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,

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

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

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

NASB 1995
The king went out and all the people with him, and they stopped at the last house.

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

Amplified Bible
The king left, and all the people with him, and they stopped at the last house.

Christian Standard Bible
So the king set out, and all the people followed him. 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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the King went out and all the people at his feet, and they stood at a distance

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:

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

Good News Translation
As the king and all his men were leaving the city, 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.

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And the king goes out, and all the people at his feet, and they stand still at the farthest off house.

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

New Heart English Bible
So the king went out with all his servants following him, and they stopped at the last house.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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.









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

the people
הָעָ֖ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 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 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 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 1023: Beth-ham-Merchak, a place in Palestine -- place that was far off


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