2 Samuel 15:32
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New International Version
When David arrived at the summit, where people used to worship God, Hushai the Arkite was there to meet him, his robe torn and dust on his head.

New Living Translation
When David reached the summit of the Mount of Olives where people worshiped God, Hushai the Arkite was waiting there for him. Hushai had torn his clothing and put dirt on his head as a sign of mourning.

English Standard Version
While David was coming to the summit, where God was worshiped, behold, Hushai the Archite came to meet him with his coat torn and dirt on his head.

New American Standard Bible
It happened as David was coming to the summit, where God was worshiped, that behold, Hushai the Archite met him with his coat torn and dust on his head.

King James Bible
And it came to pass, that when David was come to the top of the mount, where he worshipped God, behold, Hushai the Archite came to meet him with his coat rent, and earth upon his head:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When David came to the summit where he used to worship God, Hushai the Archite was there to meet him with his robe torn and dust on his head.

International Standard Version
Just as David was coming to the top of the Mount of Olives where God was being worshipped, there was Hushai the Archite to meet him, with his coat ripped and dust all over his head!

NET Bible
When David reached the summit, where he used to worship God, Hushai the Arkite met him with his clothes torn and dirt on his head.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When David came to the top [of the Mount of Olives] where people worshiped God, Hushai from Archi's family was there to meet him. His clothes were torn, and he had dirt on his head.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass that when David came to the top of the mount to worship God there, behold, Hushai, the Archite came to meet him, with his coat rent and earth upon his head,

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass, that when David was come to the top of the mount, where he worshiped God, behold, Hushai the Archite came to meet him with his coat torn, and earth upon his head:

American King James Version
And it came to pass, that when David was come to the top of the mount, where he worshipped God, behold, Hushai the Archite came to meet him with his coat rent, and earth on his head:

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, that, when David was come to the top of the ascent , where God was worshipped, behold, Hushai the Archite came to meet him with his coat rent, and earth upon his head.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when David was come to the top of the mountain, where he was about to adore the Lord, behold Chusai the Arachite, came to meet him with his garment rent and his head covered with earth.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass, when David had come to the summit, where he worshipped God, that behold, Hushai the Archite came to meet him with his coat rent, and earth upon his head.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, that when David was come to the top of the ascent, where God was worshipped, behold, Hushai the Archite came to meet him with his coat rent, and earth upon his head:

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass, that when David had come to the top of the mount, where he worshiped God, behold, Hushai the Archite came to meet him with his coat rent, and earth upon his head;

World English Bible
It happened that when David had come to the top [of the ascent], where God was worshiped, behold, Hushai the Archite came to meet him with his coat torn, and earth on his head.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, David hath come unto the top, where he boweth himself to God, and lo, to meet him is Hushai the Archite, his coat rent, and earth on his head;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

15:31-37 David prays not against Ahithophel's person, but against his counsel. He prayed this, in firm belief that God has all hearts in his hand, and tongues also. But we must second our prayers with endeavours, and David did so, else we tempt God. But we do not find wisdom and simplicity so united in any mere man, that we can perceive nothing which needs forgiveness. Yet, when the Son of David was treated with all possible treachery and cruelty, his wisdom, meekness, candour, and patience, were perfect. Him let us follow, cleave to, and serve, in life and in death.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 32. - Where he worshipped God; more correctly, where God was worshipped, and so the Revised Version. The summit of the Mount of Olives was one of the many bamoth, or high places, situated on the top of hills, where, in the old Canaanitish time, men had worshipped their heathenish deities. They were still regarded as consecrated places, but the worship had now been transferred to Elohim, the true God. They continued to be hallowed spots, with Levitical priests to minister at them, until the stricter times of Josiah (2 Kings 23:8), when such worship was forbidden; but even then these priests seem to have retained considerable privileges, though their position was inferior to that held by the priests of the temple. It was at this hallowed spot that David's old friend and privy counselor (ver. 37), Hushai, met him, with his coat rent - not the upper garment, but the kuttoneth, the under tunic, the rending of which was a sign of deeper sorrow. We read of "the border of the Archites" (so the Revised Version, rightly) in Joshua 16:2, near Bethel, in the tribe of Manasseh; and Hushai's birthplace was probably there.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And it came to pass, that when David was come to the top of the mount,.... Of the mount of Olives:

where he worshipped God; by prayer and praise; here very probably he composed and sung the third psalm Psa 3:1, which, as the title shows, was made when he fled from Absalom:

behold, Hushai the Archite came to meet him, with his coat rent, and earth upon his head; in token of mourning, and as a bringer of bad tidings, see 2 Samuel 1:2; perhaps he was an inhabitant of Archi, at least originally, which lay on the borders of the tribe of Ephraim, Joshua 16:2; from whence he had his name.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

32. when David was come to the top of the mount, where he worshipped—looking towards Jerusalem, where were the ark and tabernacle.

Hushai the Archite—A native of Archi, on the frontiers of Benjamin and Ephraim (Jos 16:2). Comparing the prayer against Ahithophel with the counsel to Hushai, we see how strongly a spirit of fervent piety was combined in his character with the devices of an active and far-seeing policy.

2 Samuel 15:32 Additional Commentaries
Context
David Weeps at Mount Olivet
31Now someone told David, saying, "Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom." And David said, "O LORD, I pray, make the counsel of Ahithophel foolishness." 32It happened as David was coming to the summit, where God was worshiped, that behold, Hushai the Archite met him with his coat torn and dust on his head. 33David said to him, "If you pass over with me, then you will be a burden to me.…
Cross References
Joshua 16:2
It went on from Bethel (that is, Luz), crossed over to the territory of the Arkites in Ataroth,

1 Samuel 4:12
That same day a Benjamite ran from the battle line and went to Shiloh with his clothes torn and dust on his head.

2 Samuel 16:1
When David had gone a short distance beyond the summit, there was Ziba, the steward of Mephibosheth, waiting to meet him. He had a string of donkeys saddled and loaded with two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred cakes of raisins, a hundred cakes of figs and a skin of wine.

2 Samuel 17:5
But Absalom said, "Summon also Hushai the Arkite, so we can hear what he has to say as well."

1 Kings 4:16
Baana son of Hushai--in Asher and in Aloth;

1 Chronicles 27:33
Ahithophel was the king's counselor. Hushai the Arkite was the king's confidant.
Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass, that when David was come to the top of the mount, where he worshipped God, behold, Hushai the Archite came to meet him with his coat rent, and earth on his head:

the top

2 Samuel 15:30 And David went up by the ascent of mount Olivet, and wept as he went …

1 Kings 11:7 Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination …

Luke 19:29 And it came to pass, when he was come near to Bethphage and Bethany, …

he worshipped

1 Kings 8:44,45 If your people go out to battle against their enemy, wherever you …

Job 1:20,21 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell …

Psalm 3:3-5,7 But you, O LORD, are a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of my head…

Psalm 4:1-3 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: you have enlarged …

Psalm 50:15 And call on me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you …

Psalm 91:15 He shall call on me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in …

Hushai

2 Samuel 16:16-19 And it came to pass, when Hushai the Archite, David's friend, was …

Archite

Joshua 16:2 And goes out from Bethel to Luz, and passes along to the borders …

coat rent

2 Samuel 1:2 It came even to pass on the third day, that, behold, a man came out …

2 Samuel 13:19 And Tamar put ashes on her head, and rent her garment of divers colors …

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