2 Samuel 15:13
New International Version
A messenger came and told David, “The hearts of the people of Israel are with Absalom.”

New Living Translation
A messenger soon arrived in Jerusalem to tell David, “All Israel has joined Absalom in a conspiracy against you!”

English Standard Version
And a messenger came to David, saying, “The hearts of the men of Israel have gone after Absalom.”

Berean Study Bible
Then a messenger came to David and reported, “The hearts of the men of Israel are with Absalom.”

King James Bible
And there came a messenger to David, saying, The hearts of the men of Israel are after Absalom.

New King James Version
Now a messenger came to David, saying, “The hearts of the men of Israel are with Absalom.”

New American Standard Bible
Then a messenger came to David, saying, “The hearts of the people of Israel are with Absalom.”

NASB 1995
Then a messenger came to David, saying, “The hearts of the men of Israel are with Absalom.”

NASB 1977
Then a messenger came to David, saying, “The hearts of the men of Israel are with Absalom.”

Amplified Bible
Then a messenger came to David, saying, “The hearts of the men of Israel are with Absalom.”

Christian Standard Bible
Then an informer came to David and reported, “The hearts of the men of Israel are with Absalom.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then an informer came to David and reported, “The hearts of the men of Israel are with Absalom.”

American Standard Version
And there came a messenger to David, saying, The hearts of the men of Israel are after Absalom.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And a Messenger came to David and said to him: “The hearts of the sons of Israel have conspired with Abishlum!”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And there came a messenger to David, saying, the heart of the men of Israel is gone after Abessalom.

Contemporary English Version
A messenger came and told David, "Everyone in Israel is on Absalom's side!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there came a messenger to David, saying: All Israel with their whole heart followeth Absalom.

English Revised Version
And there came a messenger to David, saying, The hearts of the men of Israel are after Absalom.

Good News Translation
A messenger reported to David, "The Israelites are pledging their loyalty to Absalom."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Someone came to tell David, "The hearts of the people of Israel are with Absalom."

International Standard Version
Then a messenger arrived to inform David, "The loyalties of the men of Israel have shifted to Absalom."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And there came a messenger to David, saying: 'The hearts of the men of Israel are after Absalom.'

Literal Standard Version
And he who is declaring tidings comes to David, saying, “The heart of the men of Israel has been after Absalom.”

NET Bible
Then a messenger came to David and reported, "The men of Israel are loyal to Absalom!"

New Heart English Bible
A messenger came to David, saying, "The hearts of the men of Israel are after Absalom."

World English Bible
A messenger came to David, saying, "The hearts of the men of Israel are after Absalom."

Young's Literal Translation
And he who is declaring tidings cometh in unto David, saying, 'The heart of the men of Israel hath been after Absalom.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
David Flees Jerusalem
13Then a messenger came to David and reported, “The hearts of the men of Israel are with Absalom.” 14And David said to all the servants with him in Jerusalem, “Arise and let us flee, or we will not escape from Absalom! We must leave quickly, or he will soon overtake us, heap disaster on us, and put the city to the sword.”…

Cross References
Judges 9:3
And when his mother's brothers spoke all these words about him in the presence of all the leaders of Shechem, their hearts were inclined to follow Abimelech, for they said, "He is our brother."

2 Samuel 15:6
Absalom did this to all the Israelites who came to the king for justice. In this way he stole the hearts of the men of Israel.

Psalm 3:1
O LORD, how my foes have increased! How many rise up against me!


Treasury of Scripture

And there came a messenger to David, saying, The hearts of the men of Israel are after Absalom.

The hearts

2 Samuel 15:6
And on this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.

2 Samuel 3:36
And all the people took notice of it, and it pleased them: as whatsoever the king did pleased all the people.

Judges 9:3
And his mother's brethren spake of him in the ears of all the men of Shechem all these words: and their hearts inclined to follow Abimelech; for they said, He is our brother.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then a messenger
הַמַּגִּ֔יד (ham·mag·gîḏ)
Article | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5046: To be conspicuous

came
וַיָּבֹא֙ (way·yā·ḇō)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

David
דָּוִ֖ד (dā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

and reported,
לֵאמֹ֑ר (lê·mōr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“The hearts
לֶב־ (leḇ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

of the men
אִ֥ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

of Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

are
הָיָ֛ה (hā·yāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

with
אַחֲרֵ֥י (’a·ḥă·rê)
Preposition
Strong's 310: The hind or following part

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


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