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Absalom conspires against his father

15:1 And it so happened after that Absalom אַבְשָׁלוֹם‎
Aḇšālōm, “father of peace”) was the third son of David, King of Israel with Maacah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur. For more info click here
prepared a chariot for himself and horses, and fifty men to run before him.

15:2 And Absalom אַבְשָׁלוֹם‎
Aḇšālōm, “father of peace”) was the third son of David, King of Israel with Maacah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur. For more info click here
got up and stood beside the way of the gate: and it happened, that when any man that had a cause to come to the king for judgment, then Absalom אַבְשָׁלוֹם‎
Aḇšālōm, “father of peace”) was the third son of David, King of Israel with Maacah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur. For more info click here
called to him, and say, Of what city [are] you? And he said, your servant is of one of the tribes of Israel.

15:3 And Absalom אַבְשָׁלוֹם‎
Aḇšālōm, “father of peace”) was the third son of David, King of Israel with Maacah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur. For more info click here
said to him, See, your matters are good and right; but there is no listener to you from the king.

15:4 Then Absalom אַבְשָׁלוֹם‎
Aḇšālōm, “father of peace”) was the third son of David, King of Israel with Maacah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur. For more info click here
said, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man which has a dispute or cause might come to me, and I would do him justice!

15:5 And it so happened, that when any man came near to him to bow to him, he put out his hand, and lay hold on him, and kiss him.
15:6 And Absalom אַבְשָׁלוֹם‎
Aḇšālōm, “father of peace”) was the third son of David, King of Israel with Maacah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur. For more info click here
acted this way to all Israel that came to the king for judgment: so Absalom אַבְשָׁלוֹם‎
Aḇšālōm, “father of peace”) was the third son of David, King of Israel with Maacah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur. For more info click here
stole the hearts of the men of Israel.

15:7 And it so happened after forty years, that Absalom אַבְשָׁלוֹם‎
Aḇšālōm, “father of peace”) was the third son of David, King of Israel with Maacah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur. For more info click here
said to the king, Please, let me go and pay my vow, which I have vowed to YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, in Hebronחֶבְרוֹן
Ḥevrōn is a Palestinian city in the southern West Bank, 19 mi south of Jerusalem. Nestled in the Judaean Mountains, it lies 3,050 ft above sea level. The city is often considered one of the four holy cities in Judaism as well as in Islam.
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15:8 Because your servant vowed a vow while I lived at Geshur in Syria, saying, If YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
shall bring me again indeed to Jerusalem, then I will serve YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
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15:9 And the king said to him, Go in peaceשָׁלוֹם
Transliteration šālôm Pronunciation shaw-lome’ shalom – completeness, soundness, welfare, peace, be well, prosperity For more info click here
. So he got up, and went to Hebronחֶבְרוֹן
Ḥevrōn is a Palestinian city in the southern West Bank, 19 mi south of Jerusalem. Nestled in the Judaean Mountains, it lies 3,050 ft above sea level.The city is often considered one of the four holy cities in Judaism as well as in Islam.
.

15:10 But Absalom אַבְשָׁלוֹם‎
Aḇšālōm, “father of peace”) was the third son of David, King of Israel with Maacah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur. For more info click here
sent spies throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, As soon as ya’ll hear the sound of the shofarשׁוֹפָר
Transliteration šôp̄ār Pronunciation sho-far’horn, ram’s horn For more info click here
, then ya’ll shall say, Absalom אַבְשָׁלוֹם‎
Aḇšālōm, “father of peace”) was the third son of David, King of Israel with Maacah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur. For more info click here
is king in Hebronחֶבְרוֹן
Ḥevrōn is a Palestinian city in the southern West Bank, 19 mi south of Jerusalem. Nestled in the Judaean Mountains, it lies 3,050 ft above sea level. The city is often considered one of the four holy cities in Judaism as well as in Islam.
.

15:11 And with Absalom אַבְשָׁלוֹם‎
Aḇšālōm, “father of peace”) was the third son of David, King of Israel with Maacah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur. For more info click here
went two hundred men out of Jerusalem, chosen ones; and they went out in their simplicity, and didn’t know anything.

15:12 And Absalom אַבְשָׁלוֹם‎
Aḇšālōm, “father of peace”) was the third son of David, King of Israel with Maacah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur. For more info click here
sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, Davidדָּוִד
/ˈdeɪvɪd/; romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”) Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. For more info click here
‘s counselor, out of his city, out of Giloh, while he offered sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Absalom אַבְשָׁלוֹם‎
Aḇšālōm, “father of peace”) was the third son of David, King of Israel with Maacah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur. For more info click here
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David’s flight

15:13 And a messenger came to Davidדָּוִד
/ˈdeɪvɪd/; romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”) Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. For more info click here
, saying, The hearts of the men of Israel are after Absalom אַבְשָׁלוֹם‎
Aḇšālōm, “father of peace”) was the third son of David, King of Israel with Maacah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur. For more info click here
.

