusalem. 60:8] became servants to David and # [1 Sam. 2 And Joab sent to # 2 Chr. Absalom Returns to Jerusalem 1Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew that the king's heart went out to Absalom. 10 But Absalom sent secret messengers throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, “As soon as you hear the sound of the trumpet, then say, ‘Absalom is king at Hebron!’” 27 The king also said to Zadok the priest, “Are you not a aseer? (). 2 And Joab sent to [v] 2 Chronicles 11:6; 2 Chronicles 20:20; Amos 1:1 Tekoa and brought from there a wise woman and said to her, “Pretend to be a mourner and put on mourning garments. 4 And he said to him, “O son of the king, why are you so haggard morning after morning? 7 And now the whole clan has risen against your servant, and they say, ‘Give up the man who struck his brother, that we may put him to death for the life of his brother whom he killed.’ And so they would (H)destroy the heir also. wDo not anoint yourself with oil, but behave like a woman who has been mourning many days for the dead. 27 There were born (AA)to Absalom three sons, and one daughter whose name was Tamar. 25 Now in all Israel there was no one so much to be praised for his handsome appearance as Absalom. 14 And the king, and all the people who were with him, # ver. 2 And Joab sent to Tekoa and brought from there a wise woman and said to her, “Pretend to be a mourner and put on mourning garments ESV® Text Edition: 2016. 2 Saul was staying in the outskirts of Gibeah in the pomegranate cave # 14:2 Or under the pomegranate [tree] at # [See ch. 16 When David had passed a little beyond pthe summit, qZiba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of donkeys saddled, bearing two hundred loaves of bread, ra hundred bunches of raisins, a hundred of summer fruits, and a skin of wine. 28 See, I will wait at cthe fords of sthe wilderness until word comes from you to inform me.” Update. 30 Then he said to his servants, “See, Joab’s field is next to mine, and he has barley there; go and set it on fire.” So Absalom’s servants set the field on fire.2 And as for you, you would be as one of dthe outrageous fools in Israel. 19 But when David saw that his servants were whispering together, David understood that the child was dead. 32 While David was coming to the summit, where God was worshiped, behold, Hushai hthe Archite came to meet him iwith his coat torn and idirt on his head. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. 17 He called the young man who served him and said, “Put this woman out of my presence and bolt the door after her.” And thus he did to all the cities of the Ammonites. Do not fear; have I not commanded you? 37 qBut Absalom fled and went to rTalmai the son of Ammihud, king of sGeshur. 21 Then the king said to Joab, “Behold now, I grant this; go, bring back the young man Absalom.” 22 And Joab fell on his face to the ground and paid homage (W)and blessed the king. Will you not tell me?” Amnon said to him, “I love Tamar, my brother Absalom’s sister.” 8 For your servant zvowed a vow awhile I lived at Geshur in Aram, saying, ‘If the Lord will indeed bring me back to Jerusalem, then I will offer worship to2 the Lord.’” 17 above]; ch. 12 For you did it secretly, gbut I will do this thing before all Israel and before the sun.’” 2 Samuel 14 English Standard Version Absalom Returns to Jerusalem 1 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew that the king’s heart went out to Absalom. 19:27; 1 Sam. Thus they would quench my coal that is left and leave to my husband neither name nor (I)remnant on the face of the earth.”, 8 Then the king said to the woman, “Go to your house, and I will give orders concerning you.” 9 And the woman of Tekoa said to the king, (J)“On me be the guilt, my lord the king, and on my father's house; let the king and his throne be guiltless.” 10 The king said, “If anyone says anything to you, bring him to me, and he shall never touch you again.” 11 Then she said, “Please let the king invoke the Lord your God, that (K)the avenger of blood kill no more, and my son be not destroyed.” He said, (L)“As the Lord lives, (M)not one hair of your son shall fall to the ground.”, 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 (N)the people of God? 2 Samuel 14 Parallel Chapters. Absalom Returns to Jerusalem 1Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew that the king's heart went out to Absalom. He said, "Speak." 