6/24/13

From Gary... SUPERMOON

The Rock
The Color
The Wonder

Balrath Photography from Facebook

Last night as I took Buddy for his nightly walk, one of my grand-daughters (Elizabeth) went with me.  She brought along her camera and tried to take pictures of the "SUPER-MOON", but there were just too many clouds to get a good shot.  Today, I posted several different pictures of the moon, chosen because of how people view this satellite of our precious Earth.  Some people look at it strictly from a scientific point of view (hence the "rock"), while others consider its beauty (the picture labeled "color") and lastly, others just look and wonder about it ("the wonder" labeled picture).  I enjoyed the last one from Balrath photography the most, not only because it is a happy medium of all of them, but because of his explanation about this phenomenon.  Still, something was missing- God's part in the SUPER-MOON.  As I reflected on this, I found the following while I was searching the Scriptures...

Psalm, Chapter 136
 1 Give thanks to Yahweh, for he is good;
for his loving kindness endures forever.
  2 Give thanks to the God of gods;
for his loving kindness endures forever.
  3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords;
for his loving kindness endures forever:
  4 To him who alone does great wonders;
for his loving kindness endures forever:
  5 To him who by understanding made the heavens;
for his loving kindness endures forever:
  6 To him who spread out the earth above the waters;
for his loving kindness endures forever:
  7 To him who made the great lights;
for his loving kindness endures forever:
  8 The sun to rule by day;
for his loving kindness endures forever;
  9 The moon and stars to rule by night;
for his loving kindness endures forever:
  10 To him who struck down the Egyptian firstborn;
for his loving kindness endures forever;
  11 And brought out Israel from among them;
for his loving kindness endures forever;
  12 With a strong hand, and with an outstretched arm;
for his loving kindness endures forever:
  13 To him who divided the Red Sea apart;
for his loving kindness endures forever;
  14 And made Israel to pass through its midst;
for his loving kindness endures forever;
  15 But overthrew Pharaoh and his army in the Red Sea;
for his loving kindness endures forever:
  16 To him who led his people through the wilderness;
for his loving kindness endures forever:
  17 To him who struck great kings;
for his loving kindness endures forever;
  18 And killed mighty kings;
for his loving kindness endures forever:
  19 Sihon king of the Amorites;
for his loving kindness endures forever;
  20 Og king of Bashan;
for his loving kindness endures forever;
  21 And gave their land as an inheritance;
for his loving kindness endures forever;
  22 Even a heritage to Israel his servant;
for his loving kindness endures forever:
  23 Who remembered us in our low estate;
for his loving kindness endures forever;
  24 And has delivered us from our adversaries;
for his loving kindness endures forever:
  25 Who gives food to every creature;
for his loving kindness endures forever.
  26 Oh give thanks to the God of heaven;
for his loving kindness endures forever.


The SUPER-MOON is a created object, intricate in design, beautiful in appearance and wonderful to consider.  But, don't stop there!!!  How did such a thing come to be- by accident? No, the entire cosmos is not just a gigantic happenstance or random occurrence.  It makes to sense to me that a universe so incredibly complex could not just happen.  God made it for a reason- so that people could understand that "his loving kindness endures forever".  This loving kindness is not restricted to just inanimate objects, for he cares for all creatures and works for good in the lives of those who love him because "his loving kindness endures forever".  And forever is a very, very long time to be loved.  So, when I think of the moon, I am reminded once again of how much I am loved.  That singular realization has changed my life and it can do the same for you!!!!  Let it; you will never look back to viewing the moon (or anything else for that matter) the same way again!!!


PS.  God keeps repeating the phrase "his loving kindness endures forever" because he wants us to remember it!!!  Considering just this one concept would result in a day "well spent"!!!!

