|New International Version (© 2011)|
The king asked her, "What is troubling you?" She said, "I am a widow; my husband is dead.
King James Bible
And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, I am indeed a widow woman, and mine husband is dead.
American Standard Version
And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, Of a truth I am a widow, and my husband is dead.
Young's Literal Translation
And the king saith to her, 'What -- to thee?' and she saith, 'Truly a widow woman am I, and my husband dieth,
2 Samuel 14:5 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I am indeed a widow woman - It is very possible that the principal facts mentioned here were real, and that Joab found out a person whose circumstances bore a near resemblance to that which he wished to represent.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I am indeed It is very possible that the principal incidents mentioned here were real; and that Joab found out a person whose circumstances both had near resemblance to that which he wished to represent. She did not make the similitude too plain and visible, lest the king should see her intention before she had obtained a grant of pardon; and thus her circumstances, her mournful take, her widow's dress, her aged person, (for Josephus says she was advanced in years,) and her impressive manner, all combined to make one united irresistible impression on the heart of the aged monarch.
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