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2 Samuel 18:21

    2 Samuel 18:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then said Joab to Cushi, Go tell the king what thou hast seen. And Cushi bowed himself unto Joab, and ran.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then said Joab to Cushi, Go tell the king what you have seen. And Cushi bowed himself to Joab, and ran.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then said Joab to the Cushite, Go, tell the king what thou hast seen. And the Cushite bowed himself unto Joab, and ran.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then Joab said to the Cushite, Go and give the king word of what you have seen. And the Cushite, making a sign of respect to Joab, went off running.

    Webster's Revision

    Then said Joab to the Cushite, Go, tell the king what thou hast seen. And the Cushite bowed himself unto Joab, and ran.

    World English Bible

    Then Joab said to the Cushite, "Go, tell the king what you have seen!" The Cushite bowed himself to Joab, and ran.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then said Joab to the Cushite, Go tell the king what thou hast seen. And the Cushite bowed himself unto Joab, and ran.

    Definitions for 2 Samuel 18:21

    Tell - To number; count.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Samuel 18:21

    Tell the king what thou hast seen - At this time the death of Absalom was not publicly known; but Joab had given Cushi private information of it. This Ahimaaz had not, for he could not tell the king whether Absalom were dead. To this Joab seems to refer, 2 Samuel 18:22 : "Thou hast no tidings ready.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Samuel 18:21

    Cushi - "The Cushite," a foreign slave, perhaps of Joab's, whom he did not scruple to expose to David's anger. If, however, it is a name, it must be rendered "Haccushi." In the title to Psalm 7, "Cush, the Benjamite," cannot mean this Cushi, since the contents of the Psalm are not suitable to this occasion.