2 Samuel 13:31
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New International Version
The king stood up, tore his clothes and lay down on the ground; and all his attendants stood by with their clothes torn.

King James Bible
Then the king arose, and tare his garments, and lay on the earth; and all his servants stood by with their clothes rent.

Darby Bible Translation
Then the king arose, and rent his garments, and lay on the earth; and all his servants stood by with their garments rent.

World English Bible
Then the king arose, and tore his garments, and lay on the earth; and all his servants stood by with their clothes torn.

Young's Literal Translation
and the king riseth, and rendeth his garments, and lieth on the earth, and all his servants are standing by with rent garments.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Absalom hath slain all the king's sons - Fame never lessens but always magnifies a fact. Report, contrary to the nature of all other things, gains strength by going.

Virgil has given, in his best manner, a fine personification of Fame or Evil Report. - Aen. iv., 173.

Extemplo Libyae magnas it Fama per urbes;

Fama, malum qua non aliud velocius ullum,

Mobilitate viget, viresque adquirit eundo, etc.

"Now Fame, tremendous fiend! without delay,

Through Libyan cities took her rapid way;

Fame, the swift plague, that every moment grows,

And gains new strength and vigor as she goes," etc.

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2 Samuel 12:16 David therefore sought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night on the earth.

Genesis 37:29,34 And Reuben returned to the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in the pit; and he rent his clothes...

Joshua 7:6 And Joshua rent his clothes, and fell to the earth on his face before the ark of the LORD until the eventide...

Job 1:20 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down on the ground, and worshipped,

all his servants

2 Samuel 1:11 Then David took hold on his clothes, and rent them; and likewise all the men that were with him:

2 Samuel 3:31 And David said to Joab, and to all the people that were with him, Rend your clothes, and gird you with sackcloth...

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Cross References
2 Samuel 1:11
Then David and all the men with him took hold of their clothes and tore them.

2 Samuel 12:16
David pleaded with God for the child. He fasted and spent the nights lying in sackcloth on the ground.

2 Samuel 13:30
While they were on their way, the report came to David: "Absalom has struck down all the king's sons; not one of them is left."

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