There was no one to separate them, and one struck the other and killed him. 3 Go to the king and speak thus to him.” So Joab (D)put the words in her mouth. 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 ). w Do 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. 13 As for me, where could I carry my shame? 9 Then Abishai the son of Zeruiah said to the king, “Why should this adead dog bcurse my lord the king? 20 In order to change the course of things your servant Joab did this. 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. 4 And he said to him, “O son of the king, why are you so haggard morning after morning? 31 Then Joab arose and went to Absalom at his house and said to him, “Why have your servants set my field on fire?” 21 Then his servants said to him, “What is this thing that you have done? Be courageous and be valiant.” And he went into the house of the Lord oand worshiped. 2 Samuel 14:12 Then the woman said, "Please let your servant speak a word to my lord the king." 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. 2 Samuel 13:38 So Absalom fled and went to Geshur, and was there three years. 28 See, I will wait at cthe fords of sthe wilderness until word comes from you to inform me.” And after a time Amnon, David's son, loved her. 2 Samuel 15:1–14 Absalom’s Conspiracy. Two lines he measured to be put to death, and one full line to be spared. When parents and rulers countenance such characters, they will soon suffer the most fatal effects. The people who were with him were about # ch. 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. 16 David therefore sought God on behalf of the child. 7 Then David sent home to Tamar, saying, “Go to your brother Amnon’s house and prepare food for him.” 2 Samuel 14:14 We must all die; we are like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. 2 arrived weary at the Jordan. 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. (). 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. "[3] Tekoa was famous as the residence of the great prophet Amos. 2 Samuel 12:1–14 Nathan Rebukes David. 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. # 16:14 Septuagint; Hebrew lacks at the Jordan And there he refreshed himself. 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.”. 33 Then Joab went to the king and told him, and he summoned Absalom. 10 But David's heart struck him after he had numbered the people. Should it not be his son? Do not anoint yourself with oil, but behave like a woman who has been mourning many days for the dead. So he came to the king and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king, and the king kissed Absalom. Then David and all the people returned to Jerusalem. There was no one to separate them, and one struck the other and killed him. Font Size 2 Samuel 15. And the Lord gave victory to David wherever he went. 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.” Moreover, the L ord declares to you that l the L ord will make you a house. 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.” Search the Bible. 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. 24:17 And he defeated Moab and he measured them with a line, making them lie down on the ground. By his insolent message to the king, he gained his wishes. 17 He called the young man who served him and said, “Put this woman out of my presence and bolt the door after her.” (C)Do not anoint yourself with oil, but behave like a woman who has been mourning many days for the dead. Go!” 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!’” 20 Then Absalom said to Ahithophel, “Give your counsel. He came to him and said to him, y “There were two men in a certain city, the one rich and the other poor. 12 And the Lord sent x Nathan to David. 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." 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. 17 above]; ch. 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. 1 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew u that the king's heart went out to Absalom. He then went to his own house. 2 Samuel 14 Parallel Chapters. 11 Thus says the Lord, ‘Behold, I will raise up evil against you out of your own house. 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. Do not anoint yourself with oil, but behave like a woman who has been mourning many days for the dead. 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.’” And Jonadab was a very crafty man. 1 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew u 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? The Lord your God be with you!” 15 After this Absalom v got himself a chariot and horses, and fifty men to run before him. And when he asked, they set food before him, and he ate. 23 After two full years Absalom had jsheepshearers at Baal-hazor, which is near Ephraim, and Absalom invited all the king’s sons. Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. 2 Samuel 24:10-14 English Standard Version (ESV) The Lord 's Judgment of David's Sin. How then can we say to him the child is dead? He is your brother; do not take this to heart.” So Tamar lived, a desolate woman, in her brother Absalom’s house. 22 And Joab fell on his face to the ground and paid homage pand blessed the king. 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. 13 And a messenger came to David, saying, h“The hearts of the men of Israel have gone after Absalom.” Absalom's Return to Jerusalem. 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. 7 And Shimei said as he xcursed, “Get out, get out, you man of blood, you worthless man! For in giving this decision the king convicts himself, inasmuch as the king does not bring ihis banished one home again. 14 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew u that the king’s heart went out to Absalom. Then every man with a dispute or cause might come to me, and I would give him justice.” 14 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew (A)that the king's heart went out to Absalom. 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?” Absalom's Return to Jerusalem. 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. 