2 Samuel 19:29
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New American Standard Bible
So the king said to him, "Why do you still speak of your affairs? I have decided, 'You and Ziba shall divide the land.'"

King James Bible
And the king said unto him, Why speakest thou any more of thy matters? I have said, Thou and Ziba divide the land.

Darby Bible Translation
And the king said to him, Why speakest thou any more of thy matters? I have said, Thou and Ziba divide the land.

World English Bible
The king said to him, "Why do you speak any more of your matters? I say, you and Ziba divide the land."

Young's Literal Translation
And the king saith to him, 'Why dost thou speak any more of thy matters? I have said, Thou and Ziba -- share ye the field.'

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Unable to get to the bottom of the story, and perhaps unwilling to make an enemy of Ziba, David compromised the matter by dividing the land, thus partially revoking his hasty sentence 2 Samuel 16:4. We still see the impatient temper of David.

2 Samuel 19:29 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Samuel
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book[1] 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

Cross References
2 Samuel 9:2
Now there was a servant of the house of Saul whose name was Ziba, and they called him to David; and the king said to him, "Are you Ziba?" And he said, "I am your servant."

2 Samuel 9:9
Then the king called Saul's servant Ziba and said to him, "All that belonged to Saul and to all his house I have given to your master's grandson.

2 Samuel 19:28
"For all my father's household was nothing but dead men before my lord the king; yet you set your servant among those who ate at your own table. What right do I have yet that I should complain anymore to the king?"

2 Samuel 19:30
Mephibosheth said to the king, "Let him even take it all, since my lord the king has come safely to his own house."

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