2 Samuel 17:20
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
When Absalom’s servants came to the woman at the house, they said, “Where are Ahimaaz and Jonathan?” And the woman said to them, “They have gone over the brook of water.” And when they had sought and could not find them, they returned to Jerusalem.

King James Bible
And when Absalom's servants came to the woman to the house, they said, Where is Ahimaaz and Jonathan? And the woman said unto them, They be gone over the brook of water. And when they had sought and could not find them, they returned to Jerusalem.

American Standard Version
And Absalom's servants came to the woman to the house; and they said, Where are Ahimaaz and Jonathan? And the woman said unto them, They are gone over the brook of water. And when they had sought and could not find them, they returned to Jerusalem.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when Absalom's servants were come into the house, they said to the woman: Where is Achimaas and Jonathan? and the woman answered them: They passed on in haste, after they had tasted a little water. But they that sought them, when they found them not, returned into Jerusalem.

English Revised Version
And Absalom's servants came to the woman to the house; and they said, Where are Ahimaaz and Jonathan? And the woman said unto them, They be gone over the brook of water. And when they had sought and could not find them, they returned to Jerusalem.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when Absalom's servants came to the woman to the house, they said, Where is Ahimaaz and Jonathan? And the woman said to them, they have gone over the brook of water. And when they had sought and could not find them, they returned to Jerusalem.

2 Samuel 17:20 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

And he secured his end. Absalom and all Israel thought his advice better than that of Ahithophel; for it was intended to commend itself to Absalom and his supporters. "The counsel appeared safe; at the same time it was full of a certain kind of boasting, which pleased the younger men" (Clericus). All that Hushai had said about the bravery and heroism of David and his followers, was well founded. The deception lay in the assumption that all the people from Dan to Beersheba would crowd around Absalom as one man; whereas it might easily be foreseen, that after the first excitement of the revolution was over, and great calmness ensued, a large part of the nation and army would gather round David. But such a possibility as this never entered the minds of Absalom and his supporters. It was in this that the divine sentence referred to in 2 Samuel 17:14 was seen: "The Lord had commanded (appointed) it, to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, that he might bring the evil (intended) upon Absalom."

2 Samuel 17:20 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

They be gone

2 Samuel 15:34 But if you return to the city, and say to Absalom, I will be your servant, O king; as I have been your father's servant till now...

Exodus 1:19 And the midwives said to Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively...

Joshua 2:4,5 And the woman took the two men, and hid them, and said thus, There came men to me, but I knew not from where they were...

1 Samuel 19:14-17 And when Saul sent messengers to take David, she said, He is sick...

1 Samuel 21:2 And David said to Ahimelech the priest, The king has commanded me a business, and has said to me...

1 Samuel 27:11,12 And David saved neither man nor woman alive, to bring tidings to Gath, saying, Lest they should tell on us, saying, So did David...

when they had sought

Joshua 2:22,23 And they went, and came to the mountain, and stayed there three days, until the pursuers were returned...

Cross References
Leviticus 19:11
"You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; you shall not lie to one another.

Joshua 2:3
Then the king of Jericho sent to Rahab, saying, "Bring out the men who have come to you, who entered your house, for they have come to search out all the land."

1 Samuel 19:12
So Michal let David down through the window, and he fled away and escaped.

Jump to Previous
Absalom Absalom's Ab'salom's Ahimaaz Ahim'a-Az Brook Crossed Find Found House Jerusalem Jonathan Passed Searched Searching Servants Sought Stream Turn Water
Jump to Next
Absalom Absalom's Ab'salom's Ahimaaz Ahim'a-Az Brook Crossed Find Found House Jerusalem Jonathan Passed Searched Searching Servants Sought Stream Turn Water
Links
2 Samuel 17:20 NIV
2 Samuel 17:20 NLT
2 Samuel 17:20 ESV
2 Samuel 17:20 NASB
2 Samuel 17:20 KJV

2 Samuel 17:20 Bible Apps
2 Samuel 17:20 Biblia Paralela
2 Samuel 17:20 Chinese Bible
2 Samuel 17:20 French Bible
2 Samuel 17:20 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
2 Samuel 17:19
Top of Page
Top of Page