New Living Translation
Do with him what you think best, but don't let him grow old and go to his grave in peace.
King James Bible
Do therefore according to thy wisdom, and let not his hoar head go down to the grave in peace.
Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt do according to thy wisdom, and not let his hoar head go down to Sheol in peace.
World English Bible
Do therefore according to your wisdom, and don't let his gray head go down to Sheol in peace.
Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast done according to thy wisdom, and dost not let his old age go down in peace to Sheol.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:6 Do therefore - That is, what in reason and justice thou seest fit. For tho' I was forced to forbear him, yet I never forgave him; punish him according to his demerits.
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
What Manner of Man Ought not to Come to Rule.
Authorship of the Pentateuch.
1 Kings 2:9
But that oath does not make him innocent. You are a wise man, and you will know how to arrange a bloody death for him."
1 Kings 2:7
"Be kind to the sons of Barzillai of Gilead. Make them permanent guests at your table, for they took care of me when I fled from your brother Absalom.
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