2 Samuel 14:5
New International Version
The king asked her, "What is troubling you?" She said, "I am a widow; my husband is dead.

New Living Translation
“What’s the trouble?” the king asked. “Alas, I am a widow!” she replied. “My husband is dead.

English Standard Version
And the king said to her, “What is your trouble?” She answered, “Alas, I am a widow; my husband is dead.

Berean Study Bible
“What troubles you?” the king asked her. “Indeed,” she said, “I am a widow, for my husband is dead.

New American Standard Bible
The king said to her, "What is your trouble?" And she answered, "Truly I am a widow, for my husband is dead.

King James Bible
And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, I am indeed a widow woman, and mine husband is dead.

Christian Standard Bible
"What's the matter?" the king asked her. "Sadly, I am a widow; my husband died," she said.

Contemporary English Version
David asked, "What's the matter?" She replied: My husband is dead, and I'm a widow.

Good News Translation
"What do you want?" he asked her. "I am a poor widow, sir," she answered. "My husband is dead.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What's the matter?" the king asked her." To tell the truth, I am a widow; my husband died," she said."

International Standard Version
The king asked her, "What's your problem?" "I've been a widowed woman ever since my husband died," she answered.

NET Bible
The king replied to her, "What do you want?" She answered, "I am a widow; my husband is dead.

New Heart English Bible
The king said to her, "What ails you?" She answered, "Truly I am a widow, and my husband is dead.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The king asked her, "What can I do for you?" She answered, "I'm a widow; my husband is dead.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the king said unto her: 'What aileth thee?' And she answered: 'Of a truth I am a widow, my husband being dead.

New American Standard 1977
And the king said to her, “What is your trouble?” And she answered, “Truly I am a widow, for my husband is dead.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the king said unto her, What ails thee? And she answered, I am a widow woman, and my husband is dead.

King James 2000 Bible
And the king said unto her, What ails you? And she answered, I am indeed a widow woman, and my husband is dead.

American King James Version
And the king said to her, What ails you? And she answered, I am indeed a widow woman, and my husband is dead.

American Standard Version
And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, Of a truth I am a widow, and my husband is dead.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the king said to her, What is the matter with thee? And she said, I am indeed a widow woman, and my husband is dead.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the king said to her: What is the matter with thee? She answered: Alas, I am a widow woman: for my husband is dead.

Darby Bible Translation
And the king said to her, What aileth thee? And she said, I am indeed a widow woman, and my husband is dead.

English Revised Version
And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered; Of a truth I am a widow woman, and mine husband is dead.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the king said to her, What aileth thee? And she answered, I am indeed a widow woman, and my husband is dead.

World English Bible
The king said to her, "What ails you?" She answered, "Truly I am a widow, and my husband is dead.

Young's Literal Translation
And the king saith to her, 'What -- to thee?' and she saith, 'Truly a widow woman am I, and my husband dieth,
Study Bible
Absalom's Return to Jerusalem
4When the woman from Tekoa went to the king, she fell facedown in homage and said, “Help me, O king!” 5“What troubles you?” the king asked her. “Indeed,” she said, “I am a widow, for my husband is dead. 6And your maidservant had two sons who were fighting in the field with no one to separate them, and one struck the other and killed him.…
Cross References
Genesis 21:17
Then God heard the voice of the boy, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven, "What is wrong, Hagar? Do not be afraid, for God has heard the voice of the boy where he lies.

2 Samuel 14:4
When the woman from Tekoa went to the king, she fell facedown in homage and said, "Help me, O king!"

2 Samuel 14:6
And your maidservant had two sons who were fighting in the field with no one to separate them, and one struck the other and killed him.

Treasury of Scripture

And the king said to her, What ails you? And she answered, I am indeed a widow woman, and my husband is dead.

2 Samuel 12:1-3
And the LORD sent Nathan unto David. And he came unto him, and said unto him, There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor…

Judges 9:8-15
The trees went forth on a time to anoint a king over them; and they said unto the olive tree, Reign thou over us…







Lexicon
“What
מַה־ (mah-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

troubles you?”
לָּ֑ךְ (lāḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew

the king
הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

asked
וַיֹּֽאמֶר־ (way·yō·mer-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

her.
לָ֥הּ (lāh)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew

“Indeed,”
אֲבָ֛ל (’ă·ḇāl)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 61: Verily, of a truth

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

“I [am]
אָ֖נִי (’ā·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

a widow,
אַלְמָנָ֥ה (’al·mā·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 490: A widow, a desolate place

for my husband
אִישִֽׁי׃ (’î·šî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

is dead.
וַיָּ֥מָת (way·yā·māṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill
14:1-20 We may notice here, how this widow pleads God's mercy, and his clemency toward poor guilty sinners. The state of sinners is a state of banishment from God. God pardons none to the dishonour of his law and justice, nor any who are impenitent; nor to the encouragement of crimes, or the hurt of others.
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