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& 45 15. Luke 15.30
1014 a ch. 12. 31.
Absalom's beauty, hair, and children. CHAP. XV.
He sed bad: therefore the LORD thy God will be 31 Then Joab arose, and came to A with thee.
salom unto his house, and said unto hir
hither, that I may send thee to the king,
himself on his face to the ground before Gen. 33. 4. 20 To fetch about this form of speech the king: and the king kissed Absalom.
hath thy servant Joab done this thing:
tence of a vow he obtaineth leave to go to
spiracy. 13 David upon the news fleeth therefore, bring the young man Absalom
from Jerusalem, 19 Íttai would not leave
him. 24 Zadok and Abiathar are sent again.
back with the ark. 30 David and his com22 And Joab fell to the ground on his
pany go up mount Olivet weeping: 31 He + Heb. bear face, and bowed himself, and † thanked curseth Ahithophel's counsel. 32 Hushai the king: and Joab said, To day thy serv
is sent back with instructions.
thy sight, my lord, O king, in that the
24 And the king said, Let him turn to was so, that when any man that had a Gen 33 his own house, and let him *not see my controversy t came to the king for judg to be to
face. So Absalom returned to his own ment, then Absalom called unto him, and
255 + But in all Israel there was none Thy servant is of one of the tribes of
att . beauty: 'from the sole of his foot even 3 And Absalom said unto him, See,
to the crown of his head there was no thy matters are good and right; but restly. blemish in him.
|| there is no man deputed of the king to will honome 26 And when he polled his head, (for hear thee. it was at every year's end that he polled 4 Absalom said moreover, Oh that I ward. it: because the hair was heavy on him, were made judge in the land, that every
c Judg. 9.29. therefore he polled it:) he weighed the man which hath any suit or cause might hair of his head at two hundred shekels come unto me, and I would do him justice! after the king's weight.
5 And it was so, that when any man See ch... 27 I Andunto Absalom there were came nigh to him to do him obeisance, he
born three sons, and one daughter, whose put forth his hand, and took him, and
6 And on this manner did Absalom to
29 Therefore Absalom sent for Joab, the men of Israel.
which I have vowed unto the LORD, in 30 Therefore he said unto his serv. Hebron. Hessen ants, See, Joab's field is + near mine, and 8'For thy servants vowed a vow while 1 Sam. 16.
he hath barley there; go and set it on I abode at Geshur in Syria, saying, If the
rusalem, then I will serve the LORD.
Ich. 13 37.
+ Heb. And
lead to praise
thee from the king down
1023 ei Sam. 16. 1.
8 Gen. 98.
1 ch. 3.
a Pe. 3. I.
10.2. 2 Chron. 9.
ci Sam 3.
Judg. 9 3.
di Sam.99 e See ch.
+ Heb. thrust.
David fleeth from Jerusalem.
He curseth Ahithophel's counsel 9 And the king said unto him, Go in the brook || Kidron, and all the people Before peace. So he arose, and went to Hebron. passed over, toward the way of the 'wil.
10 | But Absalom sent spies through- derness. out all the tribes of Israel, saying, As 24 ( And lo Zadok also, and all the John 18. ., soon as ye hear the sound of the trumpet, Levites were with him, 'bearing the ark ych. 16. 2. then ye shall say, Absalom reigneth in of the covenant of God: and they set 1 Numb. q. Hebron.
down the ark of God; and Abiathar went 11 And with Absalom went two hun-up, until all the people had done passing
dred men out of Jerusalem, that were out of the city. i 1 Sam. %., called; and they went in their simplicity, 25 And the king said unto Zadok, k Gen. 20. 5. and they knew not any thing.
Carry back the ark of God into the city: 12 And Absalom sent for Ahithophel | if I shall find favour in the eyes of the 1:42the Gilonite, David's counseller, from LORD, he will bring me again, and shew a Po.$33 m Josh. 15° his city, even from "Giloh, while he of- me both it, and his habitation:
fered sacrifices. And the conspiracy was 26 But if he thus say, I have no bde 5 Numb. 14 strong; for the people "increased con- light in thee; behold, here am I, let him 20. 1 kings tinually with Absalom.
do to me as seemeth good unto him.
the city in peace, and your two sons
ants that were with him at Jerusalem, the son of Abiathar. B. Arise, and let us Pflee; for we shall not 28 See, 'I will tarry in the plain of sek. 17. 24.
else escape from Absalom: make speed to the wilderness, until there come word
ried the ark of God again to Jerusalem;
up, and had his head covered, and he werping. 16 And the king went forth, and all went "barefoot: and all the people that Esth. .. leb. at his his houshold + after him. And the king was with him 'covered every man his . Lani za , ch. 16. 91, left'ten women, which were concubines, head, and they went up, *weeping as ijer. 1434to keep the house.
they went up.