10 But David's heart struck him after he had numbered the people. Footnotes. 30 But David went up the ascent of the Mount of Olives, weeping as he went, dbarefoot and ewith his head covered. "Pretend to be a mourner" (2 Samuel 14:2). And he brought it up, and it grew up with him and with his children. 18 And kall his servants passed by him, and all the Cherethites, and all the Pelethites, and all the six hundred Gittites who had followed him from lGath, passed on before the king. "[3] Tekoa was famous as the residence of the great prophet Amos. Cancel any time. 13 p He shall build a house for my name, and q I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. Thus they would quench my coal that is left and leave to my husband neither name nor cremnant on the face of the earth.”, 8 Then the king said to the woman, “Go to your house, and I will give orders concerning you.” w Do not anoint yourself with oil, but behave like a woman who has been mourning many days for the dead. 2 Samuel 24:10-14 English Standard Version (ESV) The Lord 's Judgment of David's Sin. And Jonadab was a very crafty man. 11 Thus says the Lord, ‘Behold, I will raise up evil against you out of your own house. 6 And your servant had two sons, and they quarreled with one another in the field. David was initially acclaimed king at Hebron by the tribe of Judah (chs. 12:20; Ruth 3:3] Do not anoint yourself with oil, but behave like a woman who has been mourning many days for the dead. Commentary on 2 Samuel 14:28-33 (Read 2 Samuel 14:28-33) By his insolent carriage toward Joab, Absalom brought Joab to plead for him. When parents and rulers countenance such characters, they will soon suffer the most fatal effects. 30 And he took the crown of their king from his head. 2 Samuel 16. And David said to the Lord, “I have sinned greatly in what I have done. 25 But the king said to Absalom, “No, my son, let us not all go, lest we be burdensome to you.” He pressed him, but he would not go but gave him his blessing. 23 After two full years Absalom had jsheepshearers at Baal-hazor, which is near Ephraim, and Absalom invited all the king’s sons. 31 And he brought out the people who were in it and set them to labor with saws and iron picks and iron axes and made them toil at5 the brick kilns. And David mourned for his son day after day. 2 Samuel 13:37 But Absalom fled and went to Talmai the son of Ammihud, king of Geshur. Subscribe to a study package to unlock the ESV Study Bible, the interactive Knowing the Bible study series, the Preaching the Word commentary series, and more. 2 And Joab sent to Tekoa and brought from there a wise woman and said to her, “Pretend to be a mourner and put on mourning garments 24 Then David comforted his wife, Bathsheba, and went in to her and lay with her, and rshe bore a son, and he called his name sSolomon. 29 So David gathered all the people together and went to Rabbah and fought against it and took it. 2And Joab sent to Tekoa and brought from there a wise woman and said to her, "Pretend to be a mourner and put on mourning garments. English Standard Version (ESV), [See ver. 3 Go to the king and speak thus to him.” And he went into the house of the Lord oand worshiped. 2 Samuel 14 - Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew that the king's heart went out to Absalom. And David lfasted and went in mand lay all night on the ground. # 16:14 Septuagint; Hebrew lacks at the Jordan And there he refreshed himself. For in giving this decision the king convicts himself, inasmuch as the king does not bring ihis banished one home again. 1 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew [u] 2 Samuel 13:39 that the king’s heart went out to Absalom. 13 Now Absalom, David's son, had a beautiful sister, whose name was Tamar. 31 Then Joab arose and went to Absalom at his house and said to him, “Why have your servants set my field on fire?” So he came to the king and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king, and the king kissed Absalom. 20 In order to change the course of things your servant Joab did this. 14 But he would not listen to her, and being stronger than she, he violated her and lay with her. So Joab sent someone to Tekoa and had a wise woman brought from there. 