2 Samuel 18

From WikiChristian
Jump to: navigation, search
2 Samuel 18 - Versions
2 Samuel 18 Text (WEB)
  1. David numbered the people who were with him, and set captains of thousands and captains of hundreds over them.
  2. David sent forth the people, a third part under the hand of Joab, and a third part under the hand of Abishai the son of Zeruiah, Joab's brother, and a third part under the hand of Ittai the Gittite. The king said to the people, "I will surely go forth with you myself also."
  3. But the people said, "You shall not go forth; for if we flee away, they will not care for us; neither if half of us die, will they care for us. But you are worth ten thousand of us. Therefore now it is better that you are ready to help us out of the city."
  4. The king said to them, "I will do what seems best to you." The king stood beside the gate, and all the people went out by hundreds and by thousands.
  5. The king commanded Joab and Abishai and Ittai, saying, "Deal gently for my sake with the young man, even with Absalom." All the people heard when the king commanded all the captains concerning Absalom.
  6. So the people went out into the field against Israel: and the battle was in the forest of Ephraim.
  7. The people of Israel were struck there before the servants of David, and there was a great slaughter there that day of twenty thousand men.
  8. For the battle was there spread over the surface of all the country; and the forest devoured more people that day than the sword devoured.
  9. Absalom happened to meet the servants of David. Absalom was riding on his mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of a great oak, and his head caught hold of the oak, and he was taken up between the sky and earth; and the mule that was under him went on.
  10. A certain man saw it, and told Joab, and said, "Behold, I saw Absalom hanging in an oak."
  11. Joab said to the man who told him, "Behold, you saw it, and why didn't you strike him there to the ground? I would have given you ten pieces of silver, and a sash."
  12. The man said to Joab, "Though I should receive a thousand pieces of silver in my hand, I still wouldn't put forth my hand against the king's son; for in our hearing the king commanded you and Abishai and Ittai, saying, 'Beware that none touch the young man Absalom.'
  13. Otherwise if I had dealt falsely against his life (and there is no matter hidden from the king), then you yourself would have set yourself against me."
  14. Then Joab said, "I'm not going to wait like this with you." He took three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of Absalom, while he was yet alive in the midst of the oak.
  15. Ten young men who bore Joab's armor surrounded and struck Absalom, and killed him.
  16. Joab blew the trumpet, and the people returned from pursuing after Israel; for Joab held back the people.
  17. They took Absalom, and cast him into the great pit in the forest, and raised over him a very great heap of stones. Then all Israel fled everyone to his tent.
  18. Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and reared up for himself the pillar, which is in the king's dale; for he said, "I have no son to keep my name in memory." He called the pillar after his own name; and it is called Absalom's monument, to this day.
  19. Then Ahimaaz the son of Zadok said, "Let me now run, and bear the king news, how that Yahweh has avenged him of his enemies."
  20. Joab said to him, "You shall not be the bearer of news this day, but you shall bear news another day. But today you shall bear no news, because the king's son is dead."
  21. Then Joab said to the Cushite, "Go, tell the king what you have seen!" The Cushite bowed himself to Joab, and ran.
  22. Then Ahimaaz the son of Zadok said yet again to Joab, "But come what may, please let me also run after the Cushite." Joab said, "Why do you want to run, my son, since that you will have no reward for the news?"
  23. "But come what may," he said, "I will run." He said to him, "Run!" Then Ahimaaz ran by the way of the Plain, and outran the Cushite.
  24. Now David was sitting between the two gates: and the watchman went up to the roof of the gate to the wall, and lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, a man running alone.
  25. The watchman cried, and told the king. The king said, "If he is alone, there is news in his mouth." He came closer and closer.
  26. The watchman saw another man running; and the watchman called to the porter, and said, "Behold, a man running alone!" The king said, "He also brings news."
  27. The watchman said, "I think the running of the first one is like the running of Ahimaaz the son of Zadok." The king said, "He is a good man, and comes with good news."
