2 Samuel 13:12
New International Version
"No, my brother!" she said to him. "Don't force me! Such a thing should not be done in Israel! Don't do this wicked thing.

New Living Translation
“No, my brother!” she cried. “Don’t be foolish! Don’t do this to me! Such wicked things aren’t done in Israel.

English Standard Version
She answered him, “No, my brother, do not violate me, for such a thing is not done in Israel; do not do this outrageous thing.

Berean Study Bible
“No, my brother!” she cried. “Do not humiliate me, for such a thing should never be done in Israel. Do not do this disgraceful thing!

New American Standard Bible
But she answered him, "No, my brother, do not violate me, for such a thing is not done in Israel; do not do this disgraceful thing!

King James Bible
And she answered him, Nay, my brother, do not force me; for no such thing ought to be done in Israel: do not thou this folly.

Christian Standard Bible
"Don't, my brother!" she cried. "Don't disgrace me, for such a thing should never be done in Israel. Don't commit this outrage!

Contemporary English Version
She answered, "No! Please don't force me! This sort of thing isn't done in Israel. It's disgusting!

Good News Translation
"No," she said. "Don't force me to do such a degrading thing! That's awful!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't, my brother!" she cried. "Don't humiliate me, for such a thing should never be done in Israel. Don't do this horrible thing!

International Standard Version
"No, my brother!" she kept telling him. "Don't humiliate me like this! This just isn't done in Israel! Don't do this utterly foolish thing!

NET Bible
But she said to him, "No, my brother! Don't humiliate me! This just isn't done in Israel! Don't do this foolish thing!

New Heart English Bible
She answered him, "No, my brother, do not force me. For no such thing ought to be done in Israel. Do not do this folly.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"No," she told him, "don't rape me! That shouldn't be done in Israel. Don't do this godless act!

JPS Tanakh 1917
And she answered him: 'Nay, my brother, do not force me; for no such thing ought to be done in Israel; do not thou this wanton deed.

New American Standard 1977
But she answered him, “No, my brother, do not violate me, for such a thing is not done in Israel; do not do this disgraceful thing!

Jubilee Bible 2000
And she answered him, No, my brother, do not force me, for no such thing ought to be done in Israel. Do not commit this folly.

King James 2000 Bible
And she answered him, Nay, my brother, do not force me; for no such thing ought to be done in Israel: do not you this folly.

American King James Version
And she answered him, No, my brother, do not force me; for no such thing ought to be done in Israel: do not you this folly.

American Standard Version
And she answered him, Nay, my brother, do not force me; for no such thing ought to be done in Israel: do not thou this folly.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And she said to him, Nay, my brother, do not humble me, for it ought not to be so done in Israel; do not this folly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
She answered him: Do not so, my brother, do not force me: for no such thing must be done in Israel. Do not thou this folly.

Darby Bible Translation
And she said to him, No, my brother, do not humble me; for no such thing is done in Israel: do not this infamy.

English Revised Version
And she answered him, Nay, my brother, do not force me; for no such thing ought to be done in Israel: do not thou this folly.

Webster's Bible Translation
And she answered him, Nay, my brother, do not force me; for no such thing ought to be done in Israel: do not thou this folly.

World English Bible
She answered him, "No, my brother, do not force me! For no such thing ought to be done in Israel. Don't you do this folly.

Young's Literal Translation
And she saith to him, 'Nay, my brother, do not humble me, for it is not done so in Israel; do not this folly.
Study Bible
Amnon and Tamar
11And when she had brought them to him to eat, he took hold of her and said, “Come, lie with me, my sister!” 12“No, my brother!” she cried. “Do not humiliate me, for such a thing should never be done in Israel. Do not do this disgraceful thing! 13Where could I ever take my shame? And as for you, you would be like one of the fools in Israel! Please speak to the king, for he will not withhold me from you.”…
Cross References
Genesis 34:7
When Jacob's sons heard what had happened, they returned from the field. They were filled with grief and fury, because Shechem had committed an outrage in Israel by lying with Jacob's daughter--a thing that should not be done.

Leviticus 20:17
If a man marries his sister, whether the daughter of his father or of his mother, and they have sexual relations, it is a disgrace. They must be cut off in the sight of their people. He has uncovered the nakedness of his sister; he shall bear his iniquity.

Deuteronomy 22:21
she shall be brought to the door of her father's house, and there the men of her city will stone her to death. For she has committed an outrage in Israel by being promiscuous in her father's house. You must purge the evil from among you.

