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 2 Samuel 13:1 - 22
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   Book of 2 Samuel
   Chapter 13
13:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
In the course of time, Amnon son of David fell in love with Tamar, the beautiful sister of Absalom son of David.
 
13:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Amnon became frustrated to the point of illness on account of his sister Tamar, for she was a virgin, and it seemed impossible for him to do anything to her.
 
13:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now Amnon had a friend named Jonadab son of Shimeah, David's brother. Jonadab was a very shrewd man.
 
13:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He asked Amnon, "Why do you, the king's son, look so haggard morning after morning? Won't you tell me?" Amnon said to him, "I'm in love with Tamar, my brother Absalom's sister."
 
13:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Go to bed and pretend to be ill," Jonadab said. "When your father comes to see you, say to him, 'I would like my sister Tamar to come and give me something to eat. Let her prepare the food in my sight so I may watch her and then eat it from her hand.'"
 
13:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Amnon lay down and pretended to be ill. When the king came to see him, Amnon said to him, "I would like my sister Tamar to come and make some special bread in my sight, so I may eat from her hand."
 
13:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
David sent word to Tamar at the palace: "Go to the house of your brother Amnon and prepare some food for him."
 
13:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Tamar went to the house of her brother Amnon, who was lying down. She took some dough, kneaded it, made the bread in his sight and baked it.
 
13:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then she took the pan and served him the bread, but he refused to eat. "Send everyone out of here," Amnon said. So everyone left him.
 
13:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Amnon said to Tamar, "Bring the food here into my bedroom so I may eat from your hand." And Tamar took the bread she had prepared and brought it to her brother Amnon in his bedroom.
 
13:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But when she took it to him to eat, he grabbed her and said, "Come to bed with me, my sister."
 
13:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Don't, my brother!" she said to him. "Don't force me. Such a thing should not be done in Israel! Don't do this wicked thing.
 
13:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
What about me? Where could I get rid of my disgrace? And what about you? You would be like one of the wicked fools in Israel. Please speak to the king; he will not keep me from being married to you."
 
13:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But he refused to listen to her, and since he was stronger than she, he raped her.
 
13:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Amnon hated her with intense hatred. In fact, he hated her more than he had loved her. Amnon said to her, "Get up and get out!"
 
13:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"No!" she said to him. "Sending me away would be a greater wrong than what you have already done to me." But he refused to listen to her.
 
13:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He called his personal servant and said, "Get this woman out of here and bolt the door after her."
 
13:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So his servant put her out and bolted the door after her. She was wearing a richly ornamented F37 robe, for this was the kind of garment the virgin daughters of the king wore.
 
13:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Tamar put ashes on her head and tore the ornamented F38 robe she was wearing. She put her hand on her head and went away, weeping aloud as she went.
 
13:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Her brother Absalom said to her, "Has that Amnon, your brother, been with you? Be quiet now, my sister; he is your brother. Don't take this thing to heart." And Tamar lived in her brother Absalom's house, a desolate woman.
 
13:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When King David heard all this, he was furious.
 
13:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Absalom never said a word to Amnon, either good or bad; he hated Amnon because he had disgraced his sister Tamar.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F37 The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.
F38 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.

 
 

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