29 Then Absalom sent for Joab, to send him to the king, but Joab would not come to him. 2 And Joab sent to (B)Tekoa and brought from there a wise woman and said to her, “Pretend to be a mourner and put on mourning garments. And they halted at the last house. w Do not anoint yourself with oil, but behave like a woman who has been mourning many days for the dead. 25 Then the king said to Zadok, “Carry the ark of God back into the city. She was a beautiful woman. You fasted and wept for the child while he was alive; but when the child died, you arose and ate food.” BLB Searches. And she took dough and kneaded it and made cakes in his sight and baked the cakes. 19 And again, kwhom should I serve? 2 Samuel 14:17 17 And your servant thought, ‘The word of my lord the king will set me at rest,’ for my lord the king is m like the angel of God to discern good and evil. 2 And Joab sent to # 2 Chr. And all his servants who were standing by tore their garments. 33 David said to him, “If you go on with me, you will be ja burden to me. 14 And the king, and all the people who were with him, garrived weary at the Jordan.2 And there he refreshed himself. Act like a woman who has spent many days grieving for the dead. 1 - 4 ), and subsequently was accepted by the remaining tribes after the murder of Ish-Bosheth, one of Saul's surviving sons ( 5:1-5 ). 2 And Joab sent to v Tekoa and brought from there a wise woman and said to her, “ Pretend to be a mourner and put on mourning garments. The people who were with him were about # ch. Search the Bible. KJV NKJV NLT NIV ESV CSB NASB. Absalom Enters Jerusalem 15 # ch. 14 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew u that the king’s heart went out to Absalom. And all the people who were with him covered their heads, and they went up, fweeping as they went. 2Sa 14:2 And Joab sent to Tekoa and brought from there a wise woman and said to her, “Pretend to be a mourner and put on mourning garments. 19 And Tamar fput ashes on her head and gtore the long robe that she wore. 3 Go to the king and speak thus to him.” 2 Samuel 14:9 The woman of Tekoa said to the king, "O my lord, the king, the iniquity is on me and my father's house, but the king and his throne are guiltless.". 7 Then David sent home to Tamar, saying, “Go to your brother Amnon’s house and prepare food for him.” 14 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew uthat the king’s heart went out to Absalom. By his insolent message to the king, he gained his wishes. 22 And David said to Ittai, “Go then, pass on.” So Ittai the Gittite passed on with all his men and all the little ones who were with him. 26 And when he cut the hair of his head (for at the end of every year he used to cut it; when it was heavy on him, he scut it), he weighed the hair of his head, two hundred shekels1 by the king’s weight. But my lord has wisdom like the wisdom of mthe angel of God to know all things that are on the earth.”. 4 When the woman of Tekoa came to the king, yshe fell on her face to the ground and paid homage and said, z“Save me, O king.” 35 And Jonadab said to the king, “Behold, the king’s sons have come; as your servant said, so it has come about.” Read verse in English Standard Version Do not anoint yourself with oil, but behave like a woman who has been mourning many days for the dead. But my lord has wisdom like the wisdom of [m] [See 2 Samuel 14:17 above] the angel of God to know all things that are on the earth.” 21 Then the king said to Joab, “Behold now, I grant this; go, bring back the young man Absalom.” 2 Samuel 14 Parallel Chapters. 16 And when Hushai the Archite, hDavid’s friend, came to Absalom, Hushai said to Absalom, i“Long live the king! But God will not take away life, and he devises means kso that the banished one will not remain an outcast. 2 Samuel 14:3 Go to the king and speak thus to him." 20 And her brother Absalom said to her, “Has Amnon your brother been with you? 22 He said, “While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept, for I said, p‘Who knows whether the Lord will be gracious to me, that the child may live?’ 2 Samuel 13:38 So Absalom fled and went to Geshur, and was there three years. 1 Moreover, Ahithophel said to Absalom, “Let me choose twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue David tonight. 3 And the king said, “And where is your master’s son?” uZiba said to the king, “Behold, he remains in Jerusalem, for he said, ‘Today the house of Israel will give me back the kingdom of my father.’” Please let the king and his servants go with your servant.” As I have served your father, so I will serve you.”