GOD'S WORD® Translation (© 1995)
Absalom stayed in Jerusalem two full years without seeing the king.
King James Bible
So Absalom dwelt two full years in Jerusalem, and saw not the king's face.
Darby Bible Translation
So Absalom dwelt two full years in Jerusalem, and did not see the king's face.
World English Bible
Absalom lived two full years in Jerusalem; and he didn't see the king's face.
Young's Literal Translation
And Absalom dwelleth in Jerusalem two years of days, and the face of the king he hath not seen;
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They shall see God. Matthew 5:8 These words are linked to the former and they are a great incentive to heart-purity. The pure heart shall see the pure God. There is a double sight which the saints have of God. 1 In this life; that is, spiritually by the eye of faith. Faith sees God's glorious attributes in the glass of his Word. Faith beholds him showing forth himself through the lattice of his ordinances. Thus Moses saw him who was invisible (Hebrews 11:27). Believers see God's glory as it were …
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2 Samuel 14:24
But the king said, "Absalom should return to his own house. He will not see me." So Absalom returned to his house and didn't see the king.
2 Samuel 14:29
So Absalom sent for Joab in order to send him to the king, but Joab refused to come. Absalom sent for him a second time, but he still refused to come.
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