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Absalom Mieth to Talmai. 2 SAMULL, XIV.

The widow's parable. commanded. Then all the king's B. C. 1030. spake to the king, she fell c on het sons arose, and every man gat

face to the ground, and did obei. liim up upon his mule, t and fled.

13 rode.

sance, and said, "Help, o king. 30 T And it came to pass, while t IK1.1.33. 5 And the king said unto her, What they were in the way, that tidings u ch,1,11. aileth thee? And she answered, ld came to David, saying, Absalom

am indeed a widow woman, and

v ch.12.16. hath slain all the king's sons, and

mine liusband is dead.

w ver.3. there is not one of them left.

6 And thy handmaid had two sons,

14 mouth. 31 Then the king arose, and tara u 15 or, setticd. and they two strove together in the his girments, and lay v on the 2 ch, 19.19.

field, and there was 2 none to part earth; and all his servants stood by y ver.38.

them, but the one smote the other, with their clothes rent.

16 according and slew him 32 And Jonadab 20 the son of Shi- to the woru 7 And, behold, the whole family is meah, David's brother, answered of thy sur risen against thine handmaid, and und said, Let not my lord suppose

they said, Deliver e bim that smote Hat they have slain all the young

with a his brother, that we may kill him, men the king's sons; for Amnon great weepa for the lise of his brother whom lie only is dead : for by the 14 appointing great y. slew; and we will destroy the heir ment of Absalom tliis hath been ia or, Ainmi- coal which is lett, and shall not

also : and so they shall quench my 15 determined from the day that he

hur. forced his sister Tamar.

leave to my husband neither name

a ch.14.23. 33 Now therefore let not my lord

nor remainder upon the 3 earth.

WAS C072the king take the thing to his

8 And the king said unto the woheart, to think that all the king's I's,84.2. man, Go to thy house, and I will sons are dead: for Amnon only is Ge.37.35. give charge concerning thee. dead.

9 And the woman of 'l'ekoah said 31 But Absalom fled. y. And the (CHAP. 14.) iniquity

be on me, f and on niy faz

unto the king, My lord, O king, the young man that kept the watch

a ch.13.39. Litted up his eyes and looked, and,

ther's house: and the king and

2Ch.11.6. behold, there came much people

his throne be guiltless. by the way of the hill siile behind

10 And the king said, Whosoever hun.

C 1Sa.20.41, saith awht unto thee, bring him to 35 And Jonadab said unto the king, 1 Save. me, and he shall not touch thee any Behold, the king's sons come: 10 as d ch.12. 1.&c.' more. thy servant said, so it is.

no deliver- 11 Then said she, I pray thee, let 30 And it came to pass, as soon as

er betwecon. the king remeniber the LORD thy

e De. 19.12. he had made an end of speaking,

Gol, 4 that thou wouldest not suffer that, behokl, the king's sons came,

3 face of the the revengers of h blood to destroy

earth. and lifted up their voice, and wept :

Ge, 27.13.

any more, lest they destroy my son. and the king also and all huis ser


And he said, As i the LORD liveth, vants wept 17 very sore.


there shall not one hair of thy son 37 1 But Absalom tlcd, and went to


fall to the earth. Talmai, z the son of 18 Ammihud, 4 that the 12 Then the woman said, Let thine king of Geslıur. And David mourn- revenger of landmaid, I pray thee, speak onc ed for his son every day.

bloocl do word unto my lord the king. An! 38 So Absaloin tiled, and went to not mul he said, Say on. Gesuur,aand was there three years. tiply to 13 And the woman said, Where39 And the soul of king David

destroy. fore then hast thou thought such a 19 longed to go forth unto Absa- Nu.35.19.

thing against the people of God?

i 1Sa. 14.45. lon: for he was comforted b con

for the king doth speak this thing cerning Amnon, seeing he was dead. k ch.13.37.39. as one which is faulty, in that the CHAPTER XIV.

king doth not fetch home again his

I Job 34,15 Absalom by Joab is brought into the

Ps. 90.3, 10.

banished. king's presence.

