2 Samuel 15:5
New International Version
Also, whenever anyone approached him to bow down before him, Absalom would reach out his hand, take hold of him and kiss him.

New Living Translation
When people tried to bow before him, Absalom wouldn’t let them. Instead, he took them by the hand and kissed them.

English Standard Version
And whenever a man came near to pay homage to him, he would put out his hand and take hold of him and kiss him.

Berean Study Bible
Also, when anyone approached to bow down to him, Absalom would reach out his hand, take hold of him, and kiss him.

King James Bible
And it was so, that when any man came nigh to him to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.

New King James Version
And so it was, whenever anyone came near to bow down to him, that he would put out his hand and take him and kiss him.

New American Standard Bible
And whenever a man approached to prostrate himself before him, he would put out his hand and take hold of him and kiss him.

NASB 1995
And when a man came near to prostrate himself before him, he would put out his hand and take hold of him and kiss him.

NASB 1977
And it happened that when a man came near to prostrate himself before him, he would put out his hand and take hold of him and kiss him.

Amplified Bible
And whenever a man approached to bow down before him, he would put out his hand, take hold of him, and kiss him.

Christian Standard Bible
When a person approached to pay homage to him, Absalom reached out his hand, took hold of him, and kissed him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When a person approached to bow down to him, Absalom reached out his hand, took hold of him, and kissed him.

American Standard Version
And it was so, that, when any man came nigh to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took hold of him, and kissed him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And whenever a man would arise to do homage, he would take him by his hand and kiss him

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it came to pass when a man came near to do him obeisance, that he stretched out his hand, and took hold of him, and kissed him.

Contemporary English Version
Whenever anyone came to Absalom and started bowing down, he would reach out and hug and kiss them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Moreover when any man came to him to salute him, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.

English Revised Version
And it was so, that when any man came nigh to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took hold of him, and kissed him.

Good News Translation
When the man would approach Absalom to bow down before him, Absalom would reach out, take hold of him, and kiss him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When anyone approached him and bowed down, Absalom would reach out, take hold of him, and kiss him.

International Standard Version
Furthermore, if a man approached him to bow down in front of him, he would put out his hand, grab him, and embrace him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it was so, that when any man came nigh to prostrate himself before him, he put forth his hand, and took hold of him, and kissed him.

Literal Standard Version
And it has come to pass, in the drawing near of anyone to bow himself to him, that he has put forth his hand, and laid hold on him, and given a kiss to him;

NET Bible
When someone approached to bow before him, Absalom would extend his hand and embrace him and kiss him.

New Heart English Bible
It was so, that when any man came near to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took hold of him, and kissed him.

World English Bible
It was so, that when any man came near to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took hold of him, and kissed him.

Young's Literal Translation
And it hath come to pass, in the drawing nearing of any one to bow himself to him, that he hath put forth his hand, and laid hold on him, and given a kiss to him;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Absalom's Conspiracy
4And he would add, “If only someone would appoint me judge in the land, then everyone with a grievance or dispute could come to me, and I would give him justice.” 5Also, when anyone approached to bow down to him, Absalom would reach out his hand, take hold of him, and kiss him. 6Absalom 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.…

Cross References
Luke 7:45
You did not greet Me with a kiss, but she has not stopped kissing My feet since I arrived.

2 Samuel 14:33
So Joab went and told the king, and David summoned Absalom, who came to him and bowed facedown before him. Then the king kissed Absalom.

2 Samuel 20:9
"Are you well, my brother?" Joab asked Amasa. And with his right hand Joab grabbed Amasa by the beard to kiss him.


Treasury of Scripture

And it was so, that when any man came near to him to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.

took him

Psalm 10:9,10
He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net…

Psalm 55:21
The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.

Proverbs 26:25
When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.

and kissed

2 Samuel 14:33
So Joab came to the king, and told him: and when he had called for Absalom, he came to the king, and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king: and the king kissed Absalom.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Also, when
וְהָיָה֙ (wə·hā·yāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

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

approached
בִּקְרָב־ (biq·rāḇ-)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 7126: To come near, approach

to bow down
לְהִשְׁתַּחֲוֺ֖ת (lə·hiš·ta·ḥă·wōṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hitpael - Infinitive construct
Strong's 7812: To depress, prostrate

to him,
ל֑וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

Absalom would reach out
וְשָׁלַ֧ח (wə·šā·laḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out

his hand,
יָד֛וֹ (yā·ḏōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3027: A hand

take hold
וְהֶחֱזִ֥יק (wə·he·ḥĕ·zîq)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2388: To fasten upon, to seize, be strong, obstinate, to bind, restrain, conquer

of him,
ל֖וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

and kiss
וְנָ֥שַׁק (wə·nā·šaq)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5401: To kiss, to equip with weapons

him.
לֽוֹ׃ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew


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