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2 Samuel

Chapter 18

  1. 1. And David
    H1732
    numbered
    H6485
    the people
    H5971
    that were with him, and set
    H7760
    captains
    H8269
    of thousands
    H505
    and captains
    H8269
    of hundreds
    H3967
    over them.
  2. 2. And David
    H1732
    sent forth
    H7971
    a third part
    H7992
    of the people
    H5971
    under the hand
    H3027
    of Joab,
    H3097
    and a third part
    H7992
    under the hand
    H3027
    of Abishai
    H52
    the son
    H1121
    of Zeruiah,
    H6870
    Joab's
    H3097
    brother,
    H251
    and a third part
    H7992
    under the hand
    H3027
    of Ittai
    H863
    the Gittite.
    H1663
    And the king
    H4428
    said
    H559
    unto the people,
    H5971
    I will surely
    H3318
    go forth
    H3318
    with you myself
    H589
    also.
  3. 3. But the people
    H5971
    answered,
    H559
    Thou shalt not go forth:
    H3318
    for if we flee
    H5127
    away,
    H5127
    they will not care
    H7760
    H3820
    for us; neither if half
    H2677
    of us die,
    H4191
    will they care
    H7760
    H3820
    for us: but now thou art worth
    H3644
    ten
    H6235
    thousand
    H505
    of us: therefore now it is better
    H2896
    that thou succour
    H5826
    H5826
    us out of the city.
    H5892
  4. 4. And the king
    H4428
    said
    H559
    unto them, What seemeth
    H5869
    you best
    H3190
    I will do.
    H6213
    And the king
    H4428
    stood
    H5975
    by the gate
    H8179
    side,
    H3027
    and all the people
    H5971
    came out
    H3318
    by hundreds
    H3967
    and by thousands.
    H505
  5. 5. And the king
    H4428
    commanded
    H6680
    Joab
    H3097
    and Abishai
    H52
    and Ittai,
    H863
    saying,
    H559
    Deal gently
    H328
    for my sake with the young man,
    H5288
    even with Absalom.
    H53
    And all the people
    H5971
    heard
    H8085
    when the king
    H4428
    gave all the captains
    H8269
    charge
    H6680
    concerning
    H1697
    Absalom.
    H53
  6. 6. So the people
    H5971
    went out
    H3318
    into the field
    H7704
    against
    H7125
    Israel:
    H3478
    and the battle
    H4421
    was in the wood
    H3293
    of Ephraim;
    H669
  7. 7. Where the people
    H5971
    of Israel
    H3478
    were slain
    H5062
    before
    H6440
    the servants
    H5650
    of David,
    H1732
    and there was there a great
    H1419
    slaughter
    H4046
    that day
    H3117
    of twenty
    H6242
    thousand
    H505
    men.
  8. 8. For the battle
    H4421
    was there scattered
    H6327
    over the face
    H6440
    of all the country:
    H776
    and the wood
    H3293
    devoured
    H398
    more
    H7235
    people
    H5971
    that day
    H3117
    than the sword
    H2719
    devoured.
    H398
  9. 9. And Absalom
    H53
    met
    H7122
    the servants
    H5650
    of
    H6440
    David.
    H1732
    And Absalom
    H53
    rode
    H7392
    upon a mule,
    H6505
    and the mule
    H6505
    went
    H935
    under the thick boughs
    H7730
    of a great
    H1419
    oak,
    H424
    and his head
    H7218
    caught hold
    H2388
    of the oak,
    H424
    and he was taken up
    H5414
    between the heaven
    H8064
    and the earth;
    H776
    and the mule
    H6505
    that was under him went away.
    H5674
  10. 10. And a certain
    H259
    man
    H376
    saw
    H7200
    it, and told
    H5046
    Joab,
    H3097
    and said,
    H559
    Behold, I saw
    H7200
    Absalom
    H53
    hanged
    H8518
    in an oak.
    H424
  11. 11. And Joab
    H3097
    said
    H559
    unto the man
    H376
    that told
    H5046
    him, And, behold, thou sawest
    H7200
    him, and why didst thou not smite
    H5221
    him there to the ground?
    H776
    and I would have given
    H5414
    thee ten
    H6235
    shekels of silver,
    H3701
    and a
    H259
    girdle.
