2 Samuel 19:4
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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!

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!

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2 Samuel 15:30 And David went up by the ascent of mount Olivet, and wept as he went …

O my son. It is allowed by competent critics that the lamentation of David over his son, of which this forms a part, is exceedingly pathetic; and Calmet properly remarks, that the frequent repetition of the name of the deceased is common in the language of lamentation.

2 Samuel 18:33 And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber over the …







But the king covered his face,.... And would not see his generals, and thank them for their services: but wrapped himself in his mantle, after the manner of mourners:

and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom! O Absalom, my son, my son! and this was some time, perhaps some days after he had received the news of his death, since Joab and the army were returned from the battle; had it been a sudden start of passion, upon first hearing thee news, and had continued a few hours, it would have been more excusable; but to continue some days, as it is very probable it did, was very unbecoming. 4. the king covered his face—one of the usual signs of mourning (see on [274]2Sa 15:30).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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