2 Samuel 15:17
New International Version
So the king set out, with all the people following him, and they halted at the edge of the city.

New Living Translation
The king and all his people set out on foot, pausing at the last house

English Standard Version
And the king went out, and all the people after him. And they halted at the last house.

Berean Study Bible
So the king set out with all the people following him. He stopped at the last house,

New American Standard Bible
The king went out and all the people with him, and they stopped at the last house.

New King James Version
And the king went out with all the people after him, and stopped at the outskirts.

King James Bible
And the king went forth, and all the people after him, and tarried in a place that was far off.

Christian Standard Bible
So the king set out, and all the people followed him. They stopped at the last house

Good News Translation
As the king and all his men were leaving the city, they stopped at the last house.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the king set out, and all the people followed him. They stopped at the last house

International Standard Version
The king left, along with all of his people with him, and they paused at the last house.

NET Bible
The king and all the people set out on foot, pausing at a spot some distance away.

New Heart English Bible
And the king and all the people set out on foot, and they stopped at the last house.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As the king and his troops were leaving the city on foot, they stopped at the last house.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the king went forth, and all the people after him; and they tarried in Beth-merhak.

New American Standard 1977
And the king went out and all the people with him, and they stopped at the last house.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the king went forth and all the people after him and stopped in a place that was far off.

King James 2000 Bible
And the king went forth, and all the people after him, and tarried in a place that was far off.

American King James Version
And the king went forth, and all the people after him, and tarried in a place that was far off.

American Standard Version
And the king went forth, and all the people after him; and they tarried in Beth-merhak.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the king and all his servants went out on foot; and abode in a distant house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the king going forth and all Israel on foot, stood afar off from the house:

Darby Bible Translation
And the king went forth, and all the people after him, and stayed at the remote house.

English Revised Version
And the king went forth, and all the people after him; and they tarried in Beth-merhak.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the king went forth, and all the people after him, and tarried in a place that was far off.

World English Bible
The king went forth, and all the people after him; and they stayed in Beth Merhak.

Young's Literal Translation
And the king goeth out, and all the people at his feet, and they stand still at the farthest off house.
Study Bible
David Flees Jerusalem
16Then the king set out, and his entire household followed him. But he left behind ten concubines to take care of the palace. 17So the king set out with all the people following him. He stopped at the last house, 18and all his servants marched past him—all the Cherethites and Pelethites, and six hundred Gittites who had followed him from Gath.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 15:16
Then the king set out, and his entire household followed him. But he left behind ten concubines to take care of the palace.

2 Samuel 15:18
and all his servants marched past him--all the Cherethites and Pelethites, and six hundred Gittites who had followed him from Gath.

Treasury of Scripture

And the king went forth, and all the people after him, and tarried in a place that was far off.

went forth

Psalm 3:1,2
A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son. LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me…

Psalm 66:12
Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.

Ecclesiastes 10:7
I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth.







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

set out
וַיֵּצֵ֥א (way·yê·ṣê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

with all
וְכָל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the people
הָעָ֖ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

following him.
בְּרַגְלָ֑יו (bə·raḡ·lāw)
Preposition-b | Noun - fdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda

[He] stopped
וַיַּעַמְד֖וּ (way·ya·‘am·ḏū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

at
בֵּ֥ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew

the last house,
הַמֶּרְחָֽק׃ (ham·mer·ḥāq)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1023: Beth-ham-Merchak, a place in Palestine -- place that was far off
(17) Tarried in a place that was far off.--Better, halted at the far house, i.e., at a definite place known by this name, probably the last house on the outskirts of the city before the road crossed the Kidron. Here David mustered his forces and made the arrangements for his flight.

Verse 17. - And tarried in a place that was far off; Revised Version, in Beth-merhak. "The Far House" - so we may translate this proper name - was probably not a dwelling, but a pavilion overlooking the Kidron valley; and here David halted his household until all were assembled, and arrangements made for their journey. Here, too, the bodyguard would gather, and they would cross the Kidron only when everything was ready for their orderly progress. Confusion at such a time would breed a panic and invite an attack. 15:13-23 David determined to quit Jerusalem. He took this resolve, as a penitent submitting to the rod. Before unrighteous Absalom he could justify himself, and stand out; but before the righteous God he must condemn himself, and yield to his judgments. Thus he accepts the punishment of his sin. And good men, when they themselves suffer, are anxious that others should not be led to suffer with them. He compelled none; those whose hearts were with Absalom, to Absalom let them go, and so shall their doom be. Thus Christ enlists none but willing followers. David cannot bear to think that Ittai, a stranger and an exile, a proselyte and a new convert, who ought to be encouraged and made easy, should meet with hard usage. But such value has Ittai for David's wisdom and goodness, that he will not leave him. He is a friend indeed, who loves at all times, and will adhere to us in adversity. Let us cleave to the Son of David, with full purpose of heart, and neither life nor death shall separate us from his love.
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