    H2290
  12. 12. And the man
    H376
    said
    H559
    unto Joab,
    H3097
    Though
    H3863
    I should receive
    H8254
    a thousand
    H505
    shekels of silver
    H3701
    in mine hand,
    H3709
    yet would I not put forth
    H7971
    mine hand
    H3027
    against the king's
    H4428
    son:
    H1121
    for in our hearing
    H241
    the king
    H4428
    charged
    H6680
    thee and Abishai
    H52
    and Ittai,
    H863
    saying,
    H559
    Beware
    H8104
    that none touch the young man
    H5288
    Absalom.
    H53
  13. 13. Otherwise
    H176
    I should have wrought
    H6213
    falsehood
    H8267
    against mine own life:
    H5315
    for there is no matter
    H1697
    hid
    H3582
    from the king,
    H4428
    and thou thyself wouldest have set
    H3320
    thyself against me.
  14. 14. Then said
    H559
    Joab,
    H3097
    I may not tarry
    H3176
    thus with thee.
    H6440
    And he took
    H3947
    three
    H7969
    darts
    H7626
    in his hand,
    H3709
    and thrust
    H8628
    them through the heart
    H3820
    of Absalom,
    H53
    while he was yet alive
    H2416
    in the midst of the oak.
    H424
  15. 15. And ten
    H6235
    young men
    H5288
    that bare
    H5375
    Joab's
    H3097
    armour
    H3627
    compassed about
    H5437
    and smote
    H5221
    Absalom,
    H53
    and slew
    H4191
    him.
  16. 16. And Joab
    H3097
    blew
    H8628
    the trumpet,
    H7782
    and the people
    H5971
    returned
    H7725
    from pursuing
    H7291
    after
    H310
    Israel:
    H3478
    for Joab
    H3097
    held back
    H2820
    the people.
    H5971
  17. 17. And they took
    H3947
    Absalom,
    H53
    and cast
    H7993
    him into a great
    H1419
    pit
    H6354
    in the wood,
    H3293
    and laid
    H5324
    a very
    H3966
    great
    H1419
    heap
    H1530
    of stones
    H68
    upon him: and all Israel
    H3478
    fled
    H5127
    every one
    H376
    to his tent.
    H168
  18. 18. Now Absalom
    H53
    in his lifetime
    H2416
    had taken
    H3947
    and reared up
    H5324
    for himself a pillar,
    H4678
    which is in the king's
    H4428
    dale:
    H6010
    for he said,
    H559
    I have no son
    H1121
    to keep my name
    H8034
    in remembrance:
    H2142
    and he called
    H7121
    the pillar
    H4678
    after his own name:
    H8034
    and it is called
    H7121
    unto this day,
    H3117
    Absalom's
    H53
    place.
    H3027
  19. 19. Then said
    H559
    Ahimaaz
    H290
    the son
    H1121
    of Zadok,
    H6659
    Let me now run,
    H7323
    and bear
    H1319
    the king
    H4428
    tidings,
    H1319
    how that the LORD
    H3068
    hath avenged
    H8199
    him of his enemies.
    H341
    H3027
  20. 20. And Joab
    H3097
    said
    H559
    unto him, Thou
    H376
    shalt not bear tidings
    H1309
    this day,
    H3117
    but thou shalt bear tidings
    H1319
    another
    H312
    day:
    H3117
    but this day
    H3117
    thou shalt bear no tidings,
    H1319
    because the king's
    H4428
    son
    H1121
    is dead.
    H4191
  21. 21. Then said
    H559
    Joab
    H3097
    to Cushi,
    H3569
    Go
    H3212
    tell
    H5046
    the king
    H4428
    what thou hast seen.
    H7200
    And Cushi
    H3569
    bowed
    H7812
    himself unto Joab,
    H3097
    and ran.
    H7323
  22. 22. Then said
    H559
    Ahimaaz
    H290
    the son
    H1121
    of Zadok
    H6659
    yet again
    H3254
    to Joab,
    H3097
    But howsoever,
    H4100
    let me, I pray thee, also run
    H7323
    after
    H310
    Cushi.
    H3569
    And Joab
    H3097
    said,
    H559
    Wherefore wilt thou run,
    H7323
    my son,
    H1121
    seeing that thou hast no tidings
    H1309
    ready?