Absalom. And David said, O LORD, I
worshipped God, behold, Hushai 19 Then said the king to Ittai the the "Archite came to meet him with his Joab.& , Wherefore
coat rent, and : the king: for thou art a stranger, and passest on with me, then thou shalt be a peh. 1936 also an exile.
burden unto me: 20 Whereas thou camest but yesterday, 34 But if thou return to the city, and hele banake should I this day + make thee go up and say unto Absalom, 'I will be thy servant, 9 d. 16 19
down with us? seeing I go whither I | O king; as I have been thy father's serve iz! Sam. 23. may, return thou, and take back thy bre-ant hitherto, so will I now also be thy
thren: mercy and truth be with thee. servant: then mayest thou for me defeat
21 And sttai answered the king, and the counsel of Ahithophel.
lord the king shall be, whether in death fore it shall be, that what thing soever
22 And David said to Ittai, Go and 'thou shalt tell it to Zadok and Abiathar sd 17.
their two sons, Ahimaaz Zadok's son, 23 And all the country wept with a and Jonathan Abiathar's son; and by loud voice, and all the people passed them ye shall send unto me every thing over: the king also himself passed over that ye can hear.
& 55 12 de
ch. 18. 2.
, and abide with 055 "Untan whom David said, I thou
i Chron. 2.
1 Sam. l. 11. Ps. 25. 18.
ach. 15 30,
A , ,
+ Heb. dusted him
the king lire.
e Pror. 18.
Shimei curseth David.
Ahithophel's counsel. Before 37 So Hushai David's friend came 11 And David said to Abishai, and to
1023 into the city, and Absalom came into all his servants, Behold, 'my son, which tch. 16. 16 Jerusalem.
came forth of my bowels, seeketh my peh. 12. 1..
life: how much more now may this Ben- î Gen. 15- 4CHAP. XVI. ech. 16.15
jamite do it? let him alone, and let him
curse; for the Lord hath bidden him.
12 It may be that the LORD will look
on mine || + affliction, and that the LORD | Or, tcars. others, from revenge. 15 Hushai insimat will "requite me good for his cursing the best eth himself into Absalom's counsel. 20 this day. Ahithophet's coursel.
13 And as David and his men 'went r Rom.8. 28.
. 2 And the king said unto Ziba, What 15 | And Absalom, and all the people sek. 15.37.
for the young men to eat; and the wine, the Archite, David's friend, was come.e ch. 15. 37. ch. 15.3. that such as be faint in the wilderness unto Absalom, that Hushai said unto Ab
salom, + God save the king, God save 1 Heb. l.ee 3 And the king said, And where is thy the king. deb. 19. 29. master's son? Ănd Ziba said unto the 17 And Absalom said to Hushai, Is this
king, Behold, he abideth at Jerusalem: thy kindness to thy friend? " why wentest Ch. 19:35
18 And Hushai said unto Absalom, 4 € Then said the king to Ziba, Behold, Nay; but whom the LORD, and this peo
thine are all that pertained unto Mephi- ple, and all the men of Israel, choose, his * Heb. Ide bosheth. And Zíba said, ti humbly be will I be, and with him will I abide.
seech thee that I may find grace in thy 19 And again, *whom should I serve? x ch. 15. 346 sight, my lord, O king.
should I not serve in the presence of his 5's And when king David came to son? as I have served in thy father's preBahurim, behold, thence came out a man sence, so will I be in thy presence.
of the family of the house of Saul, whose 20 | Then said Absalom to Ahithofch. 19. 16. name was 'Shimei, the son of Gera: || he phel, Give counsel among you what we
came forth, and cursed still as he came. shall do.
