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2 Samuel 14:24

    2 Samuel 14:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the king said, Let him turn to his own house, and let him not see my face. So Absalom returned to his own house, and saw not the king's face.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the king said, Let him turn to his own house, and let him not see my face. So Absalom returned to his own house, and saw not the king's face.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the king said, Let him turn to his own house, but let him not see my face. So Absalom turned to his own house, and saw not the king's face.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the king said, Let him go to his house, but let him not see my face. So Absalom went back to his house and did not see the face of the king.

    Webster's Revision

    And the king said, Let him turn to his own house, but let him not see my face. So Absalom turned to his own house, and saw not the king's face.

    World English Bible

    The king said, "Let him return to his own house, but let him not see my face." So Absalom returned to his own house, and didn't see the king's face.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the king said, Let him turn to his own house, but let him not see my face. So Absalom turned to his own house, and saw not the king's face.

    Definitions for 2 Samuel 14:24

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Samuel 14:24

    Let him not see my face - He would not at once restore him to favor, though he had now remitted his crime; so that he should not die for it. It was highly proper to show this detestation of the crime, and respect for justice.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Samuel 14:24

    Let him not see my face - We are not told why David adopted this half-measure. Possibly Bath-sheba's influence may have been exerted to keep Absalom in disgrace for the sake of Solomon.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Samuel 14:24

    14:24 Let him turn - Lest whilst be shewed some mercy to Absalom, he should seem to approve of his sin. Likewise by this means Absalom might be drawn to a more thorough humiliation and repentance.