He.9.27. 14 For we must needs die, 1 anil W Joab the son of Zerniah 3 or, because are as water spilt on the ground, perceived that the king's heart God hath

which cannot be gathered up again; as toward a Absalom.

rhot taken 5 neither doth God respect m any 2 And Joab sent to Tekoah, 6 and

person : yet doth he devise means ir fetclied thence a wise woman, and

life, he

that his banished be uot expelled o said unto her, I pray thee, feign thy

hath also

from him.

devisca. self to be a mourner, and put on

15 Now therefore that I am come now mourning apparel, and anoint m Job*34.12 to speak of this thing unto my lord

. not thyself with oil, but be as a wo

the king, it is because the people

Acts 10.34. man that had a long time mourned

have made me afraid: and thiya

Rom.2.11, for the dead:

handmaid said, I will now speak

n Nu.35.24. 3 And come to the king, and speak Le.26.40. unto the king, it may be that the on this manner unto hini. So Joab

19.50.1,2. king will perform the request of his put the words in her mouth.

La.3.31,32. handmaid. 4 And when the woman of Tekoah

16 For the king will hear, to deliver

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Absalom's return.

2 SAMUEL, XV. Meeting of David and Absalom. his handmaid out of the hand of the B. C. 1024.29 Therefore Absalom sent to: man that would destroy me and my

Joab, to have sent him to the king son together out of the inheritance

but he would not come to him: and of God.

6 for rest. when he sent again the secona 17 Then thine handmaid said, The

time, he would not come. word of my lord the king shall now p ch.19.27. 30 Therefore he said unto his he 6 comfortable: for as an angelp

servants, See, Joab's field is near of God, so is my lord the king to hear,

11 inine, and he hath barley there; 7 discern good and had : therefore

go and set it on fire.w And Absathe LORD thy God will be with thee. 9 ver.3. Iom's servants set the field on fire. 18 Then the king answered and

31 Then Joab arose, and came to

8 blessed. said unto the woman, Hide not from

Absalom unto his house, and said me, I pray thee,the thing that I shall

unto liim, Wherefore have thy serask thee. And the woman said,

9 or, thy.

vants set my fiell on fire ? Let my lord the king now speak.

32 And Absalom answered Joab,

r ch.13,37 19 And the king said, Is not the

Behold, I sent unto thee, saviny, hand of Joab with thee in all this?

& Ge.43.3.

Come hither, that I may send thee And the woman answered and said,


to the kiny, to say, Wherefore am I As thy soul liveth, my lord the king,

come from Geshur? it had been none can turn to the right hand or 10 And as good for me to have been there still : to the left from aught that my lord Absalom

now therefore let me see the king's the king hath spoken: for thy ser

there was

face; and if there be any iniquity vant Joab, he bade me, and he y not a beau- in me, let him kill me. put all these words in the mouth tiful man 33 So Joab came to the king, and of thine handmaid:

in all Is- told him; and when he had called 20 To fetch about this form of racl to

for Absalom, he came to the king, speech hath thy servant Joab done


and bowed himself on his face to this thing: and my lord is wise,


the ground before the king: and according to the wisdom of an angel

the king x kisse:1 Absaloin.

t Is. 1.6. of God, to know all things that are

CHAPIER XV. in the earth.

Absalom, by fair specches and cour

4 ch,18, 18. 21 T And the king said unto Joah,

tesies, stealeth the hearts of Israel. Behold now, I have done this thing :

u ver.24. go therefore, bring the young man

that Absalom prepared b him Absalom again.

chariots and horses, and fifty men 22 And Joab fell to the ground on

to run before him. his face, and bowed himself, and

2 And Absalom rose up early, and 8 thanked the king: and Joab said,

my pace. stood beside the way of the gate : To-day thy servant knoweth that I

and it was so, that when any inan have found grace in thy sight, my

w Ju. 15.4,5.

that had a controversy I came to lord, o king, in that the king hath

the king for judgment, then Absafulfilled the request of his servant.

ac Ge.45, 15.

lom called unto him, and said, Of

Lu. 15.20. 23 So Joah arose, and went to

what city art thou? And he said, Geshur,and brought Absalom to (CHAP. 15.) Thy servant is of one of the tribes

24 And the king said, Let him tum a ch, 12.11. 3 And Absalom said unto him, See, to his own house, and let him not

tliy matters are good and right; but see my face.s So Absalom returned 1 IKI.1.5. 2 there is no man deputed of the king to his own house, and saw not the

to hear thee. king's face.