  28. Ahimaaz called, and said to the king, "All is well." He bowed himself before the king with his face to the earth, and said, "Blessed is Yahweh your God, who has delivered up the men who lifted up their hand against my lord the king!"
  29. The king said, "Is it well with the young man Absalom?" Ahimaaz answered, "When Joab sent the king's servant, even me your servant, I saw a great tumult, but I don't know what it was."
  30. The king said, "Turn aside, and stand here." He turned aside, and stood still.
  31. Behold, the Cushite came. The Cushite said, "News for my lord the king; for Yahweh has avenged you this day of all those who rose up against you."
  32. The king said to the Cushite, "Is it well with the young man Absalom?" The Cushite answered, "May the enemies of my lord the king, and all who rise up against you to do you harm, be as that young man is."
  33. The king was much moved, and went up to the room over the gate, and wept. As he went, he said, "My son Absalom! My son, my son Absalom! I wish I had died for you, Absalom, my son, my son!"
2 Samuel 18 Text (Hebrew)
  1. ויפקד דוד את־העם אשר אתו וישם עליהם שרי אלפים ושרי מאות׃
  2. וישלח דוד את־העם השלשית ביד־יואב והשלשית ביד אבישי בן־צרויה אחי יואב והשלשת ביד אתי הגתי ס ויאמר המלך אל־העם יצא אצא גם־אני עםכם׃
  3. ויאמר העם לא תצא כי אם־נס ננוס לא־ישימו אלינו לב ואם־ימתו חצינו לא־ישימו אלינו לב כי־עתה כמנו עשרה אלפים ועתה טוב כי־תהיה־לנו מעיר ׃ ס
  4. ויאמר אליהם המלך אשר־ייטב בעיניכם אעשה ויעמד המלך אל־יד השער וכל־העם יצאו למאות ולאלפים׃
  5. ויצו המלך את־יואב ואת־אבישי ואת־אתי לאמר לאט־לי לנער לאבשלום וכל־העם שמעו בצות המלך את־כל־השרים על־דבר אבשלום׃
  6. ויצא העם השדה לקראת ישראל ותהי המלחמה ביער אפרים׃
  7. וינגפו שם עם ישראל לפני עבדי דוד ותהי־שם המגפה גדולה ביום ההוא עשרים אלף׃
  8. ותהי־שם המלחמה על־פני כל־הארץ וירב היער לאכל בעם מאשר אכלה החרב ביום ההוא׃
  9. ויקרא אבשלום לפני עבדי דוד ואבשלום רכב על־הפרד ויבא הפרד תחת שובך האלה הגדולה ויחזק ראשו באלה ויתן בין השמים ובין הארץ והפרד אשר־תחתיו עבר׃
  10. וירא איש אחד ויגד ליואב ויאמר הנה ראיתי את־אבשלם תלוי באלה׃
  11. ויאמר יואב לאיש המגיד לו והנה ראית ומדוע לא־הכיתו שם ארצה ועלי לתת לך עשרה כסף וחגרה אחת׃
  12. ויאמר האיש אל־יואב אנכי שקל על־כפי אלף כסף לא־אשלח ידי אל־בן־המלך כי באזנינו צוה המלך אתך ואת־אבישי ואת־אתי לאמר שמרו־מי בנער באבשלום׃
  13. או־עשיתי שקר וכל־דבר לא־יכחד מן־המלך ואתה תתיצב מנגד׃
  14. ויאמר יואב לא־כן אחילה לפניך ויקח שלשה שבטים בכפו ויתקעם בלב אבשלום עודנו חי בלב האלה׃
  15. ויסבו עשרה נערים נשאי כלי יואב ויכו את־אבשלום וימיתהו׃
  16. ויתקע יואב בשפר וישב העם מרדף אחרי ישראל כי־חשך יואב את־העם׃
