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 2 Samuel 13:23 - 39
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   Book of 2 Samuel
   Chapter 13
13:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Two years later, when Absalom's sheepshearers were at Baal Hazor near the border of Ephraim, he invited all the king's sons to come there.
 
13:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Absalom went to the king and said, "Your servant has had shearers come. Will the king and his officials please join me?"
 
13:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"No, my son," the king replied. "All of us should not go; we would only be a burden to you." Although Absalom urged him, he still refused to go, but gave him his blessing.
 
13:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Absalom said, "If not, please let my brother Amnon come with us." The king asked him, "Why should he go with you?"
 
13:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But Absalom urged him, so he sent with him Amnon and the rest of the king's sons.
 
13:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Absalom ordered his men, "Listen! When Amnon is in high spirits from drinking wine and I say to you, 'Strike Amnon down,' then kill him. Don't be afraid. Have not I given you this order? Be strong and brave."
 
13:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Absalom's men did to Amnon what Absalom had ordered. Then all the king's sons got up, mounted their mules and fled.
 
13:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
While they were on their way, the report came to David: "Absalom has struck down all the king's sons; not one of them is left."
 
13:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The king stood up, tore his clothes and lay down on the ground; and all his servants stood by with their clothes torn.
 
13:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But Jonadab son of Shimeah, David's brother, said, "My lord should not think that they killed all the princes; only Amnon is dead. This has been Absalom's expressed intention ever since the day Amnon raped his sister Tamar.
 
13:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
My lord the king should not be concerned about the report that all the king's sons are dead. Only Amnon is dead."
 
13:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Meanwhile, Absalom had fled. Now the man standing watch looked up and saw many people on the road west of him, coming down the side of the hill. The watchman went and told the king, "I see men in the direction of Horonaim, on the side of the hill." F39
 
13:35 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Jonadab said to the king, "See, the king's sons are here; it has happened just as your servant said."
 
13:36 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
As he finished speaking, the king's sons came in, wailing loudly. The king, too, and all his servants wept very bitterly.
 
13:37 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Absalom fled and went to Talmai son of Ammihud, the king of Geshur. But King David mourned for his son every day.
 
13:38 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
After Absalom fled and went to Geshur, he stayed there three years.
 
13:39 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And the spirit of the king F40 longed to go to Absalom, for he was consoled concerning Amnon's death.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F39 Septuagint; Hebrew does not have this sentence.
F40 Dead Sea Scrolls and some Septuagint manuscripts; Masoretic Text But [the spirit of] David the king

 
 

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