4 Absalom said moreover, Ohd 25 T 10 But in all Israel there was

that I were made judge in the land, none to be so much praised as Ab- 2 or, none that every man which hath any suit salom for his beauty : fromt the sole

will hear

or cause might come unto me, and of his foot even to the crown of his

thee from I would do him justice! head there was no blemish in him.

the king

5 And it was so, that when any

downward. 26 And when he polled his head,

man came nigh to him to do hin (for it was at every year's end that

obeisance, he put furth his hand, he polled it: because the hair was

c Pr.30.11, 17.

and took him, and kissed him. heavy on him, therefore he polled a Ju.9.29.

6 And on this manner did Absalom it :) he weighed the hair of his head

to all Israel that came to the king at two hundred shekels after the

e Ro. 16.18.

for judgment. So e Absalom stole king's weight.

the hearts of the men of Israel. 27 And u unto Absalom there were

f Jer.9.3,5.

7 And it came to pass after forty born three sons, and one daughter,

years, that Absalom said into the whose name was Tamar: she was $ 1Sa. 16.2. king, I pray thee, let me go and a woman of a fait countenance.

pay f my vow,g which I have vow28 [ So Absalom dwelt two full n ch.13.38. ed unto the LORD, in Hebron. years in Jerusalem, and saw not v

8 For thy servant vowed a vow the king's face.

while I abode at Geshur, in Syria,


i to come.


Absalom's conspiracy.

2 SAMUEL, XV. Ahithophil's (OiNscl cursed. saying, If the LORD shall bring me B. C. 1024. pass over. And Ittai the Gittite again indeed to Jerusalem, then I

passed over, and all his men, and all will serve the LORD.

i Job 20.5,&c. the little ones that were with him. 9 And the king said unto him, Go k Ge.20.5.


23 And all the country wept v with in peace. So he arose, and went to

a loud voice, and all the people

1 Ps.41.9. Hebron,

65.12,14. passed over: the king also himself 10 T But Absalom sent spies

m Jos. 15.51. passed over the brook 7 Kidron, and throughout all the tribes of Israel, m Jos. 15.51.

all the people passed over, towaru saying, As soon as ye hear the n Ps.3.1,2.

the way of the wilderness. sound of the trumpet, then ye shall o ver.6. 24 Tånd lo, Zadok also, and all say, Absalom reignethi in Hebron. Ju.9.3.

the Levites were with him, bear11 And with Absalom went two p ch.19.9. ing x the ark of the covenant of hundred men out of Jerusalem, that 3 thrust. God: and they set down the ark of were called ; and they went in their 4 choose, God; and Abiathar went up, until simplicity,k and they knew not any s at his feet.

all the people had done passing out thing.

of the city. 12 And Absalom sent for Ahitho-9 ch.12.11.

25 And the king said unto Zadok,

16.21,22. phel the Gilonite, David's counsel

Carry back the ark of God into the lor, l froin his city,even from Giloh,m r ch.8.18.

city; if I shall find favour in the while he offered sacrifices. And the sch.18.2.

eyes of the LORD, hey will bring conspiracy was strong ; for the peo- 6 wander in me again, and show me both it, and ple 11 increased continually with going his habitation; Absalom.

+ 1 Sa.23,13. 26 But if he thus say, I have no 13 T And there came a messenger u Ru,1,16,17. delight in z thee; behold, here am to David, saying, The o hearts of the

Pr, 17.17. I, let a him do to me as seemeth men of Israel are after Absalom.

18.24. good unto him. 14 And David said unto all his ser- Mat.8, 19,

27 The king said also unto Zadok vants that were with liim at Jeri

the priest, Art not thou a seer? O salem, Arise, and let us flee;p for Jno.6.66,69. return into the city in peace, and we shall not else escape from Absa- Acts 11.23.

your two sons with you, Ahimaaz lom: make speed to depart, lest he


thy son, and Jonathan the son of overtake us suddenly, and 3 bring


Abiathar evil upon us, and smite the city with

28 See, I will tarry in the plain of the edge of the sword.

the wilderness, c until there come 15 And the king's servants said v R0.12. 15.

word from you to certify me. unto the king, Behold, thy servants

7 called

29 Zadok therefore and Abiathar are ready to do whatsoever my lord

Jno, 18.1.

carried the ark of God again to the king shall 4 appoint.