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. Leave him alone, and let him curse, for the Lord has told him to. 24 And tAbiathar came up, and behold, uZadok came also with all the Levites, vbearing the ark of the covenant of God. He said, "Speak." So Joab put the words in her mouth. 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. You fasted and wept for the child while he was alive; but when the child died, you arose and ate food.” 29 So the servants of Absalom did to Amnon as Absalom had commanded. 19:27; 1 Sam. 4 Then Absalom would say, x“Oh that I were judge in the land! NIV: ESV: NASB: KJV: HCSB: 1 Joab son of Zeruiah knew that the king's heart longed for Absalom. 60:8] became servants to David and # [1 Sam. Long live the king!” w 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 (B)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. 29 Then Absalom sent for Joab, to send him to the king, but Joab would not come to him. 3 Go to the king and speak thus to him. 2 Saul was staying in the outskirts of Gibeah in the pomegranate cave # 14:2 Or under the pomegranate [tree] at # [See ch. 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. And Absalom went in to his father’s concubines oin the sight of all Israel. 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. 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?’ 12 And while Absalom was offering the sacrifices, he sent for3 dAhithophel the Gilonite, eDavid’s counselor, from his city fGiloh. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. 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.” 31 Then the king arose and ltore his garments and mlay on the earth. 14 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew uthat the king’s heart went out to Absalom. Absalom Returns to Jerusalem 1Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew that the king's heart went out to Absalom. 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.” And David mourned for his son day after day. 14 And the king, and all the people who were with him, garrived weary at the Jordan.2 And there he refreshed himself. 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.’ And hshe laid her hand on her head and went away, crying aloud as she went. Red … 19 But when David saw that his servants were whispering together, David understood that the child was 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. And the king left jten concubines to keep the house. 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? Act like a woman who has spent many days grieving for the dead. 14 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew that the king's heart went out to Absalom. And as for you, you would be as one of dthe outrageous fools in Israel. 20 And her brother Absalom said to her, “Has Amnon your brother been with you? 15:37 Now Absalom and all the people, the men of Israel, came to … Two lines he measured to be put to death, and one full line to be spared. 29 So David gathered all the people together and went to Rabbah and fought against it and took it. 29 Then Absalom sent for Joab, to send him to the king, but Joab would not come to him. 21 Then the king said to Joab, “Behold now, I grant this; go, bring back the young man 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.”. 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 2 The rich man had very many flocks and herds, 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.’ 16:14; [Deut. 14 But he would not listen to her, and being stronger than she, he violated her and lay with her. 10:27; 2 Kgs. And he defeated Moab and he measured them with a line, making them lie down on the ground. 1 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew that the king’s heart went out to Absalom. 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." "Joab sent to Tekoa" (2 Samuel 14:2). 2 Samuel 16. 2 Samuel 14 Absalom Returns to Jerusalem. 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.” 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 so that the banished one will not remain an outcast. 2 And Joab sent to # 2 Chr. 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. 29:9. 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. 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. Will you not tell me?” Amnon said to him, “I love Tamar, my brother Absalom’s sister.” 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. KJV NKJV NLT NIV ESV CSB NASB. And he brought out the spoil of the city, a very great amount. 3 Go to the king and speak thus to him.” 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. 14 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew u that the king’s heart went out to Absalom. And all his servants who were standing by tore their garments. 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. 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.” And David lfasted and went in mand lay all night on the ground. And they set down the ark of God until the people had all passed out of the city. Cite Share Print. 11 In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, David sent … 28 So Absalom lived two full years in Jerusalem, without coming into the king's presence. (Y)From the sole of his foot to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him. 20 You came only yesterday, and shall I today make you wander about with us, since I go nI know not where? And David said to his servants, “Is the child dead?” They said, “He is dead.” 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.” 14 r I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son. And the woman said, "Let my lord the king speak." 28 So Absalom lived two full years in Jerusalem, without coming into the king’s presence. 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.” The weight of it was a talent4 of gold, and in it was a precious stone, and it was placed on David’s head. 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. What shall we do?” 39 And the spirit of the king6 longed to go out7 to Absalom, because the was comforted about Amnon, since he was 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. w Do not anoint yourself with oil, but behave like a woman who has been mourning many days for the dead. 