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5 So Amasa went to summon Judah, but he delayed beyond the set time that had been appointed him. rI will strike down only the king, If half of us die, they will not care about us. 10 And a certain man saw it and told Joab, “Behold, I saw Absalom hanging in an oak.” 37 Please let your servant return, that I may die in my own city near the grave of my father and my mother. 21 Abishai the son of Zeruiah answered, “Shall not Shimei be put to death for this, because ihe cursed the Lord’s anointed?” 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. Want more study resources? 24 Then David came to jMahanaim. 24 And mMephibosheth the son of Saul came down to meet the king. And the watchman called to the gate and said, “See, another man running alone!” The king said, “He also brings news.” 11 But my counsel is that all Israel be gathered to you, vfrom Dan to Beersheba, was the sand by the sea for multitude, and that you go to battle in person. But the men of Judah followed their king steadfastly from the Jordan to Jerusalem. 8 After this David defeated the Philistines and subdued them, and David took () Metheg-ammah out of the hand of the Philistines. 15:30, 32 the summit, # See ch. Why then should you be the last to bring back the king?’ 14Joab said, “I will not waste time like this with you.” And he took three javelins in his hand and thrust them into the heart of Absalom while he was still alive in the oak. And they cut off the head of Sheba the son of Bichri and threw it out to Joab. Why then did you not strike him there to the ground? 2 Samuel 21:22 These four were descended from the giants in Gath, and they fell by the hand of David and by the hand of his servants. Take iyour lord’s servants and pursue him, lest he get himself to fortified cities and escape from us.”1 3 and I will bring all the people back to you as a bride comes home to her husband. lSo Joab struck him with it min the stomach and spilled his entrails to the ground without striking a second blow, and he died. Or has he given us any gift?” 28 For all my father’s house were but men doomed to death before my lord the king, but ryou set your servant among those who eat at your table. Bible > ESV > 2 Samuel 17 ... 18 But a young man saw them and told Absalom. And ythe king kissed Barzillai and blessed him, and he returned to his own home. For do I not know that I am this day king over Israel?” and we have no inheritance in the son of Jesse; 2 So all the men of Israel withdrew from David and followed Sheba the son of Bichri. 13 On the other hand, if I had dealt treacherously against his life2 (and there is nothing hidden from the king), then you yourself would have stood aloof.” 24 and wAdoram was in charge of the forced labor; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was the recorder; Now therefore why do you say nothing about bringing the king back?”. If half of us die, they will not care about us. 31 And behold, the Cushite came, and the Cushite said, “Good news for my lord the king! Hannah’s Prayer. 18 Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and set up for himself athe pillar that is in bthe King’s Valley, for he said, c“I have no son to keep my name in remembrance.” He called the pillar after his own name, and it is called Absalom’s monument3 to this day. Then Joab and Abishai his brother pursued Sheba the son of Bichri. 6 And when Hushai came to Absalom, Absalom said to him, “Thus has Ahithophel spoken; shall we do as he says? 21 That is not true. And the king took gthe ten concubines whom he had left to care for the house and put them in a house under guard and provided for them, but did not go in to them. 2 So the victory that day was turned into mourning for all the people, for the people heard that day, “The king is grieving for his son.” For if we flee, they will not care about us. 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. 18 Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and set up for himself the pillar that is in the King’s Valley, for he said, “I have no son to keep my name in remembrance.” 4The king said to them, “Whatever seems best to you I will do.” So the king stood at the side of the gate, while all the army marched out by hundreds and by thousands. x For you know your servant, O Lord … He had neither taken care of his feet nor trimmed his beard nor washed his clothes, from the day the king departed until the day he came back in safety. 1 When David had passed a little beyond # ch. 2 And Joab sent to # 2 Chr. 22 Then Ahimaaz the son of Zadok said again to Joab, “Come what may, let me also run after the Cushite.” And Joab said, “Why will you run, my son, seeing that you will have no reward for the news?” 14 Joab said, “I will not waste time like this with you.” And he took three javelins in his hand and thrust them into the heart of Absalom while he was still alive in the oak. David was initially acclaimed king at Hebron by the tribe of Judah (chs. 2 And the king said to Ziba , “ Why have you brought these ? 