Judges 19:23
The owner of the house went out and said to them, "No, my brothers, do not do this wicked thing! After all, this man is a guest in my house. Do not commit this outrage.

Judges 20:6
Then I took my concubine, cut her into pieces, and sent her throughout the land of Israel's inheritance, because they had committed a lewd and disgraceful act in Israel.

Jeremiah 29:23
For they have committed an outrage in Israel by committing adultery with the wives of their neighbors and speaking lies in My name, which I did not command them to do. I am He who knows, and I am a witness, declares the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

And she answered him, No, my brother, do not force me; for no such thing ought to be done in Israel: do not you this folly.

force me [heb] humble me

Genesis 34:2
And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her.

Deuteronomy 22:29
Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel's father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days.

Leviticus 18:9,11
The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy mother, whether she be born at home, or born abroad, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover…

Leviticus 20:17
And if a man shall take his sister, his father's daughter, or his mother's daughter, and see her nakedness, and she see his nakedness; it is a wicked thing; and they shall be cut off in the sight of their people: he hath uncovered his sister's nakedness; he shall bear his iniquity.

folly

Genesis 34:7
And the sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard it: and the men were grieved, and they were very wroth, because he had wrought folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter; which thing ought not to be done.

Judges 19:23
And the man, the master of the house, went out unto them, and said unto them, Nay, my brethren, nay, I pray you, do not so wickedly; seeing that this man is come into mine house, do not this folly.

Judges 20:6
And I took my concubine, and cut her in pieces, and sent her throughout all the country of the inheritance of Israel: for they have committed lewdness and folly in Israel.







Lexicon
“No,
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

my brother!”
אָחִי֙ (’ā·ḥî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 251: A brother, )

she cried.
וַתֹּ֣אמֶר (wat·tō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“Do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

humiliate me,
תְּעַנֵּ֔נִי (tə·‘an·nê·nî)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6031: To be bowed down or afflicted

for
כִּ֛י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

such
כֵ֖ן (ḵên)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3651: So -- thus

a thing should never
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

be done
יֵֽעָשֶׂ֥ה (yê·‘ā·śeh)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

in Israel.
בְּיִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל (bə·yiś·rā·’êl)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

Do not
אַֽל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

do
תַּעֲשֵׂ֖ה (ta·‘ă·śêh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

this
הַזֹּֽאת׃ (haz·zōṯ)
Article | Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

disgraceful thing!
הַנְּבָלָ֥ה (han·nə·ḇā·lāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5039: Foolishness, wickedness, a crime, punishment
(12) Do not thou this folly.--Tamar, now left alone in the power of her half-brother, endeavours to escape by reasoning. She first speaks of the sinfulness in Israel of that which was allowed among surrounding heathen, quoting the very words of Genesis 34:7, as if by the traditions of their nation to recall the king's son to a sense of right. She then sets forth the personal consequences to themselves; if he had any love for her he could not wish that shame and contempt should meet her everywhere; and for himself, such an act would make him "as one of the fools in Israel," as one who had cast off the fear of God and the restraints of decency.

Verse 12. - Do not force me; literally, do not humble me. It is to be regretted that the word should be changed, as it bears testimony to the nobleness of the Hebrew women, who regarded their chastity as their crown of honour. The word folly is used in the sense of unchastity in Genesis 34:7 and elsewhere, and it is noteworthy that the Jews thus connected crime with stupidity. Vain, that is, empty persons were the criminal part of the population (Judges 9:4), and to call a man "a fool" was to attribute to him every possible kind of wickedness (Matthew 5:22). The thought which lay at the root of this view of sin was that Israel was a peculiar people, sanctified to God's service; and all unholiness, therefore, was not merely criminal in itself, but a proof that the guilty person was incapable of rightly estimating his privileges. Tamar urges this upon her "empty" brother, and then pathetically dwells upon their mutual shame, and, finding all in vain, she even suggests that the king might permit their marriage. Such marriages, between half-brothers and half-sisters were strictly forbidden, as tending to loosen the bends of family purity (Leviticus 18:9; Deuteronomy 27:22); but possibly the Levitical code was occasionally violated, or Tamar may have suggested it in the hope of escaping immediate violence. 13:1-20 From henceforward David was followed with one trouble after another. Adultery and murder were David's sins, the like sins among his children were the beginnings of his punishment: he was too indulgent to his children. Thus David might trace the sins of his children to his own misconduct, which must have made the anguish of the chastisement worse. Let no one ever expect good treatment from those who are capable of attempting their seduction; but it is better to suffer the greatest wrong than to commit the least sin.
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