New Living Translation
And King David, now reconciled to Amnon's death, longed to be reunited with his son Absalom.
King James Bible
And the soul of king David longed to go forth unto Absalom: for he was comforted concerning Amnon, seeing he was dead.
Darby Bible Translation
And king David longed to go forth to Absalom; for he was comforted concerning Amnon, seeing he was dead.
World English Bible
[the soul of] king David longed to go forth to Absalom: for he was comforted concerning Amnon, since he was dead.
Young's Literal Translation
and the soul of king David determineth to go out unto Absalom, for he hath been comforted for Amnon, for he is dead.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
13:39 Go forth - And could not he recalled, to visit him, or to send for him. What amazing weakness was this! At first he could not find in his heart, to do justice to the ravisher of his sister! And now he can almost find in his heart to receive into favour the murderer of his brother? How can we excuse David from the sin of Eli; who honoured his sons more than God?
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate, …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
2 Samuel 12:19
When David saw them whispering, he realized what had happened. "Is the child dead?" he asked. "Yes," they replied, "he is dead."
2 Samuel 14:1
Joab realized how much the king longed to see Absalom.
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