19Then Ahimaaz the son of Zadok said, “Let me run and carry news to the king that the Lord has delivered him from the hand of his enemies.” Why then should your servant be wan added burden to my lord the king? 23 lAnd the king said to Shimei, “You shall not die.” And the king gave him his oath. # [1 Kgs. Long live the king!” And they went down into it. Would I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my son!”. 15 After this Absalom got himself a chariot and horses, and fifty men to run … For if we flee, they will not care about us. 16Then Joab blew the trumpet, and the troops came back from pursuing Israel, for Joab restrained them. Bible > ESV > 2 Samuel 19 ... rushed down to the Jordan before the king, 18 and they crossed the ford to bring over the king’s household and to do his pleasure. 9 Behold, even now he has hidden himself in one of the pits or in some other place. 12 And Amasa lay wallowing in his blood in the highway. And Shimei the son of Gera fell down before the king, as he was about to cross the Jordan, He hset his house in order and ihanged himself, and he died and was buried in the tomb of his father. And Absalom crossed the Jordan with all the men of Israel. 2 Samuel 17 - ESV: Moreover, Ahithophel said to Absalom, "Let me choose twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue David tonight. 16 And dShimei the son of Gera, the Benjaminite, from Bahurim, hurried to come down with the men of Judah to meet King David. But here is your servant xChimham. 25 And when he came to Jerusalem to meet the king, the king said to him, n“Why did you not go with me, Mephibosheth?” 7 And there went out after him Joab’s men and the jCherethites and the Pelethites, and all the mighty men. 22 So they pitched a tent for Absalom non the roof. And Absalom went in to his father’s concubines oin the sight of all Israel. 17 And Absalom said to Hushai, “Is this your loyalty to your friend? 15And ten young men, Joab’s armor-bearers, surrounded Absalom and struck him and killed him. 2Sa 18:2 And David sent out the army, one third under the command of Joab, one third under the command of Abishai the son of Zeruiah, Joab’s brother, and one third under the command of Ittai the Gittite. And the king said, “If he is alone, there is news in his mouth.” And he drew nearer and nearer. 29 And the king said to him, “Why speak any more of your affairs? 20 Then Abner looked behind him and said , “ Is it you , Asahel ? And anyone who came by, seeing him, stopped. 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! And when the man saw that all the people stopped, he carried Amasa out of the highway into the field and threw a garment over him. 2 Samuel 18:13 13 On the other hand, if I had dealt treacherously against his life 2 (and there is nothing hidden from the king), then you yourself would have stood aloof.” Read more Share Copy Show footnotes A service of Faithlife / Logos Bible Software. 2 I will come upon him while he is qweary and discouraged and throw him into a panic, and all the people who are with him will flee. 16 Then a wise woman called from the city, “Listen! # [ch. And as he went, he said, o“O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! 6 And David said to Abishai, “Now Sheba the son of Bichri will do us more harm than Absalom. 8 When they were at the great stone that is in Gibeon, Amasa came to meet them. 25 The watchman called out and told the king. 35 I am this day veighty years old. 32 The king said to the Cushite, l“Is it well with the young man Absalom?” And the Cushite answered, n“May the enemies of my lord the king and all who rise up against you for evil be like that young man.” Do not let the king take it to heart. 20And Joab said to him, “You are not to carry news today. And they ravaged the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. Therefore it is better that you send us help from the city.” 17 And they took Absalom and threw him into a great pit in the forest and raised over him ya very great heap of stones. And Joram brought with him articles of silver, of gold, and of bronze. 5 And the king ordered Joab and Abishai and Ittai, “Deal gently for my sake with the young man Absalom.” uAnd all the people heard when the king gave orders to all the commanders about Absalom. jWhy did you not go with your friend?” Now Joab was wearing a soldier’s garment, and over it was a belt with a sword in its sheath fastened on his thigh, and as he went forward it fell out. Why then are you angry over this matter? 19 And yet this was a small thing in your eyes, O Lord G od. 33 And the king said to Barzillai, “Come over with me, and I will provide for you with me in Jerusalem.” 1 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew # ch. 20 For your servant knows that I have sinned. 