Jerusalem: and they tarried there. 6. And the king went forth, and w ch.16.2.

30 T And David went up by the all his household 6 after him. And * Nu.4.15.

ascent of mount Olivet, 8 and wept the king left ten women, which were y Ps.43.3,4, as he went up, and had his head d concubines, q to keep the house.


covered, and he went barefoot: e 17 And the king went forth, and all


and all the people that was with the people after him, and tarried in z ch.22.20. him covered f every man his head, a place that was far oft.

Nu.14.8. and they went up, weeping, y as 18 And all his servants passed on


they went up. beside him; and all the Chereth- a 1Sa.3.18. 31 | And one told David, saying, ites,r and all the Pelethites, and b 1Sa 9.9. Ahithophelh is among the conspiraall the Gittites, six hundred men c ch.17.16. tors with Absalom. And David said, which came after him from Gath, s going up, passed on before the king.

O LORD, I pray thee,turnithe cou

, and weep

sel of Ahithophel into foolishness.k 19 1 Then said the king to Ittais

ing. .
32 And it came to pass,

that tohcha the Gittite, Wherefore goest thou


David was come to the top of the also with us? return to thy place,

Es.6.12. mount, where he worshipped God, and abide with the king: for thou

e Is.20.2,4.

behold, Ilushai the Archite l came art a stranger, and also an exile.

to meet him with m his coat rent, 20 Whereas thou camest but yes- f Jer. 14,3,4, and earth upon his head: terday, should I this day make thee g Ps. 126.6.

33 Unto whom David said, If thou 6 go up and down with us? Seeing | h ver. 12, passest on with me, then thou shalt I got whither I may, return thou, i ch.16.23. be a burden n unto me: and take back thy brethren: mercy 17.14,23. 31 But if thou return to the city, and truth be with thee.

k Job 5. 13. and say unto Absalom, Io will be 21 And Ittai answered the king, i Jos. 16.2. thy servant, o king; as I have been and said, u As the LORD liveth, and

thy father's servant hitherto, so will as my lord the king liveth, surely in m ch.1.2.

I now also be thy servant: then what place my loru the king shall n ch.19.35.

mayest thou for me p defeat the be, whether in death or lite, even o ch.16.19. counsel of Ahithophel. there also will thy servant be. pch. 17.5, 14. 35 And Funst thori not there with 22 And David said to Ittai, Go and

thee Zadok and Abiathar the 18.



Shimci curseth Davil.


Alithihci's counsel. priests? therefore it shall be, that|B. C. 1023. | 9 T Then said Abishai the son of what thing soever thon shalt hear

Zeruiah unto the king, Why should out of the king's house, thou shalt 9 ch.17.15,16. this dead dog i curse k my lord the tell it o to Zadok and Abiathar the

king ? let me go over, I pray thee,

ver.27. priests.

and take off his head. 36 Behold, they have there r with s ch.16.15, 16,

10 And the king said, What I have them their two sons, Ahimaaz, Za-st 1Ch.27.33. I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruilok's son, and Jonathan, Abiathar's (CHAP. 16.) ah? So let him curse, because the son; and by them ye shall send un

a ch.15.30,32.

LORD m hath said unto him, Curse to me every thing that ye cau hear.

David. Whon shall then say,

b ch.9.2. 37 Sos Hushai, David's friend, t

Wherefore hast thou done so? came into the city, and Absalom c 18a. 17.17, 11 And David said to Abishai, and Caine into Jerusalem.

to all his servants, Behold, my son, CHAPTER XVI.


which came o forth of my howels, 5 Shimei curseth David. 9 David d ch.17.29. seeketh my life: how much more with patience abstaineth from re

e ch.19.27.

now may this Benjamite do it? Let venge


him alone, and let him curse; for ND when David was a little

the Lord hath bidden him. A

1 do obei. past the top of the hill, a be

12 It p may be that the LORD will hold, Ziba b the servant of Mephi

look on mine 5 affliction, and that Josheth met him, with a couple of sch!9, 16,&c the LORD will requite ine good g

, asses saddled, and upon them ctwo

for his cursing this day.