    H4672
  23. 23. But howsoever, said he, let me run.
    H7323
    And he said
    H559
    unto him, Run.
    H7323
    Then Ahimaaz
    H290
    ran
    H7323
    by the way
    H1870
    of the plain,
    H3603
    and overran
    H5674
    Cushi.
    H3569
  24. 24. And David
    H1732
    sat
    H3427
    between the two
    H8147
    gates:
    H8179
    and the watchman
    H6822
    went up
    H3212
    to the roof
    H1406
    over the gate
    H8179
    unto the wall,
    H2346
    and lifted up
    H5375
    his eyes,
    H5869
    and looked,
    H7200
    and behold a man
    H376
    running
    H7323
    alone.
  25. 25. And the watchman
    H6822
    cried,
    H7121
    and told
    H5046
    the king.
    H4428
    And the king
    H4428
    said,
    H559
    If he be alone, there is tidings
    H1309
    in his mouth.
    H6310
    And he came
    H3212
    apace,
    H1980
    and drew near.
    H7131
  26. 26. And the watchman
    H6822
    saw
    H7200
    another
    H312
    man
    H376
    running:
    H7323
    and the watchman
    H6822
    called
    H7121
    unto the porter,
    H7778
    and said,
    H559
    Behold another man
    H376
    running
    H7323
    alone. And the king
    H4428
    said,
    H559
    He also bringeth tidings.
    H1319
  27. 27. And the watchman
    H6822
    said,
    H559
    Me thinketh
    H7200
    the running
    H4794
    of the foremost
    H7223
    is like the running
    H4794
    of Ahimaaz
    H290
    the son
    H1121
    of Zadok.
    H6659
    And the king
    H4428
    said,
    H559
    He is a good
    H2896
    man,
    H376
    and cometh
    H935
    with good
    H2896
    tidings.
    H1309
  28. 28. And Ahimaaz
    H290
    called,
    H7121
    and said
    H559
    unto the king,
    H4428
    All is well.
    H7965
    And he fell down
    H7812
    to the earth
    H776
    upon his face
    H639
    before the king,
    H4428
    and said,
    H559
    Blessed
    H1288
    be the LORD
    H3068
    thy God,
    H430
    which hath delivered up
    H5462
    the men
    H582
    that lifted up
    H5375
    their hand
    H3027
    against my lord
    H113
    the king.
    H4428
  29. 29. And the king
    H4428
    said,
    H559
    Is the young man
    H5288
    Absalom
    H53
    safe?
    H7965
    And Ahimaaz
    H290
    answered,
    H559
    When Joab
    H3097
    sent
    H7971
    the king's
    H4428
    servant,
    H5650
    and me thy servant,
    H5650
    I saw
    H7200
    a great
    H1419
    tumult,
    H1995
    but I knew
    H3045
    not what it was.
  30. 30. And the king
    H4428
    said
    H559
    unto him, Turn aside,
    H5437
    and stand
    H3320
    here.
    H3541
    And he turned aside,
    H5437
    and stood still.
    H5975
  31. 31. And, behold, Cushi
    H3569
    came;
    H935
    and Cushi
    H3569
    said,
    H559
    Tidings,
    H1319
    my lord
    H113
    the king:
    H4428
    for the LORD
    H3068
    hath avenged
    H8199
    thee this day
    H3117
    of all them
    H3027
    that rose up
    H6965
    against thee.
  32. 32. And the king
    H4428
    said
    H559
    unto Cushi,
    H3569
    Is the young man
    H5288
    Absalom
    H53
    safe?
    H7965
    And Cushi
    H3569
    answered,
    H559
    The enemies
    H341
    of my lord
    H113
    the king,
    H4428
    and all that rise
    H6965
    against thee to do thee hurt,
    H7451
    be as that young man
    H5288
    is.
  33. 33. And the king
    H4428
    was much moved,
    H7264
    and went up
    H5927
    to the chamber
    H5944
    over the gate,
    H8179
    and wept:
    H1058
    and as he went,
    H3212
    thus he said,
    H559
    O my son
    H1121
    Absalom,
    H53
    my son,
    H1121
    my son
    H1121
    Absalom!
    H53
    would God I had died
    H4191
    for thee,
    H5414
    O Absalom,
    H53
    my son,
    H1121
    my son!
    H1121

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