  17. ויקחו את־אבשלום וישליכו אתו ביער אל־הפחת הגדול ויצבו עליו גל־אבנים גדול מאד וכל־ישראל נסו איש ׃ ס
  18. ואבשלם לקח ויצב־לו את־מצבת אשר בעמק־המלך כי אמר אין־לי בן בעבור הזכיר שמי ויקרא למצבת על־שמו ויקרא לה יד אבשלם עד היום הזה׃ ס
  19. ואחימעץ בן־צדוק אמר ארוצה נא ואבשרה את־המלך כי־שפטו יהוה מיד איביו׃
  20. ויאמר לו יואב לא איש בשרה אתה היום הזה ובשרת ביום אחר והיום הזה לא תבשר כי־ ־ בן־המלך מת׃
  21. ויאמר יואב לכושי לך הגד למלך אשר ראיתה וישתחו כושי ליואב וירץ׃
  22. ויסף עוד אחימעץ בן־צדוק ויאמר אל־יואב ויהי מה ארצה־נא גם־אני אחרי הכושי ויאמר יואב למה־זה אתה רץ בני ולכה אין־בשורה מצאת׃
  23. ויהי־מה ארוץ ויאמר לו רוץ וירץ אחימעץ דרך הככר ויעבר את־הכושי׃
  24. ודוד יושב בין־שני השערים וילך הצפה אל־גג השער אל־החומה וישא את־עיניו וירא והנה־איש רץ לבדו׃
  25. ויקרא הצפה ויגד למלך ויאמר המלך אם־לבדו בשורה בפיו וילך הלוך וקרב׃
  26. וירא הצפה איש־אחר רץ ויקרא הצפה אל־השער ויאמר הנה־איש רץ לבדו ויאמר המלך גם־זה מבשר׃
  27. ויאמר הצפה אני ראה את־מרוצת הראשון כמרצת אחימעץ בן־צדוק ויאמר המלך איש־טוב זה ואל־בשורה טובה יבוא׃
  28. ויקרא אחימעץ ויאמר אל־המלך שלום וישתחו למלך לאפיו ארצה ס ויאמר ברוך יהוה אלהיך אשר סגר את־האנשים אשר־נשאו את־ידם באדני המלך׃
  29. ויאמר המלך שלום לנער לאבשלום ויאמר אחימעץ ראיתי ההמון הגדול לשלח את־עבד המלך יואב ואת־עבדך ולא ידעתי מה׃
  30. ויאמר המלך סב התיצב כה ויסב ויעמד׃
  31. והנה הכושי בא ויאמר הכושי יתבשר אדני המלך כי־שפטך יהוה היום מיד כל־הקמים עליך׃ ס
  32. ויאמר המלך אל־הכושי השלום לנער לאבשלום ויאמר הכושי יהיו כנער איבי אדני המלך וכל אשר־קמו עליך לרעה׃ ס
  33. וירגז המלך ויעל על־עלית השער ויבך וכה אמר בלכתו בני אבשלום בני בני אבשלום מי־יתן מותי אני תחתיך אבשלום בני בני׃
2 Samuel 18 Text (Greek)
  1. και επεσκεψατο δαυιδ τον λαον τον μετ' αυτου και κατεστησεν επ' αυτων χιλιαρχους και
  2. και απεστειλεν δαυιδ τον λαον το τριτον εν χειρι ιωαβ και το τριτον εν χειρι αβεσσα υιου σαρουιας αδελφου ιωαβ και το τριτον εν χειρι εθθι του γεθθαιου και ειπεν δαυιδ προς τον λαον εξελθων εξελευσομαι και γε εγω μεθ'
  3. και ειπαν ουκ εξελευση οτι εαν φυγη φυγωμεν ου θησουσιν εφ' ημας καρδιαν και εαν αποθανωμεν το ημισυ ημων ου θησουσιν εφ' ημας καρδιαν οτι συ ως ημεις δεκα χιλιαδες και νυν αγαθον οτι εση ημιν εν τη πολει βοηθεια του
  4. και ειπεν προς αυτους ο βασιλευς ο εαν αρεση εν οφθαλμοις υμων ποιησω και εστη ο βασιλευς ανα χειρα της πυλης και πας ο λαος εξεπορευετο εις εκατονταδας και εις
  5. και ενετειλατο ο βασιλευς τω ιωαβ και τω αβεσσα και τω εθθι λεγων φεισασθε μοι του παιδαριου του αβεσσαλωμ και πας ο λαος ηκουσεν εντελλομενου του βασιλεως πασιν τοις αρχουσιν υπερ