&c. hundred loaves of bread, and an

13 And as David and his men went

2 still came hundred bunchies of raisins, and an

by the way, Shimei went along on hundred of summer fruits, and a

forth and

the hill's sidle over against him, and bottle of wine.


cursed as he went, and threw 2 And the king said unto Ziba, & Ps. 109.17, stones at him, and 6 cast dust. What meanest thou by these ? And


14 And the king, and all the peo

Pr.26.2. Ziba said, The asses be for the

ple that were with him, came wea

Ec.10.20. king's household to ride on; and


ry, and refreshed themselves there, the bread and summer fruit for the


15 | And Absalom, and all the young men to eat; and the wine,

people the men of Israel, came to that a such as be faint in the wil

man of

Jerusalem, and Ahithopliel withi deniess may drink.

liim. 3 And the king said, Anii wliere is a ch. 1. 16.

16 And it came to pass, when i

3.28,29. thy master's son? And Ziba said e


Hushai the Archite, David's friend, into the king, Behold, he abideth

was come unto Absaloin, that Huat Jerusalem: for he said, To-day

1 thee in thy sliai said unto Absalom, 7 God save

evil. shall the house of Israel restore me

the king, God save the king. the kingdom of iny father.

17 And Absalom said to Hushaj, Then said the king to Ziba, Be- ich.9.8. Is this thy kindness to thy friend !s hold, thine are all that pertained * Ez.22.28.

why wentest thou not with thy unto Mephibosheth. And Ziba said,


1 1 Pet.2.23. [ 1 humbly beseech thee that I may

18 And Hushai said unto Absalom, find grace in thy sight, my lord, o m Lan.3.38. Nay; but whom the LORD, and king.

n Job 9.12. this people, and all the men of Is 5 And when king David came to Rom.9.20, rael choose, his will I be, and with Bahurim, behold, thence canle out o Ge, 15.4. him will l abide. i man of the family of the house

p 1 Pet.4.19.

19 And again, whom should l of Saul, whose name was Shimei, f

serve? should. 1 not serve in the the son of Gera: he came 2 forth, eye, or,

presence of his son ? As I have

tears. and cursed g still as he came.

served in thy father's presence, so

Ge,29.32. 6 And he cast stones at David, and

will I be in thy presence.

Sa.1.11, at all the servants of king David :


20 Then said Absalom to Ahithoand all the people and all the Rom.8.28. phel,t Give counsel among you mighty men were on his right hand 6 dusted him what we shall do. and on his left.

with dust. 21 And Ahitliophel said unto Ah7 And thus said Shimei when her ch.15.37. salom, Go in unto thy father's concursed, Come out, come out, thou + Let the bines, which he hath left to keep 3 bloody man, and thou man of king live. the house; and all Israel shall hear Belial :

3 ch.15.33,31. that thou art abhorred of thy fa8 The LORD hath returned upon

1 ch. 15.12.

ther: then u shall the hands thee all the blood h of the house of u ISa.27. 12.

all that are with thee he strong. Saul, in whose stead thou hast v ch.2.7.

22 So they spread Absalom a tent

Zec.8.13. reigned ; and the LORD bath de

w ch.12.11,

upon the top of the house; and livered the kingdom into the hand


Absalom went in w unto his father's of Absalom thy son: and, behold, 15. 16. concubines in the sight of all Israel. 4 thou art taken in thy mischief, be- 20.3. 23 And the counsel of Ahithophel, cause thou art a bloody man.

which he counselled in those days,


v of

M CREO VIERAI Ahithephele said IK1.92.31




Anithophei's counsel

is overthroun. was as if a man had inquired at the B. C. 1023. 13 Moreover, if he be gotten into a N oracle of God: so was all the

city, then shall all Israel bring counsel of Ahithophel, both with 8 word: ropes to that city, and we will drs w David and with Absalom.

it into the river, until there be not CHAPTER XVII.