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study, Jun. 24


Bible Reading and Study


June 24
2 Samuel 13-15

2Sa 13:1 It happened after this, that Absalom the son of David had a beautiful sister, whose name was Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her.
2Sa 13:2 Amnon was so troubled that he fell sick because of his sister Tamar; for she was a virgin; and it seemed hard to Amnon to do anything to her.
2Sa 13:3 But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David's brother; and Jonadab was a very subtle man.
2Sa 13:4 He said to him, Why, son of the king, are you so sad from day to day? Won't you tell me? Amnon said to him, I love Tamar, my brother Absalom's sister.
2Sa 13:5 Jonadab said to him, Lay down on your bed, and pretend to be sick: and when your father comes to see you, tell him, Please let my sister Tamar come and give me bread to eat, and dress the food in my sight, that I may see it, and eat it from her hand.
2Sa 13:6 So Amnon lay down, and feigned himself sick: and when the king was come to see him, Amnon said to the king, Please let her sister Tamar come, and make me a couple of cakes in my sight, that I may eat from her hand.
2Sa 13:7 Then David sent home to Tamar, saying, Go now to your brother Amnon's house, and dress him food.
2Sa 13:8 So Tamar went to her brother Amnon's house; and he was laid down. She took dough, and kneaded it, and made cakes in his sight, and did bake the cakes.
2Sa 13:9 She took the pan, and poured them out before him; but he refused to eat. Amnon said, Have out all men from me. They went out every man from him.
2Sa 13:10 Amnon said to Tamar, Bring the food into the chamber, that I may eat from your hand. Tamar took the cakes which she had made, and brought them into the chamber to Amnon her brother.
2Sa 13:11 When she had brought them near to him to eat, he took hold of her, and said to her, Come, lie with me, my sister.
2Sa 13:12 She answered him, No, my brother, do not force me; for no such thing ought to be done in Israel. Don't you do this folly.
2Sa 13:13 I, where shall I carry my shame? and as for you, you will be as one of the fools in Israel. Now therefore, please speak to the king; for he will not withhold me from you.
2Sa 13:14 However he would not listen to her voice; but being stronger than she, he forced her, and lay with her.
2Sa 13:15 Then Amnon hated her with exceeding great hatred; for the hatred with which he hated her was greater than the love with which he had loved her. Amnon said to her, Arise, be gone.
2Sa 13:16 She said to him, Not so, because this great wrong in putting me forth is worse than the other that you did to me. But he would not listen to her.
2Sa 13:17 Then he called his servant who ministered to him, and said, Put now this woman out from me, and bolt the door after her.
2Sa 13:18 She had a garment of various colors on her; for with such robes were the king's daughters who were virgins dressed. Then his servant brought her out, and bolted the door after her.
2Sa 13:19 Tamar put ashes on her head, and tore her garment of various colors that was on her; and she laid her hand on her head, and went her way, crying aloud as she went.
2Sa 13:20 Absalom her brother said to her, Has Amnon your brother been with you? but now hold your peace, my sister: he is your brother; don't take this thing to heart. So Tamar remained desolate in her brother Absalom's house.
2Sa 13:21 But when king David heard of all these things, he was very angry.
2Sa 13:22 Absalom spoke to Amnon neither good nor bad; for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had forced his sister Tamar.
2Sa 13:23 It happened after two full years, that Absalom had sheepshearers in Baal Hazor, which is beside Ephraim: and Absalom invited all the king's sons.
2Sa 13:24 Absalom came to the king, and said, See now, your servant has sheepshearers; please let the king and his servants go with your servant.
2Sa 13:25 The king said to Absalom, No, my son, let us not all go, lest we be burdensome to you. He pressed him: however he would not go, but blessed him.
2Sa 13:26 Then said Absalom, If not, please let my brother Amnon go with us. The king said to him, Why should he go with you?
2Sa 13:27 But Absalom pressed him, and he let Amnon and all the king's sons go with him.
2Sa 13:28 Absalom commanded his servants, saying, Mark now, when Amnon's heart is merry with wine; and when I tell you, Smite Amnon, then kill him; don't be afraid; haven't I commanded you? be courageous, and be valiant.
2Sa 13:29 The servants of Absalom did to Amnon as Absalom had commanded. Then all the king's sons arose, and every man got him up on his mule, and fled.
2Sa 13:30 It happened, while they were in the way, that the news came to David, saying, Absalom has slain all the king's sons, and there is not one of them left.
2Sa 13:31 Then the king arose, and tore his garments, and lay on the earth; and all his servants stood by with their clothes torn.
2Sa 13:32 Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David's brother, answered, Don't let my lord suppose that they have killed all the young men the king's sons; for Amnon only is dead; for by the appointment of Absalom this has been determined from the day that he forced his sister Tamar.
2Sa 13:33 Now therefore don't let my lord the king take the thing to his heart, to think that all the king's sons are dead; for Amnon only is dead.
2Sa 13:34 But Absalom fled. The young man who kept the watch lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold, many people were coming by way of the hillside behind him.
2Sa 13:35 Jonadab said to the king, Behold, the king's sons are come: as your servant said, so it is.
2Sa 13:36 It happened, as soon as he had made an end of speaking, that behold, the king's sons came, and lifted up their voice, and wept: and the king also and all his servants wept very sore.
2Sa 13:37 But Absalom fled, and went to Talmai the son of Ammihur, king of Geshur. David mourned for his son every day.
2Sa 13:38 So Absalom fled, and went to Geshur, and was there three years.
2Sa 13:39 the soul of king David longed to go forth to Absalom: for he was comforted concerning Amnon, seeing he was dead.
2Sa 14:1 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah perceived that the king's heart was toward Absalom.
2Sa 14:2 Joab sent to Tekoa, and fetched there a wise woman, and said to her, please act like a mourner, and put on mourning clothing, Please, and don't anoint yourself with oil, but be as a woman who has a long time mourned for the dead:
2Sa 14:3 and go in to the king, and speak on this manner to him. So Joab put the words in her mouth.
2Sa 14:4 When the woman of Tekoa spoke to the king, she fell on her face to the ground, and did obeisance, and said, Help, O king.
2Sa 14:5 The king said to her, What ails you? She answered, Of a truth I am a widow, and my husband is dead.
2Sa 14:6 Your handmaid had two sons, and they two strove together in the field, and there was none to part them, but the one struck the other, and killed him.
2Sa 14:7 Behold, the whole family has risen against your handmaid, and they say, Deliver him who struck his brother, that we may kill him for the life of his brother whom he killed, and so destroy the heir also. Thus will they quench my coal which is left, and will leave to my husband neither name nor remainder on the surface of the earth.
2Sa 14:8 The king said to the woman, Go to your house, and I will give a command concerning you.
2Sa 14:9 The woman of Tekoa said to the king, My lord, O king, the iniquity be on me, and on my father's house; and the king and his throne be guiltless.
2Sa 14:10 The king said, Whoever says anything to you, bring him to me, and he shall not touch you any more.
2Sa 14:11 Then said she, Please let the king remember Yahweh your God, that the avenger of blood destroy not any more, lest they destroy my son. He said, As Yahweh lives, there shall not one hair of your son fall to the earth.
2Sa 14:12 Then the woman said, Please let your handmaid speak a word to my lord the king. He said, Say on.
2Sa 14:13 The woman said, Why then have you devised such a thing against the people of God? for in speaking this word the king is as one who is guilty, in that the king does not bring home again his banished one.
2Sa 14:14 For we must needs die, and are as water split on the ground, which can't be gathered up again; neither does God take away life, but devises means, that he who is banished not be an outcast from him.
2Sa 14:15 Now therefore seeing that I have come to speak this word to my lord the king, it is because the people have made me afraid: and your handmaid said, I will now speak to the king; it may be that the king will perform the request of his servant.
2Sa 14:16 For the king will hear, to deliver his servant out of the hand of the man who would destroy me and my son together out of the inheritance of God.
