2 Samuel 14:5
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New International Version
The king asked her, "What is troubling you?" She said, "I am a widow; my husband is dead.

King James Bible
And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, I am indeed a widow woman, and mine husband is dead.

Darby Bible Translation
And the king said to her, What aileth thee? And she said, I am indeed a widow woman, and my husband is dead.

World English Bible
The king said to her, "What ails you?" She answered, "Truly I am a widow, and my husband is dead.

Young's Literal Translation
And the king saith to her, 'What -- to thee?' and she saith, 'Truly a widow woman am I, and my husband dieth,

2 Samuel 14:5 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I am indeed a widow woman - It is very possible that the principal facts mentioned here were real, and that Joab found out a person whose circumstances bore a near resemblance to that which he wished to represent.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I am indeed It is very possible that the principal incidents mentioned here were real; and that Joab found out a person whose circumstances both had near resemblance to that which he wished to represent. She did not make the similitude too plain and visible, lest the king should see her intention before she had obtained a grant of pardon; and thus her circumstances, her mournful take, her widow's dress, her aged person, (for Josephus says she was advanced in years,) and her impressive manner, all combined to make one united irresistible impression on the heart of the aged monarch.

2 Samuel 12:1-3 And the LORD sent Nathan to David. And he came to him, and said to him, There were two men in one city; the one rich...

Judges 9:8-15 The trees went forth on a time to anoint a king over them; and they said to the olive tree, Reign you over us...

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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
Genesis 21:17
God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, "What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there.

2 Samuel 14:4
When the woman from Tekoa went to the king, she fell with her face to the ground to pay him honor, and she said, "Help me, Your Majesty!"

2 Samuel 14:6
I your servant had two sons. They got into a fight with each other in the field, and no one was there to separate them. One struck the other and killed him.

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