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.” Let me go over and take off his head.” "Tekoa is the modern Khirbet Taqua about ten miles south of Jerusalem. "[3] Tekoa was famous as the residence of the great prophet Amos. And the Moabites became servants to David and brought tribute. So whatever you hear from the king’s house, ltell it to Zadok and Abiathar the priests. 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,” He may do himself some harm.” 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. Can I bring him back again? If he is cursing because the Lord has said to him, ‘Curse David,’ who then shall say, ‘Why have you done so?’” 33 David said to him, “If you go on with me, you will be ja burden to me. 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. 37 qBut Absalom fled and went to rTalmai the son of Ammihud, king of sGeshur. 2 # Num. 2 Samuel 14 - ESV: Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew that the king's heart went out to Absalom. 1 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew that the king’s heart went out to Absalom. 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. 17 And the king went out, and all the people after him. 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. And the Lord afflicted the child that Uriah’s wife bore to David, and he became sick. [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? Absalom Returns to Jerusalem. Cancel any time. Absalom Returns to Jerusalem 1Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew that the king's heart went out to Absalom. 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. "Pretend to be a mourner" (2 Samuel 14:2). 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.’” 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 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. And he sent a second time, but Joab would not come. 11 With Absalom went two hundred men from Jerusalem cwho were invited guests, and they went in their innocence and knew nothing. 21 When King David heard of all these things, he was very angry.4 2 Samuel 14 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. Read verse in English Standard Version 34 pBut Absalom fled. 24 And Absalom came to the king and said, “Behold, your servant has sheepshearers. 25:18] weary and discouraged and throw him into a panic, and all the people who are with him will flee. 14 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew u that the king’s heart went out to Absalom. Go quickly, lest he overtake us quickly and bring down ruin on us and strike the city with the edge of the sword.” 3 But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of yShimeah, David’s brother. Footnotes. Sign up for an account to try it FREE for 30 days. 35 Are not Zadok and Abiathar the priests with you there? English Standard Version; 2 Samuel 14 2 Samuel 14. 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. Now therefore, please speak to the king, for he will not withhold me from you.” # [ch. 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, 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 Absalom Returns to Jerusalem. 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.". 20 In order to change the course of things your servant Joab did this. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. rFrom the sole of his foot to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him. 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. 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. 20 Then David arose from the earth nand washed and anointed himself and changed his clothes. 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 But my lord has wisdom like the wisdom of (V)the angel of God to know all things that are on the earth.”. And Amnon said to her, “Get up! 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.” For by the command of Absalom this has been determined from the day he violated his sister Tamar. 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. 38 qSo Absalom fled and went to Geshur, and was there three years. 2 Samuel 14 English Standard Version (ESV) Absalom Returns to Jerusalem. 15 Then Nathan went to his house. 3 Go to the king and speak thus to him. 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 Tekoa and brought from there a wise woman and said to her, “Pretend to be a mourner and put on mourning garments. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. David's Victories - After this David defeated the Philistines and subdued them, and David took Metheg-ammah out of the hand of the Philistines. 3 Go to the king and speak thus to him.” So Joab xput the words in her mouth. 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. BLB Searches. 4 And he said to him, “O son of the king, why are you so haggard morning after morning? English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. 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. 13:23 above] Migron. 25 Then the king said to Zadok, “Carry the ark of God back into the city. 14 Nevertheless, because by this deed you have utterly kscorned the Lord,2 the child who is born to you shall die.” 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. 2 I will come upon him while he is # ch. And the Moabites # ver. 1 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew that the king’s heart went out to Absalom. 2 Samuel 13:37 But Absalom fled and went to Talmai the son of Ammihud, king of Geshur. 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 She was a beautiful woman. 10 But the king said, c“What have I to do with you, dyou sons of Zeruiah? 14 We must all die; we are jlike water spilled on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. It was your servant Joab who commanded me; (U)it was he who put all these words in the mouth of your servant. 35 And Jonadab said to the king, “Behold, the king’s sons have come; as your servant said, so it has come about.” 13 p He shall build a house for my name, and q I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. 