2 Samuel 13:37
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New International Version
Absalom fled and went to Talmai son of Ammihud, the king of Geshur. But King David mourned many days for his son.

New Living Translation
And David mourned many days for his son Amnon. Absalom fled to his grandfather, Talmai son of Ammihud, the king of Geshur.

English Standard Version
But Absalom fled and went to Talmai the son of Ammihud, king of Geshur. And David mourned for his son day after day.

New American Standard Bible
Now Absalom fled and went to Talmai the son of Ammihud, the king of Geshur. And David mourned for his son every day.

King James Bible
But Absalom fled, and went to Talmai, the son of Ammihud, king of Geshur. And David mourned for his son every day.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now Absalom fled and went to Talmai son of Ammihud, king of Geshur. And David mourned for his son every day.

International Standard Version
Absalom continued to flee, eventually going to Ammihud's son King Talmai of Geshur, while King David continued to mourn for his son every day.

NET Bible
But Absalom fled and went to King Talmai son of Ammihud of Geshur. And David grieved over his son every day.

New Heart English Bible
But Absalom fled, and went to Talmai the son of Ammihud, king of Geshur. And David mourned for his son every day.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Absalom, however, fled to Geshur's King Talmai, Ammihud's son. But the king mourned for his son Amnon every day.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But Absalom fled, and went to Talmai the son of Ammihud, king of Geshur. And [David] mourned for his son every day.

New American Standard 1977
Now Absalom fled and went to Talmai the son of Ammihud, the king of Geshur. And David mourned for his son every day.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But Absalom fled and went to Talmai, the son of Ammihud, king of Geshur. And David mourned for his son every day.

King James 2000 Bible
But Absalom fled, and went to Talmai, the son of Ammihud, king of Geshur. And David mourned for his son every day.

American King James Version
But Absalom fled, and went to Talmai, the son of Ammihud, king of Geshur. And David mourned for his son every day.

American Standard Version
But Absalom fled, and went to Talmai the son of Ammihur, king of Geshur. And David mourned for his son every day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Absalom fled, and went to Tholomai the son of Ammiud the king of Gessur. And David mourned for his son every day.

Darby Bible Translation
And Absalom fled, and went to Talmai, the son of Ammihud, king of Geshur. And [David] mourned for his son every day.

English Revised Version
But Absalom fled, and went to Talmai the son of Ammihur, king of Geshur. And David mourned for his son every day.

Webster's Bible Translation
But Absalom fled, and went to Talmai, the son of Ammihud, king of Geshur. And David mourned for his son every day.

World English Bible
But Absalom fled, and went to Talmai the son of Ammihur, king of Geshur. David mourned for his son every day.

Young's Literal Translation
And Absalom hath fled, and goeth unto Talmai, son of Ammihud, king of Geshur, and David mourneth for his son all the days.
Study Bible
Absalom Flees to Geshur
36As soon as he had finished speaking, behold, the king's sons came and lifted their voices and wept; and also the king and all his servants wept very bitterly. 37Now Absalom fled and went to Talmai the son of Ammihud, the king of Geshur. And David mourned for his son every day. 38So Absalom had fled and gone to Geshur, and was there three years.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 3:3
and his second, Chileab, by Abigail the widow of Nabal the Carmelite; and the third, Absalom the son of Maacah, the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur;

2 Samuel 13:34
Now Absalom had fled. And the young man who was the watchman raised his eyes and looked, and behold, many people were coming from the road behind him by the side of the mountain.

2 Samuel 13:36
As soon as he had finished speaking, behold, the king's sons came and lifted their voices and wept; and also the king and all his servants wept very bitterly.

2 Samuel 14:13
The woman said, "Why then have you planned such a thing against the people of God? For in speaking this word the king is as one who is guilty, in that the king does not bring back his banished one.

2 Samuel 14:23
So Joab arose and went to Geshur and brought Absalom to Jerusalem.

2 Samuel 14:32
Absalom answered Joab, "Behold, I sent for you, saying, 'Come here, that I may send you to the king, to say, "Why have I come from Geshur? It would be better for me still to be there."' Now therefore, let me see the king's face, and if there is iniquity in me, let him put me to death."

2 Samuel 15:8
"For your servant vowed a vow while I was living at Geshur in Aram, saying, 'If the LORD shall indeed bring me back to Jerusalem, then I will serve the LORD.'"
Treasury of Scripture

But Absalom fled, and went to Talmai, the son of Ammihud, king of Geshur. And David mourned for his son every day.

Absalom fled. As Absalom had committed wilful murder, he could not avail himself of a city of refuge; but he went to Talmai, king of Geshur, his maternal grandfather.

Talmai

2 Samuel 3:3 And his second, Chileab, of Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite; …

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

Ammihud. or, Ammihur

(37) Went to Talmai.--His maternal grandfather. (See Note on 2Samuel 3:2-5.) This verse may be considered parenthetical:--The king's sons came . . . and wept sore. ("Only Absalom fled and went to . . . Geshur.") In this case the omission of "David" in the latter clause of the verse is explained, as the nominative is easily supplied from 2Samuel 13:36.

For his son every day.--Amnon is certainly the son here meant, for whom David continually mourned until his grief was gradually assuaged by the lapse of time.

Verses 37, 38. - So Absalom fled. The triple repetition of these words, and the fragmentary style, make it probable that we have here an abridgment of a longer narrative. So in ver. 35 the words probably are a summary of a more circumstantial account of Absalom's doings after his young men had slain Amnon. (On Talmai and Geshur, see notes on 2 Samuel 3:3.) But Absalom fled,.... As before related, but here repeated for the sake of what follows:

and went to Talmai, the son of Ammihud, king of Geshur: his mother's father, see 2 Samuel 3:3, where he might hope for protection and safety:

and David mourned for his son every day; or "all the days" (q), i.e. of the three years Absalom was in Geshur, about the end of which he was comforted concerning Amnon, as the following verses show. Some think it was for Absalom he mourned, but rather for Amnon. The reason why he mourned for him, when he did not for his child by Bathsheba, who died, because that was an infant, this a grown man, and heir to his crown, and was slain by the sword of his brother, and so fulfilled a threatening to himself on account of his own sin, which, hereby no doubt, was brought fresh to his mind.

(q) "cunctis diebus", V. L. "omnibus diebus", Pagninus, Montanus. 2Sa 13:37-39. Absalom Flees to Talmai.

37. Absalom fled, and went to Talmai—The law as to premeditated murder (Nu 35:21) gave him no hope of remaining with impunity in his own country. The cities of refuge could afford him no sanctuary, and he was compelled to leave the kingdom, taking refuge at the court of Geshur, with his maternal grandfather, who would, doubtless, approve of his conduct. 13:30-39 Jonadab was as guilty of Ammon's death, as of his sin; such false friends do they prove, who counsel us to do wickedly. Instead of loathing Absalom as a murderer, David, after a time, longed to go forth to him. This was David's infirmity: God saw something in his heart that made a difference, else we should have thought that he, as much as Eli, honoured his sons more than God.
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