19 and said to the king, f“Let not my lord hold me guilty or remember how your servant gdid wrong on the day my lord the king left Jerusalem. 2 I will come upon him while he is # ch. 40 The king went on to Gilgal, and Chimham went on with him. 4 The king pcovered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, q“O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!” I have decided: you and Ziba shall divide the land.” Why will you qswallow up rthe heritage of the Lord?” 28 Then Ahimaaz cried out to the king, “All is well.” And he bowed before the king with his face to the earth and said, k“Blessed be the Lord your God, who has delivered up the men who raised their hand against my lord the king.” Have we eaten at all at the king’s expense? 2 Samuel 19 - ESV: It was told Joab, "Behold, the king is weeping and mourning for Absalom." 4 And the advice seemed right in the eyes of Absalom and all the elders of Israel. 18Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and set up for himself the pillar that is in the King’s Valley, for he said, “I have no son to keep my name in remembrance.” He called the pillar after his own name, and it is called Absalom’s monumentc to this day. 17 Now bJonathan and Ahimaaz were waiting at cEn-rogel. Were we not the first to speak of bringing back our king?” cBut the words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel. 31And behold, the Cushite came, and the Cushite said, “Good news for my lord the king! But David remained at Jerusalem. 19 And again, kwhom should I serve? If not, you speak.” 1 After the death of Saul, when David had returned from striking down the Amalekites, David remained two days in Ziklag. Can I discern what is pleasant and what is not? 2 Samuel 18:29 29 And the king said, l “Is it well with the young man Absalom?” Ahimaaz answered, “When Joab sent the king’s servant, your servant, I saw a … 2 Samuel 1 English Standard Version (ESV) David Hears of Saul's Death. 2 Samuel 18 Absalom Killed. Now Asahel was as swift of foot as a wild gazelle. 19 Then Ahimaaz the son of Zadok said, d“Let me run and carry news to the king that ethe Lord has delivered him from the hand of his enemies.” 3 tBut the men said, “You shall not go out. See, your evil is on you, for you are a man of blood.”. 26 The watchman saw another man running. 8 The battle spread over the face of all the country, and the forest devoured more people that day than the sword. 18 And the three sons of Zeruiah were there, Joab, Abishai, and Asahel. 5 Then Joab came into the house to the king and said, “You have today covered with shame the faces of all your servants, who have this day saved your life and the lives of your sons and your daughters and the lives of your wives and your concubines, Absalom was riding on his mule, and the mule went under the thick branches of a great oak,1 wand his head caught fast in the oak, and he was suspended between heaven and earth, while the mule that was under him went on. And Joab returned to Jerusalem to the king. 18 But a young man saw them and told Absalom. You may carry news another day, but today you shall carry no news, because the king’s son is dead.” 2 And David sent out the army, one third under the command of Joab, one third under the command of Abishai the son of Zeruiah, Joab's brother, and one third under the command of s Ittai the Gittite. 14 And the king, and all the people who were with him, garrived weary at the Jordan.2 And there he refreshed himself. 10 But Absalom, whom we anointed over us, is dead in battle. Let him go over with my lord the king, and do for him whatever seems good to you.” And the Moabites () became servants to David and () brought tribute. 3But the men said, “You shall not go out. For if we flee, they will not care about us. Absalom Killed 18 Then David mustered the men who were with him and set over them commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds. 1 Moreover, Ahithophel said to Absalom, “Let me choose twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue David tonight. 33d And the king was deeply moved and went up to the chamber over the gate and wept. 9And Absalom happened to meet the servants of David. 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. And the king said to the men, “I myself will also go out with you.” 15 yThen Hushai said to Zadok and Abiathar the priests, “Thus and so did Ahithophel counsel Absalom and the elders of Israel, and thus and so have I counseled. 29 And the king said, l“Is it well with the young man Absalom?” Ahimaaz answered, “When Joab sent the king’s servant, your servant, I saw a great commotion, but I do not know what it was.” 12 But the man said to Joab, “Even if I felt in my hand the weight of a thousand pieces of silver, I would not reach out my hand against the king’s son, for xin our hearing the king commanded you and Abishai and Ittai, ‘For my sake protect the young man Absalom.’ 