  6. και εξηλθεν πας ο λαος εις τον δρυμον εξ εναντιας ισραηλ και εγενετο ο πολεμος εν τω δρυμω
  7. και επταισεν εκει ο λαος ισραηλ ενωπιον των παιδων δαυιδ και εγενετο η θραυσις μεγαλη εν τη ημερα εκεινη εικοσι χιλιαδες
  8. και εγενετο εκει ο πολεμος διεσπαρμενος επι προσωπον πασης της γης και επλεονασεν ο δρυμος του καταφαγειν εκ του λαου υπερ ους κατεφαγεν εν τω λαω η μαχαιρα εν τη ημερα
  9. και συνηντησεν αβεσσαλωμ ενωπιον των παιδων δαυιδ και αβεσσαλωμ επιβεβηκως επι του ημιονου αυτου και εισηλθεν ο ημιονος υπο το δασος της δρυος της μεγαλης και εκρεμασθη η κεφαλη αυτου εν τη δρυι και εκρεμασθη ανα μεσον του ουρανου και ανα μεσον της γης και ο ημιονος υποκατω αυτου
  10. και ειδεν ανηρ εις και ανηγγειλεν ιωαβ και ειπεν ιδου εωρακα τον αβεσσαλωμ κρεμαμενον εν τη
  11. και ειπεν ιωαβ τω ανδρι τω απαγγελλοντι και ιδου εορακας τι οτι ουκ επαταξας αυτον εις την γην και εγω αν δεδωκειν σοι δεκα αργυριου και παραζωνην
  12. ειπεν δε ο ανηρ προς ιωαβ και εγω ειμι ιστημι επι τας χειρας μου χιλιους σικλους αργυριου ου μη επιβαλω χειρα μου επι τον υιον του βασιλεως οτι εν τοις ωσιν ημων ενετειλατο ο βασιλευς σοι και αβεσσα και τω εθθι λεγων φυλαξατε μοι το παιδαριον τον
  13. μη ποιησαι εν τη ψυχη αυτου αδικον και πας ο λογος ου λησεται απο του βασιλεως και συ στηση εξ
  14. και ειπεν ιωαβ τουτο εγω αρξομαι ουχ ουτως μενω ενωπιον σου και ελαβεν ιωαβ τρια βελη εν τη χειρι αυτου και ενεπηξεν αυτα εν τη καρδια αβεσσαλωμ ετι αυτου ζωντος εν τη καρδια της
  15. και εκυκλωσαν δεκα παιδαρια αιροντα τα σκευη ιωαβ και επαταξαν τον αβεσσαλωμ και εθανατωσαν
  16. και εσαλπισεν ιωαβ εν κερατινη και απεστρεψεν ο λαος του μη διωκειν οπισω ισραηλ οτι εφειδετο ιωαβ του
  17. και ελαβεν τον αβεσσαλωμ και ερριψεν αυτον εις χασμα μεγα εν τω δρυμω εις τον βοθυνον τον μεγαν και εστηλωσεν επ' αυτον σωρον λιθων μεγαν σφοδρα και πας ισραηλ εφυγεν ανηρ εις το σκηνωμα
  18. και αβεσσαλωμ ετι ζων και εστησεν εαυτω την στηλην εν η ελημφθη και εστηλωσεν αυτην λαβειν την στηλην την εν τη κοιλαδι του βασιλεως οτι ειπεν ουκ εστιν αυτω υιος ενεκεν του αναμνησαι το ονομα αυτου και εκαλεσεν την στηλην χειρ αβεσσαλωμ εως της ημερας
  19. και αχιμαας υιος σαδωκ ειπεν δραμω δη και ευαγγελιω τω βασιλει οτι εκρινεν αυτω κυριος εκ χειρος των εχθρων
  20. και ειπεν αυτω ιωαβ ουκ ανηρ ευαγγελιας συ εν τη ημερα ταυτη και ευαγγελιη εν ημερα αλλη εν δε τη ημερα ταυτη ουκ ευαγγελιη ου εινεκεν ο υιος του βασιλεως
  21. και ειπεν ιωαβ τω χουσι βαδισας αναγγειλον τω βασιλει οσα ειδες και προσεκυνησεν χουσι τω ιωαβ και
