2 Samuel 13:21
New International Version
When King David heard all this, he was furious.

New Living Translation
When King David heard what had happened, he was very angry.

English Standard Version
When King David heard of all these things, he was very angry.

Berean Study Bible
When King David heard all this, he was furious.

King James Bible
But when king David heard of all these things, he was very wroth.

New King James Version
But when King David heard of all these things, he was very angry.

New American Standard Bible
Now when King David heard about all these matters, he became very angry.

NASB 1995
Now when King David heard of all these matters, he was very angry.

NASB 1977
Now when King David heard of all these matters, he was very angry.

Amplified Bible
Now when King David heard about all these things, he was very angry [but failed to take any action].

Christian Standard Bible
When King David heard about all these things, he was furious.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When King David heard about all these things, he was furious.

American Standard Version
But when king David heard of all these things, he was very wroth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And David the King heard all these words, and it was very evil to him

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And king David heard of all these things, and was very angry; but he did not grieve the spirit of his son Amnon, because be loved him, for he was his first-born.

Contemporary English Version
When David heard what had happened to Tamar, he was very angry. But Amnon was his oldest son and also his favorite, and David would not do anything to make Amnon unhappy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when king David heard of these things he was exceedingly grieved: and he would not afflict the spirit of his son Amnon, for he loved him, because he was his firstborn.

Good News Translation
When King David heard what had happened, he was furious.

International Standard Version
When King David heard all about these developments, he flew into a rage over it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But when king David heard of all these things, he was very wroth.

Literal Standard Version
And King David has heard all these things, and it is very displeasing to him;

New American Bible
King David, when he heard of the whole affair, became very angry. He would not, however, antagonize Amnon, his high-spirited son; he loved him, because he was his firstborn.

NET Bible
Now King David heard about all these things and was very angry.

New Revised Standard Version
When King David heard of all these things, he became very angry, but he would not punish his son Amnon, because he loved him, for he was his firstborn.

New Heart English Bible
But when king David heard of all these things, he was very angry. But he did not inflict pain on the spirit of his son Amnon, because he loved him, for he was his firstborn.

World English Bible
But when king David heard of all these things, he was very angry.

Young's Literal Translation
And king David hath heard all these things, and it is very displeasing to him;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Amnon and Tamar
20Her brother Absalom said to her, “Has your brother Amnon been with you? Be quiet for now, my sister. He is your brother. Do not take this thing to heart.” So Tamar lived as a desolate woman in the house of her brother Absalom. 21When King David heard all this, he was furious. 22And Absalom never said a word to Amnon, either good or bad, because he hated Amnon for disgracing his sister Tamar.…

Cross References
2 Samuel 13:20
Her brother Absalom said to her, "Has your brother Amnon been with you? Be quiet for now, my sister. He is your brother. Do not take this thing to heart." So Tamar lived as a desolate woman in the house of her brother Absalom.

2 Samuel 13:22
And Absalom never said a word to Amnon, either good or bad, because he hated Amnon for disgracing his sister Tamar.


Treasury of Scripture

But when king David heard of all these things, he was very wroth.

he was very wroth.

2 Samuel 3:28,29
And afterward when David heard it, he said, I and my kingdom are guiltless before the LORD for ever from the blood of Abner the son of Ner: …

2 Samuel 12:5,10
And David's anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As the LORD liveth, the man that hath done this thing shall surely die: …

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.











(21) He was very wroth.--The LXX. adds, "but he vexed not the spirit of Amnon his son, because he loved him, because he was his firstborn,"--which is doubtless in part the reason of David's guilty leniency. The remembrance of his own sin also tended to withhold his hand from the administration of justice. David's criminal weakness towards his children was the source of much trouble from this time to the end of his life.

Verse 21. - David... was very wroth. The legal punishment for Amnon's crime was "the being cut off in the sight of the people" (Leviticus 20:17). But how could David, who had himself committed crimes for which death was the appointed penalty, carry out the law against his firstborn for following his example? Still, he might have done more than merely give Amnon words of reproof. Eli had done as much, and been punished with the death of his sons for his neglect of duty (1 Samuel 2:34). The sin of David's son had been even more heartless than theirs; and could David hope to escape the like penalty? It would have been wise to have given proof that his repentance included the suppression of the crime to which his previous conduct had given encouragement. But David was a man whose conduct was generally governed by his feelings. He was a creature of warm and often generous impulse, but his character lacked the steadiness of thoughtful and consistent purpose.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When King
וְהַמֶּ֣לֶךְ (wə·ham·me·leḵ)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

David
דָּוִ֔ד (dā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

heard
שָׁמַ֕ע (šā·ma‘)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

this,
הָאֵ֑לֶּה (hā·’êl·leh)
Article | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

he was furious.
וַיִּ֥חַר (way·yi·ḥar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2734: To glow, grow warm, to blaze up, of anger, zeal, jealousy


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