New International Version
This plan seemed good to Absalom and to all the elders of Israel.
King James Bible
And the saying pleased Absalom well, and all the elders of Israel.
Darby Bible Translation
And the saying was right in the eyes of Absalom, and in the eyes of all the elders of Israel.
World English Bible
The saying pleased Absalom well, and all the elders of Israel.
Young's Literal Translation
And the thing is right in the eyes of Absalom, and in the eyes of all the elders of Israel.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The man whom thou seekest is as if all returned - Only secure David, and all Israel will be on thy side. He is the soul of the whole; destroy him, and all the rest will submit.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
pleased Absalom well [heb] was right in the eyes of Absalom.
Library"The King Kissed Barzillai. " 2 Sam. xix. 39
And no wonder, for David could appreciate a real man when he saw him, and so does David's Lord. I.--LOYALTY IS PRECIOUS TO THE KING OF KINGS. In the days when the son of Jesse had but few friends, it was a precious thing to be treated in the style Barzillai and his neighbours entertained him (see 2 Sam. xvii. 27-29). They were rich farmers, and had land which brought forth with abundance, so were able to act with princely hospitality to the fugitive monarch. But plenty may live with avarice, and …
Thomas Champness—Broken Bread
2 Samuel 17:3
and bring all the people back to you. The death of the man you seek will mean the return of all; all the people will be unharmed."
2 Samuel 17:5
But Absalom said, "Summon also Hushai the Arkite, so we can hear what he has to say as well."
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