2Sa 14:17 Then your handmaid said, Please let the word of my lord the king be comfortable; for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad: and Yahweh your God be with you.
2Sa 14:18 Then the king answered the woman, Please don't hide anything from me that I shall ask you. The woman said, Let my lord the king now speak.
2Sa 14:19 The king said, Is the hand of Joab with you in all this? The woman answered, As your soul lives, my lord the king, none can turn to the right hand or to the left from anything that my lord the king has spoken; for your servant Joab, he bade me, and he put all these words in the mouth of your handmaid;
2Sa 14:20 to change the face of the matter has your servant Joab done this thing: and my lord is wise, according to the wisdom of an angel of God, to know all things that are in the earth.
2Sa 14:21 The king said to Joab, Behold now, I have done this thing: go therefore, bring the young man Absalom back.
2Sa 14:22 Joab fell to the ground on his face, and did obeisance, and blessed the king: and Joab said, Today your servant knows that I have found favor in your sight, my lord, king, in that the king has performed the request of his servant.
2Sa 14:23 So Joab arose and went to Geshur, and brought Absalom to Jerusalem.
2Sa 14:24 The king said, Let him turn to his own house, but let him not see my face. So Absalom turned to his own house, and didn't see the king's face.
2Sa 14:25 Now in all Israel there was none to be so much praised as Absalom for his beauty: from the sole of his foot even to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him.
2Sa 14:26 When he cut the hair of his head (now it was at every year's end that he cut it; because it was heavy on him, therefore he cut it); he weighed the hair of his head at two hundred shekels, after the king's weight.
2Sa 14:27 To Absalom there were born three sons, and one daughter, whose name was Tamar: she was a woman of a beautiful face.
2Sa 14:28 Absalom lived two full years in Jerusalem; and he didn't see the king's face.
2Sa 14:29 Then Absalom sent for Joab, to send him to the king; but he would not come to him: and he sent again a second time, but he would not come.
2Sa 14:30 Therefore he said to his servants, Behold, Joab's field is near mine, and he has barley there; go and set it on fire. Absalom's servants set the field on fire.
2Sa 14:31 Then Joab arose, and came to Absalom to his house, and said to him, Why have your servants set my field on fire?
2Sa 14:32 Absalom answered Joab, Behold, I sent to you, saying, Come here, that I may send you to the king, to say, Why am I come from Geshur? it were better for me to be there still. Now therefore let me see the king's face; and if there be iniquity in me, let him kill me.
2Sa 14:33 So Joab came to the king, and told him; and when he had called for Absalom, he came to the king, and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king: and the king kissed Absalom.

2Sa 15:1 It happened after this, that Absalom prepared him a chariot and horses, and fifty men to run before him.
2Sa 15:2 Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate: and it was so, that when any man had a suit which should come to the king for judgment, then Absalom called to him, and said, What city are you from? He said, Your servant is of one of the tribes of Israel.
2Sa 15:3 Absalom said to him, Behold, your matters are good and right; but there is no man deputized of the king to hear you.
2Sa 15:4 Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man who has any suit or cause might come to me, and I would do him justice!
2Sa 15:5 It was so, that when any man came near to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took hold of him, and kissed him.
2Sa 15:6 In this manner Absalom did to all Israel who came to the king for judgment: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.
2Sa 15:7 It happened at the end of forty years, that Absalom said to the king, please let me go and pay my vow, which I have vowed to Yahweh, in Hebron.
2Sa 15:8 For your servant vowed a vow while I abode at Geshur in Syria, saying, If Yahweh shall indeed bring me again to Jerusalem, then I will serve Yahweh.
2Sa 15:9 The king said to him, Go in peace. So he arose, and went to Hebron.
2Sa 15:10 But Absalom sent spies throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, As soon as you hear the sound of the trumpet, then you shall say, Absalom is king in Hebron.
2Sa 15:11 With Absalom went two hundred men out of Jerusalem, who were invited, and went in their simplicity; and they didn't know anything.
2Sa 15:12 Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counselor, from his city, even from Giloh, while he was offering the sacrifices. The conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Absalom.
2Sa 15:13 There came a messenger to David, saying, The hearts of the men of Israel are after Absalom.
2Sa 15:14 David said to all his servants who were with him at Jerusalem, Arise, and let us flee; for else none of us shall escape from Absalom: make speed to depart, lest he overtake us quickly, and bring down evil on us, and strike the city with the edge of the sword.
2Sa 15:15 The king's servants said to the king, Behold, your servants are ready to do whatever my lord the king shall choose.
2Sa 15:16 The king went forth, and all his household after him. The king left ten women, who were concubines, to keep the house.
2Sa 15:17 The king went forth, and all the people after him; and they stayed in Beth Merhak.
2Sa 15:18 All his servants passed on beside him; and all the Cherethites, and all the Pelethites, and all the Gittites, six hundred men who came after him from Gath, passed on before the king.
2Sa 15:19 Then said the king to Ittai the Gittite, Why do you also go with us? return, and stay with the king: for you are a foreigner, and also an exile; return to your own place.
2Sa 15:20 Whereas you came but yesterday, should I this day make you go up and down with us, seeing I go where I may? return, and take back your brothers; mercy and truth be with you.
2Sa 15:21 Ittai answered the king, and said, As Yahweh lives, and as my lord the king lives, surely in what place my lord the king shall be, whether for death or for life, even there also will your servant be.
2Sa 15:22 David said to Ittai, Go and pass over. Ittai the Gittite passed over, and all his men, and all the little ones who were with him.
2Sa 15:23 All the country wept with a loud voice, and all the people passed over: the king also himself passed over the brook Kidron, and all the people passed over, toward the way of the wilderness.
2Sa 15:24 Behold, Zadok also came, and all the Levites with him, bearing the ark of the covenant of God; and they set down the ark of God; and Abiathar went up, until all the people had done passing out of the city.
2Sa 15:25 The king said to Zadok, Carry back the ark of God into the city: if I shall find favor in the eyes of Yahweh, he will bring me again, and show me both it, and his habitation:
2Sa 15:26 but if he say thus, I have no delight in you; behold, here am I, let him do to me as seems good to him.
2Sa 15:27 The king said also to Zadok the priest, "Aren't you a seer? Return into the city in peace, and your two sons with you, Ahimaaz your son, and Jonathan the son of Abiathar.
2Sa 15:28 Behold, I will stay at the fords of the wilderness, until word comes from you to inform me."
2Sa 15:29 Zadok therefore and Abiathar carried the ark of God again to Jerusalem: and they abode there.
2Sa 15:30 David went up by the ascent of the Mount of Olives, and wept as he went up; and he had his head covered, and went barefoot: and all the people who were with him covered every man his head, and they went up, weeping as they went up.Bible Reading and Study, Jun. 24
2Sa 15:31 One told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. David said, Yahweh, please turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.
2Sa 15:32 It happened that when David had come to the top of the ascent, where God was worshiped, behold, Hushai the Archite came to meet him with his coat torn, and earth on his head.
2Sa 15:33 David said to himBible Reading and Study, Jun. 24, If you pass on with me, then you will be a burden to me:
2Sa 15:34 but if you return to the city, and tell Absalom, I will be your servant, O king; as I have been your father's servant in time past, so will I now be your servant; then will you defeat for me the counsel of Ahithophel.
2Sa 15:35 Don't you have Zadok and Abiathar the priests there with you? therefore it shall be, that whatever thing you shall hear out of the king's house, you shall tell it to Zadok and Abiathar the priests.
2Sa 15:36 Behold, they have there with them their two sons, Ahimaaz, Zadok's son, and Jonathan, Abiathar's son; and by them you shall send to me everything that you shall hear.
2Sa 15:37 So Hushai, David's friend, came into the city; and Absalom came into Jerusalem.



