2 Samuel 15:1
New International Version
In the course of time, Absalom provided himself with a chariot and horses and with fifty men to run ahead of him.

New Living Translation
After this, Absalom bought a chariot and horses, and he hired fifty bodyguards to run ahead of him.

English Standard Version
After this Absalom got himself a chariot and horses, and fifty men to run before him.

Berean Study Bible
Some time later, Absalom provided for himself a chariot with horses and fifty men to run before him.

New American Standard Bible
Now it came about after this that Absalom provided for himself a chariot and horses and fifty men as runners before him.

King James Bible
And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared him chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him.

Christian Standard Bible
After this, Absalom got himself a chariot, horses, and fifty men to run before him.

Contemporary English Version
Some time later, Absalom got himself a chariot with horses to pull it, and he had 50 men run in front.

Good News Translation
After this, Absalom provided a chariot and horses for himself, and an escort of fifty men.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After this, Absalom got himself a chariot, horses, and 50 men to run before him.

International Standard Version
Sometime later, Absalom acquired a chariot equipped with horses and recruited 50 men to accompany him.

NET Bible
Some time later Absalom managed to acquire a chariot and horses, as well as fifty men to serve as his royal guard.

New Heart English Bible
And after this Absalom began to furnish himself with a chariot and horses, and fifty men to run before him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Soon after this, Absalom acquired a chariot, horses, and 50 men to run ahead of him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared him a chariot and horses, and fifty men to run before him.

New American Standard 1977
Now it came about after this that Absalom provided for himself a chariot and horses, and fifty men as runners before him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass after this that Absalom prepared himself chariots and horses and fifty men to run before him.

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared himself chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him.

American King James Version
And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared him chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared him a chariot and horses, and fifty men to run before him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it came to pass after this that Abessalom prepared for himself chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now after these things Absalom made himself chariots, and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared for himself chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared him a chariot and horses, and fifty men to run before him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared him chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him.

World English Bible
It happened after this, that Absalom prepared him a chariot and horses, and fifty men to run before him.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass afterwards, that Absalom prepareth for himself a chariot, and horses, and fifty men are running before him;
Study Bible
Absalom's Conspiracy
1Some time later, Absalom provided for himself a chariot with horses and fifty men to run before him. 2He would get up early and stand beside the road leading to the city gate. Whenever anyone had a grievance to bring before the king for a decision, Absalom would call out and ask, “What city are you from?” And if he replied, “Your servant is from one of the tribes of Israel,”…
Cross References
1 Samuel 8:11
He said, "This will be the manner of the king who will rule over you: He will take your sons and appoint them to his own chariots and horses, to run in front of his chariots.

1 Kings 1:5
At that time Adonijah, David's son by Haggith, began to exalt himself, saying, "I will be king!" And he acquired chariots and horsemen and fifty men to run ahead of him.

Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared him chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him.

A.

2 Samuel 12:11
Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun.

Deuteronomy 17:16
But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.

1 Samuel 8:11
And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots.







Lexicon
Some time later,
וַֽיְהִי֙ (way·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

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

provided for
וַיַּ֤עַשׂ (way·ya·‘aś)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

himself
לוֹ֙ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

a chariot
מֶרְכָּבָ֖ה (mer·kā·ḇāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4818: A chariot

with horses
וְסֻסִ֑ים (wə·su·sîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5483: A swallow, swift (type of bird)

and fifty
וַחֲמִשִּׁ֥ים (wa·ḥă·miš·šîm)
Conjunctive waw | Number - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 2572: Fifty

men
אִ֖ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

to run
רָצִ֥ים (rā·ṣîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7323: To run

before him.
לְפָנָֽיו׃ (lə·p̄ā·nāw)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face
XV.

(1) Prepared him chariots and horses.--As a preparation for his rebellion, it was necessary to impress the people with his wealth and splendour. (Comp. 1Kings 1:5, where Adonijah does the same thing.) This was the first use in Israel of chariots and horses as a part of regal pomp.

Verse 1. - After this. The Hebrew is a more precise phrase than that on which we have commented on 2 Samuel 10:1 and 2 Sam 13:1, and implies that Absalom began his devices soon after obtaining his liberty. Chariots and horses; Hebrew, a chariot and horses; that is, a chariot for state occasions, in which Absalom rode, while fifty footmen ran at his side. Probably his grandfather Talmai practised similar magnificence at Geshur. In India it is still common for men of rank to be attended by runners on foot, who will keep up with horses or elephants for an incredible distance. 15:1-6 David allows Absalom's pomp. Those parents know not what they do, who indulge a proud humour in their children: many young people are ruined by pride. And those commonly are most eager for authority who least understand its duties.
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