New American Standard Bible
'You are my brothers; you are my bone and my flesh. Why then should you be the last to bring back the king?'
King James Bible
Ye are my brethren, ye are my bones and my flesh: wherefore then are ye the last to bring back the king?
Darby Bible Translation
Ye are my brethren, ye are my bone and my flesh; and why will ye be the last to bring back the king?
World English Bible
You are my brothers, you are my bone and my flesh. Why then are you the last to bring back the king?'
Young's Literal Translation
my brethren ye are, my bone and my flesh ye are, and why are ye last to bring back the king?
2 Samuel 19:12 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
if somehow I might move to jealousy my fellow countrymen and save some of them.
Laban said to him, "Surely you are my bone and my flesh." And he stayed with him a month.
2 Samuel 5:1
Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and said, "Behold, we are your bone and your flesh.
2 Samuel 19:41
And behold, all the men of Israel came to the king and said to the king, "Why had our brothers the men of Judah stolen you away, and brought the king and his household and all David's men with him over the Jordan?"
2 Samuel 19:42
Then all the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, "Because the king is a close relative to us. Why then are you angry about this matter? Have we eaten at all at the king's expense, or has anything been taken for us?"
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