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2 Samuel




2 Samuel 13 1
It happened after this, that Absalom the son of David had a beautiful sister, whose name was
Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her.
And it came to pass after this, that Absalom the son of David having a beautiful sister,
whose name was Tamar, Amnon the son of David loved her.
And it cometh to pass afterwards that Absalom son of David hath a fair sister, and
her name [is] Tamar, and Amnon son of David loveth her.
2 Samuel 13 2
Amnon was so vexed that he fell sick because of his sister Tamar; for she was a virgin; and it
seemed hard to Amnon to do anything to her.
And Amnon was so vexed, that he fell sick for his sister Tamar; for she was a virgin; and
it seemed difficult for Amnon to do the least thing to her.
And Amnon hath distress -- even to become sick, because of Tamar his sister, for
she [is] a virgin, and it is hard in the eyes of Amnon to do anything to her.
2 Samuel 13 3
But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David`s brother; and
Jonadab was a very subtle man.
And Amnon had a friend whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David`s brother;
and Jonadab was a very shrewd man.
And Amnon hath a friend, and his name [is] Jonadab, son of Shimeah, David`s
brother, and Jonadab [is] a very wise man,
2 Samuel 13 4
He said to him, Why, son of the king, are you thus lean from day to day? Won`t you tell me?
Amnon said to him, I love Tamar, my brother Absalom`s sister.
And he said to him, Why dost thou, the king`s son, get thinner from morning to morning?
Wilt thou not tell me? And Amnon said to him, I love Tamar, my brother Absalom`s sister.
and saith to him, `Wherefore [art] thou thus lean, O king`s son, morning by
morning? dost thou not declare to me?` And Amnon saith to him, `Tamar -- sister
of Absalom my brother -- I am loving.`
2 Samuel 13 5
Jonadab said to him, Lay you down on your bed, and feign yourself sick: and when your father
comes to see you, tell him, Please let my sister Tamar come and give me bread to eat, and dress
the food in my sight, that I may see it, and eat it from her hand.
And Jonadab said to him, Lay thee down on thy bed and feign thyself sick; and when thy
father comes to see thee, say to him, I pray thee, let my sister Tamar come, and give me
food, and dress the food in my sight, that I may see it, and eat it from her hand.
And Jonadab saith to him, `Lie down on thy couch, and feign thyself sick, and thy
father hath come in to see thee, and thou hast said unto him, `Let, I pray thee,
Tamar my sister come in and give me bread to eat; and she hath made the food
before mine eyes so that I see [it], and have eaten from her hand.`
2 Samuel 13 6
So Amnon lay down, and feigned himself sick: and when the king was come to see him, Amnon
said to the king, Please let her sister Tamar come, and make me a couple of cakes in my sight,
that I may eat from her hand.
So Amnon lay down and feigned himself sick; and the king came to see him, and Amnon
said to the king, I pray thee, let Tamar my sister come, and make a couple of cakes in my
sight, that I may eat from her hand.
And Amnon lieth down, and feigneth himself sick, and the king cometh in to see
him, and Amnon saith unto the king, `Let, I pray thee, Tamar my sister come, and
she maketh before mine eyes two cakes, and I eat from her hand.`
2 Samuel 13 7
Then David sent home to Tamar, saying, Go now to your brother Amnon`s house, and dress him
food.
And David sent home to Tamar, saying, Go, I pray thee, to thy brother Amnon`s house, and
dress him food.
And David sendeth unto Tamar, to the house, saying, `Go, I pray thee, to the house
of Amnon thy brother, and make for him food.`
2 Samuel 13 8
So Tamar went to her brother Amnon`s house; and he was laid down. She took dough, and
kneaded it, and made cakes in his sight, and did bake the cakes.
And Tamar went to her brother Amnon`s house; and he had lain down. And she took flour
and kneaded it, and made cakes in his sight, and baked the cakes.
And Tamar goeth to the house of Amnon her brother, and he is lying down, and she
taketh the dough, and kneadeth, and maketh cakes before his eyes, and cooketh
the cakes,
2 Samuel 13 9
She took the pan, and poured them out before him; but he refused to eat. Amnon said, Have out
all men from me. They went out every man from him.
And she took the pan, and poured them out before him; but he refused to eat. And Amnon
said, Put every man out from me. And they went out every man from him.
and taketh the frying-pan, and poureth out before him, and he refuseth to eat, and
Amnon saith, `Take ye out every one from me;` and they go out every one from him.
2 Samuel 13 10
Amnon said to Tamar, Bring the food into the chamber, that I may eat from your hand. Tamar
took the cakes which she had made, and brought them into the chamber to Amnon her brother.
And Amnon said to Tamar, Bring the dish into the chamber, that I may eat of thy hand.
And Tamar took the cakes that she had made, and brought them into the chamber to
Amnon her brother.
And Amnon saith unto Tamar, `Bring the food into the inner chamber, and I eat
from thy hand;` and Tamar taketh the cakes that she hath made, and bringeth in
to Amnon her brother, into the inner chamber,
2 Samuel 13 11
When she had brought them near to him to eat, he took hold of her, and said to her, Come, lie
with me, my sister.
And she presented them to him to eat; and he took hold of her, and said to her, Come, lie
with me, my sister.
and she bringeth nigh unto him to eat, and he layeth hold on her, and saith to her,
`Come, lie with me, my sister.`
2 Samuel 13 12
She answered him, No, my brother, do not force me; for no such thing ought to be done in Israel.
Don`t you do this folly.
And she said to him, No, my brother, do not humble me; for no such thing is done in
Israel: do not this infamy.
And she saith to him, `Nay, my brother, do not humble me, for it is not done so in
Israel; do not this folly.
2 Samuel 13 13
I, where shall I carry my shame? and as for you, you will be as one of the fools in Israel. Now
therefore, please speak to the king; for he will not withhold me from you.
And I, whither shall I carry my reproach? and thou wouldest be as one of the infamous in
Israel. And now, I pray thee, speak to the king; for he will not withhold me from thee.
And I -- whither do I cause my reproach to go? and thou -- thou art as one of the
fools in Israel; and now, speak, I pray thee, unto the king; for he doth not withhold
me from thee.`
2 Samuel 13 14
However he would not listen to her voice; but being stronger than she, he forced her, and lay
with her.
But he would not hearken to her voice, and was stronger than she, and humbled her and
lay with her.
And he hath not been willing to hearken to her voice, and is stronger than she,
and humbleth her, and lieth with her.
2 Samuel 13 15
Then Amnon hated her with exceeding great hatred; for the hatred with which he hated her was
greater than the love with which he had loved her. Amnon said to her, Arise, be gone.
And Amnon hated her with an exceeding great hatred, for the hatred with which he
hated her was greater than the love with which he had loved her. And Amnon said to her,
Arise, be gone.
And Amnon hateth her -- a very great hatred -- that greater [is] the hatred with
which he hath hated her than the love with which he loved her, and Amnon saith
to her, `Rise, go.`
2 Samuel 13 16
She said to him, Not so, because this great wrong in putting me forth is [worse] than the other
that you did to me. But he would not listen to her.
And she said to him, There is no cause for this evil in sending me away, [which] is
greater than the other that thou didst to me. But he would not hearken to her.
And she saith to him, `Because of the circumstances this evil is greater than the
other that thou hast done with me -- to send me away;` and he hath not been
willing to hearken to her,
2 Samuel 13 17
Then he called his servant who ministered to him, and said, Put now this woman out from me,
and bolt the door after her.
Then he called his young man that attended upon him, and said, Put now this [woman]
out from me, and bolt the door after her.
and calleth his young man, his servant, and saith, `Send away, I pray thee, this one
from me without, and bolt the door after her;`
2 Samuel 13 18
She had a garment of various colors on her; for with such robes were the king`s daughters who
were virgins dressed. Then his servant brought her out, and bolted the door after her.
Now she had a vest of many colours upon her; for so were the king`s daughters that were
virgins apparelled. And his attendant brought her out, and bolted the door after her.
-- and upon her [is] a long coat, for such upper robes do daughters of the king who
[are] virgins put on, -- and his servant taketh her out without, and hath bolted the
door after her.
2 Samuel 13 19
Tamar put ashes on her head, and tore her garment of various colors that was on her; and she
laid her hand on her head, and went her way, crying aloud as she went.
And Tamar put ashes on her head, and rent her vest of many colours which was on her,
and laid her hand on her head, and went away, crying out as she went.
And Tamar taketh ashes for her head, and the long coat that [is] on her she hath
rent, and putteth her hand on her head, and goeth, going on and crying;
2 Samuel 13 20
Absalom her brother said to her, Has Amnon your brother been with you? but now hold your
peace, my sister: he is your brother; don`t take this thing to heart. So Tamar remained desolate
in her brother Absalom`s house.
And Absalom her brother said to her, Has Amnon thy brother been with thee? and now,
my sister, be still: he is thy brother; take not this thing to heart. And Tamar remained,
and [that] desolate, in her brother Absalom`s house.
and Absalom her brother saith unto her, `Hath Amnon thy brother been with
thee? and now, my sister, keep silent, he [is] thy brother; set not thy heart to this
thing;` and Tamar dwelleth -- but desolate -- in the house of Absalom her brother.
2 Samuel 13 21
But when king David heard of all these things, he was very angry.
And king David heard of all these things, and he was very angry.
And king David hath heard all these things, and it is very displeasing to him;
2 Samuel 13 22
Absalom spoke to Amnon neither good nor bad; for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had forced
his sister Tamar.
And Absalom spoke to Amnon neither good nor bad; for Absalom hated Amnon, because he
had humbled his sister Tamar.
and Absalom hath not spoken with Amnon either evil or good, for Absalom is
hating Amnon, because that he humbled Tamar his sister.
2 Samuel 13 23
It happened after two full years, that Absalom had sheep-shearers in Baal-hazor, which is beside
