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