2 Samuel 19:4
New International Version
The king covered his face and cried aloud, "O my son Absalom! O Absalom, my son, my son!"

New Living Translation
The king covered his face with his hands and kept on crying, “O my son Absalom! O Absalom, my son, my son!”

English Standard Version
The king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, “O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!”

Berean Study Bible
But the king covered his face and cried out at the top of his voice, “O my son Absalom! O Absalom, my son, my son!”

New American Standard Bible
The king covered his face and cried out with a loud voice, "O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!"

King James Bible
But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!

Christian Standard Bible
But the king covered his face and cried loudly, "My son Absalom! Absalom, my son, my son!"

Contemporary English Version
David covered his face with his hands and kept on crying loudly, "My son, Absalom! Absalom, my son, my son!"

Good News Translation
The king covered his face and cried loudly, "O my son! My son Absalom! Absalom, my son!"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the king hid his face and cried out at the top of his voice, "My son Absalom! Absalom, my son, my son!"

International Standard Version
Meanwhile, the king veiled his face and kept on crying loudly, "My son Absalom! Absalom my son, my son!"

NET Bible
The king covered his face and cried out loudly, "My son, Absalom! Absalom, my son, my son!"

New Heart English Bible
The king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, "My son Absalom, Absalom, my son, my son."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The king covered his face and cried loudly, "My son Absalom! Absalom, my son, my son!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice: 'O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!'

New American Standard 1977
And the king covered his face and cried out with a loud voice, “O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!”

Jubilee Bible 2000
But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!

King James 2000 Bible
But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!

American King James Version
But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!

American Standard Version
And the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the king hid his face: and the king cried with a loud voice, My son Abessalom! Abessalom my son!

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the king covered his head, and cried with a loud voice: O my son Absalom, O Absalom my son, O my son.

Darby Bible Translation
And the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, My son Absalom! Absalom, my son, my son!

English Revised Version
And the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!

Webster's Bible Translation
But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!

World English Bible
The king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, "My son Absalom, Absalom, my son, my son!"

Young's Literal Translation
and the king hath covered his face, yea, the king crieth -- a loud voice -- 'My son Absalom, Absalom, my son, my son.'
Study Bible
Joab Reproves David
3So they returned to the city quietly that day, as people steal away in humiliation after fleeing a battle. 4But the king covered his face and cried out at the top of his voice, “O my son Absalom! O Absalom, my son, my son!” 5Then Joab went into the house and said to the king, “Today you have disgraced all your servants who have saved your life and the lives of your sons and daughters, of your wives, and of your concubines.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 15:30
But David continued up the Mount of Olives, weeping as he went up. His head was covered, and he was walking barefoot. And all the people with him covered their heads and went up, weeping as they went.

2 Samuel 18:33
The king was shaken and went up to the gate chamber and wept. And as he walked, he cried out, "O my son Absalom! My son, my son Absalom! If only I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my son!"

2 Samuel 19:3
So they returned to the city quietly that day, as people steal away in humiliation after fleeing a battle.

2 Samuel 19:5
Then Joab went into the house and said to the king, "Today you have disgraced all your servants who have saved your life and the lives of your sons and daughters, of your wives, and of your concubines.

Treasury of Scripture

But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!

covered

2 Samuel 15:30
And David went up by the ascent of mount Olivet, and wept as he went up, and had his head covered, and he went barefoot: and all the people that was with him covered every man his head, and they went up, weeping as they went up.

O my son.

2 Samuel 18:33
And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept: and as he went, thus he said, O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! would God I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!







Lexicon
But the king
וְהַמֶּ֙לֶךְ֙ (wə·ham·me·leḵ)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

covered
לָאַ֣ט (lā·’aṭ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3813: To muffle

his face
פָּנָ֔יו (pā·nāw)
Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

and cried out
וַיִּזְעַ֥ק (way·yiz·‘aq)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2199: To shriek, to announce, convene publicly

at the top
גָּד֑וֹל (gā·ḏō·wl)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1419: Great, older, insolent

of his voice,
ק֣וֹל (qō·wl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6963: A voice, sound

“O my son
בְּנִי֙ (bə·nî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

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

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

my son,
בְּנִ֥י (bə·nî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

my son!”
בְנִֽי׃ (ḇə·nî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son
19:1-8 To continue to lament for so bad a son as Absalom, was very unwise, and very unworthy. Joab censures David, but not with proper respect and deference to his sovereign. A plain case may be fairly pleaded with those above us, and they may be reproved for what they do amiss, but it must not be with rudeness and insolence. Yet David took the reproof and the counsel, prudently and mildly. Timely giving way, usually prevents the ill effects of mistaken measures.
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