2 Samuel 13:28
New International Version
Absalom ordered his men, "Listen! When Amnon is in high spirits from drinking wine and I say to you, 'Strike Amnon down,' then kill him. Don't be afraid. Haven't I given you this order? Be strong and brave."

New Living Translation
Absalom told his men, "Wait until Amnon gets drunk; then at my signal, kill him! Don't be afraid. I'm the one who has given the command. Take courage and do it!"

English Standard Version
Then Absalom commanded his servants, “Mark when Amnon’s heart is merry with wine, and when I say to you, ‘Strike Amnon,’ then kill him. Do not fear; have I not commanded you? Be courageous and be valiant.”

Berean Study Bible
Now Absalom had ordered his young men, “Watch Amnon until his heart is merry with wine, and when I order you to strike Amnon down, you are to kill him. Do not be afraid. Have I not commanded you? Be courageous and valiant!”

New American Standard Bible
Absalom commanded his servants, saying, "See now, when Amnon's heart is merry with wine, and when I say to you, 'Strike Amnon,' then put him to death. Do not fear; have not I myself commanded you? Be courageous and be valiant."

King James Bible
Now Absalom had commanded his servants, saying, Mark ye now when Amnon's heart is merry with wine, and when I say unto you, Smite Amnon; then kill him, fear not: have not I commanded you? be courageous, and be valiant.

Christian Standard Bible
Now Absalom commanded his young men, "Watch Amnon until he is in a good mood from the wine. When I order you to strike Amnon, then kill him. Don't be afraid. Am I not the one who has commanded you? Be strong and valiant!"

Contemporary English Version
But he told his servants, "Keep an eye on Amnon. When he gets a little drunk from the wine and is feeling relaxed, I'll give the signal. Then kill him! I've commanded you to do it, so don't be afraid. Be strong and brave."

Good News Translation
and instructed his servants: "Notice when Amnon has had too much to drink, and then when I give the order, kill him. Don't be afraid. I will take the responsibility myself. Be brave and don't hesitate!"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now Absalom commanded his young men, "Watch Amnon until he is in a good mood from the wine. When I order you to strike Amnon, then kill him. Don't be afraid. Am I not the one who has commanded you? Be strong and courageous!"

International Standard Version
Then Absalom instructed his young men, "Please keep watching Amnon until he's drunk. Then I'll tell you, 'Attack Amnon!' As soon as I do, kill him and don't be afraid! You have your orders, so be strong and brave!"

NET Bible
Absalom instructed his servants, "Look! When Amnon is drunk and I say to you, 'Strike Amnon down,' kill him then and there. Don't fear! Is it not I who have given you these instructions? Be strong and courageous!"

New Heart English Bible
And Absalom commanded his servants, saying, "Mark now, when Amnon's heart is merry with wine; and when I tell you, 'Strike Amnon,' then kill him. Do not be afraid. Haven't I commanded you? Be courageous, and be valiant."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Absalom gave an order to his servants. "Watch now," he said. "When Amnon begins to feel good from drinking [too much] wine, I'll tell you, 'Attack Amnon.' Then kill him. Don't be afraid. I've given you the order, haven't I? Be strong and courageous."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Absalom commanded his servants, saying: 'Mark ye now, when Amnon's heart is merry with wine; and when I say unto you: Smite Amnon, then kill him, fear not; have not I commanded you? be courageous, and be valiant.'

New American Standard 1977
And Absalom commanded his servants, saying, “See now, when Amnon’s heart is merry with wine, and when I say to you, ‘Strike Amnon,’ then put him to death. Do not fear; have not I myself commanded you? Be courageous and be valiant.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now Absalom had commanded his servants, saying, Mark ye now when Amnon's heart is merry with wine, and when I say unto you, Smite Amnon, then kill him. Fear not; have I not commanded you? Be courageous, and be valiant.

King James 2000 Bible
Now Absalom had commanded his servants, saying, Mark you now when Amnon's heart is merry with wine, and when I say unto you, Strike Amnon; then kill him, fear not: have not I commanded you? be courageous, and be valiant.

