New International Version
So the king set out, with all the people following him, and they halted at the edge of the city.
King James Bible
And the king went forth, and all the people after him, and tarried in a place that was far off.
Darby Bible Translation
And the king went forth, and all the people after him, and stayed at the remote house.
World English Bible
The king went forth, and all the people after him; and they stayed in Beth Merhak.
Young's Literal Translation
And the king goeth out, and all the people at his feet, and they stand still at the farthest off house.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And tarried in a place - He probably waited till he saw all his friends safely out of the city.
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'And the king's servants said unto the king, Behold, thy servants are ready to do whatsoever my lord the king shall appoint.'--2 SAMUEL xv. 15. We stand here at the darkest hour of King David's life. Bowed down by the consciousness of his past sin, and recognising in the rebellion of his favourite son the divine chastisement, his early courage and buoyant daring seem to have ebbed from him wholly. He is forsaken by the mass of his subjects, he is preparing to abandon Jerusalem, and to flee as an …
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2 Samuel 15:16
The king set out, with his entire household following him; but he left ten concubines to take care of the palace.
2 Samuel 15:18
All his men marched past him, along with all the Kerethites and Pelethites; and all the six hundred Gittites who had accompanied him from Gath marched before the king.
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