1 Moreover, Ahithophel said to Absalom, “Let me choose twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue David tonight. Since Joab was reared near Tekoa, he probably knew the wise woman whom he asked to help him, at least by reputation. 2 Samuel 18:13 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. 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. 13:39 that the king’s heart went out to Absalom. 16 But … 23 So Joab arose and went to qGeshur and brought Absalom to Jerusalem. So Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel. 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. 6 and he shall restore the lamb afourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.”. 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. 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 It was your servant Joab who commanded me; oit was he who put all these words in the mouth of your servant. 10 The king said, “If anyone says anything to you, bring him to me, and he shall never touch you again.” I shall go to him, qbut he will not return to me.”. 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. 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. 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. 26 tNow Joab ufought against vRabbah of the Ammonites and took the royal city. 14 And the king, and all the people who were with him, # ver. 13 Now wAbsalom, David’s son, had a beautiful sister, whose name was xTamar. 22 But Absalom spoke to Amnon ineither good nor bad, for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had violated his sister Tamar. She was a beautiful woman. 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.” "Pretend to be a mourner" (2 Samuel 14:2). 13 Now Absalom, David's son, had a beautiful sister, whose name was Tamar. 6, 14; [Ps. Please let the king and his servants go with your servant.” w Do not anoint yourself with oil, but behave like a woman who has been mourning many days for the dead. 30 But David went up the ascent of the Mount of Olives, weeping as he went, dbarefoot and ewith his head covered. And David mourned for his son day after day. As I have served your father, so I will serve you.”. 19 And Tamar fput ashes on her head and gtore the long robe that she wore. By his insolent message to the king, he gained his wishes. But my lord has wisdom like the wisdom of mthe angel of God to know all things that are on the earth.”. And the king also and all his servants wept very bitterly. 17:3; Ps. 13:39 that the king’s heart went out to Absalom. 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.’” And thus he did to all the cities of the Ammonites. So his servant put her out and bolted the door after her. # [1 Kgs. David was initially acclaimed king at Hebron by the tribe of Judah (chs. English Standard Version; 2 Samuel 14 2 Samuel 14. 15 After this Absalom got himself a chariot ... 2 Samuel 14. (). 23 But now he is dead. 2 And Joab sent to # 2 Chr. 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.” 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. 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. Copy Options. 2 Samuel 14:18 Then the king answered the woman, "Do not hide from me anything I ask you." 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. So he came to the king and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king, and the king kissed Absalom. 1 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew # ch. But God will not take away life, and he devises means (Q)so that the banished one will not remain an outcast. And after a time Amnon, David’s son, loved her. 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. Go back and take your brothers with you, and may the Lord show4 steadfast love and faithfulness to you.” 36 And as soon as he had finished speaking, behold, the king’s sons came and lifted up their voice and wept. 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. 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. 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. 15 hNow Absalom and all the people, the men of Israel, came to Jerusalem, and Ahithophel with him. 6 Thus Absalom did to all of Israel who came to the king for judgment. NET RSV ASV YLT DBY WEB ... 2 Samuel 14 :: English Standard Version (ESV) Strong's. 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.”. Will you n… Go back5 to the city in peace, with byour two sons, Ahimaaz your son, and Jonathan the son of Abiathar. 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. And the conspiracy grew strong, and the people with Absalom gkept increasing. 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.” 6 And your servant had two sons, and they quarreled with one another in the field. 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.” So Joab sent someone to Tekoa and had a wise woman brought from there. 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.” When parents and rulers countenance such characters, they will soon suffer the most fatal effects. 14 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew uthat the king’s heart went out to Absalom. And Amnon said, a“Send out everyone from me.” So everyone went out from him. Do not fear; have I not commanded you? 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.” 15 And the king’s servants said to the king, “Behold, your servants are ready to do whatever my lord the king decides.” 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. 25 and sent a message by Nathan the prophet. 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? 29 So Zadok and Abiathar carried the ark of God back to Jerusalem, and they remained there. 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. 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. He said to her, “Pretend you are in mourning. 1 Kings 20:40 12 And the Lord sent xNathan to David. 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. 30 And he took the crown of their king from his head. 2 Samuel 14:3 Go to the king and speak thus to him." See, your evil is on you, for you are a man of blood.”. 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. And he brought it up, and it grew up with him and with his children. 2 Samuel depicts David as a true (though imperfect) representative of the ideal theocratic king. 