American King James Version
Now Absalom had commanded his servants, saying, Mark you now when Amnon's heart is merry with wine, and when I say to you, Smite Amnon; then kill him, fear not: have not I commanded you? be courageous, and be valiant.

American Standard Version
And Absalom commanded his servants, saying, Mark ye now, when Amnon's heart is merry with wine; and when I say unto you, Smite Amnon, then kill him; fear not; have not I commanded you? be courageous, and be valiant.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Absalom had commanded his servants, saying: Take notice when Amnon shall be drunk with wine, and when I shall say to you: Strike him, and kill him, fear not: for it is I that command you: take courage, and be valiant men.

Darby Bible Translation
And Absalom commanded his servants, saying, Mark ye now when Amnon's heart is merry with wine, and when I say to you, Smite Amnon; then slay him, fear not: have not I commanded you? be courageous, and be valiant.

English Revised Version
And Absalom commanded his servants, saying, Mark ye now, when Amnon's heart is merry with wine; and when I say unto you, smite Amnon, then kill him, fear not: have not I commanded you? be courageous, and be valiant.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now Absalom had commanded his servants, saying, Mark ye now when Amnon's heart is merry with wine, and when I say to you, Smite Amnon; then kill him, fear not: have I not commanded you? be courageous, and be valiant.

World English Bible
Absalom commanded his servants, saying, "Mark now, when Amnon's heart is merry with wine; and when I tell you, 'Strike Amnon,' then kill him. Don't be afraid. Haven't I commanded you? Be courageous, and be valiant!"

Young's Literal Translation
And Absalom commandeth his young men, saying, 'See, I pray thee, when the heart of Amnon is glad with wine, and I have said unto you, Smite Amnon, that ye have put him to death; fear not; is it not because I have commanded you? be strong, yea, become sons of valour.'
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Absalom's Revenge on Amnon
27But Absalom urged him, so he sent Amnon and the rest of the king’s sons. 28Now Absalom had ordered his young men, “Watch Amnon until his heart is merry with wine, and when I order you to strike Amnon down, you are to kill him. Do not be afraid. Have I not commanded you? Be courageous and valiant!” 29So Absalom’s young men did to Amnon just as Absalom had ordered. Then all the rest of the king’s sons got up, and each one fled on his mule.…
Cross References
Judges 19:6
So they sat down and the two of them ate and drank together. Then the girl's father said to the man, "Please agree to stay overnight and let your heart be merry."

Judges 19:9
When the man got up to depart with his concubine and his servant, his father-in-law, the girl's father, said to him, "Look, the day is drawing late. Please spend the night. See, the day is almost over. Spend the night here, that your heart may be merry. Then you can get up early tomorrow for your journey and go home."

Ruth 3:7
After Boaz had finished eating and drinking and was in good spirits, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of grain. Then Ruth went in secretly, uncovered his feet, and lay down.

1 Samuel 25:36
When Abigail returned to Nabal, there he was in the house, holding a feast fit for a king, in high spirits and very drunk. So she told him nothing until morning light.

2 Samuel 12:10
Now, therefore, the sword will never depart from your house, because you have despised Me and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your own.'

2 Samuel 13:27
But Absalom urged him, so he sent Amnon and the rest of the king's sons.

Treasury of Scripture

Now Absalom had commanded his servants, saying, Mark you now when Amnon's heart is merry with wine, and when I say to you, Smite Amnon; then kill him, fear not: have not I commanded you? be courageous, and be valiant.

commanded

2 Samuel 11:15 And he wrote in the letter, saying, Set you Uriah in the forefront …

Exodus 1:16,17 And he said, When you do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, …

1 Samuel 22:17,18 And the king said to the footmen that stood about him, Turn, and …

Acts 5:29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to …

heart is merry

2 Samuel 11:13 And when David had called him, he did eat and drink before him; and …

Genesis 9:21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.