15:14 And Davidדָּוִד
/ˈdeɪvɪd/; romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”) Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. For more info click here
said to all his servants who [were] with him at Jerusalem, Get up, and let us flee; for we have no escape from Absalom אַבְשָׁלוֹם‎
Aḇšālōm, “father of peace”) was the third son of David, King of Israel with Maacah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur. For more info click here
: hurry to leave, so that he doesn’t overtake us suddenly, and bring evil on us, and strike the city with the edge of the sword.

15:15 And the king’s servants said to the king, Look, your servants are ready to do whatever my lord the king desires.
15:16 And the king went out, and all his household after him. And the king left ten women, who were concubines, to keep the house.
15:17 And the king went out, and all the people after him, and stayed in a place that was far off.
15:18 And all his servants were passing beside him; and all the Cherethites, and all the Pelethites, and all the Gittites, six hundred men which came after him from Gath, passed on before the king.
15:19 Then said the king to Ittai the Gittite, Why do you go with us? return to your place, and stay with the king: for you are a alien, and also an exile.
15:20 You came in yesterday,and today should I make you go with us? seeing I go where may I, return you, and take back your brothers: mercy and truth be with you.
15:21 And Ittai answered the king, and said, As YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
lives, and as my lord the king lives, surely in what place my lord the king shall be, whether in death or life, even there also will your servant be.

15:22 And Davidדָּוִד
/ˈdeɪvɪd/; romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”) Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. For more info click here
said to Ittai, Go and pass over. And Ittai the Gittite passed over, and all his men, and all the little ones that were with him.

15:23 And all the land was weeping [with] a loud voice, And all the people passed over: the king also himself passed over the brook Kidron, and all the people passed over, toward the way of the wilderness.
15:24 And look Zadok also, and all the Levites were with him, bearing the ark of the covenant of Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
: and they set down the ark of Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
; and Abiathar went up, until all the people had done passing on out of the city.

15:25 And the king said uo Zadok, Take back the ark of Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
into the city: if I shall find favor in the eyes of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, he will bring back and show it, and His dwelling place to me:

15:26 But if he say this, I have no delight in you; see, I [am here], let Him do to me as seems good to Him.
15:27 The king said also to Zadok the priest, Are you a seer? Return to the city in peaceשָׁלוֹם
Transliteration šālôm Pronunciation shaw-lome’ shalom – completeness, soundness, welfare, peace, be well, prosperity For more info click here
, and your two sons with you, Ahimaaz your son, and Jonathan the son of Abiathar.

15:28 See, I will wait in the plain of the wilderness, until there come word from you to report to me.

Return of the Ark

15:29 So Zadok and Abiathar carried the ark of Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
back to Jerusalem: and they stayed there.

15:30 And Davidדָּוִד
/ˈdeɪvɪd/; romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”) Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. For more info click here
went up by the ascent of mount Olivet, and wept as he went up, and had his head covered, and he went barefoot: and all the people who [were] with him each man had covered his head, and they went up, weeping as they went up.

15:31 And [someone] told Davidדָּוִד
/ˈdeɪvɪd/; romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”) Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. For more info click here
, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom אַבְשָׁלוֹם‎
Aḇšālōm, “father of peace”) was the third son of David, King of Israel with Maacah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur. For more info click here
. And Davidדָּוִד
/ˈdeɪvɪd/; romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”) Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. For more info click here
said, O YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, Please, make the counsel of Ahithophel foolishness.

15:32 And it so happened, that when Davidדָּוִד
/ˈdeɪvɪd/; romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”) Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. For more info click here
had come to the top of the mount, where he worshiped Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
, look, Hushai the Archite [came] to meet him with his tunic torn, and earth on his head:

15:33 And Davidדָּוִד
/ˈdeɪvɪd/; romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”) Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. For more info click here
said, If you pass on with me, then you shall be a burden to me:

15:34 But if you return to the city, and say to Absalom אַבְשָׁלוֹם‎
Aḇšālōm, “father of peace”) was the third son of David, King of Israel with Maacah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur. For more info click here
, I will be your servant, O king; as I have been your father’s servant before now, so will I now also be your servant: then you can break down the counsel of Ahithophel for me.

15:35 And don’t you have there with you Zadok and Abiathar the priests? so it shall be, that whatever you shall hear out of the king’s house, you shall report it to Zadok and Abiathar the priests.
15:36 See, they have there with them their two sons, Ahimaaz Zadok’s son, and Jonathan Abiathar’s son; and by them ya’ll shall send to me everything that ya’ll hear.
15:37 So Hushai Davidדָּוִד
/ˈdeɪvɪd/; romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”) Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. For more info click here
‘s friend came into the city, and Absalom אַבְשָׁלוֹם‎
Aḇšālōm, “father of peace”) was the third son of David, King of Israel with Maacah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur. For more info click here
came into Jerusalem.

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