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!”

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!

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

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

NASB 1995
The king covered his face and cried out with a loud voice, "O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!"

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

Amplified Bible
But the king covered his face and cried out 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! ”

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!"

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!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the King covered his face and wailed in a loud voice and said my son: “Abishlum! My son! My son, Abishlum!”

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

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.

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!

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

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

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!'

Literal Standard Version
and the king has covered his face, indeed, the king cries [with] a loud voice, “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 he cried with a loud voice, "My son Absalom, 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.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
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!











Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

my son!”
בְנִֽי׃ (ḇə·nî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 1121: A son


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