  22. και προσεθετο ετι αχιμαας υιος σαδωκ και ειπεν προς ιωαβ και εστω οτι δραμω και γε εγω οπισω του χουσι και ειπεν ιωαβ ινα τι τουτο τρεχεις υιε μου δευρο ουκ εστιν σοι ευαγγελια εις ωφελειαν
  23. και ειπεν τι γαρ εαν δραμουμαι και ειπεν αυτω ιωαβ δραμε και εδραμεν αχιμαας οδον την του κεχαρ και υπερεβη τον
  24. και δαυιδ εκαθητο ανα μεσον των δυο πυλων και επορευθη ο σκοπος εις το δωμα της πυλης προς το τειχος και επηρεν τους οφθαλμους αυτου και ειδεν και ιδου ανηρ τρεχων μονος ενωπιον
  25. και ανεβοησεν ο σκοπος και απηγγειλεν τω βασιλει και ειπεν ο βασιλευς ει μονος εστιν ευαγγελια εν τω στοματι αυτου και επορευετο πορευομενος και
  26. και ειδεν ο σκοπος ανδρα ετερον τρεχοντα και εβοησεν ο σκοπος προς τη πυλη και ειπεν ιδου ανηρ ετερος τρεχων μονος και ειπεν ο βασιλευς και γε ουτος
  27. και ειπεν ο σκοπος εγω ορω τον δρομον του πρωτου ως δρομον αχιμαας υιου σαδωκ και ειπεν ο βασιλευς ανηρ αγαθος ουτος και γε εις ευαγγελιαν αγαθην
  28. και εβοησεν αχιμαας και ειπεν προς τον βασιλεα ειρηνη και προσεκυνησεν τω βασιλει επι προσωπον αυτου επι την γην και ειπεν ευλογητος κυριος ο θεος σου ος απεκλεισεν τους ανδρας τους μισουντας την χειρα αυτων εν τω κυριω μου τω
  29. και ειπεν ο βασιλευς ειρηνη τω παιδαριω τω αβεσσαλωμ και ειπεν αχιμαας ειδον το πληθος το μεγα του αποστειλαι τον δουλον του βασιλεως ιωαβ και τον δουλον σου και ουκ εγνων τι
  30. και ειπεν ο βασιλευς επιστρεψον στηλωθητι ωδε και επεστραφη και
  31. και ιδου ο χουσι παρεγενετο και ειπεν τω βασιλει ευαγγελισθητω ο κυριος μου ο βασιλευς οτι εκρινεν σοι κυριος σημερον εκ χειρος παντων των επεγειρομενων επι
  32. και ειπεν ο βασιλευς προς τον χουσι ει ειρηνη τω παιδαριω τω αβεσσαλωμ και ειπεν ο χουσι γενοιντο ως το παιδαριον οι εχθροι του κυριου μου του βασιλεως και παντες οσοι επανεστησαν επ' αυτον εις
  33. και εταραχθη ο βασιλευς και ανεβη εις το υπερωον της πυλης και εκλαυσεν και ουτως ειπεν εν τω πορευεσθαι αυτον υιε μου αβεσσαλωμ υιε μου υιε μου αβεσσαλωμ τις δωη τον θανατον μου αντι σου εγω αντι σου αβεσσαλωμ υιε μου υιε
2 Samuel 18 Text (Latin)
  1. Igitur considerato David populo suo, constituit super eos tribunos et centuriones,
  2. et dedit populi tertiam partem sub manu Joab, et tertiam partem sub manu Abisai filii Sarviæ fratris Joab, et tertiam partem sub manu Ethai, qui erat de Geth. Dixitque rex ad populum : Egrediar et ego vobiscum :
  3. et respondit populus : Non exibis : sive enim fugerimus, non magnopere ad eos de nobis pertinebit : sive media pars ceciderit e nobis, non satis curabunt : quia tu unus pro decem millibus computaris : melius est igitur ut sis nobis in urbe præsidio.
