2 Samuel 20:19
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We are the peaceful and faithful in Israel. You are trying to destroy a city that is a mother in Israel. Why do you want to swallow up the LORD's inheritance?"

King James Bible
I am one of them that are peaceable and faithful in Israel: thou seekest to destroy a city and a mother in Israel: why wilt thou swallow up the inheritance of the LORD?

Darby Bible Translation
I am peaceable [and] faithful in Israel: thou seekest to destroy a city and a mother in Israel. Why wilt thou swallow up the inheritance of Jehovah?

World English Bible
I am among those who are peaceable and faithful in Israel. You seek to destroy a city and a mother in Israel. Why will you swallow up the inheritance of Yahweh?"

Young's Literal Translation
I am of the peaceable -- faithful ones of Israel; thou art seeking to destroy a city, and a mother in Israel; why dost thou swallow up the inheritance of Jehovah?

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I-- peaceable and faithful in Israel - I am for peace, not contention of any kind; I am faithful - I adhere to David, and neither seek nor shall sanction any rebellion or anarchy in the land. Why then dost thou proceed in such a violent manner? Perhaps the woman speaks here in the name and on behalf of the city: "I am a peaceable city, and am faithful to the king."

A mother in Israel - That is, a chief city of a district; for it is very likely that the woman speaks of the city, not of herself.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

peaceable

Genesis 18:23 And Abraham drew near, and said, Will you also destroy the righteous with the wicked?

Romans 13:3,4 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Will you then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good...

1 Timothy 2:2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

a mother

Judges 5:7 The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, until that I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel.

Ezekiel 16:45-49 You are your mother's daughter, that lothes her husband and her children; and you are the sister of your sisters...

swallow

2 Samuel 17:16 Now therefore send quickly, and tell David, saying, Lodge not this night in the plains of the wilderness, but speedily pass over...

Numbers 16:32 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained to Korah...

Numbers 26:10 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up together with Korah, when that company died...

Psalm 124:3 Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:

Jeremiah 51:34,44 Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon has devoured me, he has crushed me, he has made me an empty vessel...

Lamentations 2:2,5,16 The LORD has swallowed up all the habitations of Jacob, and has not pitied...

1 Corinthians 15:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality...

2 Corinthians 5:4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed on...

the inheritance

2 Samuel 21:3 Why David said to the Gibeonites, What shall I do for you? and with which shall I make the atonement...

Exodus 19:5,6 Now therefore, if you will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then you shall be a peculiar treasure to me above all people...

Deuteronomy 32:9 For the LORD's portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

1 Samuel 26:19 Now therefore, I pray you, let my lord the king hear the words of his servant. If the LORD have stirred you up against me...

Library
Appendix 2 Extracts from the Babylon Talmud
Massecheth Berachoth, or Tractate on Benedictions [76] Mishnah--From what time is the "Shema" said in the evening? From the hour that the priests entered to eat of their therumah [77] until the end of the first night watch. [78] These are the words of Rabbi Eliezer. But the sages say: Till midnight. Rabban Gamaliel says: Until the column of the morning (the dawn) rises. It happened, that his sons came back from a banquet. They said to him: "We have not said the Shema.'" He said to them, "If the column
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life

Cross References
Deuteronomy 20:10
When you march up to attack a city, make its people an offer of peace.

1 Samuel 26:19
Now let my lord the king listen to his servant's words. If the LORD has incited you against me, then may he accept an offering. If, however, people have done it, may they be cursed before the LORD! They have driven me today from my share in the LORD's inheritance and have said, 'Go, serve other gods.'

2 Samuel 14:16
Perhaps the king will agree to deliver his servant from the hand of the man who is trying to cut off both me and my son from God's inheritance.'

2 Samuel 20:18
She continued, "Long ago they used to say, 'Get your answer at Abel,' and that settled it.

2 Samuel 20:20
"Far be it from me!" Joab replied, "Far be it from me to swallow up or destroy!

2 Samuel 21:3
David asked the Gibeonites, "What shall I do for you? How shall I make atonement so that you will bless the LORD's inheritance?"

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