Ephraim: and Absalom invited all the king`s sons.
And it came to pass after two full years, that Absalom had sheepshearers in Baal-Hazor,
which is beside Ephraim; and Absalom invited all the king`s sons.
And it cometh to pass, after two years of days, that Absalom hath shearers in Baal-
Hazor, which [is] with Ephraim, and Absalom calleth for all the sons of the king.
2 Samuel 13 24
Absalom came to the king, and said, See now, your servant has sheep-shearers; let the king, I
pray you, and his servants go with your servant.
And Absalom came to the king, and said, Behold, now, thy servant has sheepshearers; let
the king, I pray thee, and his servants go with thy servant.
And Absalom cometh unto the king, and saith, `Lo, I pray thee, thy servant hath
shearers, let the king go, I pray thee, and his servants, with thy servant.`
2 Samuel 13 25
The king said to Absalom, No, my son, let us not all go, lest we be burdensome to you. He pressed
him: however he would not go, but blessed him.
And the king said to Absalom, No, my son, let us not all go, lest we be burdensome to thee.
And he urged him, but he would not go; and he blessed him.
And the king saith unto Absalom, `Nay, my son, let us not all go, I pray thee, and
we are not too heavy on thee;` and he presseth on him, and he hath not been
willing to go, and he blesseth him.
2 Samuel 13 26
Then said Absalom, If not, please let my brother Amnon go with us. The king said to him, Why
should he go with you?
And Absalom said, If not, I pray thee, let my brother Amnon go with us. And the king said
to him, Why should he go with thee?
And Absalom saith, `If not -- let, I pray thee, Amnon my brother go with us;` and
the king saith to him, `Why doth he go with thee?`
2 Samuel 13 27
But Absalom pressed him, and he let Amnon and all the king`s sons go with him.
But Absalom pressed him; and he let Amnon and all the king`s sons go with him.
and Absalom urgeth on him, and he sendeth with him Amnon, and all the sons of
the king.
2 Samuel 13 28
Absalom commanded his servants, saying, Mark you now, when Amnon`s heart is merry with
wine; and when I tell you, Smite Amnon, then kill him; don`t be afraid; haven`t I commanded
you? be courageous, and be valiant.
And Absalom commanded his servants, saying, Mark ye now when Amnon`s heart is merry
with wine, and when I say to you, Smite Amnon; then slay him, fear not: have not I
commanded you? be courageous, and be valiant.
And Absalom commandeth his young men, saying, `See, I pray thee, when the heart
of Amnon [is] glad with wine, and I have said unto you, Smite Amnon, that ye have
put him to death; fear not; is it not because I have commanded you? be strong,
yea, become sons of valour.`
2 Samuel 13 29
The servants of Absalom did to Amnon as Absalom had commanded. Then all the king`s sons
arose, and every man got him up on his mule, and fled.
And the servants of Absalom did to Amnon as Absalom had commanded. Then all the
king`s sons arose, and they rode each upon his mule and fled.
And the young men of Absalom do to Amnon as Absalom commanded, and rise do
all the sons of the king, and they ride, each on his mule, and flee.
2 Samuel 13 30
It happened, while they were in the way, that the news came to David, saying, Absalom has slain
all the king`s sons, and there is not one of them left.
And it came to pass, while they were in the way, that tidings came to David, saying,
Absalom has smitten all the king`s sons, and there is not one of them left.
And it cometh to pass -- they [are] in the way -- and the report hath come unto
David, saying, `Absalom hath smitten all the sons of the king, and there is not left
of them one;`
2 Samuel 13 31
Then the king arose, and tore his garments, and lay on the earth; and all his servants stood by
with their clothes torn.
Then the king arose, and rent his garments, and lay on the earth; and all his servants
stood by with their garments rent.
and the king riseth, and rendeth his garments, and lieth on the earth, and all his
servants are standing by [with] rent garments.
2 Samuel 13 32
Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David`s brother, answered, Don`t let my lord suppose that they have
killed all the young men the king`s sons; for Amnon only is dead; for by the appointment of
Absalom this has been determined from the day that he forced his sister Tamar.
And Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David`s brother, answered and said, Let not my lord
suppose that they have slain all the young men the king`s sons; for Amnon only is dead;
for by the appointment of Absalom this has been determined from the day that he
humbled his sister Tamar.
And Jonadab son of Shimeah, David`s brother, answereth and saith, `Let not my
lord say, The whole of the young men, the sons of the king, they have put to death;
for Amnon alone [is] dead, for by the command of Absalom it hath been appointed
from the day of his humbling Tamar his sister;
2 Samuel 13 33
Now therefore don`t let my lord the king take the thing to his heart, to think that all the king`s
sons are dead; for Amnon only is dead.
And now let not my lord the king take the thing to heart, to say, All the king`s sons are
dead; for Amnon only is dead.
and now, let not my lord the king lay unto his heart the word, saying, All the sons
of the king have died, for Amnon alone [is] dead.`
2 Samuel 13 34
But Absalom fled. The young man who kept the watch lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold,
there came much people by the way of the hill-side behind him.
And Absalom fled. And the young man that watched lifted up his eyes and looked, and
behold, there came much people from the way behind him, from the hill-side.
And Absalom fleeth, and the young man who is watching lifteth up his eyes and
looketh, and lo, much people are coming by the way behind him, on the side of the
hill.
2 Samuel 13 35
Jonadab said to the king, Behold, the king`s sons are come: as your servant said, so it is.
And Jonadab said to the king, Behold, the king`s sons come: as thy servant said, so it is.
And Jonadab saith unto the king, `Lo, the sons of the king have come; as the word
of thy servant, so it hath been.`
2 Samuel 13 36
It happened, as soon as he had made an end of speaking, that behold, the king`s sons came, and
lifted up their voice, and wept: and the king also and all his servants wept very sore.
And as soon as he had ended speaking, behold, the king`s sons came, and lifted up their
voice and wept; and the king also and all his servants wept very bitterly.
And it cometh to pass at his finishing to speak, that lo, the sons of the king have
come, and they lift up their voice, and weep, and also the king and all his servants
have wept -- a very great weeping.
2 Samuel 13 37
But Absalom fled, and went to Talmai the son of Ammihur, king of Geshur. [David] mourned for
his son every day.
And Absalom fled, and went to Talmai, the son of Ammihud, king of Geshur. And [David]
mourned for his son every day.
And Absalom hath fled, and goeth unto Talmai, son of Ammihud, king of Geshur,
and [David] mourneth for his son all the days.
2 Samuel 13 38
So Absalom fled, and went to Geshur, and was there three years.
Now Absalom fled, and went to Geshur, and was there three years.
And Absalom hath fled, and goeth to Geshur, and is there three years;
2 Samuel 13 39
[the soul of] king David longed to go forth to Absalom: for he was comforted concerning Amnon,
seeing he was dead.
And king David longed to go forth to Absalom; for he was comforted concerning Amnon,
seeing he was dead.
and [the soul of] king David determineth to go out unto Absalom, for he hath been
comforted for Amnon, for [he is] dead.
2 Samuel 14 1
Now Joab the son of Zeruiah perceived that the king`s heart was toward Absalom.
And Joab the son of Zeruiah perceived that the king`s heart was toward Absalom.
And Joab son of Zeruial knoweth that the heart of the king [is] on Absalom,
2 Samuel 14 2
Joab sent to Tekoa, and fetched there a wise woman, and said to her, please act like a mourner,
and put on mourning clothing, Please, and don`t anoint yourself with oil, but be as a woman who
has a long time mourned for the dead:
And Joab sent to Tekoah, and fetched thence a wise woman, and said to her, I pray thee,
feign thyself to be a mourner, and put on mourning garments, I pray, and anoint not
thyself with oil, but be as a woman that hath a long time mourned for the dead;
and Joab sendeth to Tekoah, and taketh thence a wise woman, and saith unto her,
`Feign thyself a mourner, I pray thee, and put on, I pray thee, garments of
mourning, and anoint not thyself with oil, and thou hast been as a woman these
many days mourning for the dead,
2 Samuel 14 3
and go in to the king, and speak on this manner to him. So Joab put the words in her mouth.
and come to the king, and speak after this manner to him. And Joab put the words into
her mouth.
and thou hast gone unto the king, and spoken unto him, according to this word;`
and Joab putteth the words into her mouth.
2 Samuel 14 4
When the woman of Tekoa spoke to the king, she fell on her face to the ground, and did
obeisance, and said, Help, O king.
And the woman of Tekoah spoke to the king, and she fell on her face to the ground and
did obeisance, and said, Save, O king!
And the woman of Tekoah speaketh unto the king, and falleth on her face to the
earth, and doth obeisance, and saith, `Save, O king.`
2 Samuel 14 5
The king said to her, What ails you? She answered, Of a truth I am a widow, and my husband is
dead.
And the king said to her, What aileth thee? And she said, I am indeed a widow woman,
and my husband is dead.
And the king saith to her, `What -- to thee?` and she saith, `Truly a widow woman
[am] I, and my husband dieth,
2 Samuel 14 6
Your handmaid had two sons, and they two strove together in the field, and there was none to
part them, but the one struck the other, and killed him.
And thy bondmaid had two sons, and they two strove together in the field, and there was
none to part them, but the one smote the other and slew him.
and thy maid-servant hath two sons; and they strive both of them in a field, and
there is no deliverer between them, and the one smiteth the other, and putteth
him to death;
2 Samuel 14 7
Behold, the whole family is risen against your handmaid, and they say, Deliver him who struck
his brother, that we may kill him for the life of his brother whom he killed, and so destroy the
heir also. Thus will they quench my coal which is left, and will leave to my husband neither
name nor remainder on the surface of the earth.
And behold, the whole family is risen against thy bondmaid, and they say, Deliver him
that smote his brother, that we may put him to death, for the life of his brother whom he
killed; and we will destroy the heir also: so they will quench my coal which is left, and
