2 Samuel 16:22
New International Version
So they pitched a tent for Absalom on the roof, and he slept with his father's concubines in the sight of all Israel.

New Living Translation
So they set up a tent on the palace roof where everyone could see it, and Absalom went in and had sex with his father's concubines.

English Standard Version
So they pitched a tent for Absalom on the roof. And Absalom went in to his father’s concubines in the sight of all Israel.

Berean Study Bible
So they pitched a tent for Absalom on the roof, and he slept with his father’s concubines in the sight of all Israel.

New American Standard Bible
So they pitched a tent for Absalom on the roof, and Absalom went in to his father's concubines in the sight of all Israel.

King James Bible
So they spread Absalom a tent upon the top of the house; and Absalom went in unto his father's concubines in the sight of all Israel.

Christian Standard Bible
So they pitched a tent for Absalom on the roof, and he slept with his father's concubines in the sight of all Israel.

Contemporary English Version
Absalom had a tent set up on the flat roof of the palace, and everyone watched as he went into the tent with his father's wives.

Good News Translation
So they set up a tent for Absalom on the palace roof, and in the sight of everyone Absalom went in and had intercourse with his father's concubines.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So they pitched a tent for Absalom on the roof, and he slept with his father's concubines in the sight of all Israel.

International Standard Version
So they erected a tent for Absalom on the palace roof and Absalom went in and had sex with his father's mistresses right in front of all Israel.

NET Bible
So they pitched a tent for Absalom on the roof, and Absalom had sex with his father's concubines in the sight of all Israel.

New Heart English Bible
So they spread Absalom a tent on the top of the house; and Absalom went in to his father's concubines in the sight of all Israel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So a tent was put up on the roof for Absalom, and he slept with his father's concubines in plain sight of Israel.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So they spread Absalom a tent upon the top of the house; and Absalom went in unto his father's concubines in the sight of all Israel.--

New American Standard 1977
So they pitched a tent for Absalom on the roof, and Absalom went in to his father’s concubines in the sight of all Israel.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So they spread Absalom a tent upon the top of the house, and Absalom went in unto his father's concubines in the sight of all Israel.

King James 2000 Bible
So they spread Absalom a tent upon the top of the house; and Absalom went in unto his father's concubines in the sight of all Israel.

American King James Version
So they spread Absalom a tent on the top of the house; and Absalom went in to his father's concubines in the sight of all Israel.

American Standard Version
So they spread Absalom a tent upon the top of the house; and Absalom went in unto his father's concubines in the sight of all Israel.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they pitched a tent for Abessalom on the roof, and Abessalom went in to his father's concubines in the sight of all Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So they spread a tent for Absalom on the top of the house, and he went in to his father's concubines before all Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
So they spread a tent for Absalom upon the roof; and Absalom went in to his father's concubines in the sight of all Israel.

English Revised Version
So they spread Absalom a tent upon the top of the house; and Absalom went in unto his father's concubines in the sight of all Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
So they spread Absalom a tent upon the top of the house; and Absalom went in to his father's concubines in the sight of all Israel.

World English Bible
So they spread Absalom a tent on the top of the house; and Absalom went in to his father's concubines in the sight of all Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
And they spread out for Absalom the tent on the roof, and Absalom goeth in unto the concubines of his father before the eyes of all Israel.
Study Bible
The Counsel of Ahithophel and Hushai
21Ahithophel replied, “Sleep with your father’s concubines whom he has left to keep the palace. When all Israel hears that you have become a stench to your father, then the hands of all who are with you will be strengthened.” 22So they pitched a tent for Absalom on the roof, and he slept with his father’s concubines in the sight of all Israel. 23Now in those days the advice of Ahithophel was like the consultation of the word of God. Such was the regard that both David and Absalom had for Ahithophel’s advice.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 12:11
This is what the LORD says: 'I will raise up adversity against you from your own house. Before your very eyes I will take your wives and give them to another, and he will lie with them in broad daylight.

2 Samuel 12:12
You have acted in secret, but I will do this thing in broad daylight before all Israel.'"

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 20:3
When David returned to his palace in Jerusalem, he took the ten concubines he had left to care for the palace and placed them under guard. He provided for them, but he no longer slept with them. They were confined until the day of their death, living as widows.

Treasury of Scripture

So they spread Absalom a tent on the top of the house; and Absalom went in to his father's concubines in the sight of all Israel.

the top

2 Samuel 11:2
And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.

went in

2 Samuel 12:11,12
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…

2 Samuel 15:16
And the king went forth, and all his household after him. And the king left ten women, which were concubines, to keep the house.

2 Samuel 20:3
And David came to his house at Jerusalem; and the king took the ten women his concubines, whom he had left to keep the house, and put them in ward, and fed them, but went not in unto them. So they were shut up unto the day of their death, living in widowhood.







Lexicon
So they pitched
וַיַּטּ֧וּ (way·yaṭ·ṭū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5186: To stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend

a tent
הָאֹ֖הֶל (hā·’ō·hel)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 168: A tent

for Absalom
לְאַבְשָׁל֛וֹם (lə·’aḇ·šā·lō·wm)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 53: Absalom -- 'my father is peace', two Israelites

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the roof,
הַגָּ֑ג (hag·gāḡ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1406: A roof, the top of an altar

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

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

his father’s
אָבִ֔יו (’ā·ḇîw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

concubines
פִּֽלַגְשֵׁ֣י (pi·laḡ·šê)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6370: A concubine, a paramour

in the sight
לְעֵינֵ֖י (lə·‘ê·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - cdc
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

of all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

Israel.
יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc
(22) A tent upon the top of the house.--Nathan had foretold that the nature of David's public punishment should correspond to the character of his secret crime. The fact that this punishment takes place on the very roof where David had first yielded to his guilty passion makes it particularly striking.

Verse 22. - A tent; Hebrew, the tent; that constantly used by David and his family for the enjoyment of the cool evening breeze, and which the citizens of Jerusalem had frequently seen erected on the flat roof of David's house. It was when walking on this roof that David had given way to guilty passion, and now it is the scene of his dishonour. 16:15-23 The wisest counsellors of that age were Ahithophel and Hushai: Absalom thinks himself sure of success, when he has both; on them he relies, and consults not the ark, though he had that with him. But miserable counsellors were they both. Hushai would never counsel him to do wisely. Ahithophel counselled him to do wickedly; and so did as effectually betray him, as he did, who was designedly false to him: for they that advise men to sin, certainly advise them to their hurt. After all, honesty is the best policy, and will be found so in the long run. Ahithophel gave wicked counsel to Absalom; to render himself so hateful to his father, that he would never be reconciled to him; this cursed policy was of the devil. How desperately wicked is the human heart!
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