. Dress in mourning clothes, and don’t use any cosmetic lotions. He may do himself some harm.” 15:37 Now Absalom and all the people, the men of Israel, came to … 6, 14; [Ps. Now therefore, please speak to the king, for he will not withhold me from you.” eYou have struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and fhave taken his wife to be your wife and have killed him with the sword of the Ammonites. 2 Samuel 14 Absalom Returns to Jerusalem. 4 When the woman of Tekoa came to the king, (E)she fell on her face to the ground and paid homage and said, (F)“Save me, O king.” 5 And the king said to her, “What is your trouble?” She answered, (G)“Alas, I am a widow; my husband is dead. 34 pBut Absalom fled. 3 Go to the king and speak thus to him.” So Joab (D)put the words in her mouth. Cite Share Print. 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. 14 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew (A)that the king's heart went out to Absalom. 9 cWhy have you despised the word of the Lord, dto do what is evil in his sight? I shall go to him, qbut he will not return to me.”. And he sent a second time, but Joab would not come. Since Joab was reared near Tekoa, he probably knew the wise woman whom he asked to help him, at least by reputation. 24 And Absalom came to the king and said, “Behold, your servant has sheepshearers. 2 Samuel 14 Absalom Returns to Jerusalem 1 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew that the king's heart went out to Absalom. And the woman said, "Let my lord the king speak." Then all the king’s sons arose, and each mounted his mule and fled. Leave him alone, and let him curse, for the Lord has told him to. He said to her, “Pretend you are in mourning. The Lord your God be with you!”, 18 Then the king answered the woman, “Do not hide from me anything I ask you.” And the woman said, “Let my lord the king speak.” 19 The king said, “Is the hand of Joab with you in all this?” The woman answered and said, (T)“As surely as you live, my lord the king, one cannot turn to the right hand or to the left from anything that my lord the king has said. 7 Nathan said to David, “You are the man! 21 Then his servants said to him, “What is this thing that you have done? 24 And the king said, “Let him dwell apart in his own house; he is not to come into my presence.” So Absalom lived apart in his own house and did not come into the king's presence. 3 Go to the king and speak thus to him. But God will not take away life, and he devises means (Q)so that the banished one will not remain an outcast. 17:3; Ps. And Amnon said, a“Send out everyone from me.” So everyone went out from him. And Joab said, “Today your servant knows that I have found favor in your sight, my lord the king, in that the king has granted the request of his servant.” 23 So Joab arose and went to (X)Geshur and brought Absalom to Jerusalem. English Standard Version (ESV) Bible Book List. 4 Now there came a traveler to the rich man, and he was unwilling to take one of his own flock or herd to prepare for the guest who had come to him, but he took the poor man’s lamb and prepared it for the man who had come to him.” David and Bathsheba. For by the command of Absalom this has been determined from the day he violated his sister Tamar. When parents and rulers countenance such characters, they will soon suffer the most fatal effects. 2 And Joab sent to v Tekoa and brought from there a wise woman and said to her, "Pretend to be a mourner and put on mourning garments. NET RSV ASV YLT DBY WEB ... 2 Samuel 14 :: English Standard Version (ESV) Strong's. 3 Go to the king and speak thus to him. 13 And the woman said, “Why then have you planned such a thing against hthe people of God? 29 Then Absalom sent for Joab, to send him to the king, but Joab would not come to him. 1 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew that the king’s heart went out to Absalom. 72:10] brought tribute. 14 Nevertheless, because by this deed you have utterly kscorned the Lord,2 the child who is born to you shall die.” And the Lord afflicted the child that Uriah’s wife bore to David, and he became sick. 17 And the elders of his house stood beside him, to raise him from the ground, but he would not, nor did he eat food with them. 12 m When your days are fulfilled and n you lie down with your fathers, o I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. 36 And as soon as he had finished speaking, behold, the king’s sons came and lifted up their voice and wept. 11 But when she brought them near him to eat, he took hold of her and said to her, “Come, lie with me, my sister.” 