will not leave to my husband a name or remnant on the earth.
and lo, the whole family hath risen against thy maid-servant, and say, Give up him
who smiteth his brother, and we put him to death for the life of his brother
whom he hath slain, and we destroy also the heir; and they have quenched my coal
which is left -- so as not to set to my husband a name and remnant on the face of
the ground.`
2 Samuel 14 8
The king said to the woman, Go to your house, and I will give charge concerning you.
And the king said to the woman, Go to thy house, and I will give charge concerning thee.
And the king saith unto the woman, `Go to thine house, and I give charge
concerning thee.`
2 Samuel 14 9
The woman of Tekoa said to the king, My lord, O king, the iniquity be on me, and on my father`s
house; and the king and his throne be guiltless.
And the woman of Tekoah said to the king, Upon me, my lord, O king, be the iniquity, and
upon my father`s house; and the king and his throne be guiltless.
And the woman of Tekoah saith unto the king, `On me, my lord, O king, [is] the
iniquity, and on the house of my father; and the king and his throne [are]
innocent.`
2 Samuel 14 10
The king said, Whoever says anything to you, bring him to me, and he shall not touch you any
more.
And the king said, Whoever speaks to thee, bring him to me, and he shall not touch thee
any more.
And the king saith, `He who speaketh [aught] unto thee, and thou hast brought
him unto me, then he doth not add any more to come against thee.`
2 Samuel 14 11
Then said she, Please let the king remember Yahweh your God, that the avenger of blood destroy
not any more, lest they destroy my son. He said, As Yahweh lives, there shall not one hair of your
son fall to the earth.
Then she said, I pray thee, let the king remember Jehovah thy God, that thou wouldest not
suffer the revengers of blood to destroy any more, lest they cut off my son. And he said,
[As] Jehovah liveth, there shall not one hair of thy son fall to the earth.
And she saith, `Let, I pray thee, the king remember by Jehovah thy God, that the
redeemer of blood add not to destroy, and they destroy not my son;` and he saith,
`Jehovah liveth; if there doth fall of the hair of thy son to the earth.`
2 Samuel 14 12
Then the woman said, Please let your handmaid speak a word to my lord the king. He said, Say on.
And the woman said, Let thy bondmaid, I pray thee, speak a word to my lord the king.
And he said, Speak.
And the woman saith, `Let, I pray thee, thy maid-servant speak unto my lord the
king a word;` and he saith, `Speak.`
2 Samuel 14 13
The woman said, Why then have you devised such a thing against the people of God? for in
speaking this word the king is as one who is guilty, in that the king does not bring home again
his banished one.
And the woman said, Why then hast thou thought such a thing against God`s people? and
the king in saying this thing, is as one guilty, in that the king does not bring back his
banished one.
And the woman saith, `And why hast thou thought thus concerning the people of
God? yea, the king is speaking this thing as a guilty one, in that the king hath not
brought back his outcast;
2 Samuel 14 14
For we must needs die, and are as water split on the ground, which can`t be gathered up again;
neither does God take away life, but devises means, that he who is banished not be an outcast
from him.
For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered
up again; and God has not taken away his life, but devises means that the banished one be
not expelled from him.
for we do surely die, and [are] as water which is running down to the earth, which
is not gathered, and God doth not accept a person, and hath devised devices in
that the outcast is not outcast by Him.
2 Samuel 14 15
Now therefore seeing that I have come to speak this word to my lord the king, it is because the
people have made me afraid: and your handmaid said, I will now speak to the king; it may be
that the king will perform the request of his servant.
And now that I am come to speak of this thing to my lord the king, it is because the
people have made me afraid; and thy bondmaid said, I will now speak to the king;
perhaps the king will perform the request of his handmaid.
`And now that I have come to speak unto the king my lord this word, [it is]
because the people made me afraid, and thy maid-servant saith, Let me speak, I
pray thee, unto the king; it may be the king doth do the word of his handmaid,
2 Samuel 14 16
For the king will hear, to deliver his servant out of the hand of the man who would destroy me
and my son together out of the inheritance of God.
For the king will hear, to deliver his handmaid out of the hand of the man that would
destroy me and my son together out of the inheritance of God.
for the king doth hearken to deliver his handmaid out of the paw of the man
[seeking] to destroy me and my son together out of the inheritance of God,
2 Samuel 14 17
Then your handmaid said, Please let the word of my lord the king be comfortable; for as an angel
of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad: and Yahweh your God be with you.
And thy bondmaid said, Let the word of my lord the king now be cBible Reading and Study, Jun. 24omfortable; for as an
angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad; and Jehovah thy God will be
with thee.
and thy maid-servant saith, Let, I pray thee, the word of my lord the king be for
ease; for as a messenger of God so [is] my lord the king, to understand the good and
the evil; and Jehovah thy God is with thee.`
2 Samuel 14 18
Then the king answered the woman, Please don`t hide anything from me that I shall ask you. The
woman said, Let my lord the king now speak.
And the king answered and said to the woman, Hide not from me, I pray thee, the thing
that I shall ask thee. And the woman said, Let my lord the king now speak.
And the king answereth and saith unto the woman, `Do not, I pray thee, hide from
me the thing that I am asking thee;` and the woman saith, `Let, I pray thee, my
lord the king speak.`
2 Samuel 14 19
The king said, Is the hand of Joab with you in all this? The woman answered, As your soul lives,
my lord the king, none can turn to the right hand or to the left from anything that my lord the
king has spoken; for your servant Joab, he bade me, and he put all these words in the mouth of
your handmaid;
And the king said, Is the hand of Joab with thee in all this? And the woman answered and
said, [As] thy soul liveth, my lord, O king, there is no turning to the right hand or to the
left from aught that my lord the king has spoken; for thy servant Joab, he bade me, and he
put all these words into the mouth of thy bondmaid:
And the king saith, `Is the hand of Joab with thee in all this?` And the woman
answereth and saith, `Thy soul liveth, my lord, O king, none [doth turn] to the
right or to the left from all that my lord the king hath spoken; for thy servant Joab
he commanded me, and he put in the mouth of thy maid-servant all these words;
2 Samuel 14 20
to change the face of the matter has your servant Joab done this thing: and my lord is wise,
according to the wisdom of an angel of God, to know all things that are in the earth.
in order to turn the appearance of the thing has thy servant Joab done this thing; but my
lord is wise, according to the wisdom of an angel of God, to know all that is in the earth.
in order to bring round the appearance of the thing hath thy servant Joab done
this thing, and my lord [is] wise, according to the wisdom of a messenger of God,
to know all that [is] in the land.`
2 Samuel 14 21
The king said to Joab, Behold now, I have done this thing: go therefore, bring the young man
Absalom back.
And the king said to Joab, Behold now, I have done this thing: so go, bring back the young
man Absalom.
And the king saith unto Joab, `Lo, I pray thee, thou hast done this thing; and go,
bring back the young man Absalom.`
2 Samuel 14 22
Joab fell to the ground on his face, and did obeisance, and blessed the king: and Joab said, Today
your servant knows that I have found favor in your sight, my lord, king, in that the king has
performed the request of his servant.
And Joab fell to the ground on his face and bowed himself, and blessed the king; and Joab
said, To-day thy servant knows that I have found favour in thy sight, my lord, O king, in
that the king has fulfilled the request of his servant.
And Joab falleth on his face to the earth, and doth obeisance, and blesseth the
king, and Joab saith, `To-day hath thy servant known that I have found grace in
thine eyes, my lord, O king, in that the king hath done the word of his servant.`
2 Samuel 14 23
So Joab arose and went to Geshur, and brought Absalom to Jerusalem.
And Joab arose and went to Geshur, and brought Absalom to Jerusalem.
And Joab riseth and goeth to Geshur, and bringeth in Absalom to Jerusalem,
2 Samuel 14 24
The king said, Let him turn to his own house, but let him not see my face. So Absalom turned to
his own house, and didn`t see the king`s face.
And the king said, Let him turn to his own house, and let him not see my face. And
Absalom withdrew to his own house, and saw not the king`s face.
and the king saith, `Let him turn round unto his house, and my face he doth not
see.` And Absalom turneth round unto his house, and the face of the king he hath
not seen.
2 Samuel 14 25
Now in all Israel there was none to be so much praised as Absalom for his beauty: from the sole of
his foot even to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him.
But in all Israel there was none to be so much praised as Absalom for his beauty: from the
sole of his foot even to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him.
And like Absalom there was no man [so] fair in all Israel, to praise greatly; from
the sole of his foot even unto his crown there was no blemish in him;
2 Samuel 14 26
When he cut the hair of his head (now it was at every year`s end that he cut it; because it was
heavy on him, therefore he cut it); he weighed the hair of his head at two hundred shekels, after
the king`s weight.
And when he shaved his head (for it was at every year`s end that he shaved it, because it
was heavy on him, therefore he shaved it), he weighed the hair of his head at two
hundred shekels after the king`s weight.
and in his polling his head -- and it hath been at the end of year by year that he
polleth [it], for it [is] heavy on him, and he hath polled it -- he hath even weighed
out the hair of his head -- two hundred shekels by the king`s weight.
2 Samuel 14 27
To Absalom there were born three sons, and one daughter, whose name was Tamar: she was a
woman of a beautiful face.
And to Absalom there were born three sons, and one daughter, whose name was Tamar:
she was a woman of a beautiful countenance.
And there are born to Absalom three sons, and one daughter, and her name [is]
Tamar; she was a woman of a fair appearance.
2 Samuel 14 28
Absalom lived two full years in Jerusalem; and he didn`t see the king`s face.
So Absalom dwelt two full years in Jerusalem, and did not see the king`s face.
And Absalom dwelleth in Jerusalem two years of days, and the face of the king he
hath not seen;
2 Samuel 14 29
Then Absalom sent for Joab, to send him to the king; but he would not come to him: and he sent
again a second time, but he would not come.
Then Absalom sent for Joab, to send him to the king; but he would not come to him; and
he sent again the second time, but he would not come.
and Absalom sendeth unto Joab, to send him unto the king, and he hath not been
willing to come unto him; and he sendeth again a second time, and he hath not
been willing to come.
2 Samuel 14 30
Therefore he said to his servants, Behold, Joab`s field is near mine, and he has barley there; go
and set it on fire. Absalom`s servants set the field on fire.
Then he said to his servants, See, Joab`s allotment is near mine and he has barley there:
go and set it on fire. And Absalom`s servants set the allotment on fire.
And he saith unto his servants, `See, the portion of Joab [is] by the side of mine,
and he hath barley there; go, and burn it with fire;` and the servants of Absalom
burn the portion with fire.
2 Samuel 14 31
Then Joab arose, and came to Absalom to his house, and said to him, Why have your servants set
my field on fire?
Then Joab arose, and came to Absalom to [his] house, and said to him, Why have thy
servants set my allotment on fire?
And Joab riseth and cometh unto Absalom in the house, and saith unto him, `Why
have thy servants burned the portion that I have with fire?`
2 Samuel 14 32
Absalom answered Joab, Behold, I sent to you, saying, Come here, that I may send you to the king,
to say, Why am I come from Geshur? it were better for me to be there still. Now therefore let me
see the king`s face; and if there be iniquity in me, let him kill me.
And Absalom said to Joab, Behold, I sent to thee, saying, Come hither, that I may send thee
to the king, to say, Why am I come from Geshur? it would have been better for me to be
there still. And now let me see the king`s face; and if there be iniquity in me, let him
slay me.
And Absalom saith unto Joab, `Lo, I sent unto thee, saying, Come hither, and I send
thee unto the king to say, Why have I come in from Geshur? -- good for me while I
[am] there -- and now, let me see the king`s face, and if there is in me iniquity
then thou hast put me to death.`
2 Samuel 14 33
So Joab came to the king, and told him; and when he had called for Absalom, he came to the king,
and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king: and the king kissed Absalom.
And Joab came to the king, and told him. And he called Absalom, and he came to the king,
and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king; and the king kissed
And Joab cometh unto the king, and declareth [it] to him, and he calleth unto
Absalom, and he cometh unto the king, and boweth himself to him, on his face, to
the earth, before the king, and the king giveth a kiss to Absalom.
2 Samuel 15 1
It happened after this, that Absalom prepared him a chariot and horses, and fifty men to run
before him.
And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared for himself chariots and horses,
and fifty men to run before him.
And it cometh to pass afterwards, that Absalom prepareth for himself a chariot,
and horses, and fifty men are running before him;
2 Samuel 15 2
Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate: and it was so, that when any man
had a suit which should come to the king for judgment, then Absalom called to him, and said, Of
what city are you? He said, Your servant is of one of the tribes of Israel.
And Absalom rose early, and stood beside the way of the gate; and it was so, that when any
man who had a controversy had to come to the king for judgment, then Absalom called
him, and said, Of what city art thou? And he said, Thy servant is of one of the tribes of
Israel.
and Absalom hath risen early, and stood by the side of the way of the gate, and it
cometh to pass, every man who hath a pleading to come unto the king for
judgment, that Absalom calleth unto him, and saith, `Of what city [art] thou?` and
he saith, `Of one of the tribes of Israel [is] thy servant.`
2 Samuel 15 3
Absalom said to him, Behold, your matters are good and right; but there is no man deputized of
the king to hear you.
And Absalom said to him, See, thy matters are good and right; but there is no man to
hear thee [appointed] by the king.
And Absalom saith unto him, `See, thy matters [are] good and straightforward --
and there is none hearkening to thee from the king.`
2 Samuel 15 4
Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man who has any suit
or cause might come to me, and I would do him justice!
And Absalom said, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man who has any
controversy and cause might come to me, and I would do him justice!
And Absalom saith, `Who doth make me a judge in the land, that unto me doth
come every man who hath a plea and judgment? -- then I have declared him
righteous.`
2 Samuel 15 5
It was so, that when any man came near to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took hold
of him, and kissed him.
And it was so, that when any man came near to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand,
and took him, and kissed him.
And it hath come to pass, in the drawing nearing of any one to bow himself to
him, that he hath put forth his hand, and laid hold on him, and given a kiss to him;
2 Samuel 15 6
In this manner Absalom did to all Israel who came to the king for judgment: so Absalom stole the
hearts of the men of Israel.
And in this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment; and
Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.
and Absalom doth according to this thing to all Israel who come in for judgment
unto the king, and Absalom stealeth the heart of the men of Israel.
2 Samuel 15 7
It happened at the end of forty years, that Absalom said to the king, please let me go and pay my
vow, which I have vowed to Yahweh, in Hebron.
And it came to pass at the end of forty years, that Absalom said to the king, I pray thee,
let me go and pay in Hebron my vow which I have vowed to Jehovah.
And it cometh to pass, at the end of forty years, that Absalom saith unto the king,
`Let me go, I pray thee, and I complete my vow, that I vowed to Jehovah in Hebron,
2 Samuel 15 8
For your servant vowed a vow while I abode at Geshur in Syria, saying, If Yahweh shall indeed
bring me again to Jerusalem, then I will serve Yahweh.
For thy servant vowed a vow while I abode in Geshur in Syria, saying, If Jehovah shall
bring me again indeed to Jerusalem, then I will serve Jehovah.
for a vow hath thy servant vowed in my dwelling in Geshur, in Aram, saying, If
Jehovah doth certainly bring me back to Jerusalem, then I have served Jehovah.`
2 Samuel 15 9
The king said to him, Go in peace. So he arose, and went to Hebron.
And the king said to him, Go in peace. And he rose up and went to Hebron.
And the king saith to him, `Go in peace;` and he riseth and goeth to Hebron,
2 Samuel 15 10
But Absalom sent spies throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, As soon as you hear the sound
of the trumpet, then you shall say, Absalom is king in Hebron.
And Absalom sent emissaries into all the tribes of Israel, saying, When ye hear the sound
of the trumpet, ye shall say, Absalom reigns in Hebron.
and Absalom sendeth spies through all the tribes of Israel, saying, `At your
hearing the voice of the trumpet, then ye have said, Absalom hath reigned in
Hebron.`
2 Samuel 15 11
With Absalom went two hundred men out of Jerusalem, who were invited, and went in their
simplicity; and they didn`t know anything.
And with Absalom went two hundred men out of Jerusalem, that were invited; and they
went in their simplicity, and they knew nothing.
And with Absalom have gone two hundred men, out of Jerusalem, invited ones, and
they are going in their simplicity, and have not known anything;
2 Samuel 15 12
Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David`s counselor, from his city, even from Giloh,
while he was offering the sacrifices. The conspiracy was strong; for the people increased
continually with Absalom.
And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David`s counsellor, from his city, from
Giloh, while he offered the sacrifices. And the conspiracy gathered strength; and the
people increased continually with Absalom.
and Absalom sendeth Ahithophel the Gilonite, a counsellor of David, out of his
city, out of Gilo, in his sacrificing sacrifices; and the conspiracy is strong, and
the people are going and increasing with Absalom.
2 Samuel 15 13
There came a messenger to David, saying, The hearts of the men of Israel are after Absalom.
And there came one to David who reported saying, The hearts of the men of Israel are
after Absalom.
And he who is declaring tidings cometh in unto David, saying, `The heart of the
men of Israel hath been after Absalom.`
2 Samuel 15 14
David said to all his servants who were with him at Jerusalem, Arise, and let us flee; for else
none of us shall escape from Absalom: make speed to depart, lest he overtake us quickly, and
bring down evil on us, and strike the city with the edge of the sword.
And David said to all his servants that were with him at Jerusalem, Rise up and let us
flee; for we shall not [else] escape from Absalom. Be quick to depart, lest he overtake us
quickly, and bring evil upon us, and smite the city with the edge of the sword.
And David saith to all his servants who [are] with him in Jerusalem, `Rise, and we
flee, for we have no escape from the face of Absalom; haste to go, lest he hasten,
and have overtaken us, and forced on us evil, and smitten the city by the mouth of
the sword.`
2 Samuel 15 15
The king`s servants said to the king, Behold, your servants are ready to do whatever my lord the
king shall choose.
And the king`s servants said to the king, Behold, thy servants [will do] whatever my lord
the king shall choose.
And the servants of the king say unto the king, `According to all that my lord the
king chooseth -- lo, thy servants [do].`
2 Samuel 15 16
The king went forth, and all his household after him. The king left ten women, who were
concubines, to keep the house.
And the king went forth, and all his household after him, and the king left ten women,
concubines, to keep the house.
And the king goeth out, and all his household at his feet, and the king leaveth ten
women -- concubines -- to keep the house.