  4. Ad quos rex ait : Quod vobis videtur rectum, hoc faciam. Stetit ergo rex juxta portam : egrediebaturque populus per turmas suas centeni, et milleni.
  5. Et præcepit rex Joab, et Abisai, et Ethai, dicens : Servate mihi puerum Absalom. Et omnis populus audiebat præcipientem regem cunctis principibus pro Absalom.
  6. Itaque egressus est populus in campum contra Israël, et factum est prælium in saltu Ephraim.
  7. Et cæsus est ibi populus Israël ab exercitu David, factaque est plaga magna in die illa, viginti millium.
  8. Fuit autem ibi prælium dispersum super faciem omnis terræ, et multo plures erant quos saltus consumpserat de populo, quam hi quos voraverat gladius in die illa.
  9. Accidit autem ut occurreret Absalom servis David, sedens mulo : cumque ingressus fuisset mulus subter condensam quercum et magnam, adhæsit caput ejus quercui : et illo suspenso inter cælum et terram, mulus, cui insederat, pertransivit.
  10. Vidit autem hoc quispiam, et nuntiavit Joab, dicens : Vidi Absalom pendere et quercu.
  11. Et ait Joab viro, qui nuntiaverat ei : Si vidisti, quare non confodisti eum cum terra, et ego dedissem tibi decem argenti siclos, et unum balteum ?
  12. Qui dixit ad Joab : Si appenderes in manibus meis mille argenteos, nequaquam mitterem manum meam in filium regis : audientibus enim nobis præcepit rex tibi, et Abisai, et Ethai, dicens : Custodite mihi puerum Absalom.
  13. Sed et si fecissem contra animam meam audacter, nequaquam hoc regem latere potuisset, et tu stares ex adverso ?
  14. Et ait Joab : Non sicut tu vis, sed aggrediar eum coram te. Tulit ergo tres lanceas in manu sua, et infixit eas in corde Absalom : cumque adhuc palpitaret hærens in quercu,
  15. cucurrerunt decem juvenes armigeri Joab, et percutientes interfecerunt eum.
  16. Cecinit autem Joab buccina, et retinuit populum, ne persequeretur fugientem Israël, volens parcere multitudini.
  17. Et tulerunt Absalom, et projecerunt eum in saltu, in foveam grandem, et comportaverunt super eum acervum lapidum magnum nimis : omnis autem Israël fugit in tabernacula sua.
  18. Porro Absalom erexerat sibi, cum adhuc viveret, titulum qui est in Valle regis : dixerat enim : Non habeo filium, et hoc erit monimentum nominis mei. Vocavitque titulum nomine suo, et appellatur Manus Absalom, usque ad hanc diem.
  19. Achimaas autem filius Sadoc, ait : Curram, et nuntiabo regi, quia judicium fecerit ei Dominus de manu inimicorum ejus.