34 But Barzillai said to the king, u“How many years have I still to live, that I should go up with the king to Jerusalem? And all Israel fled every one to his own home. 19 And Asahel pursued Abner , and as he went , he turned neither to the right hand nor to the left from following Abner . Why then did you despise us? 2 And Hannah prayed and said, “My heart exults in the Lord; my horn is exalted … 4 The king said to them, “Whatever seems best to you I will do.” So the king stood at the side of the gate, while all the army marched out by hundreds and by thousands. 7 Now therefore arise, go out and speak rkindly to your servants, for I swear by the Lord, if you do not go, not a man will stay with you this night, and this will be worse for you than all the evil that has come upon you from your youth until now.” 12But the man said to Joab, “Even if I felt in my hand the weight of a thousand pieces of silver, I would not reach out my hand against the king’s son, for in our hearing the king commanded you and Abishai and Ittai, ‘For my sake protect the young man Absalom.’ 19 Then Ahimaaz the son of Zadok said, [d] 2 Samuel 15:36 “Let me run and carry news to the king that [e] 2 Samuel 18:31 the Lord has delivered him from the hand of his enemies.” 20 And Joab said to him, “You are not to carry news today. 8 Hushai said, “You know that your father and his men are mighty men, and that they are enraged,2 tlike a bear robbed of her cubs in the field. 8 The battle spread over the face of all the country, and the forest devoured more people that day than the sword. Read 2 Samuel 18 from the ESV Bible online. 14 And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, “The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel.” xFor the Lord had ordained4 to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, so that the Lord might bring harm upon Absalom. tHe had provided the king with food while he stayed at Mahanaim, for he was a very wealthy man. Therefore it is better that you send us help from the city.” aGod do so to me and more also, if you are not bcommander of my army from now on in place of Joab.’” And Absalom used to rise early and stand beside the way of the gate. 3 And David came to his house at Jerusalem. 32 Barzillai was a very aged man, eighty years old. As I have served your father, so I will serve you.”. For you have made it clear today that commanders and servants are nothing to you, for today I know that if Absalom were alive and all of us were dead today, then you would be pleased. 2 And on the third day, behold, a man came from Saul's camp, with his clothes torn and dirt on his head. Why then did you not strike him there to the ground? 43 And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, “We have bten shares in the king, and in David also we have more than you. 2 Samuel 18 David and Ziba 16 When David had passed a little beyond p the summit , q Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him , with a couple of donkeys saddled , bearing two hundred loaves of bread , r a hundred bunches of raisins , a hundred of summer fruits , and a skin of wine . Give up him alone, and I will withdraw from the city.” And the woman said to Joab, “Behold, his head shall be thrown to you over the wall.” w You have spoken also of your servant’s house for a great while to come, and this is instruction for mankind, O Lord G od! 33 4 And the king was deeply moved and went up gto the chamber over the gate and wept. 22 But David said, j“What have I to do with you, you sons of Zeruiah, that you should this day be as an adversary to me? 15 And ten young men, Joab’s armor-bearers, surrounded Absalom and struck him and killed him. 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.” If half of us die, they will not care about us. ... 2 a He said, b “The L ord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, Library. 16:14; [Deut. 2 And David sent out the army, one third under the command of Joab, one third under the command of Abishai the son of Zeruiah, Joab’s brother, and one third under the command of sIttai the Gittite. 2And David sent out the army, one third under the command of Joab, one third under the command of Abishai the son of Zeruiah, Joab’s brother, and one third under the command of Ittai the Gittite. 5And the king ordered Joab and Abishai and Ittai, “Deal gently for my sake with the young man Absalom.” And all the people heard when the king gave orders to all the commanders about Absalom. Psalm 18:2; 2 Samuel 22:2. 26 and yIra the Jairite was also David’s priest. So both of them went away quickly and came to the house of a man at Bahurim, who had a well in his courtyard. 18 and they crossed the ford to bring over the king’s household and to do his pleasure. A female servant was to go and tell them, and they were to go and tell King David, for they were not to be seen entering the city. You seek the life of only one man,1 and all the people will be at peace.” 