6 And he cast stones at David, and at 21 And Ahithophel said unto Absaand care. all the servants of king David: and all lom, Go in unto thy father's 'concubines, Ch. 15. 16.
the people and all the mighty men were which he hath left to keep the house; and
7 And thus said Shimei when he curs- red of thy father: then shall the hands a ch. 2.7 Hierdie son ed, Come out, come out, thou + bloody of all that are with thee be strong. Deut. 13 man, and thou man of Belial:
22 So they spread Absalom a tent upon 8 The Lord hath "returned upon thee the top of the house; and Absalom went all the blood of the house of Saul, in in unto his father's concubines in the back. 19. 11,
whose stead thou hast reigned; and the sight of all Israel. See sh.1.16 Lord hath delivered the kingdom into 23 And the counsel of Ahithophel,
12 the hand of Absalom thy son: and, t be- which he counselled in those days, was as Auld there is hold, thou art taken in thy mischief, be if a man had enquired at the foracle of 1 Heb.word. cause thou art a bloody man.
God: so was all the counsel of Ahithophel 9 Then said Abishai the son of Ze-both with David and with Absalom.
ruiah unto the king, Why should this k.Sam. dead dog curse my lord the king? let
shai's, according to God's appointment. 15
Secret intelligence is sent unto David. 23 z eh. 19. zz.
10 And the king said, "What have I Ahithophel hangeth himself. 23 Amasa is to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah? so made captain. 27 David'at Mahanaim is
let him curse, because "the Lord bath furnished with provision. Lam. i said unto him, Curse David. • Who
now choose out twelve thousand men, and I will
1 Or, he still esiac forth
1 Sam. 13.4
shall then say, Wherefore " chast thou MOREOVER Ahithophel said unta
be in peace.
+ Heb. was
+ Heb. what is in his month.
o See Jash.
+ Heb. counselled.
+ Heb. bitter of toul.
1. 19. Jash.
+ Hleb. faller.
Ahithophel's counsel is overthrown.
Secret intelligence sent to Davida arise and pursue after David this night: | thus did Ahithophel counsel Absalom Before
2 And I will come upon him while he and the elders of Israel; and thus and a See Deut. is *weary and weak handed, and will thus have I counselled. 25. 18. ch. id make him afraid: and all the people that 16 Now therefore send quickly, and Użech. 13.7. are with him shall fee; and I will smite tell David, saying, Lodge not this night the king only:
in the plains of the wilderness, but i ch. 15. 98. 3 And I will bring back all the people speedily pass over; lest the king be swalunto thee: the man whom thou seekest lowed up, and all the people that are is as if all returned: so all the people shall with him.
17 Now Jonathan and Ahimaaz kch. 1577, 4 And the saying + pleased Absalom stayed by En-rogel; for they might Josh 9. 4 well, and all the elders of Israel. not be seen to come into the city: and a Josh
. 13. 5 Then said Absalom, Call now Hushai wench went and told them; and they 7. & 18. 16. the Archite also, and let us hear likewise went and told king David. + what he saith.
18 Nevertheless a lad saw them, and 6 And when Hushai was come to Absa- told Absalom: but they went both of lom, Absalom spake unto him, saying, them away quickly, and came to a man's
Ahithophel hath spoken after this man- house "in Bahurim, which had a well in acb. 16. 5. + Ileb. word. ner: shall we do after his † saying? if his court; whither they went down. not; speak thou.
19 And othe woman took and spread 2. Se
thing was not known.
men, and they be † chafed in their minds, Where is Ahimaaz and Jonathan? And
field: and thy father is a man of war, gone over the brook of water. And 243
9 Behold, he is hid now in some pit, or them, they returned to Jerusalem.
, and went and told king David, and
over the water: for thus hath Ahithophel 10 And he also that is valiant, whose counselled against you.
heart is as the heart of a lion, shall utter 22 Then David arose, and all the peod Josh. 2. 11. ly "melt: for all Israel knoweth that thy ple that were with him, and they passed
father is a mighty man, and they which over Jordan: by the morning light there
lacked not one of them that was not "11 Therefore I counsel that all Israel gone over Jordan. e Judz. 20.. be generally gathered unto thee, from 23 | And when Ahithophel saw that 1G2,7 Dan even to Beer-sheba, as the sand his counsel was not + followed, he saddled + Heb. done. thy face, or, that is by the sea for multitude; and 7that his ass, and arose, and gat him home to prosence gothou go to battle in thine own person. his house, to "his city, and t put his : ch.15 12.
