New American Standard Bible
When a certain man saw it, he told Joab and said, "Behold, I saw Absalom hanging in an oak."
King James Bible
And a certain man saw it, and told Joab, and said, Behold, I saw Absalom hanged in an oak.
Darby Bible Translation
And a man saw it, and told Joab, and said, Behold, I saw Absalom hanging in a terebinth.
World English Bible
A certain man saw it, and told Joab, and said, "Behold, I saw Absalom hanging in an oak."
Young's Literal Translation
And one man seeth, and declareth to Joab, and saith, 'Lo, I saw Absalom hanged in an oak.'
2 Samuel 18:10 Parallel
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate, …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
Abram passed through the land as far as the site of Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. Now the Canaanite was then in the land.
2 Samuel 18:9
Now Absalom happened to meet the servants of David. For Absalom was riding on his mule, and the mule went under the thick branches of a great oak. And his head caught fast in the oak, so he was left hanging between heaven and earth, while the mule that was under him kept going.
2 Samuel 18:11
Then Joab said to the man who had told him, "Now behold, you saw him! Why then did you not strike him there to the ground? And I would have given you ten pieces of silver and a belt."
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