36 Your servant will go a little way over the Jordan with the king. 21 Then Joab said to the Cushite, “Go, tell the king what you have seen.” The Cushite bowed before Joab, and ran. 17; [Josh. 23 When Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey and went off home to ghis own city. Can I still listen to the voice of singing men and singing women? 9:2-13 Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of donkeys saddled, bearing two hundred loaves of bread, # [1 Sam. 13 And say to Amasa, z‘Are you not my bone and my flesh? The watchman said, “I think the running of the first is like the running of Ahimaaz the son of Zadok.” And the king said, “He is a good man and comes with good news.” 27 When David came to Mahanaim, mShobi the son of Nahash from nRabbah of the Ammonites, and oMachir the son of Ammiel from Lo-debar, and pBarzillai the Gileadite from Rogelim, 2 And David sent out the army, one third under the command of Joab, one third under the command of Abishai the son of Zeruiah, Joab’s brother, and one third under the command of sIttai the Gittite. But a man of sthe hill country of Ephraim, called Sheba the son of Bichri, has lifted up his hand against King David. David's Victories. 10 But the king said, c“What have I to do with you, dyou sons of Zeruiah? I will come upon him while he is weary and discouraged and throw him into a panic, and all the people who are with him will flee. 2 Samuel 2:18English Standard Version (ESV) 18 And the three sons of Zeruiah were there, Joab, Abishai, and Asahel. Therefore it is better that you send us help from the city.” 9 And Joab said to Amasa, “Is it well with you, my brother?” And Joab took Amasa by the beard with his right hand kto kiss him. 13On the other hand, if I had dealt treacherously against his lifeb (and there is nothing hidden from the king), then you yourself would have stood aloof.” 2 Samuel 7:18 David’s Prayer of Gratitude 18 Then King David went in and sat before the Lord and said, v “Who am I, O Lord God , and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far? And the king said to the men, “I myself will also go out with you.” Absalom was riding on his mule, and the mule went under the thick branches of a great oak,a and his head caught fast in the oak, and he was suspended between heaven and earth, while the mule that was under him went on. 2 And he defeated Moab and he measured them with a line, making them lie down on the ground. 16 Now therefore send quickly and tell David, ‘Do not stay tonight at zthe fords of the wilderness, but by all means pass over, lest the king and all the people who are with him be aswallowed up.’” 25 Now Absalom had set kAmasa over the army instead of Joab. 7 And the men of Israel were defeated there by the servants of David, and the loss there was great on that day, twenty thousand men. 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. 20 Joab answered, “Far be it from me, far be it, that I should qswallow up or destroy! 27 pHe has slandered your servant to my lord the king. 15 And ten young men, Joab’s armor-bearers, surrounded Absalom and struck him and killed him. And as he went, he said, “O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! 9 Then Abishai the son of Zeruiah said to the king, “Why should this adead dog bcurse my lord the king? 7 And Shimei said as he xcursed, “Get out, get out, you man of blood, you worthless man! 25 and Sheva was secretary; and xZadok and Abiathar were priests; And the king said to the men, “I myself will also go out with you.” Two lines he measured to be put to death, and one full line to be spared. 24Now David was sitting between the two gates, and the watchman went up to the roof of the gate by the wall, and when he lifted up his eyes and looked, he saw a man running alone. I would have been glad to give you ten pieces of silver and a belt.” 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. 14 And Sheba passed through all the tribes of Israel to nAbel of nBeth-maacah,2 and all othe Bichrites3 assembled and followed him in. 6So the army went out into the field against Israel, and the battle was fought in the forest of Ephraim. 2 Samuel depicts David as a true (though imperfect) representative of the ideal theocratic king. 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. 10 Then even the valiant man, whose heart is like the heart of a lion, will utterly umelt with fear, for all Israel knows that your father is a mighty man, and that those who are with him are valiant men. And when he came to David, he fell to the ground and paid homage. 25:18] weary and discouraged and throw him into a panic, and all the people who are with him will flee. 26The watchman saw another man running. If half of us die, they will not care about us. 25:18] a hundred bunches of raisins, a hundred of summer fruits, and a skin of wine. All the people of Judah, and also half the people of Israel, brought the king on his way. But my lord the king is qlike the angel of God; do therefore what seems good to you. They went out from Jerusalem to pursue Sheba the son of Bichri. 