1 Kings 20:40 3 Go to the king and speak thus to him.” So Joab xput the words in her mouth. And if this were too little, I would add to you as much more. The Lord your God be with you!” 2 Samuel 14:18 Then the king answered the woman, "Do not hide from me anything I ask you." 32 But nJonadab the son of Shimeah, David’s brother, said, “Let not my lord suppose that they have killed all the young men, the king’s sons, for Amnon alone is dead. 2 Samuel 14:14 We must all die; we are like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. 2 Samuel 18:13 And when any man had a dispute to come before the king for judgment, Absalom would call to him and say, “From what city are you?” And when he said, “Your servant is of such and such a tribe in Israel,” 36 Behold, mtheir two sons are with them there, Ahimaaz, Zadok’s son, and Jonathan, Abiathar’s son, mand by them you shall send to me everything you hear.” 16 But … It was your servant Joab who commanded me; (U)it was he who put all these words in the mouth of your servant. 39 And the spirit of the king6 longed to go out7 to Absalom, because the was comforted about Amnon, since he was dead. 23 And all the land wept aloud as all the people passed by, and the king crossed qthe brook rKidron, and all the people passed on toward sthe wilderness. Absalom's Return to Jerusalem. 22 So they pitched a tent for Absalom non the roof. So his servant put her out and bolted the door after her. 11 And David said to Abishai and to all his servants, “Behold, emy own son seeks my life; how much more now may this Benjaminite! 23 Now in those days the counsel that Ahithophel gave was as if one consulted the word of God; so was all the counsel of Ahithophel esteemed, pboth by David and by Absalom. 1 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew u that the king's heart went out to Absalom. And David said to his servants, “Is the child dead?” They said, “He is dead.” 29 So Zadok and Abiathar carried the ark of God back to Jerusalem, and they remained there. And Joab said, “Today your servant knows that I have found favor in your sight, my lord the king, in that the king has granted the request of his servant.” 33 Now therefore let not my lord the king so otake it to heart as to suppose that all the king’s sons are dead, for Amnon alone is dead.”. And after a time Amnon, David's son, loved her. 13:23 above] Migron. Absalom Returns to Jerusalem. 2 Samuel depicts David as a true (though imperfect) representative of the ideal theocratic king. David's Victories - After this David defeated the Philistines and subdued them, and David took Metheg-ammah out of the hand of the Philistines. Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. And the young man who kept the watch lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, many people were coming from the road behind him5 by the side of the mountain. 30 While they were on the way, news came to David, “Absalom has struck down all the king’s sons, and not one of them is left.” 12 And the Lord sent x Nathan to David. 33 Then Joab went to the king and told him, and he summoned Absalom. Be courageous and be valiant.” 1 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew that the king’s heart went out to Absalom. And the king left jten concubines to keep the house. There was no one to separate them, and one struck the other and killed him. 8 The Lord yhas avenged on you all zthe blood of the house of Saul, in whose place you have reigned, and the Lord has given the kingdom into the hand of your son Absalom. 34 But if you return to the city and say to Absalom, k‘I will be your servant, O king; as I have been your father’s servant in time past, so now I will be your servant,’ then you will defeat for me the counsel of Ahithophel. wDo not anoint yourself with oil, but behave like a woman who has been mourning many days for the dead. 7 And now the whole clan has risen against your servant, and they say, ‘Give up the man who struck his brother, that we may put him to death for the life of his brother whom he killed.’ And so they would bdestroy the heir also. 25 and sent a message by Nathan the prophet. 15 hNow Absalom and all the people, the men of Israel, came to Jerusalem, and Ahithophel with him. So whatever you hear from the king’s house, ltell it to Zadok and Abiathar the priests. 