2 Samuel 15:17
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New International Version
So the king set out, with all the people following him, and they halted at the edge of the city.

New Living Translation
The king and all his people set out on foot, pausing at the last house

English Standard Version
And the king went out, and all the people after him. And they halted at the last house.

New American Standard Bible
The king went out and all the people with him, and they stopped at the last house.

King James Bible
And the king went forth, and all the people after him, and tarried in a place that was far off.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the king set out, and all the people followed him. They stopped at the last house

International Standard Version
The king left, along with all of his people with him, and they paused at the last house.

NET Bible
The king and all the people set out on foot, pausing at a spot some distance away.

New Heart English Bible
And the king and all the people set out on foot, and they stopped at the last house.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As the king and his troops were leaving the city on foot, they stopped at the last house.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the king went forth, and all the people after him; and they tarried in Beth-merhak.

New American Standard 1977
And the king went out and all the people with him, and they stopped at the last house.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the king went forth and all the people after him and stopped in a place that was far off.

King James 2000 Bible
And the king went forth, and all the people after him, and tarried in a place that was far off.

American King James Version
And the king went forth, and all the people after him, and tarried in a place that was far off.

American Standard Version
And the king went forth, and all the people after him; and they tarried in Beth-merhak.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the king going forth and all Israel on foot, stood afar off from the house:

Darby Bible Translation
And the king went forth, and all the people after him, and stayed at the remote house.

English Revised Version
And the king went forth, and all the people after him; and they tarried in Beth-merhak.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the king went forth, and all the people after him, and tarried in a place that was far off.

World English Bible
The king went forth, and all the people after him; and they stayed in Beth Merhak.

Young's Literal Translation
And the king goeth out, and all the people at his feet, and they stand still at the farthest off house.
Study Bible
David Flees Jerusalem
16So the king went out and all his household with him. But the king left ten concubines to keep the house. 17The king went out and all the people with him, and they stopped at the last house. 18Now all his servants passed on beside him, all the Cherethites, all the Pelethites and all the Gittites, six hundred men who had come with him from Gath, passed on before the king.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 15:16
So the king went out and all his household with him. But the king left ten concubines to keep the house.

2 Samuel 15:18
Now all his servants passed on beside him, all the Cherethites, all the Pelethites and all the Gittites, six hundred men who had come with him from Gath, passed on before the king.
Treasury of Scripture

And the king went forth, and all the people after him, and tarried in a place that was far off.

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(17) Tarried in a place that was far off.--Better, halted at the far house, i.e., at a definite place known by this name, probably the last house on the outskirts of the city before the road crossed the Kidron. Here David mustered his forces and made the arrangements for his flight.

Verse 17. - And tarried in a place that was far off; Revised Version, in Beth-merhak. "The Far House" - so we may translate this proper name - was probably not a dwelling, but a pavilion overlooking the Kidron valley; and here David halted his household until all were assembled, and arrangements made for their journey. Here, too, the bodyguard would gather, and they would cross the Kidron only when everything was ready for their orderly progress. Confusion at such a time would breed a panic and invite an attack. And the king went forth,.... From Jerusalem; which is repeated, that it might be observed in what a hurry and fright he was:

and all the people after him; his family, court, and servants, and as many of the people of Jerusalem as chose to go with him:

and tarried at a place that was afar off; when they had got at some distance from the city, they stopped and stayed a while; it could not be a great way from it, for they had not as yet passed over the brook Kidron, 2 Samuel 15:23. 15:13-23 David determined to quit Jerusalem. He took this resolve, as a penitent submitting to the rod. Before unrighteous Absalom he could justify himself, and stand out; but before the righteous God he must condemn himself, and yield to his judgments. Thus he accepts the punishment of his sin. And good men, when they themselves suffer, are anxious that others should not be led to suffer with them. He compelled none; those whose hearts were with Absalom, to Absalom let them go, and so shall their doom be. Thus Christ enlists none but willing followers. David cannot bear to think that Ittai, a stranger and an exile, a proselyte and a new convert, who ought to be encouraged and made easy, should meet with hard usage. But such value has Ittai for David's wisdom and goodness, that he will not leave him. He is a friend indeed, who loves at all times, and will adhere to us in adversity. Let us cleave to the Son of David, with full purpose of heart, and neither life nor death shall separate us from his love.
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