2 Samuel 19:37
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English Standard Version
Please let your servant return, that I may die in my own city near the grave of my father and my mother. But here is your servant Chimham. Let him go over with my lord the king, and do for him whatever seems good to you.”

King James Bible
Let thy servant, I pray thee, turn back again, that I may die in mine own city, and be buried by the grave of my father and of my mother. But behold thy servant Chimham; let him go over with my lord the king; and do to him what shall seem good unto thee.

American Standard Version
Let thy servant, I pray thee, turn back again, that I may die in mine own city, by the grave of my father and my mother. But behold, thy servant Chimham; let him go over with my lord the king; and do to him what shall seem good unto thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I beseech thee let thy servant return, and die in my own city, and be buried by the sepulchre of my father, and of my mother. But there is thy servant Chamaam, let him go with thee, my lord, the king, and do to him whatsoever seemeth good to thee.

English Revised Version
Let thy servant, I pray thee, turn back again, that I may die in mine own city, by the grave of my father and my mother. But behold, thy servant Chimham; let him go over with my lord the king; and do to him what shall seem good unto thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let thy servant, I pray thee, return again, that I may die in my own city, and be buried by the grave of my father and of my mother. But behold thy servant Chimham; let him go over with my lord the king; and do to him what shall seem good to thee.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Barzillai comes to greet David. - 2 Samuel 19:31. Barzillai the octogenarian "had also come down from Roglim and gone across the Jordan with the king, to escort him over the river." את־בּירדּן is the portion in, or over, the Jordan. את is the sign of the accusative, "the piece in the Jordan," and no further. This is the correct explanation as given by Bttcher, after Gesenius and Maurer; and the Keri היּרדּן is a bad emendation.

2 Samuel 19:37 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Let thy The whole of this little episode is extremely interesting, and contains an affecting description of the infirmities of old age. The venerable and kind Barzillai was fourscore years old; his ear was become dull of hearing, and his {relish} for even royal dainties was gone: the evil days had arrived in which he was constrained to say, `I have no pleasure in them.'

Ecclesiastes 12:1 Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw near, when you shall say...

As he was too old either to enjoy the pleasures of a court, or to be of any further service to the king, he finishes his affecting address to the aged monarch with the request, that he would suffer him to enjoy what old men naturally desire, to `die in mine own city, be buried by the grave of my father and mother;' at the same time commending his son Chimham to his kind offices.

I may die

Genesis 48:21 And Israel said to Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be with you, and bring you again to the land of your fathers.

Joshua 23:14 And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth: and you know in all your hearts and in all your souls...

Luke 2:29,30 Lord, now let you your servant depart in peace, according to your word...

2 Timothy 4:6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.

2 Peter 1:14 Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ has showed me.

by the grave

Genesis 47:30 But I will lie with my fathers, and you shall carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their burial plot. And he said...

Genesis 49:29-31 And he charged them, and said to them, I am to be gathered to my people...

Genesis 50:13 For his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah...

1 Kings 13:22 But came back, and have eaten bread and drunk water in the place, of the which the Lord did say to you, Eat no bread...

Chimham

2 Samuel 19:40 Then the king went on to Gilgal, and Chimham went on with him: and all the people of Judah conducted the king...

1 Kings 2:7 But show kindness to the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be of those that eat at your table...

Jeremiah 41:17 And they departed, and dwelled in the habitation of Chimham, which is by Bethlehem, to go to enter into Egypt,

Cross References
2 Samuel 19:36
Your servant will go a little way over the Jordan with the king. Why should the king repay me with such a reward?

2 Samuel 19:38
And the king answered, "Chimham shall go over with me, and I will do for him whatever seems good to you, and all that you desire of me I will do for you."

2 Samuel 19:40
The king went on to Gilgal, and Chimham went on with him. All the people of Judah, and also half the people of Israel, brought the king on his way.

1 Kings 2:7
But deal loyally with the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be among those who eat at your table, for with such loyalty they met me when I fled from Absalom your brother.

Jeremiah 41:17
And they went and stayed at Geruth Chimham near Bethlehem, intending to go to Egypt

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