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The fight of Absalom.
The artifice of Joab
d ver. 19. Ex. 4. 15.
ch. 1. 2
6. 26, 28.
s ch. 1. 11. tch. 12 16.
u ver. 3.
Deut 19. 12
x ch. 19. 19.
y ver. 38.
B. C. 1030. 29 And the servants of Absalom did had a long time mourned for the B. C. 1027.
unto Amnon as Absalom had com- | dead :
manded. Then all the king's sons 3 And come to the king, and speak + Heb. rode. arose, and every man tgat him up on this manner unto him. So Joab upon his mule, and fled.
d put the words in her mouth. 30 1 And it came to pass, while they 4 And when the woman of Tekoah were in the way, that tidings came spake to the king, she fell on her • 1 Sam 2.41. to David, saying, Absalom hath slain face to the ground, and did obeisance, all the king's sons, and there is not and said, +'Help, O king.
+ Heb. Sare. one of them left.
5 And the king said unto her, What | See 2 Kings 31 Then the king arose, and “tare aileth thee? And she answered, s See ch. 12 1. his garments, and lay on the earth; am indeed a widow woman, and mine and all his servants stood by with husband is dead. their clothes rent.
6 And thy handmaid had two sons, 32 And · Jonadab, the son of Shim- and they two strove together in the eah David's brother, answered and field, and there was t none to part 1 Heb. no do
lirerer be said, Let not my lord suppose that them, but the one smote the other, they have slain all the young men and slew him.
the king's sons ; for Amnon only is 7 And, behold, h the whole family is Num. 35, 19. + Heb. mouth. dead: for by the tappointment of risen against thine hand and || Or, settled. | Absalom this hath been II determined they said, Deliver him that smote his
from the day that he forced his sister brother, that we may kill him, for
the life of his brother whom he slew ;
+ Heb. epos
the face of young man that kept the watch lift- 8 And the king said unto the woed up his eyes, and looked, and, be- man, Go to thine house, and I will hold, there came much people by the give charge concerning thee. way of the hill side behind him. 9 And the woman of Tekoah said
35 And Jonadab said unto the king, unto the king, My lord, 0 king, i the Gen. 27. 18. tHeb.acoord- Behold, the king's sons come : tas thy iniquity be on me, and on my father's servant said, so it is.
house : kand the king and his throne ch.3. 28, 2 36 And it came to pass, as soon as be guiltless.
1 Kings 2 53 he had made an end of speaking, that, 10 And the king said, Whosoever behold, the king's sons came, and lift- saith aught unto thee, bring him to ed up their voice and wept: and the me, and he shall not touch thee any
king also and all his servants wept more. + Heb. with a very sore.
11 Then said she, I pray thee, let great weeping greatly.
37 T But Absalom fled, and went to the king remember the LORD thy || Or, Ammi- z Talmai, the son of Ammihud, king God, † that thou wouldest not suffer , Heb. that
of Geshur. And David mourned for the revengers of blood to destroy
any more, lest they destroy my son. not multiply 38 So Absalom fled, and went to And he said, m As the Lord liveth, 1 Num. 33. 19 a ch. 14. 23, 32.
Geshur, and was there three years. there shall not one hair of thy son
ed to go forth unto Absalom: for he 12 Then the woman said, Let thine
unto my lord the king. And he said,
13 And the woman said, Wherefore
which is faulty, in that the king doth och. 13. 57, 58. 1027. COW Joab the son of Zeruiah not fetch home again his banished.
P Job 31. 15. perceived that the king's heart 14 For we Pmust needs die, and are was a toward Absalom.
as water spilt on the ground, which 28 um 35 15, b 2 Chr. 11. 6. 2 And Joab sent to bTekoah, and cannot be gathered up again ; Il nei- 10r, because
fetched thence a wise woman, and ther doth God respect any person ;
1 Sam. 25 24 Matt. 27. 25
ing to the word of thy servant.
hur. z ch. 3. 3.
of blood do
God hath taken away his life, he hath also de rised niedas,
c See Ruth 3. 3.
to bring Absalom back.
Absalom with the king.
a ver. 24.
B. C. 1027. the king, it is because the people | it,) he weighed the hair of his head B. C. 1027.
have made me afraid : and thy hand at two hundred shekels after the king's
whose name was Tamar: she was a
29 Therefore Absalom sent for Joab,
word of my lord the king shall now would not come to him: and when + Heb. for
be + comfortable : for 'as an angel of he sent again the second time, he + Heb. to hear.
