2 Samuel 15:5
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New International Version
Also, whenever anyone approached him to bow down before him, Absalom would reach out his hand, take hold of him and kiss him.

New Living Translation
When people tried to bow before him, Absalom wouldn't let them. Instead, he took them by the hand and kissed them.

English Standard Version
And whenever a man came near to pay homage to him, he would put out his hand and take hold of him and kiss him.

New American Standard Bible
And when a man came near to prostrate himself before him, he would put out his hand and take hold of him and kiss him.

King James Bible
And it was so, that when any man came nigh to him to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When a person approached to bow down to him, Absalom reached out his hand, took hold of him, and kissed him.

International Standard Version
Furthermore, if a man approached him to bow down in front of him, he would put out his hand, grab him, and embrace him.

NET Bible
When someone approached to bow before him, Absalom would extend his hand and embrace him and kiss him.

New Heart English Bible
It was so, that when any man came near to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took hold of him, and kissed him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When anyone approached him and bowed down, Absalom would reach out, take hold of him, and kiss him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it was so, that when any man came nigh to prostrate himself before him, he put forth his hand, and took hold of him, and kissed him.

New American Standard 1977
And it happened that when a man came near to prostrate himself before him, he would put out his hand and take hold of him and kiss him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it was so, that when anyone came near unto him to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand and took him and kissed him.

King James 2000 Bible
And it was so, that when any man came near to him to bow down to him, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.

American King James Version
And it was so, that when any man came near to him to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.

American Standard Version
And it was so, that, when any man came nigh to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took hold of him, and kissed him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Moreover when any man came to him to salute him, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.

Darby Bible Translation
And it was so, that when any man came near to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.

English Revised Version
And it was so, that when any man came nigh to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took hold of him, and kissed him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it was so, that when any man came nigh to him to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.

World English Bible
It was so, that when any man came near to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took hold of him, and kissed him.

Young's Literal Translation
And it hath come to pass, in the drawing nearing of any one to bow himself to him, that he hath put forth his hand, and laid hold on him, and given a kiss to him;
Study Bible
Absalom's Conspiracy
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." 5And when a man came near to prostrate himself before him, he would put out his hand and take hold of him and kiss him. 6In this manner Absalom dealt with all Israel who came to the king for judgment; so Absalom stole away the hearts of the men of Israel.…
Cross References
Luke 7:45
You did not greet Me with a kiss, but she has not stopped kissing My feet since I arrived.

2 Samuel 14:33
So when Joab came to the king and told him, he called for Absalom. Thus he came to the king and prostrated himself on his face to the ground before the king, and the king kissed Absalom.

2 Samuel 20:9
Joab said to Amasa, "Is it well with you, my brother?" And Joab took Amasa by the beard with his right hand to kiss him.
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And it was so, that when any man came near to him to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.

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And it was so, that when any man came nigh to him to do him obeisance,.... To pay his respects, and bow to him, as being the king's son, a prince of the blood, and heir to the crown, as was supposed:

he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him; he put out his hand and shook hands with him, or took him about the neck and kissed him, and by this free, familiar, affable, and courteous manner, strangely won upon and gained the affections of the people, as follows. Fortunatus Schacchus (e) thinks he put forth his hand to be kissed by them, and then kissed them, which was more than was usual.

(e) Eloeochrism. Myrothec. l. 3. c. 34. col. 964. 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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