2 Samuel 13:1
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New International Version
In the course of time, Amnon son of David fell in love with Tamar, the beautiful sister of Absalom son of David.

New Living Translation
Now David's son Absalom had a beautiful sister named Tamar. And Amnon, her half brother, fell desperately in love with her.

English Standard Version
Now Absalom, David’s son, had a beautiful sister, whose name was Tamar. And after a time Amnon, David’s son, loved her.

New American Standard Bible
Now it was after this that Absalom the son of David had a beautiful sister whose name was Tamar, and Amnon the son of David loved her.

King James Bible
And it came to pass after this, that Absalom the son of David had a fair sister, whose name was Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Some time passed. David's son Absalom had a beautiful sister named Tamar, and David's son Amnon was infatuated with her.

International Standard Version
Sometime after this, David's son Amnon fell in love with David's other son Absalom's beautiful sister Tamar.

NET Bible
Now David's son Absalom had a beautiful sister named Tamar. In the course of time David's son Amnon fell madly in love with her.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After this, David's son Amnon fell in love with Tamar, the beautiful sister of David's son Absalom.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass after this that Absalom, the son of David, had a beautiful sister, whose name was Tamar, and Amnon, the son of David, loved her.

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass after this, that Absalom the son of David had a beautiful sister, whose name was Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her.

American King James Version
And it came to pass after this, that Absalom the son of David had a fair sister, whose name was Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass after this, that Absalom the son of David had a fair sister, whose name was Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it came to pass after this, that Amnon the son of David loved the sister of Absalom the son of David, who was very beautiful, and her name was Thamar.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass after this, that Absalom the son of David having a beautiful sister, whose name was Tamar, Amnon the son of David loved her.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass after this, that Absalom the son of David had a fair sister, whose name was Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass after this, that Absalom the son of David had a fair sister, whose name was Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her.

World English Bible
It happened after this, that Absalom the son of David had a beautiful sister, whose name was Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass afterwards that Absalom son of David hath a fair sister, and her name is Tamar, and Amnon son of David loveth her.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

13:1-20 From henceforward David was followed with one trouble after another. Adultery and murder were David's sins, the like sins among his children were the beginnings of his punishment: he was too indulgent to his children. Thus David might trace the sins of his children to his own misconduct, which must have made the anguish of the chastisement worse. Let no one ever expect good treatment from those who are capable of attempting their seduction; but it is better to suffer the greatest wrong than to commit the least sin.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 1. - After this. This phrase, as we have seen on 2 Samuel 10:1, has little chronological force, but the date of the sad event which formed the second stage in David's punishment can be settled with considerable certainty. Tamar was the daughter of Maacah, a princess of Geshur, and David's marriage with her, while still at Hebron, is mentioned as a proof of his growing power, and consequently some time must have elapsed after his appointment as king before this alliance took place. As Absalom was apparently older than Tamar, if she were now fifteen or sixteen years of age. David would have been king of all Israel at least thirteen or fourteen years, and would have reached the summit of his glory. His wars would be over, Rabbah captured, and his empire firmly established. For twenty more years he must sit upon his throne, but as a culprit, and bear the many sorrows resulting from his sin. Amnon was David's firstborn, the son of Ahinoam of Jezreel; and probably he would never have committed his shameless crime had not David's own sin loosed the bonds of parental authority. As it was, he hesitated, but was encouraged to it by his cousin, who was too subtle a man not to weigh David's character well before coming to the conclusion that Amnon might safely gratify his lusts. The name Tamar means "palm tree," and both she and Absalom were remarkable for their personal beauty.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And it came to pass after this,.... After the sin of David with Bathsheba, his repentance for it, and pardon of it, and the birth of Solomon as a token of reconciliation; yet after all this the divine threatenings must take place; they had begun already in the death of the child begotten in adultery, and others here follow:

that Absalom the son of David had a fair sister, whose name was Tamar; she was his sister both by father and mother's side; the mother o, f them was Maacah, the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur; she was a very comely person, her name signifies a palm tree:

and Amnon the son of David loved her; not in an honourable way, to make her his wife, but in a lustful manner, to make an harlot of her; he was David's eldest son by Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, 2 Samuel 3:2.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

CHAPTER 13

2Sa 13:1-5. Amnon Loves Tamar.

1. Tamar—daughter of David by Maachah (2Sa 3:3).

2 Samuel 13:1 Additional Commentaries
Context
Amnon and Tamar
1Now it was after this that Absalom the son of David had a beautiful sister whose name was Tamar, and Amnon the son of David loved her. 2Amnon was so frustrated because of his sister Tamar that he made himself ill, for she was a virgin, and it seemed hard to Amnon to do anything to her.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 3:2
Sons were born to David in Hebron: His firstborn was Amnon the son of Ahinoam of Jezreel;

2 Samuel 3:3
his second, Kileab the son of Abigail the widow of Nabal of Carmel; the third, Absalom the son of Maakah daughter of Talmai king of Geshur;

2 Samuel 13:2
Amnon became so obsessed with his sister Tamar that he made himself ill. She was a virgin, and it seemed impossible for him to do anything to her.

2 Samuel 14:27
Three sons and a daughter were born to Absalom. His daughter's name was Tamar, and she became a beautiful woman.

1 Chronicles 3:2
the third, Absalom the son of Maakah daughter of Talmai king of Geshur; the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith;

1 Chronicles 3:9
All these were the sons of David, besides his sons by his concubines. And Tamar was their sister.
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And it came to pass after this, that Absalom the son of David had a fair sister, whose name was Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her.

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2 Samuel 3:2,3 And to David were sons born in Hebron: and his firstborn was Amnon, …

1 Chronicles 3:2 The third, Absalom the son of Maachah the daughter of Talmai king …

a fair sister

2 Samuel 11:2 And it came to pass in an evening, that David arose from off his …

Genesis 6:2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; …

Genesis 39:6,7 And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not ought …

Proverbs 6:25 Lust not after her beauty in your heart; neither let her take you …

Proverbs 31:30 Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that fears the …

Tamar

2 Samuel 14:27 And to Absalom there were born three sons, and one daughter, whose …

1 Chronicles 3:9 These were all the sons of David, beside the sons of the concubines, …

loved her

2 Samuel 13:15 Then Amnon hated her exceedingly; so that the hatred with which he …

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