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. And they halted at the last house. 17 And Absalom said to Hushai, “Is this your loyalty to your friend? So he called his name Jedidiah,3 because of the Lord. 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! Then all the king’s sons arose, and each mounted his mule and fled. David and Bathsheba. 9 The king said to him, b“Go in peace.” So he arose and went to Hebron. 3 but the poor man had nothing but one little ewe lamb, which he had bought. Absalom's Conspiracy. 27 There were born tto Absalom three sons, and one daughter whose name was Tamar. 16 So the king went out, and all his household after him. 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. And David said to the Lord, “I have sinned greatly in what I have done. 14 We must all die; we are (P)like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. 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. 19 Then the king said to mIttai the Gittite, “Why do you also go with us? wDo not anoint yourself with oil, but behave like a woman who has been mourning many days for the dead. 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. 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. And the Lord loved him Why should I fast? 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. jWhy did you not go with your friend?” 27 And Joab sent messengers to David and said, “I have fought against Rabbah; moreover, I have taken the city of waters. 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. Dress in mourning clothes, and don’t use any cosmetic lotions. 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. 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. 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. 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. 2 And Absalom used to rise early and stand beside wthe way of the gate. 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. 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 Now in all Israel there was no one so much to be praised for his handsome appearance as Absalom. 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. Since Joab was reared near Tekoa, he probably knew the wise woman whom he asked to help him, at least by reputation. Update. Read verse in English Standard Version But God will not take away life, and he devises means kso that the banished one will not remain an outcast. 18 On the seventh day the child died. Go back and stay with the king, for you are a foreigner and also an exile from your home. He came to him and said to him, y“There were two men in a certain city, the one rich and the other poor. 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. 12 For you did it secretly, gbut I will do this thing before all Israel and before the sun.’” And Jonadab was a very crafty man. 19 And again, kwhom should I serve? 37 So Hushai, nDavid’s friend, came into the city, ojust as Absalom was entering Jerusalem. NIV: ESV: NASB: KJV: HCSB: 1 Joab son of Zeruiah knew that the king's heart longed for Absalom. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. 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. And she took dough and kneaded it and made cakes in his sight and baked the cakes. # [ch. 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.". 13 And the woman said, “Why then have you planned such a thing against hthe people of God? 1 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew [u] 2 Samuel 13:39 that the king’s heart went out to Absalom. 72:10] brought tribute. 7 Nathan said to David, “You are the man! But God will not take away life, and he devises means so that the banished one will not remain an outcast. 22 So they pitched a tent for Absalom non the roof. 8 So Tamar went to her brother Amnon’s house, where he was lying down. 3 Go to the king and speak thus to him.” 3 But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David's brother. 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. 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.” 27 The king also said to Zadok the priest, “Are you not a aseer? 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.’” And all the people who were with him covered their heads, and they went up, fweeping as they went. "Joab sent to Tekoa" (2 Samuel 14:2). 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. English Standard Version. 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. Now hold your peace, my sister. 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. 1 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew # ch. 6 And your servant had two sons, and they quarreled with one another in the field. "Tekoa is the modern Khirbet Taqua about ten miles south of Jerusalem. 2 Samuel 14 - Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew that the king's heart went out to Absalom. 15 After this Absalom vgot himself a chariot and horses, and fifty men to run before him. 9 And she took the pan and emptied it out before him, but he refused to eat. For in giving this decision the king convicts himself, inasmuch as the king does not bring (O)his banished one home again. 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. 5 And the king said to her, “What is your trouble?” She answered, a“Alas, I am a widow; my husband is dead. 27 But Absalom pressed him until he let Amnon and all the king’s sons go with him. 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. 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. 18 Now she was wearing ea long robe with sleeves,3 for thus were the virgin daughters of the king dressed. wDo not anoint yourself with oil, but behave like a woman who has been mourning many days for the dead. And he sent a second time, but Joab would not come. And if this were too little, I would add to you as much more. Absalom Enters Jerusalem 15 # ch. w Do not anoint yourself with oil, but behave like a woman who has been mourning many days for the dead. English Standard Version (ESV) Bible Book List. 2 Samuel 14 Parallel Chapters. 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. 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