New International Version
The king said to the woman, "Go home, and I will issue an order in your behalf."
King James Bible
And the king said unto the woman, Go to thine house, and I will give charge concerning thee.
Darby Bible Translation
And the king said to the woman, Go to thy house, and I will give charge concerning thee.
World English Bible
The king said to the woman, "Go to your house, and I will give a command concerning you."
Young's Literal Translation
And the king saith unto the woman, 'Go to thine house, and I give charge concerning thee.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I will give charge concerning thee - This would not do, it was too distant; and she could not by it bring her business to a conclusion: so she proceeds: -
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'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 …
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2 Samuel 14:7
Now the whole clan has risen up against your servant; they say, 'Hand over the one who struck his brother down, so that we may put him to death for the life of his brother whom he killed; then we will get rid of the heir as well.' They would put out the only burning coal I have left, leaving my husband neither name nor descendant on the face of the earth."
2 Samuel 14:9
But the woman from Tekoa said to him, "Let my lord the king pardon me and my family, and let the king and his throne be without guilt."
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