2 Samuel 13:3
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New International Version
Now Amnon had an adviser named Jonadab son of Shimeah, David's brother. Jonadab was a very shrewd man.

New Living Translation
But Amnon had a very crafty friend--his cousin Jonadab. He was the son of David's brother Shimea.

English Standard Version
But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David’s brother. And Jonadab was a very crafty man.

Berean Study Bible
Now Amnon had a friend named Jonadab, the son of David’s brother Shimeah. Jonadab was a very shrewd man,

New American Standard Bible
But Amnon had a friend whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David's brother; and Jonadab was a very shrewd man.

King James Bible
But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother: and Jonadab was a very subtil man.

Christian Standard Bible
Amnon had a friend named Jonadab, a son of David's brother Shimeah. Jonadab was a very shrewd man,

Contemporary English Version
Amnon had a friend named Jonadab, who was the son of David's brother Shimeah. Jonadab always knew how to get what he wanted,

Good News Translation
But he had a friend, a very shrewd man named Jonadab, the son of David's brother Shammah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Amnon had a friend named Jonadab, a son of David's brother Shimeah. Jonadab was a very shrewd man,

International Standard Version
Meanwhile, Amnon had a friend named Jonadab, who was the son of David's brother Shimeah. Now Jonadab was a very shrewd man.

NET Bible
Now Amnon had a friend named Jonadab, the son of David's brother Shimeah. Jonadab was a very crafty man.

New Heart English Bible
But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David's brother; and Jonadab was a very subtle man.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Amnon had a friend by the name of Jonadab, a son of David's brother Shimea. Jonadab was a very clever man.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother; and Jonadab was a very subtle man.

New American Standard 1977
But Amnon had a friend whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David’s brother; and Jonadab was a very shrewd man.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David's brother, and Jonadab was a very astute man.

King James 2000 Bible
But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother: and Jonadab was a very subtle man.

American King James Version
But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother: and Jonadab was a very subtle man.

American Standard Version
But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David's brother; and Jonadab was a very subtle man.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now Amnon had a friend, named Jonadab the son of Semmaa the brother of David, a very wise man:

Darby Bible Translation
And Amnon had a friend whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother; and Jonadab was a very shrewd man.

English Revised Version
But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother: and Jonadab was a very subtil man.

Webster's Bible Translation
But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother: and Jonadab was a very subtil man.

World English Bible
But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David's brother; and Jonadab was a very subtle man.

Young's Literal Translation
And Amnon hath a friend, and his name is Jonadab, son of Shimeah, David's brother, and Jonadab is a very wise man,
Study Bible
Amnon and Tamar
2Amnon was sick with frustration over his sister Tamar, for she was a virgin, and it seemed implausible for him to do anything to her. 3Now Amnon had a friend named Jonadab, the son of David’s brother Shimeah. Jonadab was a very shrewd man, 4so he asked Amnon, “Why are you, the son of the king, so depressed morning after morning? Won't you tell me?” Amnon replied, “I am in love with Tamar, my brother Absalom’s sister.”…
Cross References
1 Samuel 16:9
Next Jesse presented Shammah, but Samuel said, "The LORD has not chosen this one either."

1 Samuel 16:11
And Samuel asked him, "Are these all the sons you have?" "There is still the youngest," Jesse replied, "but he is tending the sheep." "Send for him," Samuel replied. "For we will not sit down to eat until he arrives."

2 Samuel 13:2
Amnon was sick with frustration over his sister Tamar, for she was a virgin, and it seemed implausible for him to do anything to her.

2 Samuel 13:4
so he asked Amnon, "Why are you, the son of the king, so depressed morning after morning? Won't you tell me?" Amnon replied, "I am in love with Tamar, my brother Absalom's sister."

2 Samuel 13:32
But Jonadab, the son of David's brother Shimeah, spoke up: "My lord must not think they have killed all the sons of the king, for only Amnon is dead. In fact, Absalom has planned this since the day Amnon violated his sister Tamar.

Treasury of Scripture

But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother: and Jonadab was a very subtle man.

a friend

Genesis 38:1,2 And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went down from his brothers, …

Judges 14:20 But Samson's wife was given to his companion, whom he had used as his friend.

Judges 14:20 But Samson's wife was given to his companion, whom he had used as his friend.

Esther 5:10,14 Nevertheless Haman refrained himself: and when he came home, he sent …

Esther 6:13 And Haman told Zeresh his wife and all his friends every thing that …

Proverbs 19:6 Many will entreat the favor of the prince: and every man is a friend …

Shimeah

2 Samuel 13:32 And Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother, answered and said…

1 Samuel 16:9 Then Jesse made Shammah to pass by. And he said, Neither has the …

Shimeah
subtil man

2 Samuel 14:2,19,20 And Joab sent to Tekoah, and fetched there a wise woman, and said …

Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which …

Jeremiah 4:22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are silly …

1 Corinthians 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, …

James 3:15 This wisdom descends not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.

(3) Jonadab, the son of Shimeah.--In 1Samuel 16:9, Shimeah is called Shammah, and appears there as the third son of Jesse. He had another son, Jonathan, mentioned in 2Samuel 21:21, as the conqueror of one of the giants. The word subtil is used simply to indicate sagacity and wisdom, whether rightly or wrongly exercised.

Verse 3. - Jonadab, the son of Shimeah. He is called Shammah in 1 Samuel 16:9, and is there described as Jesse's third son. A brother of Jonadab, named Jonathan, is mentioned in 2 Samuel 21:21 as a valiant soldier who slew one of the Philistine giants. Subtil is not used in a bad sense, but means clever, ready in devising means. But Amnon had a friend,.... Though in the issue his friendship proved his ruin:

whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David's brother; so that they were own cousins, the same with Shammah, 1 Samuel 16:9,

and Jonadab was a very subtle man; a very penetrating man into the dispositions of men, and could judge by their countenances what they were, and the affections of their minds, and had a talent in forming schemes; he was wise to do evil and was wickedly cunning. 3. Jonadab, the son of Shimeah—or Shammah (1Sa 16:9). By the counsel and contrivance of this scheming cousin a plan was devised for obtaining an unrestricted interview with the object of his attachment.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.
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