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2 Samuel 18:17

    2 Samuel 18:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And they took Absalom, and cast him into a great pit in the wood, and laid a very great heap of stones upon him: and all Israel fled every one to his tent.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And they took Absalom, and cast him into a great pit in the wood, and laid a very great heap of stones on him: and all Israel fled every one to his tent.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they took Absalom, and cast him into the great pit in the forest, and raised over him a very great heap of stones: and all Israel fled every one to his tent.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And they took Absalom's body and put it into a great hole in the wood, and put a great mass of stones over it: and every man of Israel went in flight to his tent.

    Webster's Revision

    And they took Absalom, and cast him into the great pit in the forest, and raised over him a very great heap of stones: and all Israel fled every one to his tent.

    World English Bible

    They took Absalom, and cast him into the great pit in the forest, and raised over him a very great heap of stones. Then all Israel fled everyone to his tent.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they took Absalom, and cast him into the great pit in the forest, and raised over him a very great heap of stones: and all Israel fled every one to his tent.

    Definitions for 2 Samuel 18:17

    Cast - Worn-out; old; cast-off.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Samuel 18:17

    And laid a very great heap of stones - This was the method of burying heroes, and even traitors, the heap of stones being designed to perpetuate the memory of the event, whether good or bad. The ancient cairns or heaps of stones, in different parts of the world, are of this kind. The various tumuli or barrows in England are the same as the cairns in different parts of Ireland and Scotland. In the former, stones were not plenty; hence they heaped up great mounds of earth.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Samuel 18:17

    A great heap of stones - See the marginal reference. This kind of monument is common to almost all early nations.