17 And the king went out, and all the people after him. English Standard Version; 2 Samuel 14 2 Samuel 14. w Do not anoint yourself with oil, but behave like a woman who has been mourning many days for the dead. Will you n… 3 Absalom would say to him, “See, your claims are good and right, but there is no man designated by the king to hear you.” 27 There were born tto Absalom three sons, and one daughter whose name was Tamar. 13 hDavid said to Nathan, i“I have sinned against the Lord.” And Nathan said to David, j“The Lord also has put away your sin; you shall not die. 2 Samuel 14 Absalom Returns to Jerusalem. 13:39 that the king’s heart went out to Absalom. Moreover, the L ord declares to you that l the L ord will make you a house. 14 Then David said to all his servants who were with him at Jerusalem, “Arise, and let us iflee, or else there will be no escape for us from Absalom. 2 Samuel 14 - ESV: Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew that the king's heart went out to Absalom. 2 The rich man had very many flocks and herds, And Joab sent to Tekoa and brought from there a wise woman and said to her, "Pretend to be a mourner and put on mourning garments. 20 You came only yesterday, and shall I today make you wander about with us, since I go nI know not where? And the servants of David were afraid to tell him that the child was dead, for they said, “Behold, while the child was yet alive, we spoke to him, and he did not listen to us. And he sent a second time, but Joab would not come. 9 The king said to him, b“Go in peace.” So he arose and went to Hebron. 11 With Absalom went two hundred men from Jerusalem cwho were invited guests, and they went in their innocence and knew nothing. So Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel. 24:17 And he defeated Moab and he measured them with a line, making them lie down on the ground. 10:27; 2 Kgs. It would be better for me to be there still.” Now therefore let me go into the presence of the king, uand if there is guilt in me, let him put me to death.’” Now hold your peace, my sister. 22 But Absalom spoke to Amnon ineither good nor bad, for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had violated his sister Tamar. Long live the king!” 7 And Shimei said as he xcursed, “Get out, get out, you man of blood, you worthless man! 2 And Joab sent to Tekoa and brought from there a wise woman and said to her, “Pretend to be a mourner and put on mourning garments. English Standard Version. He came to him and said to him, y“There were two men in a certain city, the one rich and the other poor. 7 And at the end of four1 years Absalom said to the king, “Please let me go and pay my vow, which I have vowed to the Lord, in Hebron. (). 29 So the servants of Absalom did to Amnon as Absalom had commanded. Then every man with a dispute or cause might come to me, and I would give him justice.” 18 And Hushai said to Absalom, “No, for whom the Lord and this people and all the men of Israel have chosen, his I will be, and with him I will remain. It was your servant Joab who commanded me; oit was he who put all these words in the mouth of your servant. If he is cursing because the Lord has said to him, ‘Curse David,’ who then shall say, ‘Why have you done so?’” If I find favor in the eyes of the Lord, he will wbring me back and let me see both it and his xdwelling place. 25:18] weary and discouraged and throw him into a panic, and all the people who are with him will flee. And the Moabites # ver. Font Size 2 Samuel 15. [b] 31 Then Joab arose and went to Absalom at his house and said to him, “Why have your servants set my field on fire?” 32 Absalom answered Joab, “Behold, I sent word to you, ‘Come here, that I may send you to the king, to ask, “Why have I come from (AB)Geshur? Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, b‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you out of the hand of Saul. Absalom's Conspiracy. w Do not anoint yourself with oil, but behave like a woman who has been mourning many days for the dead. 11 Then she said, “Please let the king invoke the Lord your God, that ethe avenger of blood kill no more, and my son be not destroyed.” He said, f“As the Lord lives, gnot one hair of your son shall fall to the ground.”, 12 Then the woman said, “Please let your servant speak a word to my lord the king.” He said, “Speak.” 14 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew u that the king’s heart went out to Absalom. 30 Then he said to his servants, “See, Joab's field is next to mine, and he has barley there; go and set it on fire.” So Absalom's servants set the field on fire. 21 When King David heard of all these things, he was very angry.4 16:14; [Deut. Can I bring him back again? 