2 Samuel 15:3
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New International Version
Then Absalom would say to him, "Look, your claims are valid and proper, but there is no representative of the king to hear you."

New Living Translation
Then Absalom would say, "You've really got a strong case here! It's too bad the king doesn't have anyone to hear it.

English Standard Version
Absalom would say to him, “See, your claims are good and right, but there is no man designated by the king to hear you.”

New American Standard Bible
Then Absalom would say to him, "See, your claims are good and right, but no man listens to you on the part of the king."

King James Bible
And Absalom said unto him, See, thy matters are good and right; but there is no man deputed of the king to hear thee.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Absalom said to him, "Look, your claims are good and right, but the king does not have anyone to listen to you."

International Standard Version
Absalom would respond, "Look, your claims are valid and defensible, but nobody will listen to you on behalf of the king.

NET Bible
Absalom would then say to him, "Look, your claims are legitimate and appropriate. But there is no representative of the king who will listen to you."

New Heart English Bible
Absalom said to him, "Look, your matters are good and right; but there is no man deputized by the king to hear you."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Absalom would say, "Your case is good and proper, but the king hasn't appointed anyone to hear it."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Absalom said unto him: 'See, thy matters are good and right; but there is no man deputed of the king to hear thee.'

New American Standard 1977
Then Absalom would say to him, “See, your claims are good and right, but no man listens to you on the part of the king.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Absalom would say unto them, See, thy matters are good and just; but there is no one delegated by the king to hear thee.

King James 2000 Bible
And Absalom said unto him, See, your matters are good and right; but there is no man appointed of the king to hear you.

American King James Version
And Absalom said to him, See, your matters are good and right; but there is no man deputed of the king to hear you.

American Standard Version
And Absalom said unto him, See, thy matters are good and right; but there is no man deputed of the king to hear thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Absalom answered him: Thy words seem to me good and just. But there is no man appointed by the king to hear thee. And Absalom said:

Darby Bible Translation
And Absalom said to him, See, thy matters are good and right; but there is no man to hear thee [appointed] by the king.

English Revised Version
And Absalom said unto him, See, thy matters are good and right; but there is no man deputed of the king to hear thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Absalom said to him, See, thy matters are good and right; but there is no man deputed by the king to hear thee.

World English Bible
Absalom said to him, "Behold, your matters are good and right; but there is no man deputized by the king to hear you."

Young's Literal Translation
And Absalom saith unto him, 'See, thy matters are good and straightforward -- and there is none hearkening to thee from the king.'
Study Bible
Absalom's Conspiracy
2Absalom used to rise early and stand beside the way to the gate; and when any man had a suit to come to the king for judgment, Absalom would call to him and say, "From what city are you?" And he would say, "Your servant is from one of the tribes of Israel." 3Then Absalom would say to him, "See, your claims are good and right, but no man listens to you on the part of the king." 4Moreover, Absalom would say, "Oh that one would appoint me judge in the land, then every man who has any suit or cause could come to me and I would give him justice."…
Cross References
Proverbs 12:2
A good man will obtain favor from the LORD, But He will condemn a man who devises evil.

2 Samuel 15:4
Moreover, Absalom would say, "Oh that one would appoint me judge in the land, then every man who has any suit or cause could come to me and I would give him justice."
Treasury of Scripture

And Absalom said to him, See, your matters are good and right; but there is no man deputed of the king to hear you.

thy matters

Numbers 16:3,13,14 And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, …

Psalm 12:2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: with flattering lips …

Daniel 11:21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall …

2 Peter 2:10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, …

there is, etc. or, none will hear thee from the king downward

2 Samuel 8:15 And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and …

Exodus 20:12 Honor your father and your mother: that your days may be long on …

Exodus 21:17 And he that curses his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death.

Proverbs 30:11,17 There is a generation that curses their father, and does not bless …

Ezekiel 22:7 In you have they set light by father and mother: in the middle of …

Matthew 15:4 For God commanded, saying, Honor your father and mother: and, He …

Acts 23:5 Then said Paul, I knew not, brothers, that he was the high priest: …

1 Peter 2:17 Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.

(3) There is no man deputed of the king.--There is no official hearer appointed. It was impossible for the king to hear every case in detail; certain persons were therefore appointed to hear causes and report the facts to the king, who thereupon pronounced his judgment. Absalom uses the same arts which have been used by the demagogue in all ages. He does not accuse the king himself of wrong, but insinuates that the system of government is detective, and expresses his own earnest wish to set things right.

And Absalom said unto him,.... After some further talk, and finding he had a suit at law to bring on, and either seeing it drawn up in writing, or hearing his account of it, at once declared, without hearing the other party:

see, thy matters are good and right; thy cause is a good cause, and if it could be heard by proper persons there is no doubt but things would go on thy side, and thou wouldest carry thy cause:

but there is no man deputed of the king to hear thee; the king is grown old himself and his sons are negligent, and do not attend to business, and there are none besides them appointed to hear causes; and he suggested, as appears by what follows, that he was not in commission, but if he was, or should he appointed a judge, he would attend to business, and people should not go away after this manner, without having justice administered unto them, 15:1-6 David allows Absalom's pomp. Those parents know not what they do, who indulge a proud humour in their children: many young people are ruined by pride. And those commonly are most eager for authority who least understand its duties.
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