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2 Samuel 19:8

    2 Samuel 19:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then the king arose, and sat in the gate. And they told unto all the people, saying, Behold, the king doth sit in the gate. And all the people came before the king: for Israel had fled every man to his tent.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then the king arose, and sat in the gate. And they told to all the people, saying, Behold, the king does sit in the gate. And all the people came before the king: for Israel had fled every man to his tent.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then the king arose, and sat in the gate. And they told unto all the people, saying, Behold, the king is sitting in the gate: and all the people came before the king. Now Israel had fled every man to his tent.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then the king got up and took his seat near the town-door. And word was given to all the people that the king was in the public place: and all the people came before the king. Now all the men of Israel had gone back in flight to their tents.

    Webster's Revision

    Then the king arose, and sat in the gate. And they told unto all the people, saying, Behold, the king is sitting in the gate: and all the people came before the king. Now Israel had fled every man to his tent.

    World English Bible

    Then the king arose, and sat in the gate. They told to all the people, saying, "Behold, the king is sitting in the gate." All the people came before the king. Now Israel had fled every man to his tent.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then the king arose, and sat in the gate. And they told unto all the people, saying, Behold, the king doth sit in the gate: and all the people came before the king. Now Israel had fled every man to his tent.

    Definitions for 2 Samuel 19:8

    Doth - To do; to produce; make.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Samuel 19:8

    The king - sat in the gate - The place where justice was administered to the people.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Samuel 19:8

    David saw the justice of what Joab said, and the new danger which threatened him if he did not rouse himself from his grief.

    For Israel ... - Not David's followers, but as before 2 Samuel 17:26; 2 Samuel 18:6, 2 Samuel 18:17, Absalom's army.