2 Samuel 24:20
New International Version
When Araunah looked and saw the king and his officials coming toward him, he went out and bowed down before the king with his face to the ground.

New Living Translation
When Araunah saw the king and his men coming toward him, he came and bowed before the king with his face to the ground.

English Standard Version
And when Araunah looked down, he saw the king and his servants coming on toward him. And Araunah went out and paid homage to the king with his face to the ground.

Berean Study Bible
When Araunah looked out and saw the king and his servants coming toward him, he went out and bowed facedown before the king.

King James Bible
And Araunah looked, and saw the king and his servants coming on toward him: and Araunah went out, and bowed himself before the king on his face upon the ground.

New King James Version
Now Araunah looked, and saw the king and his servants coming toward him. So Araunah went out and bowed before the king with his face to the ground.

New American Standard Bible
And Araunah looked down and saw the king and his servants crossing over toward him; so Araunah went out and bowed his face to the ground before the king.

NASB 1995
Araunah looked down and saw the king and his servants crossing over toward him; and Araunah went out and bowed his face to the ground before the king.

NASB 1977
And Araunah looked down and saw the king and his servants crossing over toward him; and Araunah went out and bowed his face to the ground before the king.

Amplified Bible
Araunah looked down and saw the king and his servants crossing over toward him; and he went out and bowed before the king with his face toward the ground.

Christian Standard Bible
Araunah looked down and saw the king and his servants coming toward him, so he went out and paid homage to the king with his face to the ground.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Araunah looked down and saw the king and his servants coming toward him, so he went out and bowed to the king with his face to the ground.

American Standard Version
And Araunah looked forth, and saw the king and his servants coming on toward him: and Araunah went out, and bowed himself before the king with his face to the ground.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Aran the Yebusite turned and he saw King David and his Servants as they passed on the road, and Aran fell and he worshiped on his face on the ground before King David

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Orna looked out, and saw the king and his servants coming on before him: and Orna went forth, and did obeisance to the king with his face to the earth.

Contemporary English Version
Araunah looked and saw David and his soldiers coming up toward him. He went over to David, bowed down low,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Areuna looked, and saw the king and his servants coming towards him:

English Revised Version
And Araunah looked forth, and saw the king and his servants coming on toward him: and Araunah went out, and bowed himself before the king with his face to the ground.

Good News Translation
Araunah looked down and saw the king and his officials coming up to him. He threw himself on the ground in front of David

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Araunah looked down and saw the king and his men coming toward him, he went out and bowed down with his face touching the ground in front of the king.

International Standard Version
When Araunah looked down, he saw the king and his staff approaching him. Araunah went out, bowed down before the king with his face on the ground,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Araunah looked forth, and saw the king and his servants coming on toward him; and Araunah went out, and bowed down before the king with his face to the ground.

Literal Standard Version
And Araunah looks, and sees the king and his servants passing over to him, and Araunah goes out and bows himself to the king [with] his face to the earth.

NET Bible
When Araunah looked out and saw the king and his servants approaching him, he went out and bowed to the king with his face to the ground.

New Heart English Bible
And Araunah looked out and saw the king and his servants coming on toward him, so Araunah went out and bowed himself before the king with his face to the ground.

World English Bible
Araunah looked out, and saw the king and his servants coming on toward him. Then Araunah went out, and bowed himself before the king with his face to the ground.

Young's Literal Translation
And Araunah looketh, and seeth the king and his servants passing over unto him, and Araunah goeth out and boweth himself to the king -- his face to the earth.

Additional Translations ...
Context
David Builds an Altar
19So David went up at the word of Gad, just as the LORD had commanded. 20When Araunah looked out and saw the king and his servants coming toward him, he went out and bowed facedown before the king. 21“Why has my lord the king come to his servant?” Araunah said. “To buy your threshing floor,” David replied, “that I may build an altar to the LORD, so that the plague upon the people may be halted.”…

Cross References
2 Samuel 24:19
So David went up at the word of Gad, just as the LORD had commanded.

2 Samuel 24:21
"Why has my lord the king come to his servant?" Araunah said. "To buy your threshing floor," David replied, "that I may build an altar to the LORD, so that the plague upon the people may be halted."


Treasury of Scripture

And Araunah looked, and saw the king and his servants coming on toward him: and Araunah went out, and bowed himself before the king on his face on the ground.

bowed

2 Samuel 9:8
And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?

Genesis 18:2
And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,

Ruth 2:10
Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said unto him, Why have I found grace in thine eyes, that thou shouldest take knowledge of me, seeing I am a stranger?









(20) Saw the king.--Not the angel, as in Chronicles, the words in Hebrew being much alike.

Verse 20. - Araunah... saw the king. In 1 Chronicles 21:20, "saw the angel;" but the text there is apparently corrupt, the difference, moreover, in Hebrew between "king" and "angel" being very slight. The addition there of the story of Araunah's four sons hiding themselves is very lifelike and natural. For these remnants of the aborigines, though tolerated, yet held a very insecure position, as we have seen in the dealings of Saul with the Gibeonites; and the coming of the king with his retinue to the out of the way spot where Araunah was at work, no doubt filled them all with terror.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When Araunah
אֲרַ֗וְנָה (’ă·raw·nāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 728: Araunah -- a Jebusite

looked out
וַיַּשְׁקֵ֣ף (way·yaš·qêp̄)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 8259: To overhang, look out or down

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

the king
הַמֶּ֙לֶךְ֙ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

and his servants
עֲבָדָ֔יו (‘ă·ḇā·ḏāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5650: Slave, servant

coming
עֹבְרִ֖ים (‘ō·ḇə·rîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

toward him,
עָלָ֑יו (‘ā·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

he
אֲרַ֔וְנָה (’ă·raw·nāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 728: Araunah -- a Jebusite

went out
וַיֵּצֵ֣א (way·yê·ṣê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

and bowed
וַיִּשְׁתַּ֧חוּ (way·yiš·ta·ḥū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7812: To depress, prostrate

facedown
אַפָּ֖יו (’ap·pāw)
Noun - mdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's 639: The nose, nostril, the face, a person, ire

before the king.
לַמֶּ֛לֶךְ (lam·me·leḵ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king


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