2 Samuel 19:12
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New International Version
You are my relatives, my own flesh and blood. So why should you be the last to bring back the king?'

King James Bible
Ye are my brethren, ye are my bones and my flesh: wherefore then are ye the last to bring back the king?

Darby Bible Translation
Ye are my brethren, ye are my bone and my flesh; and why will ye be the last to bring back the king?

World English Bible
You are my brothers, you are my bone and my flesh. Why then are you the last to bring back the king?'

Young's Literal Translation
my brethren ye are, my bone and my flesh ye are, and why are ye last to bring back the king?

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Speak unto the elders of Judah - David was afraid to fall out with this tribe: they were in possession of Jerusalem, and this was a city of great importance to him. They had joined Absalom in his rebellion; and doubtless were now ashamed of their conduct. David appears to take no notice of their infidelity, but rather to place confidence in them, that their confidence in him might be naturally excited: and, to oblige them yet farther, purposes to make Amasa captain of the host in the place of Joab.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

my bones

2 Samuel 5:1 Then came all the tribes of Israel to David to Hebron, and spoke, saying, Behold, we are your bone and your flesh.

Genesis 2:23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

Judges 9:2 Speak, I pray you, in the ears of all the men of Shechem, Whether is better for you, either that all the sons of Jerubbaal...

Ephesians 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

National Sorrows and National Lessons
On the illness or the Prince of Wales. Chapel Royal, St James's, December 17th, 1871. 2 Sam. xix. 14. "He bowed the heart of all the men of Judah, even as the heart of one man." No circumstances can be more different, thank God, than those under which the heart of the men of Judah was bowed when their king commander appealed to them, and those which have, in the last few days, bowed the heart of this nation as the heart of one man. But the feeling called out in each case was the same--Loyalty,
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

Cross References
Romans 11:14
in the hope that I may somehow arouse my own people to envy and save some of them.

Genesis 29:14
Then Laban said to him, "You are my own flesh and blood." After Jacob had stayed with him for a whole month,

2 Samuel 5:1
All the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and said, "We are your own flesh and blood.

2 Samuel 19:41
Soon all the men of Israel were coming to the king and saying to him, "Why did our brothers, the men of Judah, steal the king away and bring him and his household across the Jordan, together with all his men?"

2 Samuel 19:42
All the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, "We did this because the king is closely related to us. Why are you angry about it? Have we eaten any of the king's provisions? Have we taken anything for ourselves?"

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