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 2 Samuel 18:9 - 18
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   Book of 2 Samuel
   Chapter 18
18:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now Absalom happened to meet David's men. He was riding his mule, and as the mule went under the thick branches of a large oak, Absalom's head got caught in the tree. He was left hanging in midair, while the mule he was riding kept on going.
 
18:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When one of the men saw this, he told Joab, "I just saw Absalom hanging in an oak tree."
 
18:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Joab said to the man who had told him this, "What! You saw him? Why didn't you strike him to the ground right there? Then I would have had to give you ten shekels F57 of silver and a warrior's belt."
 
18:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But the man replied, "Even if a thousand shekels F58 were weighed out into my hands, I would not lift my hand against the king's son. In our hearing the king commanded you and Abishai and Ittai, 'Protect the young man Absalom for my sake. F59 '
 
18:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And if I had put my life in jeopardy F60 - and nothing is hidden from the king - you would have kept your distance from me."
 
18:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Joab said, "I'm not going to wait like this for you." So he took three javelins in his hand and plunged them into Absalom's heart while Absalom was still alive in the oak tree.
 
18:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And ten of Joab's armor-bearers surrounded Absalom, struck him and killed him.
 
18:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Joab sounded the trumpet, and the troops stopped pursuing Israel, for Joab halted them.
 
18:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They took Absalom, threw him into a big pit in the forest and piled up a large heap of rocks over him. Meanwhile, all the Israelites fled to their homes.
 
18:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
During his lifetime Absalom had taken a pillar and erected it in the King's Valley as a monument to himself, for he thought, "I have no son to carry on the memory of my name." He named the pillar after himself, and it is called Absalom's Monument to this day.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F57 That is, about 4 ounces (about 115 grams)
F58 That is, about 25 pounds (about 11 kilograms)
F59 A few Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Vulgate and Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts may be translated Absalom, whoever you may be.
F60 Or Otherwise, if I had acted treacherously toward him

 
 

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