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2 Samuel 14:5

    2 Samuel 14:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, I am indeed a widow woman, and mine husband is dead.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the king said to her, What ails you? And she answered, I am indeed a widow woman, and my husband is dead.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, Of a truth I am a widow, and my husband is dead.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the king said to her, What is your trouble? And her answer was, Truly I am a widow, and my husband is dead.

    Webster's Revision

    And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, Of a truth I am a widow, and my husband is dead.

    World English Bible

    The king said to her, "What ails you?" She answered, "Truly I am a widow, and my husband is dead.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered; Of a truth I am a widow woman, and mine husband is dead.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Samuel 14:5

    I am indeed a widow woman - It is very possible that the principal facts mentioned here were real, and that Joab found out a person whose circumstances bore a near resemblance to that which he wished to represent.