12 So shall we come upon him in some houshold in order, and hanged himself, charge for place where he shall be found, and we and died, and was buried in the sepulchre someters his will light upon him as the dew falleth on of his father. the ground: and of him and of all the 24 Then David came to Mahanaim. Natt. men that are with him there shall not be And Absalom passed over Jordan, he and 3* left so much as one.
all the men of Israel with him. 13 Moreover, if he be gotten into a 25 | And Absalom made Amasa capcity, then shall all Israel bring ropes to tain of the host instead of Joab: which that city, and we will draw it into the Amasa was a man's son, whose name was river, until there be not one small stone || Ithra an Israelite, that went in to "+Abi- .01: Jetberg found there.
gail the daughter of || Nahash, sister to ite. 14 And Absalom and all the men of Zeruiah, Joab's mother. Israel said, The counsel of Hushai the Ar 26 So Israel and Absalom pitched in Heb. Abi
chite is better than the counsel of Ahi- the land of Gilead. hich. 15. 31, thophel. For the Lord had tappointed 27 1 And it came to pass, when David Seen Chroe. to defeat the good counsel of Åhithophel
, was come to Mahanaim, that "Shobi the Seech a to the intent that the Lord might bring son of Nahash of Rabbah of the children 5.& 12* evil upon Absalom.
of Ammon, and 'Machir the son of Am- ych. 94. 15 q Then said Hushai unto Zadok miel of Lo-debar, and Barzillai the Gi- och and to Abiathar the priests, Thus and leadite of Rogelim,
a Kings 1.
uiChres. 16, 17.
is slain by Joab, and cast into a pit. 18 ing, + Beware that none touch the young were rehoco. Absalon, hanging in an oak, CHAP. XVIII.
is slain by Joab. 28 Brought beds, and 1l basons, and Joab, and said, Behold, I saw Absalom
earthen vessels, and wheat, and barley, hanged in an oak. 10r, cups and flour, and parched corn, and beans,
11 And Joab said unto the man that and lentiles, and parched pulse,
told him, And, behold, thou sawest him, 29 And honey, and butter, and sheep, and why didst thou not smite him there and cheese of kine, for David, and for to the ground? and I would have given the people that were with him, to eat: thee ten shekels of silver, and a girdle.
for they said, The people is hungry, and 12 And the man said unto Joab, . ch. 16. 2 weary, and thirsty, in the wilderness. Though I should treceive thousand + Heb. weigh CHAP. XVIII.
shekels of silver in mine hand, yet would hand. I David viewing the armies in their march I not put forth mine hand against the
giveth them charge of Absalom. 6 The king's son: "for in our hearing the king
. 9 , in ,
man Absalom. bring tidings to David. 33 David mourn
13 Otherwise I should have wrought eth for Absalom,
falsehood against mine own life: for there
e ver. 5
+ Heb. Be
ever ye be of, &c.
+ Heb. set their heart
were with him, and set captains of thyself wouldest have set thyself against
14 Then said Joab, I may not tarry
a third part under the hand of Abishai the heart of Absalom, while he was yet ch. 15 19 the son of Zeruiah, Joab's brother, and alive in the † midst of the oak.
a third part under the hand of Ittai the 15 And ten young men that bare Joab's
16 And Joab blew the trumpet, and bch. 31. 17. 3. But the people answered, Thou shalt the people returned from pursuing after
not go forth: for if we flee away, they Israel: for Joab held back the people.
us die, will they care for us: but now him into a great pit in the wood, and laid f Josh.7.26. Heb.est thou art + worth ten thousand of us: ther of
a very great heap of stones upon him: therefore now it is better that thou + suc- and all Israel fled every one to his tent. + Heb.de to cour us out of the city.
18 | Now Absalom in his lifetime had 4 And the king said unto them, What taken and reared up for himself a pillar, seemeth you best I will do. And the king which is in the king's dale: for he said, Gen. 14.17. stood by the gate side, and all the people I have no son to keep my name in re- see ch. 14. came out by hundreds and by thousands. membrance: and he called the pillar after
5 And the king commanded Joab and his own name: and it is called unto this
him of his enemies.
field against Israel: and the battle was in shalt not + bear tidings this day, but thou Mebibit to # Jan. 17. the wood of Ephraim;
shalt bear tidings another day: but this ings. 7 Where the people of Israel were slain day thou shalt bear no tidings, because before the servants of David, and there the king's son is dead. was there a great slaughter that day of 21 Then said Joab to Cushi, Go tell twenty thousand men.
the king what thou hast seen. And Cushi 8 For the battle was there scattered bowed himself unto Joab, and ran.
over the face of all the country: and the 22 Then said Ahimaaz the son of Za* Haberler wood + devoured more people that day dok yet again to Joab, But + howsoever, the brides. than the sword devoured.
let me, I pray thee, also run after Cushi.
the hand, &c.
1 Or, conte. nient.