God, so is my lord the king to dis- would not come.
ants, See, Joab's field is t near mine, + Heb. near 18 Then the king answered and said and he hath barley there; go and set
Absalom unto his house, and said un-
there be any iniquity in me, let him
speech hath thy servant Joab done 33 So Joab came to the king, and I ser. 17. ch. this thing: and my lord is wise, 'ac- told him: and when he had called for
cording to the wisdom of an angel of Absalom, he came to the king, and 1025.
ground before the king : and the king
Absalom stealeth the hearts of Israel 7 Under cover
of a vow he obtaineth leare to go to Hebron. 10 He
maketh a great conspiracy there. 13 Darid upon his face, and bowed himself, and
the news fleeth from Jerusalem. 19 Ittai refuseth to * Flet. blesseda + thanked the king: and Joab said,
leare him. 24 Zadok and Abia thar are sent back
with the ark. 30 Darid and his people pass orer
1024. fulfilled the request of his
Absalom a ch, 12. 11.
Di Kings 1.5. 23 So Joab arose "and went to chariots and horses, and fifty men to Geshur, and brought Absalom to Je- run before him. rusalem.
2 And Absalom rose up early, and
unto him, and said, Of what city art
of his foot even to the crown of his thy matters are good and right; but baise great head there was no blemish in him. ll there is no man deputed of the king | Or, none 26 And when he polled his head, to hear thee.
from the king i (for it was at every year's end that 4 Absalom said moreover, Oh that he polled it; because the hair was I were made judge in the land, that
c Judg. 9. 29. heavy on him, therefore he polled every man which hath any suit or
b Gen. 33. 4. & 45. 15. Luke 15. 20.
fordilled kine ein echt auf this kieng ahath A Nthat it came to pass after this,
Heh And as
will hear thee
The flight of David.
ul Sam. 23, 13.
Ruth 1. 16, 17. Prov. 17. 17. & 18. 24.
21. h ch, 13, 38.
B. C. 1024. cause might come unto me, and I after him from Gath, passed on be- B. C. 1023. would do him justice!
fore the king. 5 And it was so, that when any man 19 | Then said the king to 'Ittai 1 ch. 18. 2. came nigh to him to do him obeisance, the Gittite, Wherefore goest thou he put forth his hand, and took him, also with us? return to thy place, and kissed him.
and abide with the king: for thou 6 And on this manner did Absa- art a stranger, and also an exile.
lom to all Israel that came to the 20 Whereas thou camest but yesterd Rom. 16. 18. king for judgment: dso Absalom day, should I this day make thee go + Heb. wake stole the hearts of the men of Is- up and down with us? seeing I go
in going. rael.
"whither I may, return thou, and take 1023. 7 T And it came to pass after forty back thy brethren: mercy and truth o 1 Sam. 16. 1. years, that Absalom said unto the be with thee.
king, I pray thee, let me go and pay 21 And Ittai answered the king, and
lord the king liveth, surely in what fi Sam. 16. 2. 8'For thy servant vowed a vow place my lord the king shall be, 6 Gen. 28. 20, h while I abode at Geshur in Syria, whether in death or life, even there
saying, If the LORD shall bring me also will thy servant be.
pass over. And Ittai the Gittite pass-
23 And all the country wept with a
of the wilderness.
hundred men out of Jerusalem, that Levites were with him, 2 bearing the 2 Num. 4. 15. i 1 Sam. 9. 13. were i called; and they went kin their ark of the covenant of God: and they
simplicity, and they knew not any set down the ark of God; and Abia-
thar went up, until all the people had
offered sacrifices. And the conspiracy city: if I shall find favour in the n Ps. 3. 1. was strony; for the people "increased eyes of the Lord, he a will bring me continually with Absalom.
again, and shew me both it, and his 13 | And there came a messenger habitation : over. 6. Judg. to David, saying, "The hearts of the 26 But if he thus say, I have no
men of Israel are after Absalom. b delight in thee; behold, here am I, Num. 14. &.