13 And a messenger came to David, saying, h“The hearts of the men of Israel have gone after Absalom.” 2And Joab sent to Tekoa and brought from there a wise woman and said to her, "Pretend to be a mourner and put on mourning garments. (Y)From the sole of his foot to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him. 28 Then Absalom commanded his servants, “Mark when Amnon’s kheart is merry with wine, and when I say to you, ‘Strike Amnon,’ then kill him. 19 The king said, “Is the hand of Joab with you in all this?” The woman answered and said, n“As surely as you live, my lord the king, one cannot turn to the right hand or to the left from anything that my lord the king has said. 10 Then Amnon said to Tamar, “Bring the food into the chamber, that I may eat from your hand.” And Tamar took the cakes she had made and brought them into the chamber to Amnon her brother. 2 Samuel 14:2 And Joab sent to Tekoa and brought from there a wise woman and said to her, "Pretend to be a mourner and put on mourning garments. She was a beautiful woman. What shall we do?” 13 So David and his men went on the road, while Shimei went along on the hillside opposite him and fcursed as he went and threw stones at him and flung dust. 5 Then David’s anger was greatly kindled against the man, and he said to Nathan, z“As the Lord lives, the man who has done this deserves to die, So he came to the king and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king, and the king kissed Absalom. 6 Thus Absalom did to all of Israel who came to the king for judgment. 26 tNow Joab ufought against vRabbah of the Ammonites and took the royal city. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. And hshe laid her hand on her head and went away, crying aloud as she went. 2 And the king said to Ziba, “Why have you brought these?” Ziba answered, s“The donkeys are for the king’s household to ride on, the bread and summer fruit for the young men to eat, and the wine for those who tfaint in the wilderness to drink.” 2 Samuel 14:12 Then the woman said, "Please let your servant speak a word to my lord the king." But God will not take away life, and he devises means so that the banished one will not remain an outcast. Let me go over and take off his head.” He came to him and said to him, y “There were two men in a certain city, the one rich and the other poor. 9 And she took the pan and emptied it out before him, but he refused to eat. 5 And the king said to her, “What is your trouble?” She answered, a“Alas, I am a widow; my husband is dead. 3 but the poor man had nothing but one little ewe lamb, which he had bought. 16 But she said to him, “No, my brother, for this wrong in sending me away is greater than the other that you did to me.”2 But he would not listen to her. 2 Samuel 14:9 The woman of Tekoa said to the king, "O my lord, the king, the iniquity is on me and my father's house, but the king and his throne are guiltless.". 3 But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of yShimeah, David’s brother. It would be better for me to be there still.” Now therefore let me go into the presence of the king, (AC)and if there is guilt in me, let him put me to death.’” 33 Then Joab went to the king and told him, and he summoned Absalom. 5 Jonadab said to him, “Lie down on your bed and pretend to be ill. And when your father comes to see you, say to him, ‘Let my sister Tamar come and give me bread to eat, and prepare the food in my sight, that I may see it and eat it from her hand.’” 28 So Absalom lived two full years in Jerusalem, without coming into the king’s presence. 2 Samuel 14:14English Standard Version (ESV) 14 We must all die; we are like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. 16 For the king will hear and deliver his servant from the hand of the man who would destroy me and my son together from lthe heritage of God.’ 38 qSo Absalom fled and went to Geshur, and was there three years. 2 And Amnon was so tormented that he made himself ill because of his sister Tamar, for she was a virgin, and it seemed impossible to Amnon to do anything to her. 2 Samuel 12:1–14 Nathan Rebukes David. 1 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew # ch. # [ch. 32 Absalom answered Joab, “Behold, I sent word to you, ‘Come here, that I may send you to the king, to ask, “Why have I come from qGeshur? English Standard Version; 2 Samuel 14 2 Samuel 14. 