Context22But Absalom did not speak to Amnon either good or bad; for Absalom hated Amnon because he had violated his sister Tamar.
23Now it came about after two full years that Absalom had sheepshearers in Baal-hazor, which is near Ephraim, and Absalom invited all the kings sons.
Absalom Avenges Tamar
24Absalom came to the king and said, Behold now, your servant has sheepshearers; please let the king and his servants go with your servant. 25But the king said to Absalom, No, my son, we should not all go, for we will be burdensome to you. Although he urged him, he would not go, but blessed him. 26Then Absalom said, If not, please let my brother Amnon go with us. And the king said to him, Why should he go with you? 27But when Absalom urged him, he let Amnon and all the kings sons go with him.
28Absalom commanded his servants, saying, See now, when Amnons heart is merry with wine, and when I say to you, Strike Amnon, then put him to death. Do not fear; have not I myself commanded you? Be courageous and be valiant. 29The servants of Absalom did to Amnon just as Absalom had commanded. Then all the kings sons arose and each mounted his mule and fled.
30Now it was while they were on the way that the report came to David, saying, Absalom has struck down all the kings sons, and not one of them is left. 31Then the king arose, tore his clothes and lay on the ground; and all his servants were standing by with clothes torn. 32Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, Davids brother, responded, Do not let my lord suppose they have put to death all the young men, the kings sons, for Amnon alone is dead; because by the intent of Absalom this has been determined since the day that he violated his sister Tamar. 33Now therefore, do not let my lord the king take the report to heart, namely, all the kings sons are dead, for only Amnon is dead.
34Now Absalom had fled. And the young man who was the watchman raised his eyes and looked, and behold, many people were coming from the road behind him by the side of the mountain. 35Jonadab said to the king, Behold, the kings sons have come; according to your servants word, so it happened. 36As soon as he had finished speaking, behold, the kings sons came and lifted their voices and wept; and also the king and all his servants wept very bitterly.
37Now Absalom fled and went to Talmai the son of Ammihud, the king of Geshur. And David mourned for his son every day. 38So Absalom had fled and gone to Geshur, and was there three years. 39The heart of King David longed to go out to Absalom; for he was comforted concerning Amnon, since he was dead.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And Absalom spake unto Amnon neither good nor bad; for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had forced his sister Tamar.
But Absalom spoke not to Amnon neither good nor evil: for Absalom hated Amnon because he had ravished his sister Thamar.
Darby Bible Translation
And Absalom spoke to Amnon neither good nor bad; for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had humbled his sister Tamar.
English Revised Version
And Absalom spake unto Amnon neither good nor bad: for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had forced his sister Tamar.
Webster's Bible Translation
And Absalom spoke to his brother Amnon neither good nor bad: for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had forced his sister Tamar.
World English Bible
Absalom spoke to Amnon neither good nor bad; for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had forced his sister Tamar.
Young's Literal Translation
and Absalom hath not spoken with Amnon either evil or good, for Absalom is hating Amnon, because that he humbled Tamar his sister.
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