14 And David said unto all his let him do to me as seemeth good
servants that were with him at Jeru- unto him. p ch. 19. 9. Ps. salem, Arise, and let us Pflee ; for we 27 The king said also unto Zadok al Sam. S. 18.
shall not else escape from Absalom : the priest, Art not thou a d seer? a 1 Sam. 9. 9
make speed to depart, lest he over- return into the city in peace, and + Heb. thrust take us suddenly, and + bring evil your two sons with you, Ahimaaz
upon us, and smite the city with the thy son, and Jonathan the son of
ready to do whatsoever my lord the from you to certify me. + Heb. choose. king shall tappoint.
29 Zadok therefore and Abiathar 16 And the king went forth, and carried the ark of God again to Je+ Heb. at his all his household tafter him. And rusalem: and they tarried there. r'ch. 16. 21, 22. the king left'ten women, which were 30 | And David went up by the as
concubines, to keep the house. cent of mount Olivet, tand wept as + Heb. qing 17 And the king went forth, and all he went up, and had his head cov
up, and roce
ing. the people after himulind tarried in a ered, and he went b barefoot: and all sch, 19.4. place that was far off.
the people that was with him 'covered 18 And all his servants passed on every man his head, and they went .ch. 8. 18. beside him ; Sand all the Cherethites, up, k weeping as they went up.
k Ps. 128. 6. and all the Pelethites, and all the Git- 31 1 And one told David, saying, "P8.3. 1. 2. & tites, six hundred men which came 'Ahithophel is among the conspirators
& 16. 3, 5. k Gen. 20. 5.
I P8. 41. 9. &
55. 12, 13, 14. m Josh. 15. 51.
e See ch. 17. 17.
q Ps. 3, title.
Esth. 6. 12 his 24 i Jer. 14.S,
55. 12, &c.
The falsehood of Ziba.
Shimei curseth David.
came forth and cursed.
a Josh. 16. 2 och 1.2
Pch. 19. SS.
blood. & Deut. 13. 13.
& 3, 28, 29. & 4. 11, 12
thee in thy evil.
I ver. 27.
ch. 9. 8. I Ex. 22. 28.
!ch. 16. 16.
18. 25. Lam. S. 38. o Rom. 9. 20.
B.C. 1023. with Absalom. And David said, O 5 And when king David came to B. C. 1023.
Lord, I pray thee, m turn the counsel Bahurim, behold, thence came out * 4:16. 3. & of Ahithophel into foolishness. 17. 14,
a man of the family of the house of 32 1 And it came to pass, that when Saul, whose name was 'Shimei, the David was come to the top of the son of Gera : i he came forth, and Or, he still mount, where he worshipped God, cursed still as he came. behold, Hushai the - Archite came to 6 And he cast stones at David, and ch. 19. 16. meet him with his coat rent, and at all the servants of king David :
1 Kings 2. 8, earth upon his head :
and all the people and all the mighty
7 And thus said Shimei when he 34 But if thou return to the city, cursed, Come out, come out, thou #ch. 16. 19. and say unto Absalom, o I will be thy + bloody man, and thou 6 man of Be- Heb. man of
servant, О king; as I have been thy lial:
8 The Lord hath h returned upon h Judy. 9. 24, also be thy servant: then mayest thou thee all ithe blood of the house of
1 Kings 2.32, for me defeat the counsel of Ahitho- Saul, in whose stead thou hast reignphel.
ed; and the Lord hath delivered the Sec ch. 1. 16. 35 And hast thou not there with kingdom into the hand of Absalom thee Zadok and Abiathar the priests ? thy son: and, + behold, thou art taken + Heb. behold therefore it shall be, that what thing in thy mischief, because thou art a
soever thou shalt hear out of the bloody man. 1 ch. 17.15, 16. king's house, 'thou shalt tell it to 9 | Then said Abishai the son of
Zadok and Abiathar the priests. Zeruiah unto the king, Why should
36 Behold, they have there with this k dead dog 'curse my lord the * 1 Sam. 24.14.
1 Pet. 2. 23. me every thing that ye can hear. I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah?
37 So Hushai David's friend came so let him curse, because n the Lord n See 2 Kings Ich 16. 15.
into the city, "and Absalom came hath said unto him, Curse David.
• Who shall then say, Wherefore hast
thou done so ? CHAPTER XVI.