2 Samuel 15 17
The king went forth, and all the people after him; and they stayed in Beth-merhak.
And the king went forth, and all the people after him, and stayed at the remote house.
And the king goeth out, and all the people at his feet, and they stand still at the
farthest off house.
2 Samuel 15 18
All his servants passed on beside him; and all the Cherethites, and all the Pelethites, and all the
Gittites, six hundred men who came after him from Gath, passed on before the king.
And all his servants passed on beside him; and all the Cherethites, and all the Pelethites,
and all the Gittites, six hundred men that came after him from Gath, passed over before
the king.
And all his servants are passing on at his side, and all the Cherethite, and all the
Pelethite, and all the Gittites, six hundred men who came at his feet from Gath,
are passing on at the front of the king.
2 Samuel 15 19
Then said the king to Ittai the Gittite, Why go you also with us? return, and abide with the
king: for you are a foreigner, and also an exile; [return] to your own place.
And the king said to Ittai the Gittite, Why dost thou also go with us? return to thy place,
and abide with the king; for thou art a foreigner, and besides, thou hast emigrated to
the place where thou [dwellest].
And the king saith unto Ittai the Gittite, `Why dost thou go -- thou also -- with us?
turn back -- and abide with the king, for thou [art] a stranger, and also an exile
thou -- to thy place.
2 Samuel 15 20
Whereas you came but yesterday, should I this day make you go up and down with us, seeing I go
where I may? return you, and take back your brothers; mercy and truth be with you.
Thou didst come yesterday, and should I this day make thee go up and down with us,
seeing I go whither I can? Return and take back thy brethren. Mercy and truth be with
thee!
Yesterday [is] thy coming in, and to-day I move thee to go with us, and I am going
on that which I am going! -- turn back, and take back thy brethren with thee, --
kindness and truth.`
2 Samuel 15 21
Ittai answered the king, and said, As Yahweh lives, and as my lord the king lives, surely in what
place my lord the king shall be, whether for death or for life, even there also will your servant
be.
And Ittai answered the king and said, [As] Jehovah liveth, and [as] my lord the king
liveth, surely in what place my lord the king shall be, whether in death or life, even
there also will thy servant be.
And Ittai answereth the king and saith, `Jehovah liveth, and my lord the king
liveth, surely in the place where my lord the king is -- if for death, if for life,
surely there is thy servant.`
2 Samuel 15 22
David said to Ittai, Go and pass over. Ittai the Gittite passed over, and all his men, and all the
little ones who were with him.
And David said to Ittai, Go and pass over. And Ittai the Gittite passed over, and all his
men, and all the little ones that were with him.
And David saith unto Ittai, `Go and pass over;` and Ittai the Gittite passeth over,
and all his men, and all the infants who [are] with him.
2 Samuel 15 23
All the country wept with a loud voice, and all the people passed over: the king also himself
passed over the brook Kidron, and all the people passed over, toward the way of the wilderness.
And all the country wept with a loud voice, and all the people passed over; the king also
himself passed over the torrent Kidron, and all the people passed over, towards the way
of the wilderness.
And all the land are weeping -- a great voice, and all the people are passing over;
and the king is passing over through the brook Kidron, and all the people are
passing over on the front of the way of the wilderness;
2 Samuel 15 24
Behold, Zadok also [came], and all the Levites with him, bearing the ark of the covenant of God;
and they set down the ark of God; and Abiathar went up, until all the people had done passing
out of the city.
And behold, Zadok also, and all the Levites with him, bearing the ark of the covenant of
God; and they set down the ark of God; and Abiathar went up, until all the people had
passed completely out of the city.
and lo, also Zadok, and all the Levites with him, bearing the ark of the covenant of
God, and they make the ark of God firm, and Abiathar goeth up, till the
completion of all the people to pass over out of the city.
2 Samuel 15 25
The king said to Zadok, Carry back the ark of God into the city: if I shall find favor in the eyes of
Yahweh, he will bring me again, and show me both it, and his habitation:
And the king said to Zadok, Carry back the ark of God into the city. If I shall find favour
in the eyes of Jehovah, he will bring me again, and shew me it, and its habitation.
And the king saith to Zadok, `Take back the ark of God to the city; if I find grace
in the eyes of Jehovah, then He hath brought me back, and shewn me it and His
habitation;
2 Samuel 15 26
but if he say thus, I have no delight in you; behold, here am I, let him do to me as seems good to
him.
But if he thus say, I have no delight in thee; behold, [here am] I, let him do to me as
seemeth good to him.
and if thus He say, I have not delighted in thee; here [am] I, He doth to me as [is]
good in His eyes.`
2 Samuel 15 27
The king said also to Zadok the priest, "Aren`t you a seer? Return into the city in peace, and
your two sons with you, Ahimaaz your son, and Jonathan the son of Abiathar.
And the king said to Zadok the priest, Thou art the seer: return into the city in peace,
and your two sons with you, Ahimaaz thy son, and Jonathan the son of Abiathar.
And the king saith unto Zadok the priest, `Art thou a seer? turn back to the city
in peace, and Ahimaaz thy son, and Jonathan son of Abiathar, your two sons with
you;
2 Samuel 15 28
Behold, I will stay at the fords of the wilderness, until word comes from you to inform me."
See, I will stop in the plains of the desert, until there come word from you to inform me.
see ye, I am tarrying in the plains of the wilderness till the coming in of a word
from you to declare to me.`
2 Samuel 15 29
Zadok therefore and Abiathar carried the ark of God again to Jerusalem: and they abode there.
And Zadok and Abiathar carried the ark of God again to Jerusalem; and they abode there.
And Zadok taketh back -- and Abiathar -- the ark of God to Jerusalem, and they
abide there.
2 Samuel 15 30
David went up by the ascent of the [Mount of] Olives, and wept as he went up; and he had his
head covered, and went barefoot: and all the people who were with him covered every man his
head, and they went up, weeping as they went up.
But David went up by the ascent of the Olives, and wept as he went up, and had his head
covered, and he went barefoot; and all the people that was with him covered every man
his head, and they went up, weeping as they went up.
And David is going up in the ascent of the olives, going up and weeping, and he
hath the head covered, and he is going barefooted, and all the people who [are]
with him have covered each his head, and have gone up, going up and weeping;
2 Samuel 15 31
One told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. David said,
Yahweh, please turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.
And one told David saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. Then
said David, Jehovah, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.
and David declared, saying, `Ahithophel [is] among the conspirators with
Absalom;` and David saith, `Make foolish, I pray Thee, the counsel of Ahithophel, O
Jehovah.`
2 Samuel 15 32
It happened that when David had come to the top [of the ascent], where God was worshipped,
behold, Hushai the Archite came to meet him with his coat torn, and earth on his head.
And it came to pass, when David had come to the summit, where he worshipped God, that
behold, Hushai the Archite came to meet him with his coat rent, and earth upon his head.
And it cometh to pass, David hath come unto the top, where he boweth himself to
God, and lo, to meet him [is] Hushai the Archite, his coat rent, and earth on his
head;
2 Samuel 15 33
David said to him, If you pass on with me, then you will be a burden to me:
And David said to him, If thou passest on with me, thou wilt be a burden to me;
and David saith to him, `If thou hast passed on with me then thou hast been on me
for a burden,
2 Samuel 15 34
but if you return to the city, and tell Absalom, I will be your servant, O king; as I have been your
father`s servant in time past, so will I now be your servant; then will you defeat for me the
counsel of Ahithophel.
but if thou return to the city, and say to Absalom, I will be thy servant, O king; as I have
been thy father`s servant hitherto, so now will I be thy servant; then mayest thou for me
defeat the counsel of Ahithophel.
and if to the city thou dost turn back, and hast said to Absalom, Thy servant I am,
O king; servant of thy father I [am] also hitherto, and now, I [am] also thy servant;
then thou hast made void for me the counsel of Ahithophel;
2 Samuel 15 35
Don`t you have Zadok and Abiathar the priests there with you? therefore it shall be, that
whatever thing you shall hear out of the king`s house, you shall tell it to Zadok and Abiathar the
priests.
And hast thou not there with thee Zadok and Abiathar the priests? and it shall be, [that]
whatsoever thing thou shalt hear out of the king`s house, thou shalt tell it to Zadok and
Abiathar the priests.
and are there not with thee there Zadok and Abiathar the priests? and it hath
been, the whole of the matter that thou hearest from the house of the king thou
dost declare to Zadok and to Abiathar the priests.
2 Samuel 15 36
Behold, they have there with them their two sons, Ahimaaz, Zadok`s son, and Jonathan,
Abiathar`s son; and by them you shall send to me everything that you shall hear.
Behold, they have there with them their two sons, Ahimaaz Zadok`s [son], and Jonathan
Abiathar`s son; and by them ye shall send to me everything that ye shall hear.
Lo, there with them [are] their two sons, Ahimaaz to Zadok, and Jonathan to
Abiathar, and ye have sent by their hand unto me anything that ye hear.`
2 Samuel 15 37
So Hushai, David`s friend, came into the city; and Absalom came into Jerusalem.
And Hushai David`s friend came into the city, and Absalom came into Jerusalem.
And Hushai, David`s friend, cometh in to the city, and Absalom cometh in to
Jerusalem.



Study Questions...



What did Ammon do to Tamar? 13:11-15

Who killed Amnon? 13:28, 29

How did Joab use the woman of Tekoah? 14:1-20

What was the outcome concerning Absalom? 14:21-23

Describe Absalom? 14:25, 26

How did Absalom get Joab to come to him? 14:29-31

What did Absalom want and how did he go about getting it? 15:1-13

What did Zadok bring? 15:24

What was Hushai the Archite's mission? 15:32-37