2 Samuel 15:5
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English Standard Version
And whenever a man came near to pay homage to him, he would put out his hand and take hold of him and kiss him.

King James Bible
And it was so, that when any man came nigh to him to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.

American Standard Version
And it was so, that, when any man came nigh to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took hold of him, and kissed him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Moreover when any man came to him to salute him, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.

English Revised Version
And it was so, that when any man came nigh to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took hold of him, and kissed him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it was so, that when any man came nigh to him to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When Joab came to Absalom's house in consequence of this, and complained of it, Absalom said to him, "See, I have sent to thee, to say to thee, Come hither, and I will send thee to the king, to say to him, Wherefore have I come from Geshur? it were better for me that I were there still: and now I will see the king's face; and if there is any iniquity in me, let him put me to death." This half forgiving was really worse than no forgiveness at all. Absalom might indeed very properly desire to be punished according to the law, if the king could not or might not forgive him; although the manner in which he sought to obtain forgiveness by force manifested an evident spirit of defiance, by which, with the well-known mildness of David's temper, he hoped to attain his object, and in fact did attain it. For (2 Samuel 14:33) when Joab went to the king, and announced this to him, the king sent for Absalom, and kissed him, as a sign of his restoration to favour. Nothing was said by Absalom about forgiveness; for his falling down before the king when he came into his presence, was nothing more than the ordinary manifestation of reverence with which a subject in the East approaches his king.

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took him

Psalm 10:9,10 He lies in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lies in wait to catch the poor: he does catch the poor...

Psalm 55:21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.

Proverbs 26:25 When he speaks fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.

and kissed

2 Samuel 14:33 So Joab came to the king, and told him: and when he had called for Absalom, he came to the king...

Cross References
Luke 7:45
You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet.

2 Samuel 14:33
Then Joab went to the king and told him, and he summoned Absalom. So he came to the king and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king, and the king kissed Absalom.

2 Samuel 20:9
And Joab said to Amasa, "Is it well with you, my brother?" And Joab took Amasa by the beard with his right hand to kiss him.

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