New International Version
So Zadok and Abiathar took the ark of God back to Jerusalem and stayed there.
King James Bible
Zadok therefore and Abiathar carried the ark of God again to Jerusalem: and they tarried there.
Darby Bible Translation
And Zadok and Abiathar carried the ark of God again to Jerusalem; and they abode there.
World English Bible
Zadok therefore and Abiathar carried the ark of God again to Jerusalem; and they stayed there.
Young's Literal Translation
And Zadok taketh back -- and Abiathar -- the ark of God to Jerusalem, and they abide there.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Art not thou a seer? return into the city in peace - That is, As thou art the only organ of the public worship, that worship cannot be carried on without thee; and as thou art the priest of God, thou hast no cause to fear for thy personal safety: the nation has not abandoned their God, though they have abandoned their king. It appears also, that he wished these priests, by means of their sons, Ahimaaz the son of Zadok, and Jonathan the son of Abiathar, to send him frequent intelligence of the motions and operations of the enemy.
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2 Samuel 15:30 And David went up the ascent of the Mount of Olives, and wept as he went, and his head was covered and he walked barefoot. Then all the people who were with him each covered his head and went up weeping as they went.
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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 15:28
I will wait at the fords in the wilderness until word comes from you to inform me."
2 Samuel 15:30
But David continued up the Mount of Olives, weeping as he went; his head was covered and he was barefoot. All the people with him covered their heads too and were weeping as they went up.
2 Samuel 19:11
King David sent this message to Zadok and Abiathar, the priests: "Ask the elders of Judah, 'Why should you be the last to bring the king back to his palace, since what is being said throughout Israel has reached the king at his quarters?
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