21 After they had gone, the men came up out of the well, and went and told King David. But you are worth ten thousand of us. 17And they took Absalom and threw him into a great pit in the forest and raised over him a very great heap of stones. Besides, your father is expert in war; he will not spend the night with the people. 30And the king said, “Turn aside and stand here.” So he turned aside and stood still. 38 And the king answered, “Chimham shall go over with me, and I will do for him whatever seems good to you, and all that you desire of me I will do for you.” 4 Then the king said to hAmasa, “Call the men of Judah together to me within three days, and be here yourself.” 9 And Absalom happened to meet the servants of David. Absalom's Conspiracy - After this Absalom got himself a chariot and horses, and fifty men to run before him. What further right have I, then, to cry to the king?” And eZiba the servant of the house of Saul, with his fifteen sons and his twenty servants, rushed down to the Jordan before the king, 8:65; 2 Kgs. For if we flee, they will not care about us. 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. Amasa was the son of a man named Ithra the Ishmaelite,6 who had married Abigal the daughter of lNahash, sister of Zeruiah, Joab’s mother. 21Then Joab said to the Cushite, “Go, tell the king what you have seen.” The Cushite bowed before Joab, and ran. 22 Then David arose, and all the people who were with him, and they crossed the Jordan. 15 So the king came back to the Jordan, and Judah came to Gilgal to meet the king and to bring the king over the Jordan. 13 When he was taken out of the highway, all the people went on after Joab to pursue Sheba the son of Bichri. 9 And all the people were arguing throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, u“The king delivered us from the hand of our enemies and vsaved us from the hand of the Philistines, and now whe has fled out of the land from Absalom. 16 Then Joab blew the trumpet, and the troops came back from pursuing Israel, for Joab restrained them. 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. And he blew the trumpet and said. Now Asahel was q as swift of foot as a wild gazelle . Now Israel had tfled every man to his own home. 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.” If he is cursing because the Lord has said to him, ‘Curse David,’ who then shall say, ‘Why have you done so?’” 6 because you love those who hate you and hate those who love you. 26 He answered, “My lord, O king, my servant deceived me, for your servant said to him, ‘I will saddle a donkey for myself,2 that I may ride on it and go with the king.’ For oyour servant is lame. 19 And Asahel pursued Abner, and as he went, he turned neither to the right hand nor to the left from following Abner. 23 “Come what may,” he said, “I will run.” So he said to him, “Run.” Then Ahimaaz ran by the way of fthe plain, and outran the Cushite. 9 When Toi king of # 1 Kgs. 22 Then the woman went to all the people tin her wisdom. 26 And Israel and Absalom encamped in the land of Gilead. 13 If he withdraws into a city, then all Israel will bring ropes to that city, and we shall drag it into the valley, until not even a pebble is to be found there.” 12 You are my brothers; yyou are my bone and my flesh. 29 honey and curds and sheep and cheese from the herd, for David and the people with him to eat, for they said, “The people are hungry and qweary and thirsty rin the wilderness.”. 20 Then Absalom said to Ahithophel, “Give your counsel. 6 So the army went out into the field against Israel, and the battle was fought in the # ver. 15 hNow Absalom and all the people, the men of Israel, came to Jerusalem, and Ahithophel with him. 3 And the people stole into the city that day as people steal in who are ashamed when they flee in battle. 7 And the men of Israel were defeated there by the servants of David, and the loss there was great on that day, twenty thousand men. 2 And the king said to Ziba, “Why have you brought these?” ?” Ziba answered, # [Judg. 14 And he swayed the heart of all the men of Judah cas one man, so that they sent word to the king, “Return, both you and all your servants.” 20 Then Abner looked behind him and said, “Is it you, Asahel?” The king told the troops, "I myself will surely march out with you." 18:1 Then David mustered the men who were with him and set over them commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds. 28 brought beds, basins, and earthen vessels, wheat, barley, flour, parched grain, beans and lentils,7 19 I am one of those who are peaceable and faithful in Israel. 8The battle spread over the face of all the country, and the forest devoured more people that day than the sword. 