  20. Ad quem Joab dixit : Non eris nuntius in hac die, sed nuntiabis in alia : hodie nolo te nuntiare, filius enim regis est mortuus.
  21. Et ait Joab Chusi : Vade, et nuntia regi quæ vidisti. Adoravit Chusi Joab, et cucurrit.
  22. Rursus autem Achimaas filius Sadoc dixit ad Joab : Quid impedit si etiam ego curram post Chusi ? Dixitque ei Joab : Quid vis currere fili mi ? non eris boni nuntii bajulus.
  23. Qui respondit : Quid enim si cucurrero ? Et ait ei : Curre. Currens ergo Achimaas per viam compendii, transivit Chusi.
  24. David autem sedebat inter duas portas : speculator vero, qui erat in fastigio portæ super murum, elevans oculos, vidit hominem currentem solum.
  25. Et exclamans indicavit regi : dixitque rex : Si solus est, bonus est nuntius in ore ejus. Properante autem illo, et accedente propius,
  26. vidit speculator hominem alterum currentem, et vociferans in culmine, ait : Apparet mihi alter homo currens solus. Dixitque rex : Et iste bonus est nuntius.
  27. Speculator autem : Contemplor, ait, cursum prioris, quasi cursum Achimaas filii Sadoc. Et ait rex : Vir bonus est : et nuntium portans bonum, venit.
  28. Clamans autem Achimaas, dixit ad regem : Salve rex. Et adorans regem coram eo pronus in terram, ait : Benedictus Dominus Deus tuus, qui conclusit homines qui levaverunt manus suas contra dominum meum regem.
  29. Et ait rex : Estne pax puero Absalom ? Dixitque Achimaas : Vidi tumultum magnum, cum mitteret Joab servus tuus, o rex, me servum tuum : nescio aliud.
  30. Ad quem rex : Transi, ait, et sta hic. Cumque ille transisset, et staret,
  31. apparuit Chusi : et veniens ait : Bonum apporto nuntium, domine mi rex : judicavit enim pro te Dominus hodie de manu omnium qui surrexerunt contra te.
  32. Dixit autem rex ad Chusi : Estne pax puero Absalom ? Cui respondens Chusi : Fiant, inquit, sicut puer, inimici domini mei regis, et universi qui consurgunt adversus eum in malum.
  33. Contristatus itaque rex, ascendit cœnaculum portæ, et flevit. Et sic loquebatur, vadens : Fili mi Absalom, Absalom fili mi : quis mihi tribuat ut ego moriar pro te, Absalom fili mi, fili mi Absalom ?
2 Samuel 18 Text (KJV)
  1. And David numbered the people that were with him, and set captains of thousands and captains of hundreds over them.
  2. And David sent forth a third part of the people under the hand of Joab, and a third part under the hand of Abishai the son of Zeruiah, Joab's brother, and a third part under the hand of Ittai the Gittite. And the king said unto the people, I will surely go forth with you myself also.
  3. But the people answered, Thou shalt not go forth: for if we flee away, they will not care for us; neither if half of us die, will they care for us: but now thou art worth ten thousand of us: therefore now it is better that thou succour us out of the city.
  4. And the king said unto them, What seemeth you best I will do. And the king stood by the gate side, and all the people came out by hundreds and by thousands.
  5. And the king commanded Joab and Abishai and Ittai, saying, Deal gently for my sake with the young man, even with Absalom. And all the people heard when the king gave all the captains charge concerning Absalom.
  6. So the people went out into the field against Israel: and the battle was in the wood of Ephraim;
  7. Where the people of Israel were slain before the servants of David, and there was there a great slaughter that day of twenty thousand men.
  8. For the battle was there scattered over the face of all the country: and the wood devoured more people that day than the sword devoured.
  9. And Absalom met the servants of David. And Absalom rode upon a mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of a great oak, and his head caught hold of the oak, and he was taken up between the heaven and the earth; and the mule that was under him went away.