21 But Ittai answered the king, o“As the Lord lives, and as my lord the king lives, pwherever my lord the king shall be, whether for death or for life, there also will your servant be.” Absalom's Return to Jerusalem. 1 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew # ch. 2 Samuel 13:12 Or humiliate; also verses 14, 22, 32; 2 Samuel 13:16 Compare Septuagint, Vulgate; the meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain; 2 Samuel 13:18 Or a robe of many colors (compare Genesis 37:3); compare long robe, verse 19; 2 Samuel 13:21 Dead Sea Scroll, Septuagint add But he would not punish his son Amnon, because he loved him, since he was his firstborn And he defeated Moab and he measured them with a line, making them lie down on the ground. 31 And it was told David, “Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom.” And David said, “O Lord, please gturn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.”. By his insolent message to the king, he gained his wishes. 9 And the woman of Tekoa said to the king, d“On me be the guilt, my lord the king, and on my father’s house; let the king and his throne be guiltless.” Copy Options. 13:39 that the king’s heart went out to Absalom. 37 So Hushai, nDavid’s friend, came into the city, ojust as Absalom was entering Jerusalem. 24 And tAbiathar came up, and behold, uZadok came also with all the Levites, vbearing the ark of the covenant of God. 31 Then the king arose and ltore his garments and mlay on the earth. # [ch. 14 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew uthat the king’s heart went out to Absalom. 28 So Absalom lived two full years in Jerusalem, without coming into the king's presence. 16 So the king went out, and all his household after him. And the king also and all his servants wept very bitterly. 2 I will come upon him while he is # ch. 14 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew that the king's heart went out to Absalom. 9 Then Abishai the son of Zeruiah said to the king, “Why should this adead dog bcurse my lord the king? It used to eat of his morsel and drink from his cup and lie in his arms,1 and it was like a daughter to him. 28 Now then gather the rest of the people together and encamp against the city and take it, lest I take the city and it be called by my name.” 22 And Joab fell on his face to the ground and paid homage pand blessed the king. 8 And I gave you your master’s house and your master’s wives into your arms and gave you the house of Israel and of Judah. 11:6; 20:20; Amos 1:1 Tekoa and brought from there a wise woman and said to her, “Pretend to be a mourner and put on mourning garments. Read verse in English Standard Version 4 Then the king said to Ziba, “Behold, all that belonged to Mephibosheth is now yours.” And Ziba said, “I pay homage; let me ever find favor in your sight, my lord the king.”, 5 When King David came to vBahurim, there came out a man of the family of the house of Saul, whose name was wShimei, the son of Gera, and as he came xhe cursed continually. So he called his name Jedidiah,3 because of the Lord. 2 And Amnon was so tormented that he made himself ill because of his sister Tamar, for she was a virgin, and it seemed impossible to Amnon to do anything to her. 18 On the seventh day the child died. And the Lord loved him Two lines he measured to be put to death, and one full line to be spared. He then went to his own house. 19 Then the king said to mIttai the Gittite, “Why do you also go with us? Commentary on 2 Samuel 14:28-33 (Read 2 Samuel 14:28-33) By his insolent carriage toward Joab, Absalom brought Joab to plead for him. And David mourned for his son day after day. 26 Then Absalom said, “If not, please let my brother Amnon go with us.” And the king said to him, “Why should he go with you?” Ephesians, ESV Illuminated Scripture Journal, ESV Single Column Journaling Bible (Customizable Cover), ESV Illuminated Scripture Journal: Old and New Testament Sets, 46 Volumes, ESV Student Study Bible, Trutone, Chestnut, Proverbs, ESV Illuminated Scripture Journal, ESV Family Devotional Bible (TruTone, Brown), Leather, imitation, Brown. 24 And the king said, “Let him dwell apart in his own house; he is not to come into my presence.” So Absalom lived apart in his own house and did not come into the king’s presence. 1 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew that the king’s heart went out to Absalom. 23 So Joab arose and went to qGeshur and brought Absalom to Jerusalem.
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