20 When Absalom’s servants came to the woman at the house, they said, “Where are Ahimaaz and Jonathan?” And the woman said to them, “They have gone over the brook5 of water.” And when they had sought and could not find them, they returned to Jerusalem. And the king said, “If he is alone, there is news in his mouth.” And he drew nearer and nearer. Let me go over and take off his head.” You may carry news another day, but today you shall carry no news, because the king’s son is dead.” I would have been glad to give you ten pieces of silver and a belt.” 17 And he came near her, and the woman said, “Are you Joab?” He answered, “I am.” Then she said to him, “Listen to the words of your servant.” And he answered, “I am listening.” 18 And the p three sons of Zeruiah were there, Joab, Abishai, and Asahel. 2 And David sent out the army, one third under the command of Joab, one third under the command of Abishai the son of Zeruiah, Joab’s brother, and one third under the command of Ittai the Gittite. 28Then Ahimaaz cried out to the king, “All is well.” And he bowed before the king with his face to the earth and said, “Blessed be the Lord your God, who has delivered up the men who raised their hand against my lord the king.” 5 Then Absalom said, “Call sHushai the Archite also, and let us hear what he has to say.” 11 And King David sent this message to xZadok and Abiathar the priests: “Say to the elders of Judah, ‘Why should you be the last to bring the king back to his house, when the word of all Israel has come to the king?1 2 David sent out his troops, a third under the command of Joab, a third under Joab's brother Abishai son of Zeruiah, and a third under Ittai the Gittite. pThey cast up a mound against the city, and it stood against the rampart, and they were battering the wall to throw it down. So the victory that day was turned into mourning for all the people, for the people heard that day, "The king is grieving for his son." 16 And when Hushai the Archite, hDavid’s friend, came to Absalom, Hushai said to Absalom, i“Long live the king! 41 Then all the men of Israel came to the king and said to the king, “Why have our brothers the men of Judah stolen you away and zbrought the king and his household over the Jordan, and all David’s men with him?” 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.” 15 And all the men who were with Joab came and besieged him in nAbel of Beth-maacah. 7And the men of Israel were defeated there by the servants of David, and the loss there was great on that day, twenty thousand men. 19 eAnd the woman took and spread a covering over the well’s mouth and scattered grain on it, and nothing was known of it. 2 Samuel 18:3 English Standard Version (ESV) 3 But the men said, “You shall not go out. 11 And one of Joab’s young men took his stand by Amasa and said, “Whoever favors Joab, and whoever is for David, let him follow Joab.” 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.’” 22Then Ahimaaz the son of Zadok said again to Joab, “Come what may, let me also run after the Cushite.” And Joab said, “Why will you run, my son, seeing that you will have no reward for the news?” 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. 30 And Mephibosheth said to the king, “Oh, let him take it all, since my lord the king has come safely home.”. 6 So the army went out into the field against Israel, and the battle was fought in the vforest of Ephraim. 27 The watchman said, “I think the running of the first is ilike the running of Ahimaaz the son of Zadok.” And the king said, j“He is a good man and comes with good news.”. But you are worth ten thousand of us. 20 Now there happened to be there da worthless man, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjaminite. Now Asahel was as swift of foot as a wild gazelle. 11Joab said to the man who told him, “What, you saw him! By daybreak not one was left who had not crossed the Jordan. Absalom’s Conspiracy. 2 Samuel 18 - ESV: Then David mustered the men who were with him and set over them commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds. 8 Then the king arose and took his sseat in the gate. Leave him alone, and let him curse, for the Lord has told him to. 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. 27The watchman said, “I think the running of the first is like the running of Ahimaaz the son of Zadok.” And the king said, “He is a good man and comes with good news.”. 20 And Joab said to him, “You are not to carry news today. 11 In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel. 23 vNow Joab was in command of all the army of Israel; and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was in command of the Cherethites and the Pelethites; And as soon as some of the people fall3 at the first attack, whoever hears it will say, ‘There has been a slaughter among the people who follow Absalom.’ 