2 Samuel 13:38
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New International Version
After Absalom fled and went to Geshur, he stayed there three years.

New Living Translation
He stayed there in Geshur for three years.

English Standard Version
So Absalom fled and went to Geshur, and was there three years.

Berean Study Bible
After Absalom had fled and gone to Geshur, he stayed there three years.

New American Standard Bible
So Absalom had fled and gone to Geshur, and was there three years.

King James Bible
So Absalom fled, and went to Geshur, and was there three years.

Christian Standard Bible
After Absalom had fled to Geshur and had been there three years,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Absalom had fled and gone to Geshur where he stayed three years.

International Standard Version
After fleeing to Geshur, Absalom remained there for three years.

NET Bible
After Absalom fled and went to Geshur, he remained there for three years.

New Heart English Bible
So Absalom fled, and went to Geshur, and was there three years.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Absalom, having fled to Geshur, stayed there three years.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So Absalom fled, and went to Geshur, and was there three years.

New American Standard 1977
So Absalom had fled and gone to Geshur, and was there three years.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So after Absalom fled and went to Geshur, he was there three years.

King James 2000 Bible
So Absalom fled, and went to Geshur, and was there three years.

American King James Version
So Absalom fled, and went to Geshur, and was there three years.

American Standard Version
So Absalom fled, and went to Geshur, and was there three years.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Absalom after he was fled, and come into Gessur, was there three years.

Darby Bible Translation
Now Absalom fled, and went to Geshur, and was there three years.

English Revised Version
So Absalom fled, and went to Geshur, and was there three years.

Webster's Bible Translation
So Absalom fled, and went to Geshur, and was there three years.

World English Bible
So Absalom fled, and went to Geshur, and was there three years.

Young's Literal Translation
And Absalom hath fled, and goeth to Geshur, and is there three years;
Study Bible
Absalom Flees to Geshur
37Now Absalom fled and went to Talmai son of Ammihud, the king of Geshur. But David mourned for his son every day. 38After Absalom had fled and gone to Geshur, he stayed there three years. 39Then the spirit of the king longed to go to Absalom, for he had been consoled over Amnon’s death.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 13:34
Meanwhile, Absalom had fled. When the young man standing watch looked up, he saw many people coming down the road west of him, along the side of the hill. (And the watchman went and reported to the king, "I see men coming from the direction of Horonaim, along the side of the hill.")

2 Samuel 14:13
The woman asked, "Why have you devised a thing like this against the people of God? When the king says this, does he not convict himself, since he has not brought back his own banished son?

2 Samuel 14:23
So Joab got up, went to Geshur, and brought Absalom to Jerusalem.

2 Samuel 15:8
For your servant made a vow while dwelling in Geshur of Aram, saying: 'If indeed the LORD brings me back to Jerusalem, I will worship the LORD in Hebron.'"

Treasury of Scripture

So Absalom fled, and went to Geshur, and was there three years.

A.M.

Joshua 13:13 Nevertheless the children of Israel expelled not the Geshurites, …

1 Samuel 27:8 And David and his men went up, and invaded the Geshurites, and the …

but another in Syria; probably the same as that beyond Jordan, whose inhabitants are joined with those of Maachathi

Deuteronomy 3:14 Jair the son of Manasseh took all the country of Argob to the coasts …

Joshua 12:5 And reigned in mount Hermon, and in Salcah, and in all Bashan, to …

2 Samuel 14:23,32 So Joab arose and went to Geshur, and brought Absalom to Jerusalem…

2 Samuel 15:8 For your servant vowed a vow while I stayed at Geshur in Syria, saying, …







(38) Was there three years.--This is the third time the flight of Absalom has been mentioned; but, after the custom of Scripture narrative, each repetition has been for the purpose of introducing some additional fact. In 2Samuel 13:34 the simple fact of his flight is stated; in 2Samuel 13:37 it is added that he went to his grandfather, and here that he remained with him three years.

So Absalom fled,.... This is the third time it is mentioned, and the reason of it here Abarbinel thinks is, that when he first fled to his grandfather, he used to stand openly in the court of his palace, and go with him wherever he went from place to place; but when he understood that his father mourned so for the death of Amnon, he was afraid he would send some person to lay hold on him, and take vengeance on him; and therefore he would go no more with the king from place to place, but went and abode in Geshur always, which was a fortified city, as it follows:

and went to Geshur, and was there three years: and never went out of it, until he was fetched by Joab, as 2 Samuel 14:23 relates; nor is there anything in 2 Samuel 13:37 disturbed and mutilated, as Spinosa (r) intimates, but the whole is very expressive and emphatic.

(r) Tractat. Theolog. Politic. c. 9. p. 176. 13:30-39 Jonadab was as guilty of Ammon's death, as of his sin; such false friends do they prove, who counsel us to do wickedly. Instead of loathing Absalom as a murderer, David, after a time, longed to go forth to him. This was David's infirmity: God saw something in his heart that made a difference, else we should have thought that he, as much as Eli, honoured his sons more than God.
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