  10. And a certain man saw it, and told Joab, and said, Behold, I saw Absalom hanged in an oak.
  11. And Joab said unto the man that told him, And, behold, thou sawest him, and why didst thou not smite him there to the ground? and I would have given thee ten shekels of silver, and a girdle.
  12. And the man said unto Joab, Though I should receive a thousand shekels of silver in mine hand, yet would I not put forth mine hand against the king's son: for in our hearing the king charged thee and Abishai and Ittai, saying, Beware that none touch the young man Absalom.
  13. Otherwise I should have wrought falsehood against mine own life: for there is no matter hid from the king, and thou thyself wouldest have set thyself against me.
  14. Then said Joab, I may not tarry thus with thee. And he took three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of Absalom, while he was yet alive in the midst of the oak.
  15. And ten young men that bare Joab's armour compassed about and smote Absalom, and slew him.
  16. And Joab blew the trumpet, and the people returned from pursuing after Israel: for Joab held back the people.
  17. And they took Absalom, and cast him into a great pit in the wood, and laid a very great heap of stones upon him: and all Israel fled every one to his tent.
  18. Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and reared up for himself a pillar, which is in the king's dale: for he said, I have no son to keep my name in remembrance: and he called the pillar after his own name: and it is called unto this day, Absalom's place.
  19. Then said Ahimaaz the son of Zadok, Let me now run, and bear the king tidings, how that the LORD hath avenged him of his enemies.
  20. And Joab said unto him, Thou shalt not bear tidings this day, but thou shalt bear tidings another day: but this day thou shalt bear no tidings, because the king's son is dead.
  21. Then said Joab to Cushi, Go tell the king what thou hast seen. And Cushi bowed himself unto Joab, and ran.
  22. Then said Ahimaaz the son of Zadok yet again to Joab, But howsoever, let me, I pray thee, also run after Cushi. And Joab said, Wherefore wilt thou run, my son, seeing that thou hast no tidings ready?
  23. But howsoever, said he, let me run. And he said unto him, Run. Then Ahimaaz ran by the way of the plain, and overran Cushi.
  24. And David sat between the two gates: and the watchman went up to the roof over the gate unto the wall, and lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold a man running alone.
  25. And the watchman cried, and told the king. And the king said, If he be alone, there is tidings in his mouth. And he came apace, and drew near.
  26. And the watchman saw another man running: and the watchman called unto the porter, and said, Behold another man running alone. And the king said, He also bringeth tidings.
  27. And the watchman said, Me thinketh the running of the foremost is like the running of Ahimaaz the son of Zadok. And the king said, He is a good man, and cometh with good tidings.
  28. And Ahimaaz called, and said unto the king, All is well. And he fell down to the earth upon his face before the king, and said, Blessed be the LORD thy God, which hath delivered up the men that lifted up their hand against my lord the king.
  29. And the king said, Is the young man Absalom safe? And Ahimaaz answered, When Joab sent the king's servant, and me thy servant, I saw a great tumult, but I knew not what it was.
  30. And the king said unto him, Turn aside, and stand here. And he turned aside, and stood still.
  31. And, behold, Cushi came; and Cushi said, Tidings, my lord the king: for the LORD hath avenged thee this day of all them that rose up against thee.
  32. And the king said unto Cushi, Is the young man Absalom safe? And Cushi answered, The enemies of my lord the king, and all that rise against thee to do thee hurt, be as that young man is.
  33. And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept: and as he went, thus he said, O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! would God I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!
2 Samuel 18
RELATED TOPICS
SERMONS, ESSAYS AND OPINIONS
CONTENTS

Verses

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33

Commentary

This article is a stub. You can help WikiChristian by expanding it. For help please read the WikiChristian Tutorial and our writing guide.

Quotes

Links


Return to Christianity -> Bible -> 2 Samuel