18:34 Hamath heard that David had defeated the whole army of Hadadezer, 10 Toi sent his son Joram to King David, to ask about his health and to bless him because he had fought against Hadadezer and defeated him, for Hadadezer had often been at war with Toi. 42 All the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, “Because the king is aour close relative. Therefore, behold, I have come this day, the first hof all the house of Joseph to come down to meet my lord the king.” 17 Moreover, Ahithophel said to Absalom, “Let me choose twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue David tonight. Would I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my son!”. 18 Then David mustered the men who were with him and set over them commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds. 17:15, 18] forest of Ephraim. Listen! But you are worth ten thousand of us. But you are worth ten thousand of us. 30 And the king said, “Turn aside and stand here.” So he turned aside and stood still. Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. 39 Then all the people went over the Jordan, and the king went over. 11 Joab said to the man who told him, “What, you saw him! Sign up for an account to try it FREE for 30 days. So he blew the trumpet, and they dispersed from the city, uevery man to his home. Cancel any time. 7 Then Hushai said to Absalom, “This time the counsel that Ahithophel has given is not good.” 1Then David mustered the men who were with him and set over them commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds. So both of them went away quickly and came to the house of a man at dBahurim, who had a well in his courtyard. In 2 Samuel 7:12-16 there follows a more precise definition of the way in which the Lord would build a house for His servant David: "When thy days shall become full, and thou shalt lie with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, who shall come from thy body, and establish his kingdom. 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. 20 And what more can David say to you? 13:39 that the king’s heart went out to Absalom. Tell Joab, ‘Come here, that I may speak to you.’” They said to David, f“Arise, and go quickly over the water, for thus and so has Ahithophel counseled against you.” 10And a certain man saw it and told Joab, “Behold, I saw Absalom hanging in an oak.” Why should the king repay me with such a reward? 29And the king said, “Is it well with the young man Absalom?” Ahimaaz answered, “When Joab sent the king’s servant, your servant, I saw a great commotion, but I do not know what it was.” kShall anyone be put to death in Israel this day? For mthe Lord has delivered you this day from the hand of all who rose up against you.” 18 Then she said, “They used to say in former times, ‘Let them but ask counsel at nAbel,’ and so they settled a matter. 10 But Amasa did not observe the sword that was in Joab’s hand. 32The king said to the Cushite, “Is it well with the young man Absalom?” And the Cushite answered, “May the enemies of my lord the king and all who rise up against you for evil be like that young man.” 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 ). And the watchman called to the gate and said, “See, another man running alone!” The king said, “He also brings news.” You seek to destroy a city that is a mother in Israel. 12 So we shall come upon him in some place where he is to be found, and we shall light upon him as the dew falls on the ground, and of him and all the men with him not one will be left. Can your servant taste what he eats or what he drinks? Cross References 2 Samuel 18:3 But the men said, "You shall not go out. And all Israel zfled every one to his own home. 25The watchman called out and told the king. 24 Now David gwas sitting between the two gates, and hthe watchman went up to the roof of the gate by the wall, and when he lifted up his eyes and looked, he saw a man running alone. What shall we do?” 19 It was told Joab, “Behold, the king is weeping and mourning for Absalom.” 31 Now sBarzillai the Gileadite had come down from Rogelim, and he went on with the king to the Jordan, to escort him over the Jordan. 23“Come what may,” he said, “I will run.” So he said to him, “Run.” Then Ahimaaz ran by the way of the plain, and outran the Cushite. 18 Then King David went in and sat before the L ord and said, v “Who am I, O Lord G od, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far? 2 Samuel 11 English Standard Version (ESV) David and Bathsheba. 17 And with him were a thousand men from Benjamin. And the people were all told, “Behold, the king is sitting in the gate.” And all the people came before the king. For the Lord has delivered you this day from the hand of all who rose up against you.” 1 Then David mustered the men who were with him and set over them commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds. 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