2 Samuel 14:28
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New International Version
Absalom lived two years in Jerusalem without seeing the king's face.

King James Bible
So Absalom dwelt two full years in Jerusalem, and saw not the king's face.

Darby Bible Translation
So Absalom dwelt two full years in Jerusalem, and did not see the king's face.

World English Bible
Absalom lived two full years in Jerusalem; and he didn't see the king's face.

Young's Literal Translation
And Absalom dwelleth in Jerusalem two years of days, and the face of the king he hath not seen;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Unto Absalom there were born - These children did not survive him; see 2 Samuel 18:18.

Tamar - The Septuagint adds, And she became the wife of Roboam, the son of Solomon, and bare to him Abia; see Matthew 1:7. Josephus says the same. This addition is not found in the other versions.

2 Samuel 14:27"Absalom had a daughter, whose name was Tamar."

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


2977-2979. B.C.

1027-1025 An. Ex. Is

464-466. and saw not.

2 Samuel 14:24 And the king said, Let him turn to his own house, and let him not see my face. So Absalom returned to his own house...

God's Banished Ones
'God doth devise means, that His banished be not expelled from Him.' 2 SAMUEL xiv. 14. David's good-for-nothing son Absalom had brought about the murder of one of his brothers, and had fled the country. His father weakly loved the brilliant blackguard, and would fain have had him back, but was restrained by a sense of kingly duty. Joab, the astute Commander-in- chief, a devoted friend of David, saw how the land lay, and formed a plan to give the king an excuse for doing what he wished to do. So
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Hebrew Sages and their Proverbs
[Sidenote: Role of the sages in Israel's life] In the days of Jeremiah and Ezekiel (Jer. xviii. 18; Ezek. vii. 26) three distinct classes of religious teachers were recognized by the people: the prophets, the priests, and the wise men or sages. From their lips and pens have come practically all the writings of the Old Testament. Of these three classes the wise men or sages are far less prominent or well known. They wrote no history of Israel, they preached no public sermons, nor do they appear
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament

Cross References
2 Samuel 14:24
But the king said, "He must go to his own house; he must not see my face." So Absalom went to his own house and did not see the face of the king.

2 Samuel 14:29
Then Absalom sent for Joab in order to send him to the king, but Joab refused to come to him. So he sent a second time, but he refused to come.

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