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2 Samuel 13:3

    2 Samuel 13:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother: and Jonadab was a very subtil man.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother: and Jonadab was a very subtle man.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David's brother; and Jonadab was a very subtle man.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But Amnon had a friend whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David's brother: and Jonadab was a very wise man.

    Webster's Revision

    But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David's brother; and Jonadab was a very subtle man.

    World English Bible

    But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David's brother; and Jonadab was a very subtle man.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother: and Jonadab was a very subtil man.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Samuel 13:3

    Jonadab was a very subtle man - And most diabolic advice did he give to his cousin. We talk of the simplicity and excellence of primitive times! "Say not thou what is the cause that the former days were better than these." Take them altogether, we may thank God that they are past, and pray him that they may never return.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Samuel 13:3

    Shimeah - Called Shamma (marginal reference), was Jesse's third son.

    Subtil - literally, wise. The word is generally used in a good sense, but here, and in Job 5:13, it means crafty.