(CHAP. 17.) one small stone foundathere. Ahithophel's counsel is overthrown

14 And Absalom and all the men

a ch, 16.14. by Hushai's.

of Israel said, The counsel of Hu

De, 25, 18. OREOVER Ahithophel said

shai tlie Archite is better than the

counsel of Ahithophel. For h the choose out twelve thousand men, Zec. 13.7. LORD had 8 appointed to defeat ? and I will arise and pursue after

1 was right

the good k counsel of Ahithophel, David this night:

to the intent that the LORD might 2 And I will come upon him while

in the eyes bring evil upon Absalom,

. he is weary a and weak-handed, Isa, 18, 20, 15 Then sud Hushai unto Laand will make him afraid : anel all

dok and to Abiathar the priests, the people that are with him shall 2 is in his

Thus and thus did Ahithiophel

mouth, flee, and I will smite the king b

counsel Absalom and the elders of only

Israel; and thus and thus have !

word. 3 And I will bring back all the

counselled. people unto thee: the man whom

4 counselled.

16 Now therefore send quickly, ihou seekest is as if all returned : s bitter of

and tell David, saying, Lodgel not so all the people shall be in peace.

this night in the plains m of the wil4 And the saying I pleased Absa- Ju, 18.25. derness, but speedily pass over: lom well, and all the elders of Is

lest the king be swallowed up,

c Pr. 17. 12. rael.

and all the people that are with

Hos. 13.8. 5 Then said Absalom, Call now

him. Flushai the Archite also, and let us

6 fallen.

17 Now n Jonathan and Ahimaaz lear likewise wliat 2 he saith. d Jos,2.11. stayed by Enrogel; 0 (for they 6 And when Fushai was come to

might not be seen to come into the

€ 1Sa. 18.17. Absalom, Absalom spake unto him, Heb. 11.34. city :) and a wench went and told saying, Ahithophol hath spoken af

them; and they went and told king ier this manner: shall we do after f Cant.3.7. David. his 3 saying? if not; speak thou. Jos. 11.4. 18 Nevertheless a lad saw them,

And Hushai said unto Absalom, IKI,20.10. and told Absalom: but they went The counsel that Ahithophel hath

both of them away quickly, and 4 given is not good at this time.

thy face, or, came to a man's house in Bahu

presence go. 8 For, (said Hushxi,) thou knowest

rim, p which had a well in his thy father and his men, that they

court; whither they went down. be mighty men, and they be 5 chafed

19 And , the woman took and in their minds, as a bear c rohbed h ch.15.31,

spread a covering over the well's of her whelps in the field : and thy


mouth, and spread ground corn father is a man of war, and will not

thereon; and the thing was not lodge will tlie people.

8 command


cd. 9 Behold, he is hid now in some

20 And when Absalom's servants pit, or in some other place: and it i Job 5. 12, 13. came to the woman to the house, will come to pass, when some of

they said, Where is Ahimaaz anal them be 6 overthrown at the first.

k Lu, 16.s.

Jonathan ? And the woman said that wliosoever heareth it will say, 1 Pr.6.4,5.

unto them, r They be gone over There is a slaughter among the

the brook of water. And when people that follow Absalom. mch, 15.28.

they had sought and could not find 10 And he also that is valiant, n2 ch.15.27,36. them, they returned to Jerusalem. whose heart is as the heart of a

21 And it came to pass, after they lion, shall utterly melt:d for all Is-Jos. 15.7. were departed, that they came up rael knoweth that thy fathere is a

out of the well, and went and told

pcb.16.5. migliy man, and they which be

king David, and said unto David, with him are valiant men. q Jos.2.6,&c. Arise, s and pass quickly over the il Therefore I counsel that all Is

water: for thus hath Ahithophel

r Ex.1, 19. rael be generally gathered unto

counselled against you. thee, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, s ver.16, 16. 22 Then David arose, and all the isg the sand that is by the sea for

people that were with him, and

9 done. multitude; and that thou go to

they passed over Jordan: by the battle in thine own person.

+ ch.15.12. morning light there lacked not one 12 So shall we come upon him in

of them that was not gone over sorne place where he shall be found, gave


charge anii we will light upon him as the


23 | And when Ahithophel sam dew falleth on the ground: and of

his house,

that his counsel was not 9 followed, him and of all the men that are 2Ki.20.1.

he saddled his ass, and arose, and with him there shall not be left so

gat him home to his house, to his much as one

city, t and 10 put his household it

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