11 And David said to Abishai, and
to all his servants, Behold, P my son, Ziba, hy false suggestions, obtaineth his master's in which I came forth of my bowels, 9 Gen. 15. 4. staineth from revenge. 15 Hushai is received into seeketh my life: how much more Absalom's confidence. 20 Ahithophel's counsel.
now may this Benjamite do it? let . c. 15.30,32
a little him alone, and let him curse ; for
2 And the king said unto Ziba, the hill's side over against him, and
and summer fruit for the young men that were with him, came weary, and eh. 15. 23. & to eat; and the wine, « that such as refreshed themselves there.
be faint in the wilderness may drink. 15 | And · Absalom, and all the peo
3 And the king said, And where ple the men of Israel, came to Jerusa-
Nay; but whom the Lord, and this
p ch. 12. 11.
Gen, 29. 32. 1 Sain. 1. 11. Ps. 25. 18. r Rom. 8. 28.
+ Heb. dusted him with dust.
defeated by Hushai.
B.C. 1023. people, and all the men of Israel, is a man of war, and will not lodge B. C. 1023.
choose, his will I be, and with him with the people.
9 Behold, he is hid now in some pit, I ch. 15. 34. 19 And again, 'whom should I serve? or in some other place: and it will
should I not serve in the presence come to pass, when some of them be
slaughter among the people that fol-
heart is as the heart of a lion, shall 21 And Ahithophel said unto Absa- utterly d melt: for all Israel knoweth a Josh. 2. 11. y ch. 15. 16. & lom, Go in unto thy father's concu- that thy father is a mighty man, and 20. S.
bines, which he hath left to keep the they which be with him are valiant
11 Therefore I counsel that all Israel
Dan even to Beer-sheba, 'as the sand " Gen. 22. 17. 22 So they spread Absalom a tent that is by the sea for multitude; and upon the top of the house; and Absa- + that thou go to battle in thine own + Heb. that lom went in unto his father's concu- person.
thy face, or, b ch. 12. 11, 12 bines in the sight of all Israel. 12 So shall we come upon him in &c.
23 And the counsel of Ahithophel, some place where he shall be found,
was as if a man had inquired at the dew falleth on the ground: and of + Heb. word. toracle of God: so was all the counsel him and of all the men that are with
of Ahithophel both with David and him there shall not be left so much
13 Moreover, if he be gotten into a
city, then shall all Israel bring ropes
23 Ahithophel the river, until there be not one small
14 And Absalom and all the men
z Gen. 34. 30.
1 Sam. 13. 4. a ch. 2. 7. Zech. 8. 13.
c ch. 15. 12.
intelligence is sent unto Darid.
b Zech. 13. 7.
1 Sam. 18. 20.
out twelve thousand men, and I will of Ahithophel. For 6 the Lord had sch. 15. 91, 34. arise and purşue after David this appointed to defeat the good counsel + Hebcos. night:
of Ahithophel, to the intent that the 2 And I will come upon him while Lord might bring evil upon Absaa See Deut. 25. he is a weary and weak handed, and lom. 18. ch. 16.14. will make him afraid : and all the 15 | Then said Hushai unto Zadok ch. 15. 35.
people that are with him shall flee; and to Abiathar the priests, Thus and
3 And I will bring back all the peo- and the elders of Israel; and thus and
tell David, saying, Lodge not this + Heb. was 4 And the saying pleased Absalom night 'in the plains of the wilder- ich. 15. 2. right in the eyes of, fc.
well, and all the elders of Israel. ness, but speedily pass over ; lest the
5 Then said Absalom, Call now Hu- king be swallowed up, and all the
shai the Archite also, and let us hear people that are with him. + Heb. what is likewise t what he saith.
17 « Now Jonathan and Ahimaaz ch. 15. 77,35. 6 And when Hushai was come to 'stayed by - En-rogel ; for they might Josh. 24,&e. Absalom, Absalom spake unto him, not be seen to come into the city: Josh, 15. 7. saying, Ahithophel hath spoken after and a wench went and told them;
this manner: shall we do after his and they went and told king Da+ Heb. zord? +saying ? if not, speak thou.
8 For, said Hushai, thou knowest man's house in Bahurim, which had
thy father and his men, that they be a well in his court; whither they went
their minds, as a bear robbed of her 19 And othe woman took and spread
in his mouth.
+ Heb. counselled
och. 16. 5
o See Josh 26
e Hos. 13. 8.