2 Samuel 18:10
New International Version
When one of the men saw what had happened, he told Joab, “I just saw Absalom hanging in an oak tree.”

New Living Translation
One of David’s men saw what had happened and told Joab, “I saw Absalom dangling from a great tree.”

English Standard Version
And a certain man saw it and told Joab, “Behold, I saw Absalom hanging in an oak.”

Berean Study Bible
When one of the men saw this, he told Joab, “I just saw Absalom hanging in an oak tree!”

King James Bible
And a certain man saw it, and told Joab, and said, Behold, I saw Absalom hanged in an oak.

New King James Version
Now a certain man saw it and told Joab, and said, “I just saw Absalom hanging in a terebinth tree!”

New American Standard Bible
When a certain man saw him, he informed Joab and said, “Behold, I saw Absalom hanging in an oak.”

NASB 1995
When a certain man saw it, he told Joab and said, “Behold, I saw Absalom hanging in an oak.”

NASB 1977
When a certain man saw it, he told Joab and said, “Behold, I saw Absalom hanging in an oak.”

Amplified Bible
A certain man saw it and informed Joab, saying, “I saw Absalom hanging in a tree.”

Christian Standard Bible
One of the men saw him and informed Joab. He said, “I just saw Absalom hanging in an oak tree! ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
One of the men saw him and informed Joab. He said, “I just saw Absalom hanging in an oak tree!"”

American Standard Version
And a certain man saw it, and told Joab, and said, Behold, I saw Absalom hanging in an oak.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And a man saw and he told Yuab and he said: “I saw Abishlum as he hanged in a branch!”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And a man saw it, and reported to Joab, and said, Behold, I saw Abessalom hanging in an oak.

Contemporary English Version
and one of them went and told Joab, "I saw Absalom hanging in a tree!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
And one saw this and told Joab, saying: I saw Absalom hanging upon an oak.

English Revised Version
And a certain man saw it, and told Joab, and said, Behold, I saw Absalom hanging in an oak.

Good News Translation
One of David's men saw him and reported to Joab, "Sir, I saw Absalom hanging in an oak tree!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A man who saw this told Joab, "I saw Absalom hanging in a tree."

International Standard Version
When one of the soldiers saw what had happened, he told Joab, "I saw Absalom stuck in an oak tree!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And a certain man saw it, and told Joab, and said: 'Behold, I saw Absalom hanging in a terebinth.'

Literal Standard Version
And one man sees, and declares [it] to Joab, and says, “Behold, I saw Absalom hanging in an oak.”

NET Bible
When one of the men saw this, he reported it to Joab saying, "I saw Absalom hanging in an oak tree.

New Heart English Bible
And a certain man saw it, and told Joab, and said, "Look, I saw Absalom hanging in an oak."

World English Bible
A certain man saw it, and told Joab, and said, "Behold, I saw Absalom hanging in an oak."

Young's Literal Translation
And one man seeth, and declareth to Joab, and saith, 'Lo, I saw Absalom hanged in an oak.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Absalom Killed
9Now Absalom was riding on his mule when he met the servants of David, and as the mule went under the thick branches of a large oak, Absalom’s head was caught fast in the tree. The mule under him kept going, so that he was suspended in midair. 10When one of the men saw this, he told Joab, “I just saw Absalom hanging in an oak tree!” 11“You just saw him!” Joab exclaimed. “Why did you not strike him to the ground right there? I would have given you ten shekels of silver and a warrior’s belt!”…

Cross References
Genesis 12:6
Abram traveled through the land as far as the site of the Oak of Moreh at Shechem. And at that time the Canaanites were in the land.

2 Samuel 18:9
Now Absalom was riding on his mule when he met the servants of David, and as the mule went under the thick branches of a large oak, Absalom's head was caught fast in the tree. The mule under him kept going, so that he was suspended in midair.

2 Samuel 18:11
"You just saw him!" Joab exclaimed. "Why did you not strike him to the ground right there? I would have given you ten shekels of silver and a warrior's belt!"


Treasury of Scripture

And a certain man saw it, and told Joab, and said, Behold, I saw Absalom hanged in an oak.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When one
אֶחָ֔ד (’e·ḥāḏ)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 259: United, one, first

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

saw this,
וַיַּרְא֙ (way·yar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

he told
וַיַּגֵּ֖ד (way·yag·gêḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5046: To be conspicuous

Joab,
לְיוֹאָ֑ב (lə·yō·w·’āḇ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3097: Joab -- 'the LORD is father', three Israelites

“I just
הִנֵּה֙ (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

saw
רָאִ֣יתִי (rā·’î·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7200: To see

Absalom
אַבְשָׁלֹ֔ם (’aḇ·šā·lōm)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 53: Absalom -- 'my father is peace', two Israelites

hanging
תָּל֖וּי (tā·lui)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's 8518: To suspend

in an oak tree!”
בָּאֵלָֽה׃ (bā·’ê·lāh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 424: An oak, other strong tree


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