2 Samuel 13:22
New International Version
And Absalom never said a word to Amnon, either good or bad; he hated Amnon because he had disgraced his sister Tamar.

New Living Translation
And though Absalom never spoke to Amnon about this, he hated Amnon deeply because of what he had done to his sister.

English Standard Version
But Absalom spoke to Amnon neither good nor bad, for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had violated his sister Tamar.

Berean Study Bible
And Absalom never said a word to Amnon, either good or bad, because he hated Amnon for disgracing his sister Tamar.

King James Bible
And Absalom spake unto his brother Amnon neither good nor bad: for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had forced his sister Tamar.

New King James Version
And Absalom spoke to his brother Amnon neither good nor bad. For Absalom hated Amnon, because he had forced his sister Tamar.

New American Standard Bible
But Absalom did not speak with Amnon either good or bad; for Absalom hated Amnon because he had violated his sister Tamar.

NASB 1995
But Absalom did not speak to Amnon either good or bad; for Absalom hated Amnon because he had violated his sister Tamar.

NASB 1977
But Absalom did not speak to Amnon either good or bad; for Absalom hated Amnon because he had violated his sister Tamar.

Amplified Bible
But Absalom did not speak to Amnon either good or bad; for Absalom hated Amnon because he had violated his sister Tamar.

Christian Standard Bible
Absalom didn’t say anything to Amnon, either good or bad, because he hated Amnon since he disgraced his sister Tamar.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Absalom didn’t say anything to Amnon, either good or bad, because he hated Amnon since he disgraced his sister Tamar.

American Standard Version
And Absalom spake unto Amnon neither good nor bad; for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had forced his sister Tamar.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Abishlum did not speak good or evil to Khamnun, for Abishlum hated Khamnun, because he had disgraced Tamar his sister

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Abessalom spoke not to Amnon, good or bad, because Abessalom hated Amnon, on account of his humbling his sister Themar.

Contemporary English Version
Absalom treated Amnon as though nothing had happened, but he hated Amnon for what he had done to his sister Tamar.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Absalom spoke not to Amnon neither good nor evil: for Absalom hated Amnon because he had ravished his sister Thamar.

English Revised Version
And Absalom spake unto Amnon neither good nor bad: for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had forced his sister Tamar.

Good News Translation
And Absalom hated Amnon so much for having raped his sister Tamar that he would no longer even speak to him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Absalom wouldn't speak at all to Amnon. He hated Amnon for raping his sister Tamar.

International Standard Version
But Absalom never said a word, either good or bad, to Amnon. Nevertheless, he hated Amnon because he had humiliated his sister Tamar.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Absalom spoke unto Amnon neither good nor bad; for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had forced his sister Tamar.

Literal Standard Version
and Absalom has not spoken with Amnon either evil or good, for Absalom is hating Amnon, because that he humbled his sister Tamar.

NET Bible
But Absalom said nothing to Amnon, either bad or good, yet Absalom hated Amnon because he had humiliated his sister Tamar.

New Heart English Bible
Absalom spoke to Amnon neither good nor bad; for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had violated his sister Tamar.

World English Bible
Absalom spoke to Amnon neither good nor bad; for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had forced his sister Tamar.

Young's Literal Translation
and Absalom hath not spoken with Amnon either evil or good, for Absalom is hating Amnon, because that he humbled Tamar his sister.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Amnon and Tamar
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
1 John 2:9
If anyone claims to be in the light but hates his brother, he is still in the darkness.

1 John 2:11
But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness. He does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

1 John 3:10
By this the children of God are distinguished from the children of the devil: Anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is anyone who does not love his brother.

1 John 3:12
Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did Cain slay him? Because his own deeds were evil, while those of his brother were righteous.

Genesis 31:24
But that night God came to Laban the Aramean in a dream and warned him, "Be careful not to say anything to Jacob, either good or bad."

Leviticus 19:17
You must not harbor hatred against your brother in your heart. Directly rebuke your neighbor, so that you will not incur guilt on account of him.

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


Treasury of Scripture

And Absalom spoke to his brother Amnon neither good nor bad: for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had forced his sister Tamar.

spake

Leviticus 19:17,18
Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him…

Proverbs 25:9
Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another:

Matthew 18:15
Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

neither good

Genesis 24:50
Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from the LORD: we cannot speak unto thee bad or good.

Genesis 31:24,29
And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said unto him, Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad…

hated

Leviticus 19:17,18
Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him…

Proverbs 10:18
He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.

Proverbs 26:24
He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him;









Verse 22. - Absalom spake...neither good nor bad. (On this phrase, see Genesis 24:50; Genesis 31:24.) Absalom's outward demeanour was one of utter indifference, concealing a cruel determination. It is strange how unlike the son was to the father.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And Absalom
אַבְשָׁל֛וֹם (’aḇ·šā·lō·wm)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 53: Absalom -- 'my father is peace', two Israelites

never
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

said a word
דִבֶּ֧ר (ḏib·ber)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

to
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

Amnon,
אַמְנ֖וֹן (’am·nō·wn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 550: Amnon -- 'faithful', two Israelites

either good
ט֑וֹב (ṭō·wḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

or bad,
לְמֵרָ֣ע (lə·mê·rā‘)
Preposition-l, Preposition-m | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil

because
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

he
אַבְשָׁלוֹם֙ (’aḇ·šā·lō·wm)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 53: Absalom -- 'my father is peace', two Israelites

hated
שָׂנֵ֤א (śā·nê)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 8130: To hate

Amnon
אַמְנ֔וֹן (’am·nō·wn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 550: Amnon -- 'faithful', two Israelites

for
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

disgracing
עִנָּ֔ה (‘in·nāh)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6031: To be bowed down or afflicted

his sister
אֲחֹתֽוֹ׃ (’ă·ḥō·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 269: Sister -- a sister

Tamar.
תָּמָ֥ר (tā·mār)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 8559: Tamar -- daughter-in-law of Judah, also two Israelite women, also a place South of the Dead Sea


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