Genesis 19:32-35 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, …

Judges 19:6,9,22 And they sat down, and did eat and drink both of them together: for …

Ruth 3:7 And when Boaz had eaten and drunk, and his heart was merry, he went …

1 Samuel 25:36-38 And Abigail came to Nabal; and, behold, he held a feast in his house, …

1 Kings 20:16 And they went out at noon. But Benhadad was drinking himself drunk …

Esther 1:10 On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, …

Psalm 104:15 And wine that makes glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face …

Ecclesiastes 9:7 Go your way, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a …

Ecclesiastes 10:19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine makes merry: but money answers …

Daniel 5:2-6,30 Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine…

Nahum 1:10 For while they be entwined together as thorns, and while they are …

Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged …

fear not

Numbers 22:16,17 And they came to Balaam, and said to him, Thus said Balak the son …

1 Samuel 28:10,13 And Saul swore to her by the LORD, saying, As the LORD lives, there …

have not I. or, Will you not, since I have, etc.

Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded you? Be strong and of a good courage; be not …

valiant [heb] sons of valour







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

had ordered
וַיְצַו֩ (way·ṣaw)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

his young men,
נְעָרָ֜יו (nə·‘ā·rāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5288: A boy, lad, youth, retainer

“Watch
רְא֣וּ (rə·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

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

until
נָ֠א (nā)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 4994: I pray', 'now', 'then'

his heart
לֵב־ (lêḇ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

is merry
כְּט֨וֹב (kə·ṭō·wḇ)
Preposition-k | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

with wine,
בַּיַּ֙יִן֙ (bay·ya·yin)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3196: Wine, intoxication

and when
וְאָמַרְתִּ֣י (wə·’ā·mar·tî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

I order
לֵאמֹ֗ר (lê·mōr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

you to strike
הַכּ֧וּ (hak·kū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5221: To strike

Amnon {down},
אַמְנ֛וֹן (’am·nō·wn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 550: Amnon -- 'faithful', two Israelites

you are to kill him.
וַהֲמִתֶּ֥ם (wa·hă·mit·tem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill

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

be afraid.
תִּירָ֑אוּ (tî·rā·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

Have
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

I
אָֽנֹכִי֙ (’ā·nō·ḵî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 595: I

not
הֲל֗וֹא (hă·lō·w)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

commanded
צִוִּ֣יתִי (ṣiw·wî·ṯî)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

you?
אֶתְכֶ֔ם (’eṯ·ḵem)
Direct object marker | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

Be courageous
חִזְק֖וּ (ḥiz·qū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2388: To fasten upon, to seize, be strong, obstinate, to bind, restrain, conquer

and
וִהְי֥וּ (wih·yū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

valiant!
חָֽיִל׃ (ḥā·yil)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2428: A force, an army, wealth, virtue, valor, strength
Verse 28. - Smite Amnon. The order was given before the banquet began, and every arrangement made to render the attack successful. Though Tamar's wrong was the mainspring of Absalom's conduct, yet neither he nor his men would forget that Amnon stood between him and the crown; and Amnon, entirely off his guard, never very wise at his best, and with his senses made dull by wine, seems to have fallen an easy prey. And as soon as the murder was committed, the rest of the king's sons, though all had attendants with them, fled in dismay, not knowing what might be the extent of Absalom's purpose. It is said that they fled on mules, this being the first place in which this animal is mentioned, as the word so translated in Genesis 36:24 really means "hot springs," and is so translated in the Revised Version. The breeding of hybrids was forbidden in Leviticus 19:19, and probably they were procured, as were horses, by trade. Up to this time the ass had been used for riding; but now David had a favourite mule (1 Kings 1:33), and Solomon received mules as tribute (1 Kings 10:25). Horses seem to have been used chiefly for chariots. 13:21-29 Observe the aggravations of Absalom's sin: he would have Ammon slain, when least fit to go out of the world. He engaged his servants in the guilt. Those servants are ill-taught who obey wicked masters, against God's commands. Indulged children always prove crosses to godly parents, whose foolish love leads them to neglect their duty to God.
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