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2 Samuel 13:39

    2 Samuel 13:39 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the soul of king David longed to go forth unto Absalom: for he was comforted concerning Amnon, seeing he was dead.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the soul of king David longed to go forth to Absalom: for he was comforted concerning Amnon, seeing he was dead.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the soul of king David longed to go forth unto Absalom: for he was comforted concerning Amnon, seeing he was dead.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the heart of David was wasted with desire for Absalom: for he was comforted for the death of Amnon.

    Webster's Revision

    And the soul of king David longed to go forth unto Absalom: for he was comforted concerning Amnon, seeing he was dead.

    World English Bible

    [the soul of] king David longed to go forth to Absalom: for he was comforted concerning Amnon, since he was dead.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the soul of king David longed to go forth unto Absalom: for he was comforted concerning Amnon, seeing he was dead.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Samuel 13:39

    David longed to go forth unto Absalom - We find that he had a very strong paternal affection for this young man, who appears to have had little to commend him but the beauty of his person. David wished either to go to him, or to bring him back; for the hand of time had now wiped off his tears for the death of his son Amnon. Joab had marked this disposition, and took care to work on it, in order to procure the return of Absalom. It would have been well for all parties had Absalom ended his days at Geshur. His return brought increasing wretchedness to his unfortunate father. And it may be generally observed that those undue, unreasonable paternal attachments are thus rewarded.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Samuel 13:39

    Longed to go forth - Rather, "longed after Absalom," literally, was consumed in going forth, with a sense of disappointed hope.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Samuel 13:39

    13:39 Go forth - And could not he recalled, to visit him, or to send for him. What amazing weakness was this! At first he could not find in his heart, to do justice to the ravisher of his sister! And now he can almost find in his heart to receive into favour the